Does Your Home Need a New Heating Unit?

The groundhog saw his shadow, so you know what that means: winter is going to stick around for a few more weeks. With temperatures staying frosty for a bit longer, it’s more important than ever that you keep your heating unit up and running, not just for comfort, but for the safety of yourself and…[Read More]

Oil Heat vs. Natural Gas: Which is Right for Your Home?

According to Scientific American, about 8% of homes in the U.S. are equipped with oil heaters. The majority of those home are located right here in the Northeast, mostly due to the fact that homes in the area (yes, that includes Philadelphia) tend to be older and were built during a time when heating oil…[Read More]

Top Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn On

We’ve been doing a lot of plumbing-related posts lately but at Drainworks Plumbing and Heating we want you to know that we can also help you solve problems with your heating system. With this brutally cold Philadelphia winter, you’ll want to have your heat up and running, not just for your comfort, but for you…[Read More]

How Frozen Pipes Can Damage Your Home

We recently told you all about how to winterize your house when it’s unoccupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Of course, you may be wondering what can actually happen if your pipes do freeze. At Drainworks Plumbing and Heating, we deal with damage from frozen pipes all the time, so here are some of the…[Read More]

Winterizing Your Plumbing

Now that the holiday season is here, we know that many of you will be traveling to see family and friends all across the country (or maybe you’re just looking for a warmer climate). Either way, the fact remains that it gets very cold here in the Philadelphia area, so what should you do if…[Read More]

How to Deal with Drain Clogs During the Holidays

The holidays are coming up soon and you know what that means: friends and family will be coming over to have dinner at your house. It also means you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, and of course, the turkey. In preparation for the holidays,…[Read More]

Do You Need New Pipes in Your Home?

There are many advantages to owning a home but if you bought a house built before the 1990s, there may be a ticking time bomb hiding right inside your own walls. That time bomb is your pipes, and if they go bad, it can mean thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home. So…[Read More]

How to Get Rid of Brown or Rusty Water

Have you ever turned on your tap only to be turned off by gross looking brown water? Water is supposed to be crystal clear and when it’s coming out of your fixtures with an ugly brown color, it can be very concerning for a homeowner (and it certainly makes you think twice about drinking it).…[Read More]

Falling Leaves and Your Outdoor Drains

Now that the weather’s getting colder, the trees are starting to change colors and drop their leaves. While that red, orange, and yellow foliage is truly breathtaking, once those leaves hit the ground, it’s another story. Autumn leaves seem to gather everywhere, from sidewalks and gutters to your outdoor drains. That’s right; no matter what…[Read More]

Tree Roots and Your Plumbing

Tree Roots in Your Pipes You probably already know that grease, hair, and paper can clog up your drains. Left unchecked, these obstructions can leave you calling for an emergency drain cleaning but did you know that tree roots can also wreak havoc on your plumbing? Today, we’ll be telling you a little bit about…[Read More]