Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Plumbing Services That You Just Can’t DIY

Monday, January 21st, 2019

bad-diyThere are some plumbing services that you just can’t do yourself. And we’re not saying that because we doubt your craftsmanship, your ingenuity, or your overall tenacity for getting a job done.

In this case, you really just can’t do these jobs without the right equipment and training. You could rent the equipment, but it just wouldn’t be worth it if your “minor” clog or leak ends up being more complicated. Keep reading and we’ll explain everything.

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Slab Leaks: The Monster Under Your Home

Monday, January 7th, 2019

ineffective-leak-repair-methodWhen you imagine a leak, you probably think of an annoying “drip drop” underneath your sink. These are just the easy leaks, though. The real issues are from the ones that happen out of sight and out of earshot. In fact, they’re lurking under your feet, and you probably won’t notice them until they come and break through your kitchen floor!

Okay, we’re being a bit dramatic. We’re not talking about a literal monster. What we’re referring to are slab leaks. And it’s true that they’re nothing more than leak, but when you consider the level of damage they can do to your home, you’ll understand how they can become a full-blown monster.

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Sewer Line Leak? Trenchless Repair to the Rescue!

Monday, November 26th, 2018

exposed-pipeReplacing a damaged sewer pipe would normally require that the entire length of pipe is excavated. Say goodbye to the lawn you’ve been carefully maintaining for the last few years.

But actually, that method of sewer line repair represented the old “normal.” The new normal is with trenchless pipe technology.

If your sewer line requires repairs or replacement from a plumber in Albuquerque, NM, you can rest assured that it’s a relatively painless process. Let us explain.

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How to Respond to a Plumbing Leak

Monday, 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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The Worst Stuff for Your Kitchen Drain and Disposal

Monday, 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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How Water Treatment Systems Can Improve Your Water

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 Look for In a Plumber

Monday, March 5th, 2018

emergency-plumbing-servicesPlumbing professionals are as important to your home as the mechanic is to your car. We depend on our plumbing systems for potable water to cook, clean and bathe with. It’s one of the basic staples of living. And when your plumbing system runs into trouble — whether it’s a leak, a clog, or a new sink — you want a plumbing company that knows its business and can deliver on its promises.

There are plenty of plumbers in the area, and most of them can do a halfway decent job if your pipes or outlets have a problem. But you don’t need just “halfway decent” when superior services are available. The question becomes how to separate the merely “decent” plumbing companies from those who go above and beyond.

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Trenchless Technology Makes Sewer Repair Easier

Monday, February 5th, 2018

trenchless-sewer-repairThe sewer line is arguably the most important part of your plumbing: carrying waste and wastewater out of your home and into the nearby civic sewer system. In and of itself, it’s no different from any other length of pipe, save that it’s large and buried in the ground beneath your yard.

That keeps it safer from wear and tear than most pipes, but when trouble does arise, it presents a thorny problem. How can you reach a pipe to repair a leak or a clog when the pipe itself is buried underground?

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Always Count on a Professional for Drain Cleaning

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

clogged-drain-serviceClogged drains are a common occurrence, and sooner or later your household is likely to run into one. The go-to solution for such issues is to buy a chemical drain cleaner at the store, or perhaps go to the local home improvement center and purchase a plumbing snake.

In almost every instance that’s a huge mistake. Store-bought solutions rarely address the issue properly, and often force you to apply them again and again before the drain becomes clear. In most cases, if you can’t deal with the clog via a good old-fashioned plunger, it’s best to call in a professional plumber.

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