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What’s the Best Type of Water Heater?

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | November 15, 2017
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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Clean a Toilet Plunger: Your How-To Guide

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 […]
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Blocked Sewer Pipe: 4 Signs You Can’t Ignore

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 […]
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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 health problems (particularly if you suffer from a respiratory illness like asthma). Mold hurts your property value/makes it difficult to […]
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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 […]
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