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Why Water Conditioners Have to Work Harder in Summer

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | April 10, 2018
Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. These minerals can build up inside your appliances and cause problems.
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How to Prep Your Home’s Plumbing for a Blizzard

Winter Weather Checklist for Your Home’s Plumbing As the nation braces for blizzards, bomb cyclones, and everything in between, it’s important to maintain your plumbing system to prevent a complete shutdown. Sometimes, a few preventive steps can spare you from frozen pipes and flooding during a storm. Follow this Ready.gov checklist to help prevent plumbing […]
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How to Handle a Frozen Septic System

How to Handle a Frozen Septic System

How to Handle a Frozen Septic System You already know that winter temperatures can freeze plumbing pipes. But did you know that frost can freeze your septic system, too? Yikes! Depending on the depth of septic pipes and depth of frost, your septic pipes, tank, or soil treatment system can freeze. Dirty water and sludge […]
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5 Water Heater Failure Signs You Should NEVER Ignore

Water Heater Failure When it comes to water heaters, a little maintenance goes a long way. Don’t get caught in the cold! Learn how to spot the signs of water heater failure. 1. Lack of Hot Water Is your shower water lukewarm? Does it take a long time to get hot water from the tap? […]
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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 plumbing tips. Garbage Disposals: The Quick n’ Dirty An overworked garbage disposal is one […]
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