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Plumbing Upgrades for Your Luxury Bathroom Renovation

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | February 13, 2018
With the right type of plumber, you can prevent a luxury bathroom renovation from turning into a DIY disaster.
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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

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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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 impact on energy savings? We break down the two most common type of water […]
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How Does Fall Weather Impact Tap 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 big impact on your water quality. It’s not uncommon to see heightened levels of the following due […]
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Six Easy Ways to Save Water This Fall

Turn Back the Clock, Turn Off the Tap Believe 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 to save water this fall. 1. Shorten Your Showers As the air begins […]
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Spot the Signs: How to Check For Hard Water

It’s Easier to Check for Hard Water Than You Think   Water is a main ingredient in your daily life. From the water you drink, to the water you shower in, to the water that washes your clothes and dishes. You rely on that water to be good for you — and your home. That’s […]
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