How to Prevent Your Kitchen Drain from Clogging

The kitchen sink is the single most common clog in any modern household. Why? Because food residue and other things are always flowing down the drain when they shouldn’t. There are all sorts of ways that homeowners accidentally mistreat their kitchen sink, causing clogs. Some kitchen sinks are also prone to clogging due to the… Read more »

Are Broken Sewer Pipes Covered By My Insurance?

Homeowners insurance helps people with many common problems around the home. That’s why our customers are often surprised to hear that there is no guarantee their insurance will pay for sewer problems. If you have a sewer line clog, backup, or line break, you need to understand what your insurance does and does not cover… Read more »

4 Possible Reasons Your Main Sewer Line Keeps Backing Up

Repeated sewer line back-ups are more than a nuisance. They can damage your home. It’s best to address main sewer line problems quickly. The causes of main sewer line backups tend to get worse over time. If you’re not sure that your problem is a main sewer line backup, we have another post that describes… Read more »

The Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions

Unfortunately, it is a fact that at some point every homeowner will deal with a clogged drain. One day you will go to turn on the sink or take a shower, and rather than going down the drain as it should, water will begin to back up. At this point, you will likely begin to… Read more »

What is the Purpose of a Sewer Cleanout?

A sewer cleanout is a capped pipe that provides an entry point to clear blockages in the sewer line. A plumber can also insert a camera tool there to inspect the sewer line. It is much easier (and cheaper) to access the sewer line through a cleanout rather than removing a toilet or accessing the sewer line… Read more »

How Do You Clean Drain Pipes

When your drain pipe clogs, the cause can be related to a number of problems. In some cases, there is a wad or seal of something that has formed in the pipes. In some cases, there is so much buildup inside the pipes that they have narrowed and anything can clog them. The good news… Read more »

What Are The Signs of a Sewer Line Backup?

While no one wants to deal with a sewer line backup in their home, it is an inevitable part of homeownership that you will likely encounter a sewer line clog at some point or another. When your sewer line does become clogged, this can cause a host of problems, as you will quickly realize how… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Tree Roots in a Sewer Line

If you have trees growing in your yard, they may be looking for water and nutrients in the wrong place: your sewer line connecting the plumbing in your house with the city’s main line in the street. These roots can enter through cracks or joints, growing and expanding to clog or break your pipes. How… Read more »

Local Best of Guides: Best Drain Cleaning Companies in Minnesota

What’s Different about S.O.S.? S.O.S. has offered Minnesota residents trusted service for 75 years. We give free estimates quickly and easily. S.O.S. is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Let us give you a second opinion to ensure your issue is both correctly repaired and the cost is competitive. Book online today and get a 10… Read more »

What Causes a Sewer Line to Clog?

You typically don’t think about your plumbing unless there’s a problem like a clogged toilet or sink drain. Individually, these issues are fairly easy to fix in just a few minutes. But, if you’re having problems with multiple drains in your home, you might have a bigger problem to address. All of the plumbing in… Read more »