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What to Do If You Have Rusty Water in Your Home

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | May 14, 2018
Does your water look cloudy orange or reddish in color? Is your tap water leaving a reddish-brown residue in sinks? Chances are, your water heater tank or house pipes are rusty. While it does not look appealing, the EPA reports that rust in water does not does not cause any immediate health concerns. However, any […]
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Fix and Prevent Frozen Pipes

Taking care of a frozen pipe can be a real hassle. Not only do you not have running water, you’ll likewise run the risk of that pipe bursting. Now that wintertime is in full swing, there will constantly be the danger that your water pipes will ice up even if you take precautions. If this […]
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How to Prep Your Home’s Plumbing for Winter Weather

How to Prep Your Home’s Plumbing for Winter Weather

As the nation braces for winter blizzards, bomb cyclones, and everything in between, it’s important to maintain your plumbing system to prevent a complete shutdown.
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How to Handle a Frozen Septic System

Did you know cold weather can freeze your septic system, too? Yikes! Here's how professional plumbers treat frozen septic systems to prevent dirty water and sludge from backflowing into your home.
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5 Water Heater Failure Signs You Should NEVER Ignore

When it comes to water heaters, a little maintenance goes a long way. Don't get caught in the cold! Learn how to spot the signs of water heater failure.
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