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What Causes Condensation in Cold Weather?

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Have you noticed dripping windows, walls or even worse, black mold growing around your window frames or walls?  Those are the signs of condensation in your home. During wintery weather we rely on traditional heating systems such as radiators and fireplaces which increase indoor humidity.  In order to preserve heat, we usually keep our windows […] Read More >

6 Tips to Winterize Your Home: Interior

Winterizing Home Interior

6 Tips to Winterize Your Home: Interior Winter is just around the corner. Are you prepared? No one wants to experience frozen pipes, water damage and mold this winter. In a previous blog, we discuss winterizing the exterior of your home. Below are 6 tips to help get the interior of your home ready in […] Read More >

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 >

Surprising Water Leak? 5 Simple Steps to Limit Damage

Water Leak Surprise

Have you woken up to an unexpected leak in your home? We understand it can be scary, frustrating, and cause anxiety. Here are 5 simple steps for you to mitigate the issue to limit damage before calling a professional. 1. Turn off the Water and Electricity First things first, you will need to find the […] 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!

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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 >

Are Crawl Space Leaks Serious?

Crawl Space

Are Crawl Space Leaks Serious? Though any type of leak can be difficult to deal with, a leak found in the crawl space can be exceptionally serious. There is an immense amount of water flowing in and out of home plumbing every day. Water pipes bring water in and sewer lines take it away. A […] 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 >