Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog

How to Respond to a Plumbing Leak

September 17th, 2018

drain-leakIf you have a plumbing leak, then you need to get it fixed! That much is obvious, but what are you supposed to do in the meantime? Are there certain things to take into consideration before handling a leak? We’ll hopefully be able to answer some of the questions for you below.

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Your Guide to Air Conditioner Refrigerant

September 3rd, 2018

hvac-tech-recharging-refrigerantStandard air conditioners and heat pumps work thanks to a little chemical known as refrigerant. You may have heard the term in passing while speaking to an HVAC contractor in Albuquerque, NM, or maybe you’ve heard it casually referred to as Freon (which is actually a trademarked brand name). Several air conditioning misconceptions concern what refrigerant is and what it does, so we’ll break it down for you in this post.

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The Worst Stuff for Your Kitchen Drain and Disposal

August 20th, 2018

kitchen-drainAlthough most homeowners would never mistake their garbage disposal for a trash can, that’s sometimes what happens unintentionally. It’s not so much that people think garbage disposals are indestructible, it’s more that the garbage disposal has a few weaknesses most people wouldn’t anticipate.

Likewise, anything that the garbage disposal has trouble with won’t end well for the drain itself, either. Nearly anything you wouldn’t put through the disposal shouldn’t be put through the drain, and vice versa.

The best way to tell you how to treat your disposal and drain is simply by telling you what you shouldn’t do, so here’s a list of things you should never put in your garbage disposal.

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Do You Have A Main Water Line Problem?

August 6th, 2018

trenchless-sewer-repairIf you had a problem with your main water line, would you know it?

Possibly not, since it’s buried underneath your home. Another place that can give you any indication of a main water line problem is possibly in the worst place:

Your water bill.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to find out, if you know what to look for. In this post, we’ll go over a few symptoms of water line problems that can help you save hundreds of dollars in the long-run.

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Corrosion and Sediment in Your Water Heater

July 23rd, 2018

water-heater-maintenanceAmong the factors that determine the quality of your water, one of them is the region you live in. Unless you have a water filtration system, the city can only do so much to purify your water before it gets to your home. New Mexico happens to be one of the states with the hardest water in the nation.

So how does this tie into your water heater? Minerals, whether they tend to corrode or buildup, both have the ability to damage your water heater if not treated with routine maintenance. We’ll look at just a few examples of how corrosion and sediments can be cause enough for concern to call a Toas plumbing service.

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Common Commercial AC Issues

July 9th, 2018

commercial-rooftop-air-conditioning-repairIs your air conditioner giving you problems? No one should have to put up with that in the middle of a New Mexico summer.

AC problems are even worse in commercial settings, where the productivity of your employees and the comfort of your customers is at stake. If your AC stopped working, make sure to call for HVAC services in Santa Fe, NM. Otherwise, take a look below to consider if you’re experiencing any of these common AC issues.

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You Can’t Beat an HVAC Contractor for AC Needs

June 25th, 2018

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When it comes to HVAC work, you can’t settle on DIY care. With professionalism comes experience, and experience brings the knowledge and know-how to work with any kind of problem.

A good HVAC contractor can work with any brand or system, and their work will always be complete and thorough. When it comes to your air conditioning needs, an HVAC contractor in Albuquerque, NM simply can’t be beat.

Below are just a few reasons to let a contractor handle the job for you.

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How Water Treatment Systems Can Improve Your Water

June 11th, 2018

water-filtration-systemMost of the time, the first thought we give to water is when something goes wrong with our plumbing. Like most things in life, though, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.

You may have considered installing a water treatment system. This can be an excellent way to improve the quality of your water by removing harmful and unhealthy substances.

But how exactly do these systems work? Which one is best for you?

We’ll discuss below the different ways these systems impact your water’s quality.

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How to Deal with Plumbing Leaks

May 28th, 2018

leak-in-trapYou have a plumbing leak, and you’re not sure what to do about it. Like many people, you may be tempted to both ignore it and hope it’ll fix itself. This always seems to be an attractive course of inaction, but the ultimately unhappy results speak to its ineffectiveness.

Instead, depending on what kind of leak you have – faucet, water heater, sewage line, or slab – there are a variety of options available. No matter what, you need to make the first right choice: utilize plumbing professionals.

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3 Things to Consider with Air Conditioning Installation

May 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-serviceSummer will soon be here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, the time has come to seriously think about replacing it. New air conditioning installation should ideally take place before the summer starts, when you have time to plan it properly. Not only does that allow you to take advantage of all the benefits of a new system, but you can avoid the problems that might come from trying to run your old, worn-out system for another summer. (There’s nothing worse than experiencing a catastrophic breakdown in the middle of a heat wave and having to scramble to install a new system when the temperature hits 100 degrees.)

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