Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for August, 2018

Is It Worth It to Remodel a Bathroom?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

luxury-bathroomWhen you think about undertaking remodeling projects in your house, is the bathroom one that leaps to mind first? Probably not. Homeowners often gravitate toward “flashier” projects that make the house more attractive for guests. A big kitchen remodel can make a significant difference in a home—or maybe redoing the whole living room to add entertainment space.

The bathroom remodel, however, is a good option to consider. If you’re currently in limbo when it comes to whether you should go ahead and have your bathroom remodeled or put the money into another project, here a few things to consider.

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Are There Health Risks from Old Pipes?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

pipe-decayPeople are more concerned today than ever before about the quality of the water that comes to their homes. Municipal water goes through treatment plants to ensure that it is safe to drink, but it’s possible for water to pick up contaminants through ground water seepage on the way to a residential plumbing system. (This is how hardness usually starts in water.) There’s also a concern about old piping and how it can add toxicity to the water supply. You can’t do much about municipal pipes, but what about the pipes in your home? If you live in an older house, you may have outdated and aging pipes—could these create health risks for your household?

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