Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

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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A Few Fresh Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodel

Monday, June 17th, 2019

bright-spaceBathrooms were not originally designed in homes with any sense of elegance. They were functional, and they looked functional. That was yesterday, however. Today, elegance and style are a major part of new bathrooms. Brighter colors, better storage, tile floors and walls, luxury fixtures, heated towel racks, and more.

If you have an older and drab-looking bathroom, you can achieve a modern look for it with a professional bathroom remodel in Clovis, NM. Unlike a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel is less intrusive on your daily life, but can be just as beneficial. Keep reading for some ideas for a great bathroom remodel. 

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7 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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One the services we offer to our customers in the Clovis area is remodeling. Not every plumber in Melrose, NM takes on this type of work! But we are specialists with new construction and remodeling plumbing, and we maintain relationships with many of the best contractors in the area. You can trust to our experienced and licensed plumbers to see that you get the best possible remodel.

Right now, we’re going to look at the kitchen. This is one of the most popular rooms in a house for remodeling. There are many reasons to invest in a kitchen model, and we’ve rounded up seven of the best.

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What to Do When You Have a Burst Pipe

Monday, February 25th, 2019

leaking-pipeFirst, before we go any further, don’t panic. That’s rule #1 for an emergency like a burst pipe. Stay calm, follow a few basic steps, and you can have the problem solved.

You will almost certainly need to have a professional plumber on this job, but if you have a burst pipe in Clovis, NM, you have a great local contractor to call: Mark Carpenter Plumbing. We can help fix your burst pipe and frozen pipe troubles and limit possible water damage.

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Did You Resolve to Save Water This Year? Here’s Some Help!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

calendar-scheduling-bookA month of 2019 already gone. Are you feeling a bit down because you haven’t even scratched the surface of some of your New Year’s resolutions? Most of those we can’t help you with—but if you made resolutions about improving your home’s plumbing or saving water, we’re the people who can make keeping those resolutions easy.

If your resolution was to cut down on your water usage this year, then we can certainly give you some help. Saving water is a goal we applaud, since it not only lowers your water bills, it’s a benefit to the environment. Here are a few tips and services to get you going with home water conservation.

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Smelly Garbage Disposal? What You Can Do

Monday, January 14th, 2019

girl-pinching-her-noseAfter the end of the year’s feasting, celebrations, and general busy times for your kitchen, you may find yourself in January with a disposal that, well, isn’t smelling all that great. This can happen any time of the year, however, and there are a few different sources for it. Depending on the root of the problem, there are different ways you can go about remedying it.

There are a number of simple home solutions. But if you have a more serious problem with the disposal or the plumbing system, you’ll need to contact a professional plumber in Clovis, NM or the surrounding areas.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Bathroom Sink?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

bathroom-sink-with-wrenchYou’ve got a problem with your bathroom sink: there are cracks on the surface, leaks are appearing at the edges, the p-trap below has come loose, there’s permanent staining on the surface. Your first instinct is probably to call for professional plumbers to repair the sink. That’s the right first instinct, since trying to take care of a repair on your own can end up making the situation worse, leading to more leaking, water waste, and even property damage. However, this isn’t the only option you have when you call a pro plumber about your troublesome bathroom sink. You could have the plumber replace the sink entirely.

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5 Useful Facts About Plumbing

Monday, October 8th, 2018

surprised-woman-with-glassesThere are many interesting facts about plumbing people don’t know. For example, it was Alfred M. Moen who invented the single-handed mixing faucet. Moen came up with the idea after scalding his hands using a standard two-handle faucet. He had finished the project by 1939, but wasn’t able to find a manufacturer until 1947.

Interesting to know. But not something you’ll find helpful with your actual plumbing unless you want to impress houseguests with your knowledge of the origin of the single-handed faucet in the bathroom. We have some more useful facts about your plumbing to help you take care of it and know when to call a professional plumber in Melrose, NM for repairs.

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Things You May Not Know About Your Garbage Disposal

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

checkmarks-redThe garbage disposal is a good friend to have in your home kitchen. Maybe better than some of the finest books you can purchase on the culinary arts. You may not think of the sink disposal as a friend, but when you stop to consider the conveniences—and how much more work kitchen clean-up would be without it—you can see why it’s so important to have the disposal around.

The garbage disposal in Clovis, NM is one of our areas of expertise. We install them, replace them, and repair them, so we know quite a bit about their secrets. We’d like to share a few things you may not have known about the garbage disposal. These facts can help you take good care of your kitchen sink disposal and make sure it works for many years to come.

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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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