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!

Why Should I Get a Video Inspection of My Plumbing?

Plumber using a video camera to inspect a floor drain

Homeowners often take their plumbing for granted. They expect the pipes to flow freely for the long haul, with no obstructions getting in the way and giving them unexpected headaches. However, most plumbing systems can’t function under this “out of sight, out of mind” attitude for long. If there’s a problem slowly building within your system, you could have a plumbing emergency on your hands before you know it. 

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What to Expect During Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Hiring a professional plumber may be a simple process with the right company, but many people don’t know what actually happens once said plumber shows up at their door. If you’re having urgent plumbing problems such as water backing up into the bathtub or clogged drains, you likely want to ensure that what we’re doing solves your problem once and for all.

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When Is the Best Time to Have Your Pipes Hydro Jetted?

There are a few common plumbing problems that can send homeowners into a total panic, including water coming up from shower drains, toilets backing up and overflowing, and faulty sewer pipes. You may not have known this, but there’s one way you can stop plumbing problems before they start: scheduling routine maintenance for your plumbing system!

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Can I Use a Liquid Drain Cleaner on My Home Plumbing?

If you’ve ever tried to remove clogs from a drain in your home, you know the process can be frustrating, to say the least. Sometimes, you end up wrestling with the plunger for hours, only to accomplish little to nothing in terms of actually solving the problem. And the more frustrated you get, the more tempting it is to find a shortcut. 

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Gross! Why Does My Kitchen Sink Smell?

The kitchen sink and garbage disposal in your home do a lot — so much, in fact, that when they stop doing their jobs the right way, you’re bound to notice. A foul smell coming from your kitchen sink can send you into a panic. Not to mention, it’s tough to get any cooking or cleaning done when your kitchen sink smells like death itself! Here, we’ll look into a few common reasons why kitchen sinks smell — and what you can do about it.

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Hydro Jetting vs. Snaking: Which Drain Cleaning Option Is Better?

Whether you’re in the middle of cooking dinner, trying to run a hot bath, or just using the bathroom, drain clogs can stop you in your tracks. If you can’t solve the problem yourself with a plunger, it may be time to call in professional plumbers. Most likely, your plumber will use either hydro jetting or snaking to solve your clogged drain problems. So how do they decide which technique to use, and which option is better? 

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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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