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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Pipes lead in and out of your home, so proper preventative steps should be performed in both areas. Here are a few tasks to perform that can help protect your pipes during cold weather: All outdoor hoses should be disconnected; stagnant water lying around in a hose can potentially freeze… Read More

How to Plunge a Toilet — Like a Pro

Do you know how to plunge a toilet? Imagine you’re facing down a clogged toilet: dirty water close to the rim, a mass of paper and #2 nastiness blocking the drain. One more flush will overflow the toilet, flooding your bathroom. So, do you know how to plunge a toilet… Read More

6 Benefits of Whole House Water Conditioning

Think about all of the different ways you use water in a single day. A cool glass from the tap. A steamy shower, washing your clothes, running your dishwasher. As essential as water is to your daily life, you may not actually know much about your water. And we don’t… Read More

5 Signs of Basement Mold

Basement mold is a homeowner nightmare! But what is there to truly hate about these unsightly colonies of fungus? Here’s a refresher course: Mold destroys the stuff you store in your basement. Mold can cause health problems (particularly if you suffer from a respiratory illness like asthma). Mold hurts your… Read More

Water Heater Noise: What YOU Need to Know

Is your water heater making noise? Then you’ve come to the right place. An annoyance and a sign of possible damage, water heater noise demands your attention. Since Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are your local water heater experts, we can explain why your water heater is making noise, what that… Read More

Vacation Home Plumbing

Your first weekend getting away to the vacation home…pure heaven. However, a plumbing disaster can turn your slice of heaven into pure agony. How bad could it be? Imagine several burst pipes spewing water or someone catching a respiratory infection from bacteria in your plumbing. A plumbing emergency can cost… Read More

Reverse Osmosis Water Filter: Six Unbeatable Benefits

You need to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. You don’t want a soda or a Gatorade—you want a cool, refreshing sip of water. Do you grab a bottle of water? Or would you rather the simplicity of pouring a healthy, good-tasting glass of water at the sink?… Read More

Bottled Water vs Filtered Water: Price Comparison

So, two questions: Do you drink bottled water and, do you mind if we blow your mind real quick? So you know bottled water is a tad more expensive than tap water. Depending on the quantity you buy, bottled water costs between 1000X and 4000X more! Yet you justify that… Read More

Blocked Sewer Line, A Home Owner Horror Story

Some of the scariest stories are the ones in which people are innocently going about their day only to have a scary monster creep up behind them. What if this monster lived in your house and you’ve been feeding him for years without even realizing it? The monster isn’t the… Read More

Clean Hard Water Stains with Household Items

Have hard water? Then, you probably see hard water stains like this every day. When the hard water evaporates, the water goes away but those “hard” minerals stick around. That’s why your shower and sink are the most common habitats for hard water stains. Softening or descaling your hard water… Read More
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