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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.

Blocked Sewer Pipe: 4 Signs You Can’t Ignore

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | July 27, 2017
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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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

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

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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How to Identify the Types of Pipes in Your Home

How to Identify the Types of Pipes in Your Home

Need a plumber? Before you make that phone call spend a few minutes determining what type of pipes you have in your home. Knowing the type of pipes you have will help the plumber determine how much and how long it may take to fix the issue and help you to get a more accurate […]
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How to Fix a Dripping Faucet

  The drip of a leaky faucet is not only annoying, but will also waste water and unnecessarily raise your water bills. Fortunately, you can fix them yourself by following some fairly simple steps. All you need to do is get the right tools, learn the right techniques, and you can fix the problems. Types […]
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Thaw Out Frozen Water Pipes

Taking care of a frozen pipe can be a real hassle. Not only do you not have running water, you’ll likewise run the risk of that pipe bursting. Now that wintertime is in full swing, there will constantly be the danger that your water pipes will ice up even if you take precautions. If this […]
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