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…Continue reading "Avoid Holiday Kitchen Sink Clogs"
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…Continue reading "What’s the Best Type of Water Heater?"
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…Continue reading "How Does Fall Weather Impact Tap Water?"
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…Continue reading "Six Easy Ways to Save Water This Fall"
Spot the Signs: Water Heater Failure Think about how good it feels to take a steamy, warm shower: it’s peaceful, relaxing, and probably the best part of the morning. Now imagine that when you step into your shower, the water is as cold as an ice storm. Not so peaceful or relaxing now, huh? In…Continue reading "Top 4 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Might Die"
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 damage that storms can cause to their property. The good news? You can protect your property from some of the most common weather…Continue reading "How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season"
Admit it. As a good parent and spouse, you get accustomed to taking cold showers. You don’t plan it that way, but by the time you take your morning shower, there isn’t much of hot water left. Your spouse getting ready for work, your kids getting ready for school—they use it all. By the time…Continue reading "Five Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters"
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…Continue reading "Blocked Sewer Pipe: 4 Signs You Can’t Ignore"
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…Continue reading "5 Signs of Basement Mold"
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…Continue reading "Water Heater Noise: What YOU Need to Know"