Why call a professional for drain cleaning here in Albuquerque?

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely experienced a clogged sink, toilet, or shower drain before. It’s just a part of living in a home. Drain clogs can have multiple causes, but there’s only one solution for unclogging them that’s guaranteed to work every single time: calling in a professional plumber. Only a plumber has the professional-grade tools needed to clear any clog safely, and without the use of hazardous drain cleaning chemicals. Here in Albuquerque, we’re the team to trust. When you need Albuquerque plumbers, call us.

Call our Albuquerque plumbers for professional drain cleaning services here in the metro area.

If you’ve got a tough clog, call in the plumbers here at Wagner.

Clogs aren’t always what they seem

You may think a clog is easier to remove than it actually is. The truth is that many clogs form deep inside of pipes, around u-bends in plumbing, and out-of-reach of most store-bought drain cleaning snakes and tools.

Or, even if the tool you’re using can reach the clog, it might not be particularly easy to clear out. After all, the formation of a clog at all suggests that there’s been a buildup of material inside the pipe for a decent amount of time. Store-bought snake tools might not give a homeowner the physical leverage to remove the clog, putting you back at square one.

Avoid using drain cleaners

Drain cleaners are popular because they offer an easy solution to an otherwise tough problem of clearing a stubborn clog. You just pour the cleaner down the drain and you’re done… right? Yes and no. First of all, drain cleaners don’t always work. You’re just pouring a caustic mix down your pipes and hoping it makes contact with all the clog-causing material. In many cases, homeowners have to keep using drain cleaner—the cleaner is removing some of the clog, temporarily allowing water to drain, albeit slowly, but the clog reforms at a point in the near future.

That’s the other bad thing about store-bought drain cleaners. This caustic mixture is not great for anything it comes in contact with—and, naturally, that includes the pipes in your kitchen and bathroom, as well as any surfaces it touches.

Finally, it’s worth noting that drain cleaners are also a dangerous thing to have around your home. Many homeowners accidentally injure themselves when using drain cleaners: a common scenario is that they pour some drain cleaner into a toilet with water in it, and then follow that up by using a plunger. The resulting splashback gets on skin, which can cause burns and extreme irritation.

How our plumbers clear clogs

Contrast this to what our plumbers can do: our plumbers have a wide variety of snake tools for reaching into any depth of drain to clear a clog. Some of our specialized snake tools even are equipped with:

  • Cameras: This allows us to see what is forming the clog. This is particularly useful in cases where a homeowner has lost something valuable—such as a wedding ring—down in the drain and needs us to recover it.
  • Motors: The motorized ends of these snake tools allow us to cut through the most stubborn clogs, effectively and quickly clearing the drain without any lasting damage or effect to the pipe itself.

When in doubt, you’ll want to call in your Albuquerque plumbers here at Wagner for drain cleaning service. Beyond just the tools of the trade we bring to each and every job, you’re also getting our plumber’s expertise. They know a trick or two about clearing clogs—it’s what they do.

How do I test the air quality in my home?

Many people think that air quality is only a major concern when they’re outdoors. After all, there’s air quality warnings, traffic smog, and more. However, numerous studies have demonstrated that indoor air quality in most homes can be just as bad, if not worse. Compounding the issue is that fact that most people spend the majority of their time breathing indoor air. In other words, you need to test the air quality in your home.

Have Wagner test the air quality in your home. Air ducts can hold pollen, pet dander, dust, and other contaminants.

Have Wagner test the air quality in your home. Air ducts can hold pollen, pet dander, dust, and other contaminants.

Here in Albuquerque, Wagner makes that easy. We offer indoor air quality testing throughout ABQ. Our test can reveal what’s in your home’s air and what you can do to clean or clear your air. Contact us to schedule your IAQ test today.

3 steps for keeping the air in your home safe to breathe

Step #1: Contact Wagner for an indoor air quality test

There’s a common saying: knowledge is power. A professional indoor air quality test can make a world of difference when it comes to knowing what’s in your home’s air. At that point, you can do something about it. Our IAQ test is a thorough, professional-grade examination of your indoor air. Most often, the test comes back with elevated levels of dust, pet dander, and pollen—any of these are common allergy triggers. But, in some cases, the test could come back with evidence of radon or mold spores, either of which would indicate a much more serious issue that needs to be addressed.

The point is that you don’t know until you test the air quality in your home. That’s why we recommend starting here.

Step #2: Act on the information

Now that you have a better understanding of what is in your home’s air, you can work with Wagner to mitigate the problems. In many cases, additional air filters may be needed to purify and clean air. In others, the source of the foul air—such as a mold infestation—may need to be addressed as part of the remedy. After completing your IAQ test, our technicians will meet with you and go over what you need to know and recommended remedies for each issue.

Step #3: Remain vigilant

Many respiratory ailments and allergies are caused and exacerbated by poor air quality. If you or a loved one develop worsening allergies or experience frequent bouts of sickness, it may be time for you to evaluate the air in your home and take measures to improve its quality. Besides the use of certain plants, you may benefit from using an air purifier to help remove harmful toxins out of your home’s air.

Keep in mind that air quality is an ongoing issue that requires your attention.

Have the team at Wagner test the air quality in your home

Contact us to schedule your indoor air quality test from our certified IAQ experts.