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  • Why it might be time to upgrade your toilet

    In a world that values technology and advancements to improve the quality of life, most people probably don’t think of toilets as a huge leap forward for humankind. Chances are you would think differently if you had to leave the comfort of your home and run to an outhouse every time you needed to go. […]
  • Scary situations: 5 quick tips before you let a contractor in your home

    When a pipe bursts or another home emergency hits, the last thing you want to worry about is if the person showing up to your door is not only a real plumber but also fully qualified and trained to do the task. Organizations like AARP and shows like Dateline do their best to bust scammers, but when […]
  • Top 6 things you should never put down the drain

    Contrary to what some people seem to believe, when you flush something down your toilet or pour it into a sink, it doesn’t disappear. Toilets and drains are not mystical portals. They are more like roadways trying to transport traffic from one point to another. Just like a mishap on the road can cause traffic […]
  • Here’s why Gaydos went tankless with his water heater

    If having indoor plumbing was a defining characteristic of civilized society just a few decades ago, today’s equivalent might be to have an endless supply of hot water. Homes with big jetted bathtubs or hot tubs soon discover the limitations of traditional tank-style hot water heaters. The capacity typically is 40 or 50 gallons, which […]
  • Ticking time bombs: Telltale signs your water heater is about to explode

    No matter where you live in the U.S., there is a good chance your neighborhood is full of potential ticking time bombs. There might even be one in your home. No one has been invaded or infiltrated. The potential explosive devices were installed with the blessings of the homeowners. Last year, we wrote an article about […]
  • Emergency! What to do when bathrooms flood

    There is one holiday surprise no one ever wants: a flooded bathroom. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, it is something that can ruin your Christmas spirit, especially if it happens when you have holiday visitors. Indoor water damage is costly as well as inconvenient. According to, the average reported cost to repair an incident of water […]
  • Avoid this holiday plumbing disaster in your home

    Even in the most remote areas of the United States, we take toilets and improved sanitation systems for granted. That isn’t the case across the globe, where 2.4 billion people — about a third of the world population — doesn’t have access to toilets, according to To bring awareness to this problem, the United Nations […]
  • 5 of the scariest things found in drains

    Plumbing drains have all of the components necessary for a frightening storyline. They are dark, damp, confined and in most cases, they are designed to get rid of stuff that is dirty and nasty. It stands to reason if most of what goes into our drains is disgusting and bad, then anything that comes out of them […]
  • Top ten road trip bathrooms in America

    The next time you're on the road and want to stop at a lovely loo, just consult this list of trusty toilet stops you just can’t pass up.
  • Affordable small home makeover ideas

    This article is Sponsored by Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Everyone likes home makeover television shows. There is nothing like seeing the surprise in those moments when someone is led into a newly renovated home or space. Many of us would love to see that look on our mom’s faces for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, doing a full-scale […]

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