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3 Ways to Fix a Smelly Kitchen Drain

Kitchens are known for delicious smells, so when sour odors attack your senses, it can be beyond off-putting. For some homeowners, it’s the sink drain, not the trash that’s the source. It’s usually related to rotting food, and there are luckily many drain cleaning methods to try. Our team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is committed to … Continued

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3 Reasons Why Water Heaters Fail

A water heater is easily one of the most important appliances in your home. You rely on it for those comforting morning showers and to keep your clothes clean. However, when you turn on the shower and discover a stream of cold water, it can be a shocking surprise. What is responsible for this unwelcome turn of events? Here … Continued

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Keep Your Basement Dry & Save $150 on a Sump-Pump

With spring on the way, the snow is soon to melt and be absorbed into the thawing ground. Don’t let it come up in your basement and flood your home. Many Minnesotan homeowners skip an annual emergency call for plumbing services by installing a sump pump. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Minneapolis has over 44 years of experience with installs … Continued

3 Common Sewer Line Problems

Your property relies on the sewer system to carry wastewater away from your home and into a wastewater management location or septic system. Just like any other pipe, sewer lines will get clogged or become damaged from time to time. Here are a few signs of damage and what you can do about it. What Are a … Continued

Finding hidden leaks: a how-to guide

Finding Hidden Leaks: A How-To Guide

Hidden leaks… even the words fill us with contempt. The bane of homeowners everywhere, hidden leaks silently drive up water bills, damage homes, wear away at plumbing, and more. The only good way to stop a hidden leak from doing serious damage is to detect it as soon as it pops up. That’s why we’ve … Continued

5 Ways to Prevent Mold in Your Small Bathroom

Nobody likes mold. It’s gross, it’s smelly, and it makes any space it invades far less inviting. Worst of all, it can be a real pain to remove – especially when it’s in your bathroom. Luckily, you won’t have to clean up mold if you can prevent it from growing in the first place. That’s … Continued

The spring cleaning plumbing checklist

Plumbing Spring Cleaning Checklist

As Minnesotans, we know how risky it is to use the ‘Sp’-word… even this late in March. But even if it takes until mid-April, spring has to come eventually, and that means we have to prepare for it. So why wait? Even if it doesn’t feel much like spring now, there’s no better time than … Continued

6 things you should never, ever do to your plumbing

Things You Should NEVER Do to Your Plumbing

Sometimes, plumbing problems are complicated. Repairing a broken sewer pipe, for instance, is a production involving camera systems, water jets, and specially-engineered molten resin. Interesting as it may be to read about the intricacies of sewer pipe repair, it’s probably not super helpful. That’s why this time, we’re keeping it simple. Here are six things … Continued

Children's Miracle Network Charity Livestream 2018

BFP MN Partner Children’s Miracle Network Live Stream

Each and every day, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals admit and care for over sixteen thousand different children in emergency rooms. These are incredibly brave and resilient children in need of surgery, or battling debilitating diseases like Cancer, Type-1 Diabetes, and others. Tune in on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm ET to hear from some … Continued

Lesser Known Benefits of Soft Water

6 Lesser Known Benefits of Installing a Home Water Softener

Soft water is water that contains fewer metallic ions like calcium and magnesium. Water with high levels of calcium and magnesium, on the other hand, is hard water. Using hard water in your home can lead to a lot of problems, both big and small. Likewise, there are several benefits to soft water. It’s easy … Continued