Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Archive for April, 2019

Can Leak Detection Be a DIY Task?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

burst-pipeLeak detection is an interesting subject for plumbers and DIY enthusiasts.

On one hand, some leak detection methods are based purely on using your senses. There’s no reason why a DIYer couldn’t learn some of these tricks of leak detection.

On the other hand, there are cases where leak detection does need the tools and equipment that only a professional plumber has access to.

And in yet another hand, there’s a factor that we cannot ignore: a huge gap in experience between the DIYer and the professional plumber. Sometimes, using your senses or a professional piece of equipment is nothing compared to the intuition gained from experiencing plumbing problems for several years.

We’ll go over the specifics down below:

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Don’t Let Your Sump Pump Fail On You

Monday, April 15th, 2019

sump-pumpBy actively removing excess water, a sump pump can save your basements and crawl spaces from taking on massive water damage. Their operation is entirely automatic, so you won’t have to worry even when you’re away from home.

Of course, that can only be true when the pump is working properly in the first place. To ensure that your sump pump is going to do what it’s supposed to do, when it’s supposed to do it, you’ll want to ensure that it’s always in good condition. Here’s how:

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Is It Time for Water Heater Replacement?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

water-heater-replacementA water heater is an appliance like any other, meaning that we depend on them every single day for our quality of life. But it also means that they will age and eventually breakdown. The appliance that you’ve cherished for nearly a decade will eventually need to be replaced. When that time does come, you’ll need an expert of water heater installation to handle the task for you.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s find out if your water heater actually needs to be replaced just yet. Some of the signs include:

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