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What do you think of when the great state of Texas is mentioned? Longhorn cattle? Cowboys? Oil? Heat? Regardless of where the imagination takes you there are a few realities about living in Texas which require consideration.
Native tribes lived and sweated in Texas for centuries. These people had to cope with boiling temperatures, rattlesnakes, and disease-carrying mosquitoes. They couldn’t just go back into their homes and blast the air conditioning or take a long, cool shower.
Luckily for current Fort Worth and Mansfield, Texas residents technology has evolved considerably since the hard times in the West.
A plumbing service is a vital part of a working household. If the plumbing stops working, it isn’t long before other parts of your routine are interrupted.
Plumbing is one of those aspects of life that we rarely think about until the water stops coming out of the tap or the toilet stops flushing.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth and Mansfield, TX knows exactly how important optimally-functioning plumbing is to every Mansfield, TX home.
An Optimized Plumbing Service Protects Your Family
We depend on the clean water running from our taps and the pipes which expel waste-water for treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control 780 million people don’t have access to clean water while a whopping 2.5 billion individuals (35% of the world’s population) don’t have access to proper sanitation.
Clean water is dependent on to wash food, people, clothes, and homes throughout Mansfield, TX, and the United States. Considering plumbing is vital to human health it is imperative to look after your plumbing system with care.
Depending on when your plumbing was installed and the materials used to construct it, it may need repairs, routine maintenance, or a complete renovation. A plumbing network won’t last indefinitely.
- Bathroom Plumbing
- Conventional Water Heaters
- Drain Cleaning
- Expansion Tanks
- Faucet Repair & Replacement
- Slab Leaks
- Gas Leaks
- Sump Pumps
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Well Repair
- Yard Line and Water Leaks
- Free Camera Inspection
Nothing can make a bathroom feel as dirty as a non-flushing toilet. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing snakes and unclogs hundreds of toilets every week. Children often drop toys or other objects that end up getting flushed and causing clogs or overflows.
Weak water pressure is another common complaint from our customers. Little to non-existent water pressure may be an indicator there’s a leak somewhere within the plumbing network. Fancy shower heads and fix-it-quick gadgets promise to provide powerful showers, but these purchases can’t fix a busted pipe.
Conventional Water Heaters
Unfortunately, conventional water heaters only work for about 10 to 12 years. A conventional water heater will only last that long if the owner is familiar with basic care and maintenance tasks. Regular plumbing service will routinely check the performance of the water heater extending the unit’s life closer to the 12-year mark.
Water heater installation may appear straight-forward but one wrong connection and the appliance may be troublesome providing inconsistent service and using excess energy to operate.
Human hair is the most found obstruction in the bathroom sink and tub drains. Always use a mesh filter over your drain to avoid this inconvenient issue. Drain cleaning often requires in-depth snaking deep into the underground pipes to fully fix the clog.
Any and all of the plumbing service technicians will review the drains throughout the home or office to fully understand the status of the building’s plumbing.
An expansion tank is a tool used for the thermal expansion of water as it gets warm. Expansion tanks stop excessive water pressure which might damage pipes, valves, and joints in the water heater.
A reliable plumbing service (like Benjamin Franklin) will check to make certain the expansion tank is operating well to protect the integrity of the hot water heater.
Faucet Repair or Replacement
Metal faucets often oxidize with time making it necessary to replace them with a modern counterpart. Whether replacing a faucet for a new renovation and blooming technology or installing a new unit for pragmatic purposes, Benjamin Franklin specializes in helping clients discover the right tools for their home and their style.
Line Repairs and Installation
Line repairs and line installation must be completed by licensed experts who know how to connect a new line to the area’s local sanitation services, freshwater supply, or septic tank.
A line repair is a complex plumbing service that can cause a lot of disruption in amateur hands. If you’re considering building a home which requires line installation please give us a call to discuss your options.
Garbage disposals are inherently tricky appliances but are wildly relied upon throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It might be tempting to dump the scraps of the Thanksgiving meal straight into the garbage disposal but be careful not to pour grease, oil, potato peels, or oatmeal into the disposal because it might clog your pipes!
A hefty section of the work performed at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is completed at the kitchen sink. It’s wise to protect your sinks with a mesh filter over the drains to make sure unsuitable objects don’t interfere with the home’s plumbing.
Modern kitchen conveniences like cold filtered water straight from the refrigerator or tap, garbage disposals, and automatic ice machines all will require plumbing service sometime throughout their service life.
There isn’t a homeowner in Mansfield, TX that wants to hear their plumber say they have a pipe break. Slab leaks and burst pipes are among the most dreaded of plumbing service. Rest assured, the team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can help devise an affordable plan to quickly and conveniently repair this serious issue.
Sink and Tub Replacements
Is your new home sporting less than modern bathroom fixtures? It’s tempting to try to save a little cash by installing sinks and tubs the do-it-yourself method, but take it from the professionals this is a task you want to leave to plumbing service with all the tools in place to streamline the renovation process.
Slab leaks pose a threat to a buildings’ foundation, particularly if ignored. It is vital to understand what a slab leak is and being knowledgeable about the signs that might indicate your home needs a slab leak repair.
There are two different types of slab leaks: sewer drain leaks and potable water leaks. Both require a professional plumbing service with experts fully trained in the specialization.
Fracking is common throughout Tarrant County and brings in substantial income for many families. However, accessing the large shale comes with consequences like tiny earthquakes that disturb plumbing and gas lines.
If you think you’ve got a gas leak leave the home and call the gas company. Stay outside of the building until the gas company authorities have declared the home safe to occupy. Benjamin Franklin has an experienced team who can help patch and repair these dangerous leaks quickly as part of a plumbing service.
Sump pumps are vital to keeping basements dry year-round. If a sump pump isn’t properly maintained throughout the extreme seasons, it might stop working during spring and fall. A routine maintenance plumbing service can prevent your basement from becoming a wading pool.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are a fantastic option if you don’t have a lot of room to store the appliance. Tankless water heaters provide hot water without having to store water first. The best part about tankless water heaters is that you’ll never run out of hot water again!
However, tankless water heaters will require a plumbing service annually to protect their functions and to protect the mechanisms that heat the water.
Water Filtration Systems
Water filtration systems provide softer, cleaner water that flows throughout homes all throughout Dallas. Water filters are commonly used to remove any leftover sediment or chemicals from the water after the city has treated it.
Filtered water is best for cooking and drinking and can be connected to taps, refrigerators and ice makers with a plumbing service from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.
Many homes on the outskirts of Tarrant County have wells to source their water. Wells are subject to all of the Texan elements. Most people think of water wells as a hole in the ground with a bucket that’s lowered into the pool of water deep in the earth.
The team at Benjamin Franklin frequently conducts well repairs and they understand that water wells are complex utilities that need regular maintenance.
Yard Lines and Water Leaks
Is your backyard looking a little mucky? If you’re noticing puddles in your yard and it hasn’t rained in a while you might have a leak in the yard line. If you suspect that a mainline has burst or is leaking it is best to immediately call a reliable plumbing service.
Free Camera Inspection
Free camera inspections come in handy when you suspect you have a slab leak, burst yard line, or dripping, subterranean pipes.
At Benjamin Franklin a free camera inspection allows our experts to conduct a thorough plumbing service that identifies problems efficiently and this efficiency is passed onto the customer via an affordable repair.
A More In-Depth Look at Slab Leak Repairs
Don’t put off having a slab leak repair. While this type of plumbing service can be an inconvenience, it will protect your home from causing significant damage to your home.
Let’s discuss a few red flags that confirm it is indeed a slab leak.
A strong indicator of a slab leak is that your water bills are astronomical. Extraordinarily high water rates. Busted pipes can make water bills unwieldy.
A tiny hole in a burst pipe at a rate of 40 pound-force per square inch wastes almost 3000 gallons in a single day.
You might find hot spots on the floors and walls, sometimes this is a symptom of a slab leak near the hot water line. You’ll find cracked bricks or breaks in the foundation.
Listen to the sound of running water when the taps aren’t in use. Water beading along the outside walls, wet flooring, and mildew growth are common signs of a slab leak.
Ruined flooring featuring unusual colors and mold is another frequently found symptom of slab leaks.
The Many Causes of Slab Leaks
Slab leaks happen for a lot of different reasons, including hard water build-up, soil corrosion, excessive water pressure, entangled tree roots, and even fracking are responsible for slab leaks.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers an annual plumbing inspection that will test your water pressure, flushing capacity, and many other necessary maintenance tasks to prevent slab leaks.
Common Slab Leak Repair
A slab leak repair usually will reroute the water flow away from the damaged pipes and joints. If rerouting isn’t an option, the technician will apply an epoxy coating to seal the pipe.
Epoxy coatings protect against leaks in the future because epoxy liners reinforce the pipes from being damaged by minerals that quickly corrode pipes.
Benjamin Franklin technicians utilize video cameras and radar sensors to locate the leak. A faulty pipe can also be found by using a transmitter wire, or video camera. In addition, Benjamin Franklin’s team has invested in specialized microphones to find exactly where the water is dripping.
“Last year, we came home from our summer vacation in Alaska to find our yard a completely sodden mess. I was devastated we’d grown real Kentucky Bluegrass that is hard to maintain in the Texan heat! My husband called Ben Franklin’s right away. They had somebody out to our place the very next day. The water line in our yard burst. The team cleaned up quickly and it was more affordable than I expected.”
Sue Wilson, Tarrant County, September 2019
“I live in a historic home. The plumbing was replaced in the early 1990s but I’ve been too cheap to update it. I rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing at least four times a year to unclog my drains and baby my plumbing. They’re good people who want to be proud of the work they do and they should be! I won’t call any other plumber!”
Frank Hamilton, Dallas, May 2020
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