Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for September, 2016

The Hydro-Jetter Is Like Superman for Your Drains!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Back in August, we wrote a blog post explaining the tools that professionals use when they clean drains in a house. We wrote the post partially to explain why relying on experienced and licensed plumbers is important, but also because some of the technology involved in modern drain cleaning is… well, it’s kind of cool.

If you aren’t a plumber, the idea of “cool plumbing technology” may sound a bit funny. But it’s actually amazing what we can do cleaning out drains with the tools that we have today. And the best example of this technology is the “Superman” of drain cleaning, the hydro-jetter.

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Age and Outdated Material Spell Trouble for Your Water Line!

Monday, September 19th, 2016

In your home, when you turn on a sink tap, what do you expect to happen? You expect to see fresh water flow from the faucet, of course. This is just a given of everyday modern life, and you probably are surprised that we even asked the question.

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Fall Is a Good Time for Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, September 12th, 2016

When the seasons change from the heat of summer to the cooler days of fall, homeowners start to make plans for the approach of winter. This includes tasks like winterizing the home and arranging for professional maintenance for heating systems. There are parts of the plumbing that could also use some winter maintenance, and one of them is the water heater. Even though you use the water heater around the year, you’ll especially miss it if it fails on you in winter, so it’s wise to have maintenance done before winter arrives.

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Why Your Toilet May Be Leaking

Monday, September 5th, 2016

A leaking toilet is a major plumbing issue for a bathroom. Although the leak might look small, the amount of damage it can do to the flooring is immense—possibly even leading to partial floor collapse. These leaks also encourage the growth of mold and mildew, and of course it’s a waste of water.

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