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It may come as a surprise, but there are many myths out there when it comes to plumbing. We're here to bust these plumbing myths and to help our customers be savvier!
When it comes to owning a home, the most common complaints are usually associated with plumbing. From leaky faucets to clogged toilets, you've probably experienced some sort of plumbing issue. However, one issue that you always want to avoid is backflow. Backflow is when wastewater flows in the opposite direction, which causes it to end up in your sink or shower. In addition to being costly to fix, backflow also poses a significant health risk to you and your family. Although rare, backflow can occur with your HVAC unit, even when maintained properly. To ward off potentially costly plumbing expenses, we can educate you on how to identify the signs of a backflow issue before it’s too late.
When it comes to necessity, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the entire house, so it's important to keep everything running smoothly and in good working condition. Taking care of your home and staying up to date with maintenance can go a long way in preventing costly repairs. This includes keeping an eye out for the warning signs of a faulty toilet. Letting things go may result in further issues, such as flooding and water damage. If you experience the following, it may be time to replace your commode.
The holidays are a time for family, friends, laughs, and great food. With that being said, they can also be hectic. The last thing one would want is to have to deal with a plumbing emergency. It is important to be prepared to handle these types of emergencies when they do arise. Here are a few tips to follow to ensure your plumbing is running smoothly this holiday season.
Having a clogged drain is a common problem faced by homeowners. Before seeking help from experts, many homeowners try the most economical option possible, doing it themselves. Hair, food debris, grease, and soap residue can build up over time and lead to blockage. Fortunately, there are several techniques that homeowners can use to clear a clogged drain that utilize typical household items.
People often think a dishwasher wouldn’t need to be cleaned or maintained because it’s a cleaning machine! But, build up from food particles or hard water sediment could become an issue. Regular maintenance is important to keep your machine working and your dishwasher smelling fresh.
It’s an exciting time when you buy your first home in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho. Everything is new and you’re ready to put more into your investment. But, before you do, let’s make sure your base investment is protected first! There are several items you’ll want to know about your plumbing, so you don’t face an even bigger headache down the road! Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are on standby ready to help you keep your new home, your best investment, safe and flood-free.
You’ve heard the term “Hard Water” before, especially in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. But what is hard water exactly? The more important question to ask is, if you do have it, how is it effecting your home and your health? “Hard Water” refers to all the extra stuff in water that is not two-parts hydrogen and one-part oxygen (h20). All that extra stuff is minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium. All those minerals aren’t necessarily bad for you, some sediments in hard water can also have bacteria. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, and, Cooling explains what it is, how it effects your plumbing and what you can do to fix it! Here are a few signs to identify a hard water problem.
One of the most terrifying moments you can ever experience in a bathroom is the dreaded broken toilet. For Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and surrounding area residents, here’s what the experts at Affordable Service Heating, Plumbing and Cooling recommend you do to avoid this potential (and personal) problem!