Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘bathroom plumbing’

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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How to Tell if You Need to Replace the Bathroom Toilet

Monday, May 21st, 2018

bathroom-with-visible-toiletThe toilet is one of the most important functional pieces of plumbing in your house. You know you can’t get along without one! But because the toilet so functional, people often don’t think about when the time has come to replace an old unit with a new one. No part of a home’s plumbing will last forever, so eventually that old bathroom fixture will need to come out—and it will take a professional plumber to do the job.

How will you know that it’s time to call our plumbers to replace your bathroom toilet? We’ve listed a few signs below that will alert you:

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Why the Toilet Is Running (And What to Do About It)

Monday, March 26th, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushAfter a toilet flush, you should hear water running for under a minute as the water in the tank is replace through the feedline connected to the plumbing system. (The feedline is the plastic tube that runs from the bathroom wall to the base of the toilet.) But sometimes, you might hear water continue to run. The toilet isn’t in danger of overflow most of the time; the water is simply going from the tank straight into the bowl and down the drain or down the overflow tube. But it is a big waste of water and something needs to be done about it. Let’s take a look and the what and how of the situation.

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Bathroom Remodeling vs. Mold and Mildew

Monday, February 12th, 2018

luxury-bathroom-white-showerRemodeling one of your home’s bathrooms is an excellent choice for sprucing up the home, even if it isn’t the first spot most people think of for remodeling. There are many good reasons to go with a professional bathroom remodel:

  • Replace water-wasting fixtures with water-savers. You’ll cut down on your bills and help the environment.
  • Upgrade the bathroom for people in your home with mobility issues or other special needs.
  • Increase the market value of the home.
  • Make a tired bathroom more pleasant to be in.

Here’s a reason you may not have thought of: remove damage caused by mold and mildew.

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Does Your Bathroom Sink Need Repairs?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

bathroom-sink-faucetAs the holidays approach, your might be expecting guests in your home next month who may be staying for a few days, or maybe a few weeks. You’ll be preparing the house for them to make sure everything is ready. And one of the most important parts of the home to ensure is in the best shape is the various bathrooms. Are there any lingering repair issues in the bathrooms that must be taken care of before the holiday crowd shows up? Now is the time to schedule the work so you won’t have to worry about it later!

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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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Make Some Spring Plumbing Checks

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

family-in-yard-before-frame-houseThe plumbing system in your home works hard every day, from the kitchen and bathroom fixtures to the water heater and the many pipes traveling through the walls and floors. To keep this complex system in great shape, it needs routine maintenance. We recommend customers arrange for drain cleaning at least once a year with our professionals; it’s a great way to prevent regular clogging from making your life unpleasant.

If you’ve already arranged for professional drain cleaning during the past year, there are some other checks you can make on your household plumbing to see if there’s anything which may require professional plumbing repair work in Clovis, NM. You don’t want to have a relaxing summer day ruined when part of your plumbing breaks, so follow our short checklist to see where you may need plumbing assistance.

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Indications Your Toilet Needs a Professional Plumber

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Did you know that the toilet in your house can account for up to 40% of your indoor water use? You probably think of your toilet as a standard household necessity—which it definitely is—but it’s more important to your residential plumbing system than you may have realized.

This makes it doubly important that you never ignore indications that the toilet isn’t working the way it should. There are some basic plumbing troubles you can solve on your own, such as using a plunger for simple clogs, or untangling a chain in the tank. But most toilet problems require licensed professional plumbers.

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Why Your Toilet May Be Leaking

Monday, September 5th, 2016

A leaking toilet is a major plumbing issue for a bathroom. Although the leak might look small, the amount of damage it can do to the flooring is immense—possibly even leading to partial floor collapse. These leaks also encourage the growth of mold and mildew, and of course it’s a waste of water.

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