Top 7 Shower Faucet Leak Questions

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A leaking shower faucet might sound like a simple, easy fix. What many homeowners don’t know it that repairing or replacing a leaking shower faucet is often more complicated than just swapping out the fixture.

Top 5 Faucet Repair Questions


Faucet drips and leaks are common plumbing problems for homeowners. TLC plumber Shannon answers the top five questions about faucet problems and repairs.

Top 4 Summer Tips for Homeowners

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We’re about halfway through the summer! What should you be thinking about when it comes to your home? We asked some of our top technicians for their tips to help you get through the summer with your home comfort equipment.

Rich’s Plumbing & Drains Tips

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It has been said that knowledge is power. That’s especially true when it comes to the plumbing in your home. With a little knowledge, you can avoid having to call a plumber. We asked one of our plumbers, Rich Wolfel, to share some of his best plumbing tips so that you don’t have to call a plumber.

How to Avoid These Costly Plumbing Problems

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Calling the plumber isn’t something most of us enjoy doing. When you have a plumbing problem, it is usually unexpected. You need help fast, and sometimes that can be expensive. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to avoid the most costly plumbing disasters.

Mistakes You Make Before You Call a Plumber

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Some of us are handy people. Many of us are not, but those of you who are good with tools might find it satisfying to fix your own plumbing. Though it’s not wrong to do this, there are a few things to keep in mind before deciding to DIY your plumbing problem. Don’t try to fix it yourself at night … Read More

How to Prevent Plumbing Problems from High Water Pressure

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It is every homeowner’s nightmare. You come home from vacation or a long day at work to find a flood in your house! A pipe has broken or a waterline in your home as blown, letting water run freely at normal pressure. You might think it was due to an old or faulty plumbing fixture like a faucet or a … Read More

How to Avoid These Top 3 Winter Plumbing Disasters

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It’s starting to get cold around here! The temperature has already dipped below freezing several times in Albuquerque (how about that snowstorm?) and even more in Santa Fe. Though this is good news for skiers, snowboarders, and wood sellers, it can be bad news for your home’s plumbing.

How do I know if I need leak detection services?

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A water leak in your home can be expensive and frustrating. Leaks can cause water damage and unusually high water bills. Don’t worry, TLC’s licensed plumbers are experts at locating and repairing water leaks. But how do you know you need a leak locator? Common Signs you may have a water leak Unusually high water bills The most common reason … Read More

How can Preventive Maintenance Save You Money?

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How Can TLC’s Preventive Maintenance Agreement Save You Money? It is easy to take our home’s plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems for granted until something breaks. Even though they take the backstage, your comfort, functionality and even safety relies on them. Plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling emergencies can be costly, inconvenient and, on occasion, dangerous. How can you avoid … Read More

Why is my toilet always clogged?

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A clogged toilet happens to everyone on occasion, but if it happens to you all the time, you may need to set the plunger aside and look for the root problem. There are many things that can cause your toilet to clog frequently. Here are 8 common reasons your toilet is always backed up: 8 Common Reasons your Toilet Keeps … Read More

What is a Hot Water Recirculating Pump?


Have you ever wondered why your hot water faucet gives you cold water when you first turn it on? Depending on the size of your home, you may wait a few seconds or even minutes for hot water. This is not only inconvenient, but wastes a lot of water. The distance hot water needs to travel is the reason cold … Read More

How to know if your toilet is leaking

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Finding out if your toilet is leaking can be tricky. Leaks will often go unnoticed until you get hit with an unusually high water bill. A toilet leak causes water to trickle endlessly down the toilet bowl. This not only wastes water, but over time will significantly increase your water bill. The good news is that checking for a leak … Read More

How to Prevent a Frozen Outdoor Faucet

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Winterizing your outdoor faucet, also known as a hose bib or water spigot, is a simple project. If it’s not done correctly, the consequences could be serious. A frozen outdoor faucet can cause serious water damage to your home and property. Luckily it is easy to prevent a frozen faucet if you follow these tips. Why Do I Need to … Read More

The Difference Between Plumbing and Drain Problems

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Many people may not know that there’s a difference between plumbing and drain problems and we often equate them to the same thing. So what is the difference between plumbing and drain issues? There is an easy way to remember the difference between Drain and Plumbing problems. Plumbing = Fresh Water In Plumbing problems involve fresh water coming into your … Read More

Why you should shut off your water when you leave town for vacation


Why Should You Shut of Your Water When on Vacation? With the start of summer and the end of school, many of you are thinking about summer vacation. Before you leave for some relaxation, you should turn off the water to your home to avoid common plumbing disasters. Here’s the Deal: Unless you turn off the water coming into your … Read More

Preventing Washing Machine Hoses From Bursting

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When you think of home flooding problems, you might think they’re caused by broken pipes. What many homeowners do not realize is that your washing machine hoses are the most common culprits. Burst hoses can cause flooding and major water damage in your home. Washing machine hoses are one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes. … Read More

10 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter in New Mexico

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For the most part, the temperatures have been fairly mild as we gear up for colder temperatures in New Mexico. With mild temperatures dominating our days, we may not be prepared if the temperature starts to drop. However, Santa Fe residents know that once the temperature drops you’ve got to be prepared to prevent frozen pipes. Unlike Albuquerque where residents may … Read More

Plumbing Tips For Pet Lovers


It’s no secret that owning a pet can improve your life. Owning a dog lowers the chance of heart disease, as dog owners tend to walk more. Taking your dog on a walk or going to the dog park is a great way to meet people and connect with your community.

How do I know if I need a new water heater?


Imagine coming home after a long, exhausting day of work to find a large puddle of water covering your floor. It’s not a great experience, but it happens all the time.

Why is my water bill so high?

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If you’ve recently received a water bill that is much higher than normal you’re probably wondering if you have a problem? You’re probably right, having a higher water bill than normal is a warning sign of possible leaks around your home. Most people don’t even realize they have a problem until 1 or 2 things happen:

How to Choose A New Toilet


Choosing which toilet to purchase can be a daunting task. This Guide to choosing a toilet by our Plumbing experts will get you set for your next purchase.

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.

How to adjust water heater temperature

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Did you know your water heater can cause burns if the temperature is too hot? How do you know if your water heater is too hot? The easiest way to test your water temperature is to run hot water from your faucet for 3 minutes and fill a glass of water. Insert a thermometer into the water and check the … Read More

Solution to Water Pressure Issues

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Albuquerque & Rio Rancho residents, especially those in Cabezon have experienced major pressure spikes. What does that mean for you as a homeowner?

Why You Want to See Inside Your Drain Lines and Duct Work


With the development of technology, plumbers are now able to perform inspections of drain lines and duct work to diagnose problems quickly. But, you shouldn’t wait until a clog comes along to inspect the inside of these important areas of your home. Here’s why:

Avoid Septic Tank Failure


  Your septic system was created to give you many years of service, but like many things, it can get overwhelmed and break.

Flushable Wipes Causing Sewer Problems

Next time you decide to flush that wipe down the toilet, you may want to reconsider. Happening more often than not, sewers are becoming clogged after the pre-moistened towelettes being packaged as “flushable” are being tossed down the commode.

Why We Love What We Do

At TLC Plumbing, we love what we do! It’s that simple. From our workplace to our community to our customers, we are always reaping the rewards of doing the right things for the right reasons.

What to do when your sink is clogged


We live in the era of information, where anyone is but a type stroke away from finding answers to problems. Some problems (especially plumbing problems), however, require the advice of a professional. This week, TLC Plumbing helps you approach the unpleasant problem of a clogged kitchen or bathroom sink.

Water Heaters – Tankless Vs. Tank


With all the talk about going “Green” these days, the debate over tankless vs. tank type water heaters is becoming more a factor in making a decision when replacing that old rusty klunker in the garage.