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]

What’s Safe to Put Down Your Drain?

Drain Cleaning in Philadelphia We’ve already talked a bit about some things you shouldn’t put down the drain in our post about garbage disposal maintenance. Today, we’d like to go into more detail and show you a list of things that should never go down your drain. So for your plumbing’s sake, put the following…[Read More]

Garbage Disposal Tips and Tricks

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips and Tricks Your garbage disposal is a real work horse; it’s always there in your sink to grind up anything you choose to throw down there. But have you considered that there are some things you shouldn’t put down the garbage disposal? At Drainworks Plumbing and Heating, we’ve seen it all…[Read More]

Maintaining Your Water Heater

Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home; without it, you’d be taking cold showers every day. Unfortunately, when your water heater breaks down it can be expensive to replace. Did you know there are a few things you can do as a homeowner to help prolong the life of…[Read More]

Check for Gas Lines before You Dig!

Are you planning on doing some digging this month? There are lots of reasons people need to dig in their yards, whether you’re digging in your garden, digging to install a new walkway, or installing an Olympic-size swimming pool. Whatever your reason for digging, there are some things you should know before you start; namely,…[Read More]

Installing Your Window AC Units Correctly

Air Conditioner Installation We’re getting into the dog days of summer here in the Philadelphia area, so if you haven’t already put in your window air conditioning units, you’re definitely thinking about it now. Even though our focus is on plumbing and drain cleaning in Philadelphia, Drainworks still wants to make sure your air conditioning…[Read More]