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

The Shut-Off Valve for Your Plumbing: Do You Know Where It Is?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

water-main-shut-off-valveDo you have a special list of emergency numbers and a special emergency kit set aside? You probably do, since this is one of the basic household planning projects. But do you know where the shut-off valve for your home’s plumbing is located? This is an essential bit of knowledge for plumbing emergencies that threaten flooding—and it’s something you and all the adults in your house should know. You should also know how to use the shut-off valve, which isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds.

Once you’re armed with this vital information about the shut-off valve, you can help stop expensive water damage and massive water waste. You’ll have peace of mind as well.

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Reasons Water Pressure in Your Home Is Low

Monday, October 21st, 2019

faucet-drippingLow water pressure may not feel like a major emergency. Not compared to having no water in your house at all. But low water pressure is a problem that few homeowners understand. It makes everyday tasks much more difficult, such as getting a decent shower or trying to hand-wash anything in the kitchen sink. Low water pressure may worsen over time, eventually leading to no water at all.

What lurks behind the low water pressure problem? Several possibilities exist, and we’re going to look at the most common. These apply to whole-house low water pressure situations, rather than pressure drops at individual taps, which usually indicates silt in the aerator.

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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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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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