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How Water Damage Affects Your Home

Leaking Faucet

The aftermath of water damage can be shocking to see, leaving homeowners bewildered about how to start the cleanup process. It can be tempting to just “let things air out,” but there are many risks in not correctly assessing and mitigating water damage. Water can make its way past flooring and subflooring and cause swelling, […] Read More >

Wood Floor Water Damage…What to do!

Water Damaged Wood Floors

I turned the dishwasher on before I left to work and came home to a huge puddle on my wood floors? What can I do to save my floors? -Worried in Fort Collins, CO Dear Worried in Fort Collins, CO, You’re not alone. We often receive calls from panicked homeowners who have water damage to […] Read More >

Your Basement is Flooded. Now what?

Flooded Basement Help

If you have a home in New Mexico, Colorado, or Wyoming you may know the perks of having a basement for storage and extra room. But you may also know that a basement can easily become flooded and the water damage can be a major ordeal. Flooded Basement: First Steps First things first, if your […] Read More >

Getting Ready for Winter:  Winterizing Your Swamp Cooler

Swamp Cooler Winterize

We write about this subject almost every year to remind our community to take the time to winterize their swamp cooler the RIGHT WAY. This is one of our most popular subjects (especially in our New Mexico service areas of Alburquerque, Santa Fe, and surrounding areas). and we’re happy to help provide the information you […] Read More >

Water Damaged Laminate Flooring

Water Damage Laminate Flooring

Laminate floors have become increasingly popular due to the lower cost vs. solid hardwood floors, durability, and realistic wood look. Many popular laminate floor options are water-resistant, meaning if you remove the water quickly there should be minimal if any damage done to the flooring. However, there are situations where water may be on the […] Read More >

Best Practices for Handling Water Damaged Carpet

Water Damaged Carpet

A sippy cup of juice that leaks. A glass of water knocked over from the coffee table. A coffee cup that takes a tumble. We’ve all been there…most likely several times. When it comes to these kinds of spills in your carpeted living space, sopping up a bit of liquid doesn’t take more than a […] Read More >

Protect Your Home From Storm Water Damage

Storm Damage With Logo

Whether it’s snow, heavy rain, or flood water, protecting your home from water damage goes beyond just having four sturdy walls and a well-built roof. The other half the battle has to do with the characteristics of the property around your home and how that could affect your house during extreme weather. Here are 5 […] Read More >

3 Summertime Tips to Avoid Basement Flooding

Flooded Basement

With the weather warming up and outdoor house projects moving into high gear, now’s the perfect time to not only spruce up your property but also protect your home itself from basement flooding. Heavy rain during summer thunderstorms can easily find its way into basements, and a few simple outdoor projects can help keep your […] Read More >

Prep Your Swamp Cooler for Summer

Swamp Cooler

Swamp coolers offer an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional air conditioning systems. And while the operating costs are significantly less than those of a traditional air conditioner, to keep those costs low it’s important to invest a small amount of time and energy into maintaining your swamp cooler, keeping it running efficiently and maximizing […] Read More >

6 Areas in Your Home With the Potential for Leaks

Flooded Kitchen

While we may think of flooding as the catastrophic torrent of water that can threaten our home after a natural disaster such as a heavy rainstorm or overflowing river, the much more common cause of house flooding and water damage actually comes from inside the house. Six common areas within the home to be exact. […] Read More >

Avoid Flooding & Water Damage Woes by Leaving It to the Pros

Expert

There is a REASON we’re called Water Extraction Experts. Unless there were some dire circumstances involved, you wouldn’t set a broken bone by yourself rather than going to the doctor. Similarly, say you bought yourself a new luxury car and it started acting up, you’d probably take it straight to a certified service center rather […] Read More >

It’s cold outside. Keep your pipes from bursting!

Frozen

Winter has arrived and each day temperatures are dipping below freezing.  In homes built in Colorado, Wyoming and even New Mexico, Generally, the water pipes are usually located inside the building insulation, which protects the pipes from subfreezing weather. However, there are certain situations where weather and holes in the building can provide a flow […] Read More >

5 Easy Steps to Protect Your Pipes This Winter

Cold Temperatures

Now that it seems we’re getting these ARCTIC BLASTS more frequently it’s time to talk about how to protect your pipes from freezing and breaking. Much of the country has been in a deep freeze in the last few days. We saw temperatures drop to the single digits. Not good for the pipes. Whether we […] Read More >

Come Fire, Mold, or High Water: Why You Should Trust a Professional Restoration Specialist

Water Extraction Experts New Mexico Team

Self-sufficiency is a commendable trait, whether that comes in the form of a thriving organic garden in your backyard or a refurbished car in the garage. But when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of property damage, putting that self-reliance aside and calling in reinforcements from the experts is probably best. Restoration after water […] Read More >

How to Tackle Water Heater Flooding

Water Heater Flooded Basement

On a chilly winter morning, few things are worse than being greeted by an unexpected, cold shower…unless of course, that cold shower is accompanied by the discovery of a few inches of standing water filling your basement. Just like any appliance in your home, water heaters may work great without any issues for years and […] Read More >