What is a slab leak?

What is a Slab Leak? A slab leak is a hot or cold water line leak which is located somewhere under the concrete building slab. Here in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho slab leaks are found on the west side of Albuquerque and in Rio Rancho where poly butylene piping was used to plumb the house. There are also occasional slab …

Beat the freeze.

In 2013 Albuquerque had some of the coldest temperatures in 30 years. The low hit 9° in January. For a week every plumber in New Mexico was fixing frozen and broken pipes.  There were also wide spread gas outages due to the extreme spike in demand around this time. It is possible we will face the same extreme drop in …

Sluggish toilet?

There are many reasons why your toilet may become sluggish. In this article we will outline some of the most common causes. Blocked Jets The standard gravity type toilet which most people have in their homes relies on a number of “jets” to get the water moving after it is flushed. There is a main jet at the bottom of …

What you should know before having a water heater installed.

A water heater here in the Albuquerque – Rio Rancho area typically lasts between 8-12 years depending on usage, water condition and if you have a re-circ pump connected to it. Some of the signs that your water heater is going bad are, warm water (even though its turned up to the highest setting), your hot water runs out faster, …

Sewer gas smell inside the home?

Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and non-toxic gasses which can include ammonia, methane, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and nitrogen oxides. Sewer gas is produced and collected in sewage systems through the decomposition of organic household or industrial wastes. Sewer gas not only smells bad can be harmful if breathed. Your household drainage system is designed …

Water heater leaking? What you need to know.

Water heaters here in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area typically last between 8-12 years. When they get old one of the first signs that something is wrong is a water heater leak. The life span of your water heater depends on a few things like, how often it is used (typically a large family will have a water heater …

Water Heater Wont Stay Lit?

Water heaters go out at the most inconvenient times don’t they?  Have you tried re lighting your water heater with out success? This is a common problem with all water heaters and there are a number of different reasons why your water heater won’t stay lit. The most common cause of a water heater that won’t stay lit is a …

Plumbing Re-pipe Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Tired of paying to fix multiple leaks in your house because of bad poly butylene piping? Central Plumbing can help with a whole house re pipe! Re pipes take around 3-5 days to complete. All work is done to meet and exceed code requirements in your city. We use only quality Aquapex piping that carries a 30 year warranty. Once …

Slab Leak Repair Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

A slab leak repair is a cheaper and quicker alternative to a repipe. The first step in the slab leak repair process is to locate the leak. Once the leak is located we jack hammer down through the concrete, dig down to the leak and repair the pipe. Soil is back filled and the concrete replaced. The process can take …

Water Leak Location in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Underground leaks can be very hard to locate unless it is performed by an experienced leak locator. Our leak locators can pinpoint any water leak; slab leak or yard line leak. The process can take a few hours for an easy leak or up to a day for more complicated leaks. Once the leak is located we can usually repair …