Drain cleaning is an art, and at Express Drains, we believe we have perfected it. Our goal is clear: always put the customer first, resolve their plumbing issue as quickly and efficiently as possible, and repeat. This mantra has earned Express Drains the honor of Philly’s 2012 Best Drain Cleaner, and the company’s owner Ryan Larrimore, June 2016 Spartan Tool Pro of the Month. Stay up to date on Express Drains by checking in with us regularly on this page!

Keeping It Clean: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Grease Traps

As you probably know, the grease trap is a crucial part of your restaurant or commercial kitchen. These filters keep your kitchen clean and safe, helping you maintain a sanitary environment for customers and staff alike. Like all machines, they require preventative maintenance to function at their highest level. Here are some important grease trap maintenance tips for your grease trap filters:

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Water Is Coming Up Through My Bathtub Drain. What’s Going On?

Just as being sucked down the bathtub drain is a little kid’s worst nightmare, a gurgling and back-flowing shower drain is a homeowner’s bad dream. Dirty water, or sewage water, coming through your bathtub drain is a sign of a clogged drain in your Philadelphia home, and a sewer drain pipe clog could be dangerous if left untreated. Let’s look at what causes water to come back up your bathtub drain and how you can fix this problem.

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How Often Should You Have Your Sewer Lines Cleaned?

As a homeowner, you have many responsibilities for maintaining your house and addressing issues as they arise, but that doesn’t mean you have to be an expert in every facet of home maintenance to do it well. Sewer lines are just one of the many components that you rely on at home, but they are hidden, so it can be difficult to anticipate potential problems ahead of time. 

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Is Hydro-Jetting Safe for Pipes?

One of the most common household plumbing problems encountered by homeowners is clogged drains. It is standard practice for property owners to call their plumbers to fix the clogged drain and pipes whenever they encounter this problem. However, a quicker and more cost-effective way to clear home plumbing clogs and keep pipes clear is hydro-jetting.

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5 Foods You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Have you been treating your garbage disposal like a waste basket? If you have, you could be putting yourself at risk of calling for professional drain cleaning services in the near future. Though garbage disposals can be a convenient and safe option to get rid of soft foods, there are certain items you should refrain from putting down your disposal. Be sure to always keep these five foods away from your garbage disposal.

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How Can You Reduce the Likelihood of a Sewage Backup in Your Home?

If you’ve never had to deal with a clogged sewer line in your home before, you should consider yourself lucky. Sewage backups can lead to flooding and cause serious water damage that is often costly and time-consuming to repair. Nearly every part of your home, from the floors to the ceiling to the wiring, can be significantly affected by exposure to water.  

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Warning Signs of a Sewage Backup

The sewage line is the unsung hero of many houses and commercial buildings in the Philadelphia area. It keeps our spaces sanitary and makes sure the unspeakable is “out of sight, out of mind.” No matter what purpose your building serves, your sewer lines will likely see use every day, and this can add up over time. While they’re easy to forget about sometimes, sewer lines can become clogged and back up if misused.

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