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

The History of Plumbing

Indoor plumbing is an amazing invention. Think of all the little things that you’re able to do in your house every day that in previous generations would have been almost magical. With a twist of a knob, or the touch of a finger depending on how high tech your appliances are, you can have quick … Continued

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are amazing pieces of technology that can really cut down on the amount of food waste that goes into your trash can. However, there are some things that really shouldn’t be placed in there. So, we’ve got some tips for ways to save your garbage disposal call to S.O.S. Plumbing for the unavoidable … Continued

Coachella Valley Water Misconceptions

Living here in the Coachella Valley means that there are some sharp disputes over water usage and politics, but we would rather explore plumbing issues related to S.O.S. Plumbing and Coachella Valley water, like hard water and the water’s smell. Coachella Valley Water Misconceptions Based on Look and Smell Deposits and Hard Water Hardness of … Continued

Dishwasher Installation

S.O.S. Plumbing installs dishwashers! Even while washing dishes by hand doesn’t seem to onerous, if you’ve ever had to wash a lot of dishes you’ve no doubt realized that dishwashers are one of the greatest devices ever invented. After all, they let you load them up you can just push a few buttons and walk … Continued