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Central Plumbing Heating and Cooling Albuquerque & Rio Rancho
Central Plumbing is a locally owned, plumbing, heating and cooling service business serving Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Placitas, Corrales and Bernalillo. We strive to provide the best professional plumbing service we can with an honest assessment of your plumbing issues with options for replacement or repair. We make sure that all our technicians are licensed and up to date on all the latest plumbing, heating and cooling code requirements.
Our technicians are trained in all aspects of residential plumbing. We do it all, from a small faucet leak to a water heater install. We specialize in poly butylene repipes, water leak; slab leak location and repair. All work is permitted and inspected when required.
New Water Heater Efficiency Standards
On April 16th 2016 new National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) water heater energy efficiency guidelines go into effect. This means that all water heaters manufactured after this date will have to meet new minimum energy efficiency guidelines. Under the new NAECA regulations most water heaters will be larger, requiring more space for installation. The diameter of a new unit that has the same gallon capacity as an existing unit may be two or more inches wider and two or more inches taller. This may present problems when installing new water heaters in confined spaces. Central plumbing is here to help Albuquerque and Rio Rancho customers adapt to the new regulations.
Water Leak Detection
Slab leak detection or underground leak detection is a specialized area of the plumbing and gas fitting trade.
When a homeowner discovers he has a hidden underground water leak or gas leak, the first step in the repair process is to locate it. There are a number of different tools and techniques used in slab leak location. Rio Rancho slab leaks tend to be caused by poly butylene piping failure. Many thousands of houses in Rio Rancho are piped in poly butylene. The older “Amrep” subdivisions, 20 years older or more are the areas we find slab leaks and yard line leaks the most. As poly butylene piping ages here it becomes brittle and starts to crack. This weakens the wall of the pipe and causes it to split and break.
Albuquerque slab leaks are a mixture of poly butylene leaks, copper slab leaks and galvanized iron pipe slab leaks. The west side of Albuquerque has certain subdivisions that were plumbed in poly butylene. On the Far East side of Albuquerque there are many houses piped in copper. More...