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Blog posts packed with plumbing tips to live healthier, save money and protect your hard-working plumbing from emergencies.  Read our featured blog post here.

Look for the Signs You Have Hard Water

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | September 7, 2017
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. However, depending on where you live, that water may contain minerals like […]
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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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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 […]
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How Home Water Softener Systems Work

How Home Water Softener Systems Work

For many home owners, water softeners are much like cars: you fill them up with fuel (in the case of a water softener, salt pellets), and they perform the functions they are supposed to. You don’t worry too much about the intricacies of the appliance, but you may not realize just how hard water can […]
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When to Check or Clean Your Sewer Line for Breaks

We are all aware that sewer lines are expected to be less than clean. With their main function being the transport of waste, they are usually left off the spring-cleaning list. However, neglecting your sewer pipes can lead to much larger issues that comes with a much larger price tag. The cost of replacing a […]
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When to Use Plumbing Tape

When to Use Plumbing Tape

Plumbing tape is very important when you want to carry out any plumbing repairs. If you have never carried out plumbing jobs before, you probably don’t know when it is appropriate to use it. This is a non-adhesive kind of tape that works wonders when you use it to thread two pipes together. It helps […]
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Quick Pipe Leaking Fix

If you have a leaky pipe, you should call Ben Franklin Plumbing PA before a small leak becomes a pool of water in your home. However, while you’re waiting for your emergency plumber to arrive, there are some things you can do to temporarily repair the leak. Keep pipe clamps with you There are many tools […]
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Know What Brand of Faucet is Best for Your Kitchen

There are many brands of kitchen faucets that can jazz up your kitchen decor. So, if you want to remodel your home, you can do so without breaking the bank or compromising on quality. Let’s discuss a detailed range of reviews, with the most popular faucet brands being analyzed. Delta Kitchen Faucets The Delta Faucet […]
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