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DIY: Leaky Pipe Repair

Posted On Oct 27, 2020
Before you can even begin to think about fixing a leaky pipe, you need to stop the leak. This will ensure the least amount of plumbing and water damage to your home. Fixing the leak might be a little trickier, but give it shot and know that you can always call the plumbing experts at Cartwright’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling if you need some assistance.
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Fixing a Leaky Refrigerator

Posted On Jul 10, 2020
If you check underneath the refrigerator and see water building up, there are three possible causes of this kind of leak.
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How to Fix a Leak

Posted On Jun 16, 2020
Leaks happen in every home, regardless of age or location, at any time of year – and most often when you least expect them. If you hear a hissing noise coming from your toilet or water heater, notice visible mold/mildew or see a higher than normal water bill, you may have a leak. Once you notice a problem, you’ll want to repair things as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs down the line. Not all leaks are DIY, but here are a few tips and tricks from Cartwright’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling that will hopefully fix your leak:
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Septic Tank Science: The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Posted On Apr 1, 2020
For homeowners living in rural areas throughout Northern New Mexico that are not serviced by public utilities, the septic tank is common when referring to the home's plumbing system. Septic tanks are a vital necessity and a necessity that can fail catastrophically if not properly maintained.
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Cartwright's Covid-19 Response

Posted On Mar 19, 2020
Cartwright's response to the Covid-19 concerns
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How to Eliminate a Strange Sink Stink

Posted On Mar 11, 2020
Stinky sink drains are one of the most common complaints we receive from our customers. Odors coming from your sink can make everyday tasks unpleasant. If you're experiencing a stinky drain, give one of our home remedies a try and leave your kitchen or bathroom smelling pleasant once again.
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Garbage Disposal Maintenance 101

Posted On Mar 4, 2020
Despite its name, a garbage disposal is not equipped to process all the food that can collect in a kitchen sink. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and dump the food in a garbage can.
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Signs That You May Need a New Toilet

Posted On Aug 27, 2019
Toilets can last a long time without needing to be replaced. Most people tend to use the same toilet for years but sometimes these units reach their lifespan and need to be replaced.
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Common (Preventative) Plumbing Issues

Posted On Jul 30, 2019
There are some plumbing mistakes that homeowners make by accident, resulting in extensive damage and costly repairs. Here are some things you can do to keep these accidents from happening:
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Things You Should Know About Your Water Heater

Posted On Jul 2, 2019
Your water heater is one of the most important appliances that comes with owning/buying a house. One of the most important things to regularly check for is any visible sign of leaking or tank deterioration.
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Diagnosing Strange House Noises

Posted On May 31, 2019
Not all noises are cause for concern, but some are the result of current or future plumbing issues. Learn how to tell the difference between harmless and harmful home noises with these helpful tips:
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What Type of Shower Head is Right For You?

Posted On May 1, 2019
Sometimes the only thing that gets you out of bed on time in the morning is the promise of a refreshing shower. You can find a rejuvenating shower head on just about any budget. The bathroom experts at Cartwright's can help recommend or install any variety of shower head or plumbing fixture.
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Routine Jet Sewer Cleaning Saves You Hundreds of Dollars

Posted On Mar 26, 2019
Clogs caused by grease, wet wipes and other personal items can also build up on their own over time if the sewer line isn't maintained properly. Cartwright’s water jetting service can prevent sewage backups into your home and other costly repairs
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4 DIY Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Tips

Posted On Jan 24, 2019
Cartwright’s has been in the plumbing, heating and cooling game since 1939. But did you know that we also service and install commercial refrigeration units for New Mexico restaurants, hotels and other businesses? Our experts are happy to provide regular service on your units.
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How Do Septic Tanks Work?

Posted On Dec 17, 2018
Septic tanks are amazing feats of engineering. The tanks retain and process all the waste that leaves your home and makes it possible for communities without centralized sewer systems to live in all kinds of terrains, climates and parts of the world.
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HVAC Maintenance 101

Posted On Nov 12, 2018
Simple routine maintenance and upkeep of your home’s HVAC system can save you a lot of money and prolong the life of your system. It’s an easy chore to put off, but you won’t want to be stuck with a broken HVAC in the middle of the summer or winter season.
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Cleaning a Smelly Dishwasher

Posted On Oct 15, 2018
Did you know that your dishwasher runs an average of over 200 cycles each year? All that cleaning can lead to a lot of dirty food and grime buildup over time. No one wants to get hit with a wave of musty odors when they open a dishwasher full of clean dishes; dishwashers should be cleaned every couple of months to stay in good working order.
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Common Plumbing Tools for Every Household

Posted On May 1, 2017
Keep these quintessential plumbing tools every on hand to tackle the most common plumbing problems.
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Common Plumbing Problems in Your Home

Posted On Nov 1, 2016
Find out what your home is telling you about the 5 most common plumbing problems you will experience as home and homeowner. Here are some money saving tips and tricks!
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5 Things to Look for in a Plumber

Posted On Oct 9, 2016
You should never hire a plumber that you know little-to-nothing about. Remember, this person will be in your home and possibly around your family. Read more to find out the 5 things you should always look for before hiring a plumber.
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Quick fixes for a Problematic Toilet

Posted On Sep 20, 2016
Toilet problems happen to everyone. Before you call a Cartwright's Plumber, try some of our tips and trick to save some money!
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Cartwright's Plumbing Blog

Posted On Sep 20, 2016
Read our blog articles for tips and tricks of the plumbing trade from Cartwright's professional plumbers
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Are You Cut Out to be a Plumber?

Posted On Mar 10, 2014
Every plumber should be well trained, polite, accountable, experienced, professional, timely and passionate about what they do. These are the standards we value and require for each of the plumbers we hire at Cartwright’s Plumbing.
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Tips for Preventing Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Posted On Jan 28, 2014
Preventative plumbing maintenance in your bathroom is a lot less expensive than calling a plumber. Read more for some tips and tricks you can use to prevent costly plumbing problems in the future
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