Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for November, 2016

Adjust Your Water Heater for Winter Savings

Monday, November 28th, 2016

There are many ways that you can cut down on your energy expenditures during a winter here in New Mexico. The Department of Energy recommends people cover windows with special storm panels, take special caution in how they adjust their thermostats, seal all air leaks that lead to drafts, and keep their heating systems professionally maintained.

You may think that the plumbing in your home isn’t something that you can use to lower heating bills for the winter. But there is something you can do with your water heater that you may not have thought of.

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Tankless water heaters are one of the best ideas for upgrading a home’s plumbing. Thanks to a tankless water heater, a household can enjoy an unlimited hot water supply (no more rushing not to be the last one to take a shower in the morning) while paying much less on monthly energy bills. A tankless water heater should also last longer than a conventional storage tank model and need far fewer repairs.

If you already enjoy the benefits of a tankless water heater in your home, we want to make sure that you continue to get the best use from it. Even though a tankless water heater will run into a smaller number of malfunctions than a standard water heater, they can still happen. Below is a guide to what you can do when your water heater starts to act up.

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Why You Need Professional Plumbers for Leak Detection

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last week we took a look at one of the more common plumbing hassles that require the work of licensed plumbers: fixing pinhole leaks. We’re going to continue to look at leaks in this post, but in a more general way. Leaking of any kind in a home plumbing system presents a dilemma: most of the leaks occur in places hidden from sight, making it difficult to actually find the pipe where the water is escaping. When leaks are an issue in your house, you must have licensed professional plumbers on the job for leak detection services.

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Pinhole Leaks Attack Your Valuable Copper Pipes

Friday, November 4th, 2016

In the early 1960s, galvanized steel was moved from its lofty position as the piping metal of choice. Because it was prone to corrosion, it was replaced with lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and corrosion-resistant copper pipes. Although plastic pipes (PEX, CPVC, PP) are also popular now, copper is still a top choice for new home construction.

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