Home plumbing pipes. "How Does My Water Move Through My House?"

How Does Water Move Through Your House?

Last week, we discovered how water gets to your house. This week, we’re going to focus on what happens when it gets there. The plumbing system in your home seems complex, but it’s actually surprisingly simple. After all, home plumbing should be convenient and unobtrusive. Here’s how your plumbing manages to pull off the complex task of bringing […]

water utility cover. "Where Does Our Water Come From?"

How Does Our Water Get to Us?

It’s wild to think about, but most people couldn’t tell you where their water comes from. You just turn on the tap everyday and out it pours. Or so it seems. In fact, the water you use everyday came quite a ways to get to you. Ben Franklin Plumbing wants to tell the story of […]

Sink drain. "Preventing clogs before they happen part 2"

How To Prevent Clogs Before They Happen, Part 2

Last month, we started listing our best ways to keep drains from clogging. As we started brainstorming, however, we realized there were too many ideas for just one blog, so that’s why we’re here to bring you part two! Preventing clogs in your home saves money and time while preventing stress, so we want to […]

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Plumbing, By The Numbers

It’s easy to take plumbing for granted. Don’t feel guilty–we do it too! To celebrate World Plumbing Day, we decided to take a look at our profession by the numbers. People commonly underestimate the impact plumbing has on us day-to-day until they see it represented in pure stats. Calculating the statistics behind our profession is […]

water backing up from blocked sink drain. "Preventing clogs before they happen"

How to Prevent Clogs Before they Happen

Nobody likes plunging. Clogs are a pain. They’re inconvenient, frustrating, and bad for your plumbing system. Preventing clogs before they happen will help ensure that you can use your plumbing appliances when you need them. It’ll also help keep your plumbing system working efficiently for as long as possible. Best of all, you don’t have to […]

What Are Your Pipes Made Of?

Your plumbing system is arguably the most important and indispensable mechanism in your home. Your plumbing system’s pipes are what make that system possible. Connecting each water fixture in your home directly with your sewer or septic system, pipes are responsible for transferring all the water you use in and out of your house. Simply […]

Bronze statue of a plumber. "History's most famous plumbers!"

The Most Famous Plumbers in History

Does “famous plumber” sound like an oxymoron to you? Don’t worry, we’re not offended; the fact of the matter is, plumbing isn’t a job you get into if you wanna be super-famous. Nevertheless, there have been a surprisingly number of famous (and infamous!) plumbers throughout history. They weren’t famous for just their plumbing, either. When these […]

man holding wrench, preparing to work on water softener. "Extend the life of your water softener"

Extending the Life of Your Water Softener

It’s safe to assume that you want your water softener to last as long as possible. Water softeners can be expensive, and you don’t want to go without one for very long. The good news: a water softener that is properly sized, installed, and maintained can last over 20 years. The better news: you can […]

flooded house "The Most $$$ Plumbing Disasters"

3 Priciest Home Plumbing Disasters and How To Prevent Them

Emergency plumbing problems are no fun. They’re even less fun when they end up being ridiculously expensive. Money that you could have used on a family vacation, a new car, or that nice pair of slippers you’ve had your eye on is all going toward repairing a problem you could have avoided in the first […]

Plumber in flannel shirt checking items off a list near p-pipe. "The annual plumbing checklist"

Annual Plumbing Maintenance: A Checklist

If you’re anything like us, your new year’s resolution was to take even better care of your home plumbing than you did last year. There’s always room to improve, even if you’re a plumber like us, right? Right! That’s why we put together this extensive checklist of things you should take a look at each […]

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