Should You Hire a Plumber to Test Your Water?

December 4th, 2017

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapMost homeowners trust that any water treated by the local municipal treatment system is safe to drink—and for the most part you can rely on that. After all, it goes through a rigorous process of testing, filtration, and treatment. However, there are still contaminants that can get in, especially when you consider how far the water has to travel from the municipal supply to your home.

Additionally, you may not like the fact that certain properties are added to the water during the purification process. Small percentages of lead and other pollutants may even be permissible when the city’s water is tested. So, how do you know when your water is safe to drink or if you should be contacting an Espanola, NM plumber for water testing? Continue Reading

The Holidays Are Coming! Protect Your Plumbing

November 20th, 2017

hands washing head of lettuce in kitchen sinkThe official start of what’s widely known as the holiday season—starting with Thanksgiving Day—is upon us! That means that now is the perfect time to start preparing your home. For many, that means getting decorations up, protecting their pipes from freezing temperatures, and scheduling heater maintenance. These last two points are certainly factors for you to consider, but there’s another part of your plumbing that needs special attention during this time of year.

We’re talking about your sinks, drains, and garbage disposal. The holidays bring about increased guests in your household. This also means an increased use of your plumbing system. Our Santa Fe, NM plumbers are here to help! Plumbing maintenance is the first step in preparing your plumbing system for the holiday season. Keep reading to learn about some other precautions you should take. Continue Reading

Now’s the Time to Prep Your Home for Winter!

November 6th, 2017

A family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.If you’ve lived in New Mexico for even just a year, then you know what kind of weather you’ll be up against soon. With winter just around the corner, and subsequent low temperatures along with it, now is the time to ensure that your home is prepared—which includes making sure your heater is ready for all the work it’s about to go through. This means that now is the time to schedule maintenance if you haven’t already, and take care of any pending Albuquerque, NM heater repair needs.

It’s important to note that no matter what kind of heater you have in your home, it has its limits on how efficiently it can function. Even those heaters with the highest efficiency ratings have a stopping point. Since making sure you have adequate heat is a huge part of prepping your home for winter, we feel that this bears mentioning! With that said, here are some specific ways to prepare your living space for the colder time of the year. Continue Reading

Should You Worry about Frozen Pipes?

October 23rd, 2017

white pvc pipe with blue cloth tied to itWe get it: around our parts, it doesn’t normally get as bitterly cold as it does in other parts of the country. Still, our nighttime temperatures can get pretty chilly, and all it takes is one night at 32°F or below for your plumbing pipes to freeze. Of course, this depends on how protected the pipes are and where exactly they’re located, but it’s important to be aware of this problem and what to do if it happens to you.

Without taking preventive measures, you could very well find yourself facing frozen pipes, and subsequently could face cracked or burst plumbing. Keep reading to learn more about the precautions you can take. If you do have any problems with your pipes as we progress into fall and winter quickly approaches, contact a professional Edgewood, NM plumber, such as a member of our staff. Continue Reading

The Time for Heating System Maintenance Is Now!

October 9th, 2017

technician inspecting the inside of a heating systemFall is officially here, and temperatures are dropping quickly. You’re probably not at the point that you’re using your heating system much yet, but that is surely right around the corner. That being said, one of the most important Albuquerque, NM HVAC services that you can schedule right now is heating system maintenance.

Maintenance is a vital part of ensuring your comfort, but also ensuring the integrity of your heating system. There are a number of advantages to not only scheduling annual tune-ups (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) for your heater, but also enrolling in a maintenance plan so that your local HVAC professionals can keep up on scheduling your appointments for you. Keep reading to learn the many benefits of timely maintenance. Continue Reading

Plumbing Trouble: Signs That It Is Time to Call in a Pro

September 25th, 2017

water running down into a drainSome plumbing problems are obvious. For instance, maybe you have a clogged drain in the bathroom and water is backing up. In the best case scenario, you can fix it on your own with nothing more than a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease.”

Other plumbing issues, however, are not so obvious and require a professional plumber in Los Alamos, NM with the right tools and equipment in order to detect. That’s not to say you can’t watch out for signs that something is amiss with your plumbing system. Keep reading to learn more about these signs. Continue Reading

Is Your Home Experiencing Any of These Plumbing Symptoms?

September 11th, 2017

sink faucet dripping waterPlumbing issues are a pain in the neck, although that probably goes without saying. They’re often difficult to detect, and most homeowners don’t even realize they have a plumbing problem until it has reached the point that the majority of the damage is already done.

Leaks tend to be the most common plumbing problem, but certainly not the only one. Whatever your plumbing problem is, you want to ensure that you get a professional plumber in Edgewood, NM in as quickly as possible to assess and resolve the issue, before more damage is done. Keep reading for some common, yet often subtle, signs of plumbing issues. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Repairs: Not a Job for an Amateur

August 28th, 2017

HVAC technician doing repairs on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerThe official start of fall is a little less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dealing with warmer temperatures just yet. With how much work our air conditioners have already gone through this cooling system, it’s likely something could go wrong—especially if you didn’t invest in air conditioning maintenance before summer began.

Whether your cooling system has started making odd, alarming clanging sounds, the blower fan has shut off, or you don’t feel cool air coming from your vents, it’s always a possibility that you’ll find a need for quality air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM. And when you do, we’re the team to call. But why can’t you just do the job on your own? Continue Reading

It’s Time to Dispel These HVAC Myths

August 14th, 2017

white question mark on blue background iconWhen it comes to caring for your HVAC system, whether we’re referring to your air conditioner or your heater, there are a few care tips that are pretty apparent. For instance, investing in maintenance is never a bad idea. In fact, you should be scheduling a tune-up every year (or every 6 months if you have a heat pump, which is a year-round cooling and heating system).

What about when HVAC myths get in the way of caring for your system, though? In addition to providing quality Albuquerque, NM HVAC services, we’re happy to help dispel some of the most common HVAC myths so you can properly address air conditioning and heating system problems, and enjoy long-lasting equipment, lowered cooling bills, and optimal comfort as a result. Continue Reading

Duct Tape for Duct Sealing? Think Again!

July 31st, 2017

Although temperatures have been a little milder than typical in the last week or so, the humidity almost makes up for it, leaving us feeling pretty hot and uncomfortable when outdoors, and craving the sweet cooling comfort that comes from our air conditioning systems.

But what if yours isn’t quite working up to par? If you’ve just recently had your air conditioner maintained and/or it is a newer air conditioner, your first reaction might be to assume something is wrong with the unit itself. But, it could actually be an issue with your ductwork—that is, the ductwork it’s breached or is leaking. Continue Reading