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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

More Garbage Disposal Don’ts

Garbage Disposal Clogs The other major category is clogs. Grease is a notorious problem child for garbage disposals and drains in general. It goes down as a liquid but as it cools it hardens and forms a blockage. If you’ve made this error, throw some chunks of lemon down your disposal as a natural degreaser. … Continued

10 Fun Facts About Plumbing

We’ve spent time talking about some serious topics like the history of plumbing and helpful topics like how to snake a drain. Now we thought it would be interesting to spend a little time talking about something a little more fun. Here are ten fun facts about plumbing: About S.O.S. Plumbing S.O.S. Plumbing is an … Continued

Snake Charming

At S.O.S. Plumbing, we appreciate your business and will do everything to help you out. With that in mind, we also want you to be comfortable handling some of the easier problems and save yourself the time and money of calling out a professional plumber. We thought we’d tackle one of the more intimidating looking … Continued

A Short History of Plumbing Pipes and Materials

A couple months ago here at S.O.S. Plumbing, we took you on a journey of plumbing history and tipped a little into some piping materials. We thought we’d take a deeper dive into the history of plumbing pipes and their materials. Plumbing Pipe Materials – Ancients to the Greatest Generation We discussed the Romans previously, … Continued

Plumbing Mistakes (or What Not to Do)

Everyone makes mistakes. However, when you make err with plumbing it can end up costing you a lot in the end. To help you avoid some of these common plumbing mistakes, S.O.S Plumbing compiled a list of some of the more common snafus. Mistake Number Three Whatever you do, don’t make major changes to plumbing … Continued

A Plumbing History Continued

Last time here at S.O.S. Plumbing, we were discussing the history of plumbing and the role it played in the world as it rose to new heights during the Roman Empire but collapsed as that empire fell. One of the major features of plumbing and the source of the name we use today was the … Continued