Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog

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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Did You Resolve to Save Water This Year? Here’s Some Help!

January 28th, 2019

calendar-scheduling-bookA month of 2019 already gone. Are you feeling a bit down because you haven’t even scratched the surface of some of your New Year’s resolutions? Most of those we can’t help you with—but if you made resolutions about improving your home’s plumbing or saving water, we’re the people who can make keeping those resolutions easy.

If your resolution was to cut down on your water usage this year, then we can certainly give you some help. Saving water is a goal we applaud, since it not only lowers your water bills, it’s a benefit to the environment. Here are a few tips and services to get you going with home water conservation.

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Smelly Garbage Disposal? What You Can Do

January 14th, 2019

girl-pinching-her-noseAfter the end of the year’s feasting, celebrations, and general busy times for your kitchen, you may find yourself in January with a disposal that, well, isn’t smelling all that great. This can happen any time of the year, however, and there are a few different sources for it. Depending on the root of the problem, there are different ways you can go about remedying it.

There are a number of simple home solutions. But if you have a more serious problem with the disposal or the plumbing system, you’ll need to contact a professional plumber in Clovis, NM or the surrounding areas.

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How to Tell You Need a New Water Heater

December 31st, 2018

technician-with-water-heaterAs you start the new year, you’ll probably have a list of home improvements you’d like to make. Is “get a new water heater” on that list? If it’s not, should it be? The water heater for your house is one of its most important appliances, and it consumes a significant amount of the energy you use during the year. If your current water heater looks like it’s at the end of the road, you should have it replaced as soon as you can schedule it.

But … how can you know that the water heater is ready to be replaced?

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Please Only Allow Professionals to Repair Your Heating System

December 17th, 2018

wrenchesWe may have plumbing in our company name, but we handle other important home service jobs as well—such as taking care of HVAC services in Clovis, NM. Now that we’re in the winter weather, heaters all around Clovis and the vicinity will start putting in heavy work. No matter how durable a furnace or other heating system is, no matter how well it’s maintained from year to year, it can still malfunction.

If you run into heating troubles this winter, please don’t look for a toolbox and an online DIY video. And don’t ask a “handyman” or other amateur to check out the problem and try to fix it. Instead, call us and leave the repairs to our licensed professionals.

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How to Keep Your Furnace Running Safely

December 3rd, 2018

old-furnace

A safe heating system is vital during the winter. It’s not much good to have a furnace keeping your house warm during the occasional cool days we have in Texas and New Mexico if that same furnace sends toxic fumes into the house or causes a fire! We want you to enjoy our beautiful and relaxing winter seasons here in the Southwest, and we have some tips and pointers to make it easier to keep your natural gas furnace operating safely through to the spring.

If you do find you need heating repair in Farwell, TX or elsewhere in our service area, we offer excellent repair work! We’re family-owned and operated, and we care about the safety and comfort of your family.

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