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Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water: What to Know

Haloacetic acids are a chemical that forms in public drinking water as a byproduct of water chlorination. Since high levels of Haloacetic acids have been linked to cancer, many homeowners are on the lookout for this disinfection byproduct. If you want to to eliminate this risk from your home water supply considering investing in whole house water conditioning. Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water: the…

Clean a Toilet Plunger: Your How-To Guide

Wondering how to clean a toilet plunger? You’re in the right place. Since the average toilet plunger is the filthiest thing in almost any bathroom, knowing how to sanitize it is a good idea. You can clean your toilet plunger using a variety of germ-killing materials, such as bleach and vinegar. However, the essential strategy involves thoroughly soaking your plunger in the disinfectant of…

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 like no other. Stay ahead of this one: learn how to identify the 4 most common signs of a blocked sewer pipe. Blocked Sewer Pipe Basics As…

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 property value/makes it difficult to sell your home. Basement mold, like mold in all…

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 mean fun facts like it takes 100 gallons of water to grow a single…

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 means, and what you can do about it. A popping or a rumbling noise is…

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 you thousands of dollars and keep you from enjoying your vacation home during the…

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 from the sink? The pinnacle of home water filtration – a reverse osmosis filter – means you…

How to Plunge a Toilet — Like a Boss

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. As nasty as it gets… So, do you know how to plunge a toilet when the stakes are high? You’ve got the trusty…

Sewer Line Camera Inspection: 4 Benefits

Sewer line blockages are some of the messiest, most costly plumbing disasters possible. Issues of this magnitude call for a unique high-tech solution. That’s why Benjamin Franklin plumbers use a sewer line camera to detect sewer line blockages. Learn more about how a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing sewer line camera inspection helps you, as a homeowner, make the best choices about your plumbing system—and keep…

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