Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Avoid These Holiday Plumbing Woes

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season is right around the corner. With that, you have lots to consider. Will you be vacationing this year? Is your heating system ready to keep you warm all winter long? Are you hosting Thanksgiving or other holiday parties this year?

This last one is what we’re going to focus on today. Hosting parties can be fun, but they can also be disastrous if you’re ill-prepared. Part of that preparation is making sure you avoid certain plumbing problems that are prevalent this time of the year. Read on to learn more about this!

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Caring for Your Tankless Water Heater

Monday, October 21st, 2019
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If you don’t already have a tankless water heater in your home, you may be wondering what all the hype is about. You’re also probably pretty used to seeing the standard, large, storage tank water heaters in most homes today. Tank water heaters need special care and maintenance, as scaling can have a negative impact on the water heater and allow for mineral buildup that clangs around noisily in the tank and causes problems with pressure, temperature, and potential corrosion.

What many people don’t realize is that as much as a tank water heater needs proper maintenance and care to fend off scaling, so too does a tankless water heater. And much of that maintenance is similar. Keep reading to learn more!

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Winter

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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It may only be fall, but soon enough we’ll be dealing with below-freezing nights, and the need to prepare you home. More specifically, you need to prepare your plumbing.

Once our temperatures drop to 30°F and below, your pipes are in danger of freezing. This might not seem like an urgent need, however, if you’ve reached the middle of January to suddenly find yourself with a frozen or even burst pipe, you’ll wish you had taken precautionary steps.

That’s what we’re going to discuss today. We want to help you take the steps to ensure that frozen or burst pipes don’t impact your home. Taking warning now means it won’t be a concern later. The thing is, it’s not so much the frozen pipe itself that’s the problem, but what happens when that frozen pipe starts to thaw—it creates negative pressure in the pipes, and that’s what leads to burst plumbing. So, what can you do to avoid this?

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The Importance of Hiring Professional Plumbers

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterWe’ve met many a homeowner who loves DIY projects. If you are one of them, we admire your ingenuity! However, your plumbing system really isn’t eligible for a do-it-yourself experiment. It needs a professional team to keep it running as it should. Any plumbing issue, no matter how mild you think it is, needs to receive expert service.

The plumbers here at Roadrunner are licensed, highly trained, and appropriately experienced. We’re serious about the quality of our service, and that shows in the work that we do. This is something that you simply cannot get with an amateur or a general handyman. What does a pro bring that an amateur can’t? Read on to learn.

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Is It Time for You to Call a Plumber?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

white pipe with blue cloth tied around itPlumbing problems are notoriously frustrating, and often difficult to detect without professional experience or professional equipment. Most of your plumbing system is completely hidden from view, and the issues that typically impact it are subtle when they first come about.

This is part of the reason we advise you schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year. However, you should familiarize yourself with the warning signs your plumbing system is having some type of issue, so if something does occur during maintenance appointments, you can be on top of it and know to call a plumber right away.

Read on for signs something is amiss with your Santa Fe, NM plumbing system.

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“What’s the Best Way to Clean My Drains?”

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.When it comes to drain cleaning, most homeowners, or even renters, are tempted to run out to the store for some of that cheap chemical liquid drain cleaner whenever they have a clog. But this has multiple problems. You know that phrase, “you get what you pay for”? That’s definitely true in this case!

These store-bought solutions are no solution at all. First off, they eat through a clog all right, but consistent use of these products also eats through your pipes, eventually leading to corrosion and leaks that make repiping necessary. Additionally, and relative to our prior point, this drain cleaning method is temporary at best, leaving you going out to buy another bottle in just a few months as the clog that never left builds back up.

For a truly effective resolution to drain cleaning, you want to hire a company that excels in professional plumbing in Los Alamos, NM. You have that with us. Ask us about our hydro-jetting service, and then give us a call to schedule your next drain cleaning appointment!

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Are You In Need of Pipe Repairs?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsWhen is the last time you paid attention to what the foundation of your home looks like? How about your ductwork? Chances are, these aren’t things you think to inspect very often. Similar to your plumbing pipes, these are hidden from view, so for regular maintenance you’ll need to call in a specialist for inspection.

Your plumbing system is no different! Your pipes are hidden behind walls, under floors, and in the ground. You can’t effectively inspect them on your own, at least not without specialized equipment and the knowledge of how to use it. For that, you’ll need a professional Santa Fe, NM plumber on your side. There are, however, signs you can watch out for that your plumbing is starting to fail. Keep reading to learn more about how to recognize a problem with your pipes.

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Should You Worry about Frozen Pipes?

Monday, 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.

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The Benefits of Video Pipeline Inspection

Monday, August 31st, 2015

One of the biggest issues with plumbing systems is that they are largely hidden from sight. While this is an excellent design decision in terms of safety and aesthetics, it isn’t a great thing for detecting plumbing problems in a timely manner. Most homeowners rely on visual and auditory signs to determine whether or not an appliance in their home is malfunctioning. With plumbing systems, those signs are virtually non-existent unless you physically examine the pipes. Fortunately, there’s a solution that doesn’t involve tearing holes in your walls every time you suspect a leak. Let’s take a look at video pipeline inspection, and how it can benefit you.

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3 Signs That You Have a Drain Problem

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Drains are an important part of your plumbing system, and not just because they help remove waste. Drains serve as the connection point between you and much of your plumbing. That means that if there’s a problem with your plumbing or sewer system, you’re probably going to find out about it by interacting with your drains. If you know what signs to look for, you can often identify drain problems in time to prevent much of the damage they would otherwise cause. Let’s take a look at three of the signs that you have a drain problem.

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