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Top 5 Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | October 12, 2018
It’s easier to save water than you think. Small changes in your water use habits can go a long way toward helping the environment.
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What’s the Best Type of Plumbing Pipe for My Home?

While copper pipes are a common plumbing material, they can be expensive when compared to PEX plumbing. Learn all about different plumbing materials for your home.
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Prevent Leaks From Turning Into Floods

Prevent Leaks From Turning Into Floods Between rainstorms, old house emergencies, and other things out of your control, it can seem impossible to prevent flooding emergencies in the home. The national average for plumbing disaster cleanup cost is $2,551. But costs can range from $400 up to $8,000 — yikes! Luckily, a little preventative maintenance […]
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Soap, Bath Bombs, & Other Surprising Drain Clog Hazards

Soap, Bath Bombs, & Other Surprising Drain Clog Hazards

Is your sink water slowly draining? Does your shower drain keep collecting debris? The products you use everyday might be causing more damage than your realize to your plumbing. Even something as innocuous as soap could be creating buildup that attracts mildew and mold (and not to mention, causes pesky clogs). Take a look at […]
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Is Your Washing Machine Wasting Water?

Does your water bill seem higher than usual? There’s an appliance in your house that might be draining your wallet: the washing machine. In fact, the average clothes washer uses 31 gallons per load. Older models can use more than 40 gallons per load! Luckily, there are a few easy ways to reduce the amount […]
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6 Ways to Save Water While Landscaping

6 Ways to Save Water While Landscaping

According to the EPA, an average family’s water use increases from 320 gallons per day to nearly 1,000 gallons during summertime. The biggest reason for this spike in water use during warmer months relates to wasting water on landscaping. So, if you’re looking for easy ways to save water this summer, making small adjustments to […]
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How to Save Swimming Pool Water

If you have a swimming pool, you know that properly maintaining it requires a lot of water and energy that can become a large expense. But if you know some simple tricks, you can improve the efficiency of your pool and cut down on costs. Here are a few things you can try that will […]
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10 Signs of a Broken Sewer Line

A broken sewer line is the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with. But, as with any plumbing issue, it happens! And although it may feel stressful in the moment, nothing is unfixable. At Ben Franklin, we’ve seen it all, and a sewer line repair is part of our job. The first step in […]
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