Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for July, 2016

3 Ways to Improve Your Water at Home

Monday, July 25th, 2016

How does your water taste? Do you suspect that there’s something wrong with it, but you’re not quite sure? Do you want to make sure that your water is clean and potable at every tap in the house? As a professional plumbing contractor in the greater Clovis area, we solve a lot of problems for our customers each day. Water quality is one of the most important issues, and we’re proud to offer a wide range of solutions. Here are 3 ways to get started on improving the water in your home.

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Bad Smells from Drains: What Causes Them, What to Do About Them

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Last week on our blog, we wrote about some of the ways you benefit from scheduling routine drain cleaning. One of those benefits is the elimination of drains that send out unpleasant odors. But there’s a bit more to talk about when it comes to that subject, because the accumulation of food waste and organic material inside drainpipes is only one of the reasons that drains might start causing a stink inside a home.

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The Benefits of Routine Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 11th, 2016

A clogged drain is a nuisance, and sometimes an emergency, and it’s a problem that almost any home will deal with at one time or another. Sometimes a simple sink plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake will take care of the problem. At other times, it requires the assistance of professionals plumbers with the best equipment to clear out the drain using special drain cleaning techniques.

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Water Heater Choices: Tank or Tankless?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The standard water heater that most people are familiar with is the storage tank water heater. This type of water heating system uses a large tank to store a supply of water that’s kept continually hot so it’s ready for use.

But this type of water heater now has competition: the tankless model. A tankless water heater uses a heat exchanger to transfer thermal energy to the water as it passes through the unit. It heats the water “on demand” whenever a tap comes on requesting hot water. There’s no need to store water, since the water heater simply heats up more as necessary.

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