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Las Vegas Watering Guidelines

Las Vegas Watering Guidelines

Las Vegas watering guidelines mandate we change our watering clocks on March 1st. The Las Vegas Valley Water District says:

“Assigned watering days are mandatory for all customers. Running your landscape irrigation system outside your assigned days… may result in a water-waste fee or citation. It’s always a good idea to water less often than permitted. Increase the schedule only if your landscape needs more water.”

Mandatory watering restrictions limit landscape irrigation to three assigned days per week from March 1 through April 30. Sprinkler watering on Sundays is prohibited. Watering on days other than assigned watering days and watering during restricted hours are considered water waste and may result in a fee.

Spring Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is needed less frequently than sprinkler irrigation. During spring, we recommend that you run your drip irrigation system in a single cycle of 30 to 90 minutes, two days a week. The length of each watering should be determined by the emitter flow rate, soil type and weather conditions. See our drip watering tips for details.

If your plants appear stressed, check the soil moisture. If the soil is wet, your plants may be overwatered. Water less often or for less time. Drip irrigation may occur on any day, but must not exceed three days a week.

Daylight Savings Time Change

Don’t forget to set your irrigation clock ahead an hour when daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March at 2 a.m. This also is a great time to check your clock’s batteries.

Superior Plumbing & Drain

In conclusion, as a Las Vegas plumber, we are dedicated to our residential and commercial customers. We provide these updates as a service to ensure water conservation is at the top of the list. For more information on Las Vegas watering guidelines and watering days, please click here.

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Winter Water Heater Problems

Winter Water Heater Problems

Winter water heater problems are difficult because everyone wants to take a hot shower. At Superior Plumbing & Drain, we service all residential plumbing problems including water heaters. In fact, we often have more water heater calls in winter.

  • No hot water
  • Water doesn’t get as hot in winter
  • Dirty water in sink or shower
  • Water heater is leaking from the top or the bottom

With each of these issues, we offer good insight on the remedy and discuss the causes in detail.

No Hot Water

When a water heater stops producing heated water, the heating mechanism has failed. The most common point of failure is the pilot light. Since the pilot light is a small gas element at the bottom of the tank, it is susceptible to air causing it to go out. When the pilot light is still lit, the next point of failure is the thermocouple that doesn’t sense the pilot light is on and doesn’t ignite the gas.

Water Doesn’t Get As Hot In Winter

Water comes from ground pipes and in winter the ground is cold. This colder water is being dumped into the heater and takes longer to get heated. Reduce winter water heater problems with shorter showers and don’t leave sinks running for long periods in winter.

Water Is Dirty

The most common culprit of dirty water is the anode rod inside the water heater. This rod is designed to collect sediment but when it corrodes, it no longer acts as the filter. A replacement anode rod is needed.

Water is Leaking from Water Heater

When a water heater has reached its life expectancy, it will start leaking. When this happens, it’s time to replace the unit. While these are expensive, a replacement is better than damage caused by dirty, leaky water.

Call Superior Plumbing & Drain today at (702) 478-9643 for a free estimate on your water heater.