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    • 3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up

      Reno is starting to heat up and summer is on its way! However, it won't be long until the real heat hits. Is your air conditioner ready? If it's an older unit and hasn't been maintenance for a while ...

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    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

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    • 3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up

      Reno is starting to heat up and summer is on its way! However, it won't be long until the real heat hits. Is your air conditioner ready? If it's an older unit and hasn't been maintenance for a while ...

      Read More
    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

      Read More
    • 3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up

      Reno is starting to heat up and summer is on its way! However, it won't be long until the real heat hits. Is your air conditioner ready? If it's an older unit and hasn't been maintenance for a while ...

      Read More
    • Your Toilet is Overflowing - What Now?

      Toilet overflow is a not uncommon plumbing issue. When this happens, preventing raw sewage from spilling over onto your bathroom floor is a first priority. Solving the problem that is causing the ...

      Read More
    • Five Plumbing Problems You Want to Avoid This Spring

      By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning. Check the ...

      Read More
    • Control Water Around the Home to Combat Mosquitoes

      Whether you’re worried about serious mosquito-borne diseases or you just want to avoid itchy, swollen bumps from their bites, controlling mosquitoes around your home is mostly a matter of controlling ...

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    • Control Water Around the Home to Combat Mosquitoes

      Whether you’re worried about serious mosquito-borne diseases or you just want to avoid itchy, swollen bumps from their bites, controlling mosquitoes around your home is mostly a matter of controlling ...

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    • Simple Care for Your Dishwasher

      There are few things more satisfying than saving time and money ‒ and your dishwasher is one appliance that makes this possible. Not only do you get your dishes clean in a fraction of the time, ...

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    • Simple Care for Your Dishwasher

      There are few things more satisfying than saving time and money ‒ and your dishwasher is one appliance that makes this possible. Not only do you get your dishes clean in a fraction of the time, ...

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    • Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Tackle Yourself

      Homeownership can be very rewarding. It can also come with a variety of time and financial burdens. Not only do home owners have their mortgage, insurance, taxes and utility bills – they must also ...

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    • Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Tackle Yourself

      Homeownership can be very rewarding. It can also come with a variety of time and financial burdens. Not only do home owners have their mortgage, insurance, taxes and utility bills – they must also ...

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    • Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

      Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of ...

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    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

      Read More
    • Stay Dry… by Keeping Your Sump Pump Clean

      Multiple regions have experienced record rainfall this summer, and those storms likely left more than a few flooded basements in their wake. Unfortunately, this disaster occasionally strikes ...

      Read More
    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

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    • Pain in the Drain: How the Holidays Can Affect Your Plumbing

      Homes suffer a significant amount of stress during the holiday season. With friends and family visiting, and an increase in cooking, your drains and sewer lines could struggle to keep up with the ...

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    • Keep Your Home in Top Shape by Following an Annual Maintenance Schedule

      While owning a home can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and expensive if maintenance is neglected. Performing regularly scheduled home maintenance can greatly reduce the chance of ...

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    • HVAC Care for Pet Owners

      Most pet owners don’t think about the overall air quality in their home when acquiring an animal. Built-up pet dander and hair can cause a variety of problems from mild itching to brutal respiratory ...

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    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

      Read More
    • HVAC Care for Pet Owners

      Most pet owners don’t think about the overall air quality in their home when acquiring an animal. Built-up pet dander and hair can cause a variety of problems from mild itching to brutal respiratory ...

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    • HVAC Care for Pet Owners

      Most pet owners don’t think about the overall air quality in their home when acquiring an animal. Built-up pet dander and hair can cause a variety of problems from mild itching to brutal respiratory ...

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    • Five Plumbing Problems You Want to Avoid This Spring

      By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning. Check the ...

      Read More
    • Why Does My Kitchen Sink Smell?

      You walk into your house to discover a lingering, unpleasant scent. You take out the garbage, check the refrigerator for expired food, spray some deodorant...but the smell is still there. You search ...

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    • Is it Time to Tune-Up or Replace Your Water Heater?

      Based on the manufacturer’s service life, your water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This timeline can vary based on how the unit is maintained and environmental conditions in your ...

      Read More
    • Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

      Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of ...

      Read More
    • Keep Your Home in Top Shape by Following an Annual Maintenance Schedule

      While owning a home can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and expensive if maintenance is neglected. Performing regularly scheduled home maintenance can greatly reduce the chance of ...

      Read More
    • Is it Time to Tune-Up or Replace Your Water Heater?

      Based on the manufacturer’s service life, your water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This timeline can vary based on how the unit is maintained and environmental conditions in your ...

      Read More
    • Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

      Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of ...

      Read More
    • Keep Your Home in Top Shape by Following an Annual Maintenance Schedule

      While owning a home can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and expensive if maintenance is neglected. Performing regularly scheduled home maintenance can greatly reduce the chance of ...

      Read More
    • Is it Time to Tune-Up or Replace Your Water Heater?

      Based on the manufacturer’s service life, your water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This timeline can vary based on how the unit is maintained and environmental conditions in your ...

      Read More
    • Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

      Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of ...

      Read More
    • Keep Your Home in Top Shape by Following an Annual Maintenance Schedule

      While owning a home can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and expensive if maintenance is neglected. Performing regularly scheduled home maintenance can greatly reduce the chance of ...

      Read More
    • Is it Time to Tune-Up or Replace Your Water Heater?

      Based on the manufacturer’s service life, your water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This timeline can vary based on how the unit is maintained and environmental conditions in your ...

      Read More
    • Keep Your Home in Top Shape by Following an Annual Maintenance Schedule

      While owning a home can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and expensive if maintenance is neglected. Performing regularly scheduled home maintenance can greatly reduce the chance of ...

      Read More
    • Wait! Don’t Flush That! 8 Item that Should Never be Flushed

      Whether you run on septic or sewer system, some items should never go down the toilet. Common do-not-flush items are posted in public restrooms across the country. Most of us know that we shouldn’t ...

      Read More
    • Five Plumbing Problems You Want to Avoid This Spring

      By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning. Check the ...

      Read More
    • Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Plumbing Problems this Spring

      With so much to do in the spring to get ready for warm weather, it’s easy to neglect the plumbing that we rely on to work every day—usually until there’s a big problem! There are things you can do in ...

      Read More
    • 3 Ways to Protect Animals from the Perils of Human Plumbing

      While many people consider toilet and pipe-dwelling creatures to be urban myth, the truth is animals have been known to find their way into homes through the plumbing. Frogs, rats, snakes have been ...

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    • Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

      Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of ...

      Read More
    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

      Read More
    • 5 Tips to Help Cut Down on High Water Bills

      Whether you want to save the earth or simply save money there are several ways to conserve water – and reduce your water bill. These methods include age-old standbys such as taking shorter showers, ...

      Read More
    • 5 Tips to Help Cut Down on High Water Bills... and Save Water

      Whether you want to save the earth or simply save money there are several ways to conserve water – and reduce your water bill. These methods include age-old standbys such as taking shorter showers, ...

      Read More
    • Solving Water Safety Challenges with Whole House Filtration

      Water is treated at the municipal level before it is sent to your home. This processing is reflected in your utility bill – including costs for chemical treatments and generic testing. However, ...

      Read More
    • Five Plumbing Problems You Want to Avoid This Spring

      By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning. Check the ...

      Read More
    • What to Do if Tree Roots Clog Your Sewer Pipe

      Originally Posted at Family Handyman If you live on a wooded lot and have problems with tree roots invading your sewer system and clogging it up, don't assume you have to cut the trees down! The tree ...

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    • Are Stinky Sewer Smells Wafting Out of Your Drains?

      The miracle of indoor plumbing allows us to effortlessly wash and flush waste away from our homes — but that pipeline isn’t always a one-way street. When various problems arise, noxious sewer odors ...

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    • Why Does My Kitchen Sink Smell?

      You walk into your house to discover a lingering, unpleasant scent. You take out the garbage, check the refrigerator for expired food, spray some deodorant...but the smell is still there. You search ...

      Read More
    • Control Water Around the Home to Combat Mosquitoes

      Whether you’re worried about serious mosquito-borne diseases or you just want to avoid itchy, swollen bumps from their bites, controlling mosquitoes around your home is mostly a matter of controlling ...

      Read More
    • Five Plumbing Problems You Want to Avoid This Spring

      By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning. Check the ...

      Read More
    • Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Plumbing Problems this Spring

      With so much to do in the spring to get ready for warm weather, it’s easy to neglect the plumbing that we rely on to work every day—usually until there’s a big problem! There are things you can do in ...

      Read More
    • Control Water Around the Home to Combat Mosquitoes

      Whether you’re worried about serious mosquito-borne diseases or you just want to avoid itchy, swollen bumps from their bites, controlling mosquitoes around your home is mostly a matter of controlling ...

      Read More
    • Summer Solutions to Common Home & Business Plumbing Problems

      Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is dedicated to helping residents and businesses of the Greater Reno areas maintain high standards of plumbing, sewer and water convenience. With summer here and hitting ...

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    • Five Plumbing Problems You Want to Avoid This Spring

      By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning. Check the ...

      Read More
    • Stay Dry… by Keeping Your Sump Pump Clean

      Multiple regions have experienced record rainfall this summer, and those storms likely left more than a few flooded basements in their wake. Unfortunately, this disaster occasionally strikes ...

      Read More
    • Wait! Don’t Flush That! 8 Item that Should Never be Flushed

      Whether you run on septic or sewer system, some items should never go down the toilet. Common do-not-flush items are posted in public restrooms across the country. Most of us know that we shouldn’t ...

      Read More
    • Your Toilet is Overflowing - What Now?

      Toilet overflow is a not uncommon plumbing issue. When this happens, preventing raw sewage from spilling over onto your bathroom floor is a first priority. Solving the problem that is causing the ...

      Read More
    • 5 Tips to Help Cut Down on High Water Bills

      Whether you want to save the earth or simply save money there are several ways to conserve water – and reduce your water bill. These methods include age-old standbys such as taking shorter showers, ...

      Read More
    • 5 Tips to Help Cut Down on High Water Bills... and Save Water

      Whether you want to save the earth or simply save money there are several ways to conserve water – and reduce your water bill. These methods include age-old standbys such as taking shorter showers, ...

      Read More
    • Solving Water Safety Challenges with Whole House Filtration

      Water is treated at the municipal level before it is sent to your home. This processing is reflected in your utility bill – including costs for chemical treatments and generic testing. However, ...

      Read More
    • 4 Signs You May Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home

      Despite extensive water treatment processes, harmful contaminants could make it into your home water supply. This could be dangerous considering materials like lead, arsenic and cyanide have been ...

      Read More
    • Is Your Water Heater Telling You it’s Time for a Replacement?

      For most of us, on-demand access to hot water isn’t optional -- we count on our water heaters to get us through every shower and sinkful of dishes. But even top-of-the-line water heaters aren’t built ...

      Read More
    • Energy Saving Tips for Spring and Summer

      Spring and summer months can bring increased costs to homes, especially those homes in areas that experience a significant increase in heat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways homeowners can ...

      Read More
    • Extending the Life of Your Water Heater

      The majority of water heaters are designed to last between 10-15 years. However, nearly three quarters of water heaters have failed by the 13th year, according to the California Energy Commission. ...

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    • Is it Time to Tune-Up or Replace Your Water Heater?

      Based on the manufacturer’s service life, your water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This timeline can vary based on how the unit is maintained and environmental conditions in your ...

      Read More
    • Save Energy by Wrapping Your Water Heater

      Water heater design has come a long way in the last two decades. One of the most significant advances has been built-in insulation, which helps conserve energy while sparing homeowners the hassle of ...

      Read More
    • Is Your Water Heater Telling You it’s Time for a Replacement?

      For most of us, on-demand access to hot water isn’t optional -- we count on our water heaters to get us through every shower and sinkful of dishes. But even top-of-the-line water heaters aren’t built ...

      Read More
    • 4 Signs You May Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home

      Despite extensive water treatment processes, harmful contaminants could make it into your home water supply. This could be dangerous considering materials like lead, arsenic and cyanide have been ...

      Read More
    • 4 Signs You May Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home

      Despite extensive water treatment processes, harmful contaminants could make it into your home water supply. This could be dangerous considering materials like lead, arsenic and cyanide have been ...

      Read More
    • 4 Signs You May Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home

      Despite extensive water treatment processes, harmful contaminants could make it into your home water supply. This could be dangerous considering materials like lead, arsenic and cyanide have been ...

      Read More
    • Solving Water Safety Challenges with Whole House Filtration

      Water is treated at the municipal level before it is sent to your home. This processing is reflected in your utility bill – including costs for chemical treatments and generic testing. However, ...

      Read More