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How to Save Swimming Pool Water

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | June 15, 2018
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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How to Remove and Prevent Basement Mold

Hot, humid weather can only mean one thing for your basement: mold. It hides behind walls, grows on exterior surfaces, and everywhere in between. The good news? There are a few preventative measures you can take to remove basement mold — or prevent it from growing in the first place. Basement Mold Basics Basement mold, […]
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Why Water Conditioners Have to Work Harder in Summer

It’s no surprise that daily water use spikes during the warmer months. But did you know that hot weather can lead to increased chlorine levels in your water? Regardless of what climate you live in, water chlorination fluctuates throughout the year. Changing seasons and rainfall can alter groundwater and source water. Minerals that are commonly […]
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Don’t Let April Showers Put a Damper on Plumbing Performance

Don’t Let April Showers Put a Damper on Plumbing Performance

April showers bring May flowers. But they also bring basement flooding, leaks, mold, and other plumbing hazards that can put a real damper on your water pipe performance. Luckily, a little preventative maintenance can go a long way during the rainy spring season! Follow these steps to help prevent water damage. BEFORE A RAINSTORM Invest […]
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Top 3 Most Common Household Clogs

Nothing can disrupt your day like a clogged pipe. At Benjamin Franklin, we’ve seen it all, from simple shower drain clogs to complete sewer line backups (yikes). We’ve rounded up some of the most common household clogs — and what you can do to prevent them.  1. Toilet Clogs We’ve all been here. An excess of […]
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Plumbing Spring Maintenance Checklist

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:

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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