Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog

Bathroom Remodeling vs. Mold and Mildew

February 12th, 2018

luxury-bathroom-white-showerRemodeling one of your home’s bathrooms is an excellent choice for sprucing up the home, even if it isn’t the first spot most people think of for remodeling. There are many good reasons to go with a professional bathroom remodel:

  • Replace water-wasting fixtures with water-savers. You’ll cut down on your bills and help the environment.
  • Upgrade the bathroom for people in your home with mobility issues or other special needs.
  • Increase the market value of the home.
  • Make a tired bathroom more pleasant to be in.

Here’s a reason you may not have thought of: remove damage caused by mold and mildew.

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You Need Professionals for Your Dairy Plumbing!

January 29th, 2018

hay-bales-at-sunriseDairy is a big industry here in Clovis, NM. There are numerous dairies located in the region, and many have been operating for decades under the same family ownership. Such a vital part of the local economy requires special attention to all its details. That’s why we recommend you only look to professional dairy plumbers for the work your business needs. And the company we recommend—well, us! That’s not a brag. As you’ll see, we’re the right team for the job.

Why You Must Have Professional Dairy Plumbers on the Job

If you own and run a dairy, you don’t need outsiders telling you how essential each part of your dairy is for daily operation. You put in an immense amount of work each day: we’ve worked with enough dairies to know that dairy employees and owners are among the hardest working people we’ve met! But with so much to keep track of, you’ll welcome any chance to delegate crucial support services to the professional who can best handle them.

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5 Great Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen This Year

January 15th, 2018

kitchen-interior-with-islandDid you start off 2018 creating a list of changes you want to make during the year? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with a good list: things you know you can actually get done and which will make a difference in your life.

We have a suggestion: have your kitchen remodeled!

What’s that? You haven’t thought of that before? Well, here are five reasons you may wish to include a plan for kitchen remodeling in Melrose, NM on your 2018 “to-do” list. Unlike many other items on “to-do” lists, this one is easy to complete. Just contact our new construction professionals to take on the remodeling work.

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Hydro-Jetting: A Great Way for Early-Year Drain Cleaning

January 1st, 2018

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramIn our previous post, we wrote about why it’s a good idea to have drain cleaning for the beginning of the year. After the holidays, the drains around your house will probably be in a poor condition—especially in the kitchen, where an immense amount of food waste and fats, oils, and grease has gone down the drains.

So you’ve decided on scheduling drain cleaning in January. You need to have this job done professionally. A hand-cranked drain snake won’t do the work, and pouring store-bought chemicals down your drains won’t do it and may even hurt your pipes. When you call on a plumber for the job, you want a professional with the best possible equipment. And this means hydro-jetting.

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After the Holidays Is a Good Time for Drain Cleaning

December 18th, 2017

drain-with-chain-plugWe’re coming up on the New Year, and once it’s 2018 it will be the end of the holiday season. When you’re cleaning up and putting away all the decorations, there’s another chore you may wish to think about doing: after the holiday is a good time to arrange for professional drain cleaning in Melrose, NM or elsewhere in our wide service area.

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How to Put Your Plumber to Work for You

December 1st, 2017

plumber-door-listWhen you think of calling a plumber, is it usually because you have a broken appliance, leaking pipes, or some other type of major or minor repair issue? That’s certainly the approach you want to take with plumbing problems, as trying to do DIY work or turning to amateurs can create even bigger problems. You can trust to our plumbers to help you and deliver quality plumbing repairs every time.

However, plumbers can do much more for you than fixing things when they break. Below we’ve listed some ways you can put your local plumber to work for you with preventive measures and plumbing improvements.

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Does Your Bathroom Sink Need Repairs?

November 20th, 2017

bathroom-sink-faucetAs the holidays approach, your might be expecting guests in your home next month who may be staying for a few days, or maybe a few weeks. You’ll be preparing the house for them to make sure everything is ready. And one of the most important parts of the home to ensure is in the best shape is the various bathrooms. Are there any lingering repair issues in the bathrooms that must be taken care of before the holiday crowd shows up? Now is the time to schedule the work so you won’t have to worry about it later!

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Treating Your Garbage Disposal Well This Thanksgiving

November 6th, 2017

thanksgiving-cornucopiaThe year has certainly gone by fast! Halloween is behind us and Thanksgiving is rushing up toward us. Pretty soon it will be time to list out our New Year’s resolutions (if you haven’t started on that already). You might be making your big Thanksgiving plans now and thinking about the sort of feast you’d like to have for your family.

We’d like to help you with that planning. No, we can’t help with the cooking—but we can help you watch out for your kitchen plumbing, and specifically the garbage disposal. With the amount of cooking that takes place in the kitchen during Thanksgiving and often during the days around it, a garbage disposal will do a large amount of work. Some of that work might be work it shouldn’t do. So let’s look at how to keep your garbage disposal in good shape by keeping certain items out of it.

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Water Heater Maintenance: Why You Need It

October 23rd, 2017

water-heater-tankDuring the fall is the time when homeowners schedule maintenance for their heating systems so they’re ready to handle the cold weather. But parts of a household plumbing system also need maintenance attention during fall, even though they’re used around the year. The water heater is one plumbing appliance that needs regular tune-ups and inspections, and the fall is the best time to arrange for these services. Even though water heaters do work on almost every day of the year, they receive additional work stress during the winter. Plus, winter is the time of the year when people least want to have their water heater suddenly break down and cut off the hot water supply!

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5 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

October 9th, 2017

luxury-bathroomWhere you choose to spend your money when it comes to improving your house can be a difficult decision to make. You have to make choices about cost and return on investment and how the changes may enhance your life. When considering these factors, you may not at first place a bathroom remodel high on the list. But there are a number of good reasons to consider this option, especially if you don’t have the budget for something as extensive as a kitchen remodel. Below are some specific reasons you might want to do a bathroom remodel.

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