Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

To our friends in the Albuquerque area we at E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical want to wish you and yours a great holiday season.  Those of us in the Montoya family and all of those that comprise the E M Plumbing family will be enjoying this time of year while being at the ready if you need us.

We hope that as you gather with loved ones a plumbing emergency will not rear its nasty head.  If you are traveling, please stay safe on the ever-changing winter roadways of the Great Southwest.  Plumbing problems don’t take a holiday, so we will be ready to take your call and come right out if necessary.

If you have a few minutes, please visit our new website at  Here you will discover our many areas of expertise such as HVAC, water heaters, general plumbing, etc.  Once again, from our family at E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical to yours have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Don’t Touch that Red Tag!

What is a “red tag repair”?  In the world of construction and maintenance it means that the equipment in question is unsafe.  It is also known as a product warning tag. It may be placed on a gas appliance by a licensed technician to indicate that it is no longer safe to operate and either needs to be repaired or replaced.

A red tag means do not touch unless you are trained in these type of repairs.  Warning tags are issued on any appliance or perhaps a piping system that uses natural gas.  This should get your attention…if carbon monoxide is leaking from a cracked heat exchanger, there is a chance of it mixing with the air.

Red tags are no joking matter.  This is NOT a sale at K-Mart!  It is important to have a trained technician repair the problem so that the tag may be removed.  Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing is Albuquerque’s red tag specialist.  Make sure that you call him in just such an emergency.  His phone number is (505) 980-9334.

RIVER OF LIGHTS - Botanic Gardens Albuquerque

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"Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2018…The Year you Fulfill the Dream.

As we approach year’s end what are some of your goals for 2018?  Weight loss, save money, a job promotion?  How about a new castle?  What a great goal that would be!  You may have imagined it for years and now is the time to execute the plan.  There is little in life more satisfying that having a new home built for your family.

So where does the dream start to come to fruition?  As it is with most dreams it starts with surrounding yourself with professionals.  These are people who are “smarter than you” when it comes to new home construction.  After you have decided on a location and a general contractor one of the next steps is the plumbing.

That part is easier than you may think.  Trust your castle’s plumbing to Albuquerque area new home construction plumbing contractor E M Plumbing.  This excellent full-service plumbing company serves the ABQ area in a variety of ways.  Call Eric Montoya today and get the ball rolling at (505) 980-9334.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Albuquerque Thanksgiving Guide 2017

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"If you find yourself traveling to, stuck in, or living in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Thanksgiving, there are fortunately a number of great activities and dining options available during the holiday." 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

To Tank or Not to Tank…that is the Question.

That is not exactly how the line from William Shakespeare goes, of course.  In this case it refers to the decision you must make when your water heater fails.  A tankless water heater virtually eliminates energy wasted when hot water cools down in long pipe runs or while it's sitting in the storage tank.

So, why doesn’t every home owner choose tankless over the traditional tank water heater?  Well, the answer (as it usually is) is MONEY!  Yes, the tankless water heater takes up less space, and regulates water temperature better, but it simply costs more to upgrade to tankless.  Is that worth the initial extra expenditure?

I know this…if you want to consult someone who is an expert in our area the answer is the owner of E M Plumbing.  His name is Eric Montoya.  Eric is Albuquerque’s water heater installation and repair professional.  You cannot go wrong whatever decision that you make when you call E M Plumbing for your water heater installation at (505) 980-9334.


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"The New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans."

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Ole’ Man is Coming.

Ole’ Man winter that’s who is coming to a Central New Mexico town near you.  Like it or not, temperatures will be dropping significantly and staying that way.  Inside your home and out preparations need to be made.  Dress warmly, have your vehicle ready for the changing conditions, and above all make sure your home’s heating system is ready.

Most Albuquerque homes rely on a central heating system.  It should be obvious that central heating may be decidedly more economical compared to direct heat sources like space heaters and wood or pellet stoves.  Many types of central heating systems can be fueled by either electricity or natural gas which gives you an option.

What is best for your ABQ home?  Why not call a professional and get a free assessment of what is the best heating system for your castle?  The right person and company for the job may well be Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing.  You will discover in a few minutes that Eric is Albuquerque’s home heating expert.  Call him today at (505) 980-9334.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Albuquerque NM Haunted Houses for Halloween 2017

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"Albuquerque haunted houses are some of the most fun southwest.  Enjoy a great scary night out with your spouse, date, or friends.  Expect to be terrified at these haunted attractions." 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Red Tag Special.

This is not some deal at an ABQ discount store.  It has to do with red tags on appliances.  What does it mean when a gas appliance is “red-tagged”?  When the gas service to a home has been turned off by the local utility at a departing homeowner’s request or because of an unpaid bill, reactivating is not as easy as getting the electricity back on.

The first step that you need to take is to make an appointment for the right person to open the house so that a professional technician may go in to inspect for gas leaks and do a safety check of all the gas appliances before permanently unlocking the shut-off valve at the meter.  If there are any defects then a red and white tag is attached with a “do not use” sign.

All of this requires the proper professional to inspect your appliances and give them a clean bill of health.  In Albuquerque the answer to your next question is Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing.  Eric is a central New Mexico red tag inspection pro.  You will find him to be the right guy for the job of appliance inspection.  Call him at (505) 980-9334.

Best Things To Do in Albuquerque

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"Many visitors recommend spending a few hours wandering around Old Town, likening it to a less crowded (and more affordable) Santa Fe."

Friday, September 15, 2017

Your Bathroom Needs a Facelift.

Is it starting to look a little gnarly in there?  Whether you have one main bathroom or three of them, this time of year is a good time to address the issue of remodeling as you move back indoors for the winter ahead.  Give your bathroom a fresh, new look with a little planning and inspirational bathroom remodel ideas.

There are as many remodeling ideas as there are bathrooms.  Is it a master bath, a guest bath, or perhaps a powder room?  Always remember this, you are not only making your castle more enjoyable, but you are adding value to it as well!  It does not matter what your budget is, you can get a myriad of great ideas from us.

Who is us?  Well, it’s EM Plumbing and Eric Montoya.  He will turn your vision into reality - from upgrades to makeovers.  Eric is your Albuquerque bathroom remodeling professional.  You can put his team’s expertise to work by beginning with a simple phone call to discuss your dreams for your newly remodeled bathroom(s).  That’s (505) 980-9334.

Monday, September 11, 2017


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“Ranked by as one of the top 10 state fairs in the, the New Mexico State Fair includes a PRCA rodeo and performances by nationally-known country recording stars, plus Indian and Spanish villages, all in the heart of Albuquerque. Visitors can explore art, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, exhibits and shopping at one of the largest state fairs in the country.” - ABQ 365 Events

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Switching from Cooling to Heating.

One of the great things about living in Albuquerque is the change of seasons.  Let Minneapolis have its winters.  Let Las Vegas Nevada have its summers.  We have a wonderful moderation of seasons here in ABQ.  One of the things that is necessary this time of year is to make sure that your home is ready for the seasonal change.

Once you have experienced one heating and one cooling season in your home, your system will remember what you like for each season. The next time a new season rolls around and you change between heating and cooling, you should be ready to moderate your home as you like.  After many years however, your furnace may not be ready for winter.

Certainly, you could wait and find out the hard way a few months from now or you could be proactive.  Why not reach out to Eric Montoya of EM Plumbing Inc?  Your future comfort may depend on Albuquerque’s seasonal change professional.  If you are uncertain about your heating capacity call in Eric to have a look at (505) 980-9334.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to School for Albuquerque - New 2017-2018 Calendar!

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It's Back to School for Albuquerque - check out the 2017-2018 Calendar Year! 

Now is the Time to Remodel Your Bathroom.

Summer is coming to an end and what better time to turn your attention to remodeling areas of your home as you will be spending more time indoors.  Let’s start with the bathroom.  Do you know what remodeling a bathroom in your home entails?  Let’s look at just some of the checklist points before you call the right contractor.

1.  What is your budget? 
2.  How much time will the project take?
3.  Are there hidden issues or problems?
4.  What is the right design style for maximum functionality?
5.  Do you have the precise measurements for the job?

All of this leads to the obvious question…Who is the right person for the job?  In ABQ for many years that answer has been Eric Montoya.  Eric of E M Plumbing Inc. has been one of Albuquerque’s premier bathroom remodelers for a long time.  Invite Eric into your home for an estimate by calling (505) 980-9334 today.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Upcoming Events and Things to do in Albuquerque - August 2017

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"The summer calendar starts to wind down as families prepare for the back to school switch in mid-August. August has many special events, to include August fairs and festivals."

Turn on the Gas.

Well, before you do that you have to install the gas lines in your new Albuquerque home.  That is a project for a professional.  However, we want you to understand the process.  It is best to be informed as to how these new gas lines are being installed so that you have a better grasp of how your new home’s gas system is working.

Here are some of the steps toward installing a new gas line –

1.  Getting the right pipes and fittings for each unique job
2.  Extending the existing gas line by fitting the valves and pipe lengths
3.  Using the correct flexible pipe when connecting an appliance
4.  Spreading the proper mixture of water and dish liquid over each seam

These are some of the things that Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing will be doing.  Eric is a professional gas line installer of new homes in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.  Construction companies and home owners would do well getting to know Eric for all of their plumbing needs.  Give him a call at (505) 980-9334.