Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Melrose’

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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Is It Worth It to Remodel a Bathroom?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

luxury-bathroomWhen you think about undertaking remodeling projects in your house, is the bathroom one that leaps to mind first? Probably not. Homeowners often gravitate toward “flashier” projects that make the house more attractive for guests. A big kitchen remodel can make a significant difference in a home—or maybe redoing the whole living room to add entertainment space.

The bathroom remodel, however, is a good option to consider. If you’re currently in limbo when it comes to whether you should go ahead and have your bathroom remodeled or put the money into another project, here a few things to consider.

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Repiping: How Much Your Home Needs

Monday, July 16th, 2018

pipes-corrodedPlumbing pipes get old, like anything else in a home. But how fast a pipe gets old, and what happens to it as age starts to catch up to it, is different depending on the pipe material. Throughout the history of indoor plumbing, many different materials have been used to construct the freshwater and wastewater pipes for homes: clay, copper, lead, cast iron, brass, galvanized steel, copper, PVC plastic, PEX plastic, and CPVC plastic. Based on the age of your house, you may have a variety of pipe materials running through the walls, ceilings, and underground—and some of them made need to be repiped for newer material.

The big question: When you call on a plumber in Melrose, NM for repiping, how much repiping do you need?

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Ideas for New Sinks in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, June 18th, 2018

sink-basin-kitchenIf you’ve landed on this blog post, it’s likely because you’re looking to make an upgrade in your home’s kitchen. It may be a full plumbing-to-light fixture kitchen remodeling, or it might be only putting in a new sink. But whatever the extent of your remodeling, you’ve got new kitchen sinks on your mind and you want to know what your options are.

And you have plenty of options. Kitchen sinks are not only designed for function but also for décor. Here are a few ideas to get you started thinking about what you want from your kitchen sink remodel, either as part of a full kitchen redesign or only a few upgrades.

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Should I Call One of Those Big Rooter Companies to Clean My Drains?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

bubbling-drainAn occasional clog in one of your drains is a nuisance, but usually it can be taken care of with a plunger, a hand-cranked drain snake, or a call to your local professional plumber. But if you have a larger problem with your home’s drains and you want extensive drain cleaning done—something you should arrange once a year—what kind of contractor should you call?

Your first instinct may be to call one of the big rooter companies that operate nationwide. These companies have extensive exposure and the large advertising budgets to make themselves sound indispensable—the only choice if you need drain cleaning. So are these people your best choice?

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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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You Need Professionals for Your Dairy Plumbing!

Monday, January 29th, 2018

hay-bales-at-sunriseDairy is a big industry here in Clovis, NM. There are numerous dairies located in the region, and many have been operating for decades under the same family ownership. Such a vital part of the local economy requires special attention to all its details. That’s why we recommend you only look to professional dairy plumbers for the work your business needs. And the company we recommend—well, us! That’s not a brag. As you’ll see, we’re the right team for the job.

Why You Must Have Professional Dairy Plumbers on the Job

If you own and run a dairy, you don’t need outsiders telling you how essential each part of your dairy is for daily operation. You put in an immense amount of work each day: we’ve worked with enough dairies to know that dairy employees and owners are among the hardest working people we’ve met! But with so much to keep track of, you’ll welcome any chance to delegate crucial support services to the professional who can best handle them.

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5 Great Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen This Year

Monday, January 15th, 2018

kitchen-interior-with-islandDid you start off 2018 creating a list of changes you want to make during the year? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with a good list: things you know you can actually get done and which will make a difference in your life.

We have a suggestion: have your kitchen remodeled!

What’s that? You haven’t thought of that before? Well, here are five reasons you may wish to include a plan for kitchen remodeling in Melrose, NM on your 2018 “to-do” list. Unlike many other items on “to-do” lists, this one is easy to complete. Just contact our new construction professionals to take on the remodeling work.

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After the Holidays Is a Good Time for Drain Cleaning

Monday, December 18th, 2017

drain-with-chain-plugWe’re coming up on the New Year, and once it’s 2018 it will be the end of the holiday season. When you’re cleaning up and putting away all the decorations, there’s another chore you may wish to think about doing: after the holiday is a good time to arrange for professional drain cleaning in Melrose, NM or elsewhere in our wide service area.

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