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How to Handle a Frozen Septic System

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning | December 28, 2017
How to Handle a Frozen Septic System You already know that winter temperatures can freeze plumbing pipes. But did you know that frost can freeze your septic system, too? Yikes! Depending on the depth of septic pipes and depth of frost, your septic pipes, tank, or soil treatment system can freeze. Dirty water and sludge […]
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What’s the Best Type of Water Heater?

Water Heater 101 To many people, water heaters are simply that big tank that sits in the basement. But did you know there are several water heater varieties? And that the type of water heater you choose can have a big impact on energy savings? We break down the two most common type of water […]
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How Does Fall Weather Impact Tap Water?

What Impacts Your Tap Water? Has your tap water been tasting a little funky lately? Or perhaps, you’ve noticed white specks on glasses – a telltale sign of hard water and sediment build-up. Autumn months can have a big impact on your water quality. It’s not uncommon to see heightened levels of the following due […]
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Six Easy Ways to Save Water This Fall

Six Easy Ways to Save Water This Fall

Turn Back the Clock, Turn Off the Tap Believe it or not: A few degrees in outdoor temperature can make a big difference in your water bill! Luckily, a few fall habits can help you cut back on water consumption. Here’s how to save water this fall. 1. Shorten Your Showers As the air begins […]
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Water Heater Noise: What YOU Need to Know

  Is your water heater making noise? Then you’ve come to the right place. An annoyance and a sign of possible damage, water heater noise demands your attention. Since Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are your local water heater experts, we can explain why your water heater is making noise, what that means, and what you can […]
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How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season

How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season

How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season It’s hard to ignore flooding news that has been making headlines across the country. With the Atlantic hurricane season reaching its peak in mid-September, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the water damage that storms can cause to their property. The good news? You can protect your […]
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Vacation Home Plumbing

Your first weekend getting away to the vacation home…pure heaven. However, a plumbing disaster can turn your slice of heaven into pure agony. How bad could it be? Imagine several burst pipes spewing water or someone catching a respiratory infection from bacteria in your plumbing. A plumbing emergency can cost you thousands of dollars and […]
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Sump Pump Upgrades Ready for Flood Season

Right now, think about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING of value in your basement. Sump Pump Upgrades will get you ready for flood season. Now imagine if it was all underwater. Electronics would short out, mold would grow, and you’d be miserable. This isn’t just a hypothetical scenario. If you have a sump pump it WILL fail […]
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