Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘leak detection’

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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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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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 Put Your Plumber to Work for You

Friday, December 1st, 2017

plumber-door-listWhen you think of calling a plumber, is it usually because you have a broken appliance, leaking pipes, or some other type of major or minor repair issue? That’s certainly the approach you want to take with plumbing problems, as trying to do DIY work or turning to amateurs can create even bigger problems. You can trust to our plumbers to help you and deliver quality plumbing repairs every time.

However, plumbers can do much more for you than fixing things when they break. Below we’ve listed some ways you can put your local plumber to work for you with preventive measures and plumbing improvements.

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There’s No Such Thing As a “Minor” Leak!

Monday, July 17th, 2017

crossed-wrenchesThere’s a big difference between calling a leak in residential plumbing small and minor. There are definitely small leaks. But a small leak is still a major problem in a home’s plumbing, adding up to significant water loss as well as property damage. If you suspect you have leaks in your household plumbing, no matter how large or small they are, it’s important to call on professional plumbers to locate the leak and fix it.

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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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What Are Slab Leaks, And Why Do They Happen?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

water-leaking-from-broken-pipeWe handle many different plumbing jobs for homeowners (and businesses as well) in the Clovis area. One of our essential services is locating pipe leaks and repairing them. So much of the plumbing in a home is disguised behind walls and floors that even when a homeowner is aware that a leak exists, actually pinpointing its location so plumbers can reach it with little disruption to building material requires skill and special equipment. You can count on our plumbers to get leak detection done fast and right the first time.

There’s a special type of plumbing leak we want to focus on, because it presents special problems for detection and remedy. It’s called a slab leak.

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Why You Need Professional Plumbers for Leak Detection

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last week we took a look at one of the more common plumbing hassles that require the work of licensed plumbers: fixing pinhole leaks. We’re going to continue to look at leaks in this post, but in a more general way. Leaking of any kind in a home plumbing system presents a dilemma: most of the leaks occur in places hidden from sight, making it difficult to actually find the pipe where the water is escaping. When leaks are an issue in your house, you must have licensed professional plumbers on the job for leak detection services.

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Pinhole Leaks Attack Your Valuable Copper Pipes

Friday, November 4th, 2016

In the early 1960s, galvanized steel was moved from its lofty position as the piping metal of choice. Because it was prone to corrosion, it was replaced with lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and corrosion-resistant copper pipes. Although plastic pipes (PEX, CPVC, PP) are also popular now, copper is still a top choice for new home construction.

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