Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for June, 2017

Is Your Water Heater About to Fail? 5 Ways to Tell

Monday, June 19th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWarmer weather during the summer may mean you won’t turn on your furnace, but there’s one heating system in your house that will keep working away: the water heater. No matter the outdoor temperatures, you still must have hot, running water for jobs like cooking, washing the dishes (cold water doesn’t cut it when it comes to grease!), showering, and bathing. You can’t afford to have your hot water vanish because your water heater abruptly fails on you.

Fortunately, water heaters rarely stop working without giving some warning signs. Below we’ve listed signs that tell you it’s time to call for service for your water heater in Clovis, NM—before you lose your hot water entirely!

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Water Bills Too High? Here Are Some Common Reasons

Monday, June 5th, 2017

leaking-plastic-pipeIf you are making an effort to cut down on water use in your home—taking shorter showers, always shutting the faucet off when brushing your teeth, only running the dishwasher and laundry machines with full loads, etc.—you may still find your water bills are far too high. We know this can be frustrating, but you can do something about it. It’s likely there are problems in the pipes and fixtures of your house that are the source of the water waste, causing those higher bills.

As a general guideline, a family of four shouldn’t use more than 12,000 gallons a month. Higher than this means problems are occurring with the plumbing, and in most situations this requires calling on licensed professionals plumbers—like ours!

To help you find out why your water bills are so high despite your best water conservation efforts, we’ve provided a list of the most common sources of water waste in a plumbing system:

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