Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog

A Few Fresh Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodel

June 17th, 2019

bright-spaceBathrooms were not originally designed in homes with any sense of elegance. They were functional, and they looked functional. That was yesterday, however. Today, elegance and style are a major part of new bathrooms. Brighter colors, better storage, tile floors and walls, luxury fixtures, heated towel racks, and more.

If you have an older and drab-looking bathroom, you can achieve a modern look for it with a professional bathroom remodel in Clovis, NM. Unlike a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel is less intrusive on your daily life, but can be just as beneficial. Keep reading for some ideas for a great bathroom remodel. 

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These Are the Top Signs You Need to Repair Your Air Conditioning

June 3rd, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headThe early days of summer weather are a time when we recommend homeowners pay close attention to how their air conditioners are keeping up. Catching early warning signs that something is wrong with an AC makes it easier to schedule air conditioning repair in Clovis, NM and have the trouble fixed while it’s still small. Believe us, you never want to allow an air conditioner to continue to run when it has a malfunction. The problem will worsen, affect other components, and may eventually cause a system breakdown or shorten the AC’s lifespan.

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7 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

May 20th, 2019

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One the services we offer to our customers in the Clovis area is remodeling. Not every plumber in Melrose, NM takes on this type of work! But we are specialists with new construction and remodeling plumbing, and we maintain relationships with many of the best contractors in the area. You can trust to our experienced and licensed plumbers to see that you get the best possible remodel.

Right now, we’re going to look at the kitchen. This is one of the most popular rooms in a house for remodeling. There are many reasons to invest in a kitchen model, and we’ve rounded up seven of the best.

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How to Find the Right New AC for Your Home

May 6th, 2019

air-conditioner-units-near-grassYou’re planning to put in a new air conditioning system for your house. Maybe your older air conditioner has failed, you think your current is an energy-waster that won’t last much longer, or you’re moving into a new house that doesn’t have an AC in place yet. Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for air conditioning in Portales, NM, and you have some choices to make.

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Repair Old AC Troubles Before the Hot Weather Arrives

April 22nd, 2019

Air-conditioner-repairmanSummer is coming, and you’re probably already making plans for the hot weather. But do those plans include getting your trusty air conditioner fixed up and ready to make its big debut when the heat ramps up?

Regular AC maintenance in spring is one of the essential ways to ensure a cooling system can handle a rigorous New Mexico summer. But this post isn’t about the routine tasks done each spring. We’re concerned about an air conditioner that’s already shown signs it has problems. If you shut down your air conditioner last year when it was indicating a malfunction, it’s vital for you to call a Clovis, NM, HVAC company to schedule repairs. You want an AC with a clean bill of health before the summer—or else have a new one installed before then.

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When April Arrives, Call for Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 8th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldApril makes people think about spring cleaning, doing taxes, and painting Easter eggs. It’s also the time for homeowners to arrange for professional preventive maintenance for their air conditioning systems, although this is an April chore people often forget. But regular spring AC maintenance is one of the most important jobs to have done for an HVAC system during the year. All that you have to do to have your spring AC maintenance taken care of is to call our professionals.

Air Conditioning Maintenance Is a Necessity

We can’t force you to have annual maintenance for your air conditioner, the same way we can’t force you to take a pet to the vet each your or have the oil on your car changed every 5,000 miles. We can only tell you how important it is by making the kind of comparison we just did. Regular maintenance is necessary if you want an air conditioner that works well and works for many years.

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Pets and Your Plumbing—Some Tips

March 25th, 2019

English-bulldogMore homes have pets than don’t, and so the chances are good that you’ve got a pet as part of your household and family life.

Having any pet comes with responsibilities. You may not have thought of pets as creating a potential problem for your plumbing system (or vice versa), but we recommend taking some time to pet-proof the plumbing in your house. You’ll have healthier pets and healthier plumbing—everybody’s happy!

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Watch Out for These Signs You Need Heating Repairs

March 11th, 2019

gas-energy-flamesJust because the official first day of spring is less than two weeks away doesn’t mean your home heating system is about to go on a long mid-year vacation. The New Mexico weather can take sharp turns through the early spring, so keep a close watch on your residential heater to catch any signs that it’s malfunctioning.

We know it’s tempting at this time of year to shrug off a heater that’s acting odd. You can wait to fix it in the fall, right? Well, please don’t! We recommend you call us for Clovis, NM heater repair at your earliest convenience. The sooner we can fix a heater problem, the smaller and less expensive the repair will be. You’ll also help prevent an emergency breakdown during those last days when you need the heater running.

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What to Do When You Have a Burst Pipe

February 25th, 2019

leaking-pipeFirst, before we go any further, don’t panic. That’s rule #1 for an emergency like a burst pipe. Stay calm, follow a few basic steps, and you can have the problem solved.

You will almost certainly need to have a professional plumber on this job, but if you have a burst pipe in Clovis, NM, you have a great local contractor to call: Mark Carpenter Plumbing. We can help fix your burst pipe and frozen pipe troubles and limit possible water damage.

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Never Try to Repair a Furnace on Your Own!

February 11th, 2019

hand-holding-wrenchDuring the coldest weather of the year, a furnace that suddenly won’t provide heat is a major emergency. If this happens to you, you’ll want to find a way to get it working again as fast as possible—and this can lead you to trying to fix it yourself. Grab some tools, open up the cabinet, and tinker.

We understand that in an emergency such as a busted furnace in February, it’s easy to jump to taking action. Often, it’s the wrong action. This is one of those cases! Although there are a few checks you can make to see if there’s a simple cause behind why the heat won’t come on, actually repairing a furnace isn’t something you want to attempt on your own, for a variety of reasons. The fastest way to have heating restored is to call for professional furnace repair in Clovis, NM. When you call us, we’ll be there quickly and have your heating restored to you.

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