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"
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…Continue reading "Vacation Home Plumbing"
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…Continue reading "6 Benefits of Whole House Water Conditioning"
Wondering how to clean your toilet plunger? Good question. Your toilet plunger does a dirty job — wanting to clean it is only natural. You keep the rest of your bathroom clean and healthy, so why does your toilet plunger get a pass for being a bonanza for e.coli, salmonella, and other bathroom germs? Cleaning…Continue reading "Clean Your Toilet Plunger: a How to Guide"
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,…Continue reading "Sewer Line Camera Inspection: 4 Benefits"
You’re sitting in your living room reading a book, or playing solitaire on your tablet, all of a sudden you notice a stain on a ceiling — that’s new…and frightening. You know that the simple discolored spot means massive colonies of mold are growing too. All that destruction from a home water leak. . Big…Continue reading "7 Common Home Water Leaks"
Right now, think about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING of value in your basement. Now imagine if it was all underwater. Electronics would short out, mold would grow, and you’d be miserable. This isn’t just a hypothetical scenario. If you have a sump pump it WILL fail at some point during your lifetime. With winter coming to…Continue reading "Sump Pump Solutions"
You slide into the soothing water of your luxury tub, and your troubles melt away. The whirlpool jets massage the tension from your back; you feel like you’re in heaven. But you’re not in a luxury spa – you’re in your own bathroom. Sounds like a dream, right? Now imagine that the contractor messed up…Continue reading "Bathroom Renovation: Why to Hire Us"