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Frozen Pipes…. How to Prevent It

Frozen Pipe Repair

How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Freezing? Now is the time to protect pipes from freezing before it gets cold. Water expands as it freezes and when it does it puts so much pressure on the pipes that it causes them to break. This can happen even in warmer areas like New Mexico. Cold […] Read More >

Beware of The Mold Monster!

Mold Cough

Mold. It’s everywhere. Some, we see, but most is invisible to the naked eye. Mold sometimes goes by the alias name of Mildew. They are found indoors and outdoors in all climates, during all seasons, every year. The culprit of indoor mold and mildew growth is: Excess Moisture. Molds reproduce by releasing tiny spores that […] Read More >

What are signs of a roof leak?

Signs Of Roof Leak

“Rain seemed to come out of nowhere” was one comment from an Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta attendee. Fortunately Balloon Fiesta officials sprang into action, providing shelter for thousands of visitors. The red flag went up signaling the balloons would stay grounded on four out the eight sessions of this year’s 50th anniversary event. The torrential rain […] Read More >

Should I Encapsulate My Crawl Space?

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Homes with crawlspaces can still have moisture problems even in a dry climate area like New Mexico. Although crawl spaces usually have vents to circulate fresh air from the outside, the vents often fail to work well. The moisture from the ground under and around your home evaporates causing water vapor in your home’s crawl […] Read More >

Water Extraction Experts Spotlight of the Month

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Spotlight on: Andy Griego Project Manager   Andy has been at Water Extraction Experts for 6 years. He says, “Coming from retail and a large corporate structure was a major change for me. I feel that the time and attention to training and learning the unique aspects of this industry was most certainly embedded in […] Read More >

Unforgettable Albuquerque

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Unforgettable Albuquerque The best time to visit Albuquerque New Mexico is early October during the premier of the Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest ballooning event. Humble beginnings in 1972 with just 13 balloons has blossomed into an international 9 day celebration with over 500 hot air balloons attracting some 750,000 visitors. www.balloonfiesta.com During your visit, […] Read More >

6 Steps for Winterizing Your Swamp Cooler

How To Get Your Swamp Cooler Ready For Winter

Now is the time to start thinking about getting your swamp cooler ready for winter. By properly winterizing your swamp cooler in the fall, spring startup will be a breeze and your cooler will run efficiently throughout the summer. We are happy to provide the information you need to help avoid water damage problems in […] Read More >

Help! My Refrigerator is Leaking!

Leaky Fridge

Help! My Refrigerator is Leaking!   At Water Extraction Experts, we often receive phone calls from understandably upset customers when they experience water damage due to their refrigerator leaking. When we hear about a refrigerator leak it’s often due to the water lines failing or having been improperly installed. Frequently we see refrigerator leaks with […] Read More >

6 Tips for Fall Maintenance

Fall Maintenance

6 Tips for Fall Home Maintenance   Fall is in the air! Kids are back in school and leaves have started to turn lovely shades of autumn. Now it is time to get your house ready for winter while the weather is still nice. Below you will find 6 important maintenance tips to prepare your […] Read More >

Mold vs. Mildew: What’s the Difference?

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Simply put, mildew is mold in its’ early stages. Since they are fungi they will thrive anywhere in a warm and moist environment. Outdoors, one of their official jobs is to break down leaves in order to enrich earths’ soil. Indoors, however, they are not welcomed when they are found in homes that have been […] Read More >

Water Damaged Wood Floor: Now What?

Water Damaged Wood Floor:  Now What? Hardwood floors are certainly stunning. They are also durable and easy to clean. It has one important drawback however: it is permeable to fluids. Even though the top is coated with a protective sealant, the underside is not. In the event of a plumbing leak, a flood or even […] Read More >

What are the Three Categories of Water Damage?

3 Categories Of Water Damage

Three Categories of Water Damage Facing the aftermath of water damage can be stressful. Immediate steps are necessary to limit the extent of the damage to your home and lower the health risks for your family. With an understanding of the different categories of water damage, you will be better informed of the situation and […] Read More >

7 Signs you may have a Slab Leak

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What is a slab leak? Slab leaks occur when there’s a broken pipe or a water leak in or below the foundation of a building. If your home is built upon a concrete slab, there is a good chance that a slab leak could eventually develop. There are two plumbing systems under your home, the […] Read More >

The Negative Effects of Monsoons


    New Mexico and other areas across the Southwest U.S. are affected by the North American Monsoon System (NAMS) every summer, and the “Monsoon Season” is designated as the period lasting from June 15th through September 30th. It is vital to be aware of monsoon season of those local areas. This information is taken […] Read More >

Leaky Roofs

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Signs and Causes of a Leaky Roof Roof leaks are a serious matter that calls for quick action. The difficult first step is to find the origin of the leak. Leaks have a sneaky way of entering your home at one part of your roof and trickling down to another area until the leak finally […] Read More >

Leaks from Hose Bibs

How To Fix A Leaky Garden Spigot

Leaks from Hose Bibs A hose bib is the handy little faucet attached to the outside of your house. It has many uses one of which is, it allows you to water your lawn and garden.  A typical garden hose flow rate is usually between 6 and 12 gallons per minute. That could turn into […] Read More >

Toilet Leaks

Toilet Leak

Toilet Leaks One of the most common sources of plumbing leaks is from toilets. With 1.5 gallons of water used with every flush, it is easy to see why it is important to keep a close watch for impending toilet leaks. Regularly inspect behind and around toilets for dampness, puddles, mold and mildew. The longer […] Read More >