Tips On Spending Your Tax Refund


It is that time of year when we’re all working on our taxes. If you are going to be receiving a refund maybe you’re thinking about whether you should spend or save your refund.  Below are some tips we’ve put together to help you maximize your refund. 1.  Establish an emergency fund Did you know that 63% of Americans don’t … Read More

Top 5 Computer Security Tips


In honor of National Computer Security Day today, we asked our IT Manager for some tips we could share.  Below are some tips to keep your computer safe.  These tips can protect your computer from viruses and your personal information. 1. Install an antivirus program. Make sure to keep it up to date. Thousands of new viruses are created daily, … Read More

Things to do with your kids this summer in Albuquerque

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Keeping your kids busy is always a challenge, especially in summer when they have lots of free time on their hands. Whether you’re looking for things to do during the days or the hot summer nights and weekends we’ve got a wide variety of family friendly things do over the summer. 1. Picnics and Scavenger Hunts at Sandia Park No … Read More

Why is my furnace running constantly?


A furnace that is running properly cycles on and off to maintain the temperature in your home. If your furnace is running constantly, it’s a sign that you may have a problem.

Top 5 Stress Reducers


Stress affects most of us in some form or another. And while a little stress is ok, often times many of us have too much stress which can make you sick and wear you down both physically and mentally. It’s important to be aware of your stress levels and find ways to reduce stress. Stress means different things to different … Read More

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend

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This Blog was originally posted in 2015 and we’ve since updated it to reflect the most recent Daylight Savings information for 2017. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time and its time to turn our clocks back.

6 Things to Consider When Choosing Carpet or Laminate Flooring

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When remodeling or updating your home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Some of those decisions are small and easy to make. But other choices, like what flooring to go with maybe really important. Laminate is very popular right now to use in living area and bedrooms instead of carpet. Here are a few things to consider … Read More

Dryer Vent Cleaning and Fire Prevention


(Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2015, it has been updated to reflect current information). Your safety is important to us, so we wanted share a common cause of house fires: your clothes’ dryer. If you’re like most folks, you rely on your washer and daily on a daily or weekly basis. It’s easy to take these … Read More

11 Things You Didn’t Know About The Balloon Fiesta

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It’s that time of year again the balloons are going up this morning and that means the Balloon Fiesta is here and the weather is getting colder. The Balloon Fiesta draws attention for locals and many tourists that travel from around the world to attend the Balloon Fiesta. We visited with our very own Tom McConnell, pilot of the New … Read More

Top 5 Things to do in Fall in Santa Fe

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It’s hard to believe that fall is upon us. The kids are back in school and the temperature is starting to drop. Fall is an amazing time of year in Santa Fe. With the change of season brings fun events, our favorite foods, age-old traditions and cool, crisp weather.

14 Things To Do To Prepare Your Home Before Your Vacation

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted in 2015. However, it has been updated to reflect current information. Winter usually signals the beginning of the holiday season and for many, that means traveling to see family. Before you leave your home for that holiday vacation, take some time to give your home a little TLC and to give your self … Read More

School Bus Back to School Safety Tips

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Editor’s note,this blog was originally posted in August 2015 but it has been updated to reflect current, valid information  Kids, the school bus and you The new school year is right around the corner.  That means busy days for parents and kids, an increase in morning traffic, and school buses and school crossings. It’s time for all of us to … Read More

How to stay cool in ABQ

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Well, summer is definitely here and we’re working around the clock fixing air conditioners and repairing swamp coolers all over town. We thought we’d share a list of our top 5 favorite things to do to stay cool in the summer when we’re not working of course, and spending time with our families.

How do I know if I have Kitec Plumbing?


With the recent news story on KOB Channel 4 about faulty plumbing we wanted to provide you with some information, and how to identify if you have faulty plumbing from Kitec or Polybutylene piping. We compiled the following questions and answers for homeowners.

Common Mistakes to Avoid when Dealing with Clogged Drains

So, you have a clogged drain in your home. With all of the products and services available today, there are a wide variety of options available to take care of these issues. Here are several common mistakes people make when dealing with a back up in their home.

Benefits of Dual Flush Toilets

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Over 1/3 of the water you use in the bathroom comes from your toilet. And since bathroom water amounts to almost half of a home’s total water usage, that means your toilet could be costing you money.

Is That Really in my Water?

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If you fill your glass from the tap, you may be drinking more than just water. In Albuquerque, there are a number of contaminants in tap water that you may not even know are there. With TLC Plumbing, you can get crisp, truly pure water in your home every time you are thirsty.

Avoid These Thanksgiving Drain Disasters


(Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted in November 2014, but has been updated to reflect current information and tips.) With the all of the food and company that comes with Thanksgiving, it’s no wonder that the day after is one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers. At TLC Plumbing, we’ve seen it all and are here … Read More

How to Control Heating Costs With Your Thermostat


Coming home to a cold home isn’t fun, but many homeowners do it in the interest of saving money on heating bills. Why sit in a cold room for 20 minutes, waiting for the house to warm up when you can save just as much money with a programmable thermostat?

Sub-Contractor of the Year

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Every year, the American Subcontractors Association honors exceptional companies in the construction industry, recognizing them for their outstanding service, excellence in their field, and professionalism.

Why You Need a Professional to Convert to Natural Gas

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For many years, propane was a practical and effective way to produce energy. But, with the cost of fuel on the rise, many New Mexico communities are choosing more affordable and energy-efficient energy solutions by switching to natural gas.

TLC turns on the heat for Albuquerque Seniors

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On November 4, TLC technicians visited the homes of 7 senior residents to turn their heaters on in preparation for the winter season. TLC Plumbing & Utility volunteered to donate their time to participate in this initiative when they heard that the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Senior Affairs identified some individuals who still had not turned on the heaters … Read More