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Avoid Holiday Kitchen Sink Clogs

How to Treat - And Prevent - a Kitchen Sink Clog The turkey is trimmed and the pumpkin pie is baked. The last thing you need during the holidays is a kitchen sink clog! Avoid a holiday disaster with these kitchen … [Read more...]

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What’s the Best Type of Water Heater?

Water Heater 101 To many people, water heaters are simply that big tank that sits in the basement. But did you know there are several water heater varieties? And that the type of water heater you choose can have a big … [Read more...]

Leaves can block gutters and contaminate water

How Does Fall Weather Impact Tap Water?

What Impacts Your Tap Water? Has your tap water been tasting a little funky lately? Or perhaps, you’ve noticed white specks on glasses – a telltale sign of hard water and sediment build-up. Autumn months can have a … [Read more...]

A single dripping faucet can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water a year

Six Easy Ways to Save Water This Fall

Turn Back the Clock, Turn Off the TapBelieve it or not: A few degrees in outdoor temperature can make a big difference in your water bill! Luckily, a few fall habits can help you cut back on water consumption. Here's how … [Read more...]

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Bathroom Germs: 6 Safety Tips!

Want to eliminate 100% of bathroom germs? Well, we have some bad news: that’s impossible. And it’s your fault, too. Why? Because of that thing you (and everyone else) does in the bathroom. In fact there’s a book about … [Read more...]

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How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season

It’s hard to ignore flooding news that has been making headlines across the country. With the Atlantic hurricane season reaching its peak in mid-September, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the water … [Read more...]

Filtered water is an alternative to bottled water.

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 … [Read more...]

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Blocked Sewer Pipe: 4 Signs You Can’t Ignore

A blocked sewer pipe can send raw sewage flowing UP into your house — disgusting! Nearly as nasty, sewer line replacement costs between $5,000 and $10,000! For these reasons, a clogged sewer line is a plumbing disaster … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]