Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Clovis’

When April Arrives, Call for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 8th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldApril makes people think about spring cleaning, doing taxes, and painting Easter eggs. It’s also the time for homeowners to arrange for professional preventive maintenance for their air conditioning systems, although this is an April chore people often forget. But regular spring AC maintenance is one of the most important jobs to have done for an HVAC system during the year. All that you have to do to have your spring AC maintenance taken care of is to call our professionals.

Air Conditioning Maintenance Is a Necessity

We can’t force you to have annual maintenance for your air conditioner, the same way we can’t force you to take a pet to the vet each your or have the oil on your car changed every 5,000 miles. We can only tell you how important it is by making the kind of comparison we just did. Regular maintenance is necessary if you want an air conditioner that works well and works for many years.

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Pets and Your Plumbing—Some Tips

Monday, March 25th, 2019

English-bulldogMore homes have pets than don’t, and so the chances are good that you’ve got a pet as part of your household and family life.

Having any pet comes with responsibilities. You may not have thought of pets as creating a potential problem for your plumbing system (or vice versa), but we recommend taking some time to pet-proof the plumbing in your house. You’ll have healthier pets and healthier plumbing—everybody’s happy!

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Watch Out for These Signs You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, March 11th, 2019

gas-energy-flamesJust because the official first day of spring is less than two weeks away doesn’t mean your home heating system is about to go on a long mid-year vacation. The New Mexico weather can take sharp turns through the early spring, so keep a close watch on your residential heater to catch any signs that it’s malfunctioning.

We know it’s tempting at this time of year to shrug off a heater that’s acting odd. You can wait to fix it in the fall, right? Well, please don’t! We recommend you call us for Clovis, NM heater repair at your earliest convenience. The sooner we can fix a heater problem, the smaller and less expensive the repair will be. You’ll also help prevent an emergency breakdown during those last days when you need the heater running.

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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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Never Try to Repair a Furnace on Your Own!

Monday, February 11th, 2019

hand-holding-wrenchDuring the coldest weather of the year, a furnace that suddenly won’t provide heat is a major emergency. If this happens to you, you’ll want to find a way to get it working again as fast as possible—and this can lead you to trying to fix it yourself. Grab some tools, open up the cabinet, and tinker.

We understand that in an emergency such as a busted furnace in February, it’s easy to jump to taking action. Often, it’s the wrong action. This is one of those cases! Although there are a few checks you can make to see if there’s a simple cause behind why the heat won’t come on, actually repairing a furnace isn’t something you want to attempt on your own, for a variety of reasons. The fastest way to have heating restored is to call for professional furnace repair in Clovis, NM. When you call us, we’ll be there quickly and have your heating restored to you.

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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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Please Only Allow Professionals to Repair Your Heating System

Monday, December 17th, 2018

wrenchesWe may have plumbing in our company name, but we handle other important home service jobs as well—such as taking care of HVAC services in Clovis, NM. Now that we’re in the winter weather, heaters all around Clovis and the vicinity will start putting in heavy work. No matter how durable a furnace or other heating system is, no matter how well it’s maintained from year to year, it can still malfunction.

If you run into heating troubles this winter, please don’t look for a toolbox and an online DIY video. And don’t ask a “handyman” or other amateur to check out the problem and try to fix it. Instead, call us and leave the repairs to our licensed professionals.

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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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How to Tell Your Boiler Needs Repairs

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

boiler-residentialWe’re plumbers, but we’re also experts with handling heater repair in Clovis, NM for boilers. Even with the most modern furnaces and heat pumps available, many homes still rely on the trusty boiler to provide heat by sending hot water to terminal points around the rooms. The best current boiler systems can more than handle our cold weather.

If you use a boiler, you want to make sure it always operates in top condition. As the cold weather arrives, we have some advice for how you can detect when your boiler is in need of our professional repair services. Below are a few of the major signs of a boiler that needs expert help:

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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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