Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for February, 2017

How Do Water Filters Work?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

faucet-clean-waterOne of the jobs that we offer to homes in Clovis, NM is water treatment system installation (as well as repairs and maintenance as needed). Our team first performs water testing in a house, then offers a homeowner a rundown of the various impurities in the water coming from the municipal system or ground well. These impurities can include hard water minerals, pesticides, sulfur, heavy metals, and high acidity. Our water treatment experts can then offer solutions that will target these pollutants and clean the water.

The most common type of water treatment system is the water filter. In many cases, a basic water filter is all that’s necessary to prevent harmful pollutants from entering a home’s plumbing and reaching the fixtures. (Point-of-use filters, such as filters attached to individual faucets, are not as effective and they don’t protect the rest of the plumbing system.) There are a number of different types of filters, and in this post we are going to take a look at how the adsorption filter, which is the one most frequently installed him homes, does its job.

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Do You Need to Replace Your Home’s Old Pipes?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

different-PVC-pipesWe are accustomed to thinking about the plumbing pipes in our home plumbing system as basically indestructible. Unless there’s some kind of catastrophic damage to the house itself, the pipes will work for as long as the house stands.

Of course, this isn’t true—no kind of metal or material that undergoes any sort of stress will last forever. But because most of the pipes in a house are hidden from sight, it’s simply easy not to think of them, and therefore not to think about them aging, corroded, or decaying.

However, if you live in an older home, you may have pipes that have reached the point where they need to be replaced with new material. This is a job called repiping, and it’s one that our professional plumbers can handle for you. Read over our guide below for when you may need new pipes, and then contact us for piping services in Clovis, NM.

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