Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for October, 2016

What Is a Reverse Osmosis System?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

There are many different choices available for whole-house filters to clean water coming into your plumbing system from the municipal water supply. But you can’t choose a filter the way you would choose clothing or brands of food: only a narrow set of filters will do the job necessary to target the types of pollutants in the water supply. This is why you must always call on professionals to install water treatment systems. They’ll know the right kinds of filters and guide you toward making the best choice.

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Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

No mechanical appliance will last forever. Eventually, basic wear and tear will cause the device to become ineffective and inefficient—even with the best care and regular maintenance. Your water heater is a good example of this: although modern manufacturing makes water heaters more durable than ever, the sheer volume of work that the water heater in your home goes through each year limits how long it will work.

But how can you tell that you should arrange for a replacement for your water heater? There are a number of signs to watch for:

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The drain clog is the most common trouble that people run into with their home plumbing. Everyone has experienced a slow or fully clogged sink or shower drain at some time or another. A plunger can often take care of a basic clog and get the water draining once more (although if these clogs are happening on a regular basis, you should have plumbers find out if there’s something wrong).

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If Your Water Heater Is Leaking, This Might Be the Reason

Monday, October 10th, 2016

We’ve previously written about signs that you need to call for a plumber to fix your water heater. One of the most obvious signs is when water starts to pool around the base of the unit or any other area around it. We can’t overemphasize how important it is to call for professional plumbers as soon as possible when you suspect water heater leaks. These leaks will rapidly worsen, leading to major water damage and a completely failed water heater.

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How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

If you’ve scrolled through our various services on our website, you’ll have noticed that under “Drain and Sewer” we offer something called video camera inspection. “What’s that?” you might ask. “Is there a reason I would want that?”

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