Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for May, 2017

Make Some Spring Plumbing Checks

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

family-in-yard-before-frame-houseThe plumbing system in your home works hard every day, from the kitchen and bathroom fixtures to the water heater and the many pipes traveling through the walls and floors. To keep this complex system in great shape, it needs routine maintenance. We recommend customers arrange for drain cleaning at least once a year with our professionals; it’s a great way to prevent regular clogging from making your life unpleasant.

If you’ve already arranged for professional drain cleaning during the past year, there are some other checks you can make on your household plumbing to see if there’s anything which may require professional plumbing repair work in Clovis, NM. You don’t want to have a relaxing summer day ruined when part of your plumbing breaks, so follow our short checklist to see where you may need plumbing assistance.

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Why Copper and Plastic Pipes Are Popular with Plumbers

Monday, May 8th, 2017

plumbing-material-in-bathroomLong ago… and in some places not so long ago… the standard pipes used for the plumbing systems in homes were made from metals like cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel. In some places, even clay pipes were used for water and sewer lines.

But in the period after World War II, and speeding up after 1970, these piping materials were replaced with newer ones. Specifically, copper and different types of plastic such as CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) and PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) pipes. These are the types of pipes that we use almost exclusively today for working on your residential piping in Clovis, NM.

You don’t need to be more curious about copper and plastic pipes beyond knowing our licensed plumbers understand they’re the best for the jobs of repiping and plumbing repairs. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting to know a bit more, so we’re going to go into detail about why these materials have become dominant in the plumbing industry.

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