Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for July, 2019

Who Can You Trust to Repair Your Broken AC?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWhen a home’s central air conditioning system breaks down during a New Mexico summer, it’s not a fun time. You’ll want to have the AC repaired right away, or else you’ll spend some unpleasant days and nights in a sweltering home, desperately trying to stay cool with an oscillating fan.

Okay, so it’s time to repair the air conditioner. Who do you trust for the job?

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The Art of Detecting Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Plumbing_Pipe_Tube_Water_Pipe_Construction_Industry_Improvement_HouseBecause so much of the plumbing in a house is hidden from sight behind walls, in the floors, and beneath concrete slabs, it’s easy for leaks to start and escape notice. These leaks can go on for days, months, and years undetected—wasting water and accumulating construction damage. It’s imperative to have these leaks found and repaired as soon as possible.

But how do you find hidden leaks? How can you even know they’re present in the first place?

You’ll need the skill of leak detection—and almost all the time this requires calling for a professional plumber in Portales, NM.

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Can I Repair My AC Myself?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedWe live in the “Do It Yourself” age. The internet has made it easier than ever for a homeowner to find advice for ways to tackle numerous jobs around the house without needing to call for professional repairs. YouTube alone has thousands of videos explaining DIY tactics for almost any job imaginable.

There are limits, however, to what an enthusiastic amateur can achieve. One of those limits is repairing broken refrigeration systems, such as air conditioners. So the answer to “Can I repair my AC myself?” is “no.” Repairing a busted air conditioner must be left to licensed HVAC professionals.

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