Water Bill Savings: 7 Tips to Save Your Hard-Earned Cash

While water bill savings may not be too high on your list of ways to save coin, it isn’t a complete wash. Start saving money now with these seven tips to save water usage: 4. Do NOT Run the Water While Brushing Your Teeth If you’re not turning off the water while brushing your teeth … Continued

Your Plumbing Checklist for Living in the Desert

Welcome–or welcome back–to paradise! While thoughts of fun-in-the-sun and catching up with old friends may occupy your mind, consult this plumbing checklist for returning to desert living. Plumbing Checklist 2. Water Heater Take a long look at your water heater. Most are built to last 12 to 15 years, but you should keep a closer … Continued

When NOT to DIY: Septic Pumping

Do you really want to handle your septic pumping? By the way, that was a rhetorical question, of course you shouldn’t want anything to do with that. This is NOT your run-of-the-mill plumbing DIY project. Maybe you’re turned off at the prospect of forking over a couple hundred dollars for a professional cleaning service. Maybe … Continued

When NOT to DIY: Installing or Replacing a Water Heater

DIY Water Heater Replacement/Installation is Dangerous As an inexperienced installer you’d likely choose the wrong-sized water heater, wrong gas line sizing, improper vents and valves, damage delicate equipment and parts. Did you know that it’s too easy to make a mistake that can cause electrocution, fire, and explosions? The risk is not worth the reward, … Continued

Hot Water Not Quick Enough? Here’s A Solution!

A soothing hot shower, first thing upon awakening, is one of life’s simple pleasures. But if you’re watching your water-and money-flow down the drain because your hot water is not quick enough, contact SOS Plumbing now. There could be several different reasons why you’re not getting hot water as quick enough as you’d like: The … Continued

Cleaning a Garbage Disposal

Here at S.O.S. we’ve talked a lot of about kitchen sinks and especially disposals. The reason is that these are part of some of the most frequent problems that we encounter. With that in mind, we thought we’d talk about the best way to get a disposal clean. At S.O.S plumbing, we know a clean … Continued

Water Conservation’s Waste Not, Want Not

Let’s take a moment to talk about something that is really important about water and that is your water usage. Perhaps it would be more apt to say your water waste. All of us waste water to some extent, although it is really important to avoid it as much as possible for water conservation. Imagine … Continued

Tips on Selecting a Water Heater

One of the most amazing inventions and luxuries that we have in the modern world is hot water piped into our homes. Which is why it is such a tragic event when your water heater breaks down… and it will eventually break down. In fact, S.O.S. Plumbing knows water heaters last between eight and ten … Continued

Plumbing Dos and Don’ts of Safety

When you’re trying to do some work around the house, there are a few plumbing dos and don’ts of safety S.O.S Plumbing would like to make you aware of. Below are a few suggestions for what you should and should not be doing when it comes to plumbing. We’ll be focusing on the safety perspective. … Continued

Where Does Wastewater Go?

Sewage Problems There are a couple ways to see if you’ve got a sewage problem. The first is if you have a drain that frequently clogs. If you can’t figure out why your drain is slow or why a toilet keeps clogging, it might be a blockage in the sewage line. Also, if your sinks … Continued