Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

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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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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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Be sure to bookmark the Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain blog for updates on the latest advances in plumbing and HVAC technology.

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Call Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain for all your residential and commercial plumbing and hvac needs.

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