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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Blog

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.

Water Heater Noise: What YOU Need to Know

Synapse Marketing Solutions | August 30, 2017
  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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Sewer Line Camera Inspection: 4 Benefits

Sewer line blockages are some of the messiest, most costly plumbing disasters possible. Issues of this magnitude call for a unique high-tech solution. That’s why Benjamin Franklin plumbers use a sewer line camera to detect sewer line blockages. Learn more about how a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing sewer line camera inspection helps you, as a homeowner, […]
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Reverse Osmosis Water Filter: Six Unbeatable Benefits

You need to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. You don’t want a soda or a Gatorade—you want a cool, refreshing sip of water. Do you grab a bottle of water? Or would you rather the simplicity of pouring a healthy, good-tasting glass of water from the sink? The pinnacle of home water […]
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Q & A: Is Black Friday really the busiest day for plumbers?

Q & A: Is Black Friday really the busiest day for plumbers?

  I heard that Black Friday — A.K.A the busiest shopping day of the year — is also the busiest day of the year for plumbers. Is that true and what’s the deal with that? Does it have to do with people overeating on Thanksgiving? It’s true that Black Friday is the busiest day of […]
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Q&A: Is it true hard water hurts my skin and hair?

I’ve heard beauty bloggers say that hard water makes your skin look irritated and patchy while making your hair dry and brittle. Is that true and why? True — 100%. However most people don’t notice the effects of hard water because they’ve been living with it for their entire lives. Even if you don’t notice […]
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Q&A: Can you wash your pets in the tub?

Q&A: Can you wash your pets in the tub?

  I heard that washing your dogs in the bathtub is a bad idea because their fur is thicker than hair and will clog your drains. Is that true and how do plumbers wash their pets if they don’t use a bathtub? This is both true and false. Fur is, for sure, thicker than hair […]
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How to Plunge a Toilet — Like a Pro

Do you know how to plunge a toilet? Imagine you’re facing down a clogged toilet: dirty water close to the rim, a mass of paper and #2 nastiness blocking the drain. One more flush will overflow the toilet, flooding your bathroom.   So, do you know how to plunge a toilet when the stakes are […]
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Plumbing Emergency Tips

  In a plumbing emergency, taking little steps, can make your plumber’s job easier and prevent massive damage to your home.  Knowing what to do can prevent thousands of dollars in additional water damage. We can think of two reasons you read about the steps to take in a plumbing emergency:  You’re experiencing a plumbing […]
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