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Why Water Conditioners Have to Work Harder in Summer

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | April 10, 2018
It’s no surprise that daily water use spikes during the warmer months. But did you know that hot weather can lead to hard water? Regardless of what climate you live in, water hardness fluctuates throughout the year. Changing seasons and rainfall can alter groundwater and source water. Hard water minerals can become diluted from heavy […]
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Plumbing Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring Checklist Warmer weather is on the way. But before you celebrate the first day of spring, there are a few steps to take to prep your plumbing system for significant temperature changes. Follow these four suggestions to ensure that your water pipes and plumbing operate efficiently all season — and year — long! 1. Do […]
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Limescale

Have you ever wondered where limescale comes from and how you can tackle it? Limescale is that chalky white film from hard water which can show up on your kitchen faucets, household equipment and appliances, and bathroom fixtures. It is one of the biggest cleaning challenges and actually comes from the minerals in hard water. […]
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Here are 3 Tub and Shower Leak Detection Tips:

Here are 3 Tub and Shower Leak Detection Tips:

You stepped out of the shower and noticed an unusual amount of water on the floor? You might have a leak! A leaking shower or tub can cause dangerous mold and bacteria proliferation, and in a worst case scenario, structural damage.   Let’s look closer at the three most common causes of a leaking shower […]
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A Dream Bathroom…Where To Start?

Bathrooms are made to have basic functionality, but if not designed properly, you may not enjoy maximum usage of the bathroom space. In addition, if your bathroom facilities are out-of-date, it’s likely your plumbing is not performing as efficiently as it could be. The goal should be to enjoy maximum usage of the bathroom space […]
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Home Makeover Season: Making Worth Renovations

Home Makeover Season: Making Worth Renovations

The time to renovate your home has come! This is the season when most people start filling their minds with the latest and trendy renovation ideas, considering the steps towards the next renovation project that will keep them busy for the coming months. Yet remodeling is now just a way to make the homes more […]
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How to know if you really need to replace your plumbing

  Time goes by and you normally tend to make changes to your home, but most people usually don’t consider replacing plumbing and deteriorating pipes.  Have you consider it? well you should do it before any future remodeling or home renovation. Replacing old pipes in a 1,500 square foot, two-bathroom home may cost between $4,000 […]
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Important Facts to Consider during Fix a Leak Week!

  Did you know that if you use less water for cleaning you’ll save energy and protect the environment?   Water Leak Drops need Energy! Be aware!   To understand how water and energy work together, it’s important to ask this question: Have you ever picked up a gallon of water or milk from the […]
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