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Hyattsville MD

image of HyattsvilleSince its founding over a century ago, the Hyattsville motto of “A world within walking distance” holds true to this day.

With boundaries close to the border with northern Virginia, the town is a convenient distance from urban and rural areas alike.

Hyattsville citizens can take a short road trip to enjoy the bay coastline or take the metro into Washington, DC for a day of shopping.

With such a convenient location, it’s a shame that residents of Hyattsville have to put up with the stress caused by plumbing problems.

That’s why Benjamin Franklin Plumbing dedicates itself to eradicating clogged drains, repairing broken pipes and solving other pesky issues with your home’s water and sewer system.

We are a locally owned and operated company, which means we value every client as a neighbor in this wonderful community. Our technicians are the best of the best. All have undergone a complete background check and are free from the influence of drugs and alcohol. As a licensed and insured company, we are certified to conduct gas repairs, hot water heater installations and more.

Your emergencies are our emergencies. If you are in urgent need of a service call due to a sewer backup, leak or other pressing problem, we’ll schedule you for the earliest appointment possible. We try to schedule emergency appointments on the same day you call.

We are a punctual plumbing company, because your time is impossible to replace. We do everything in our power to stay on schedule and arrive exactly when we need to. If we are late for any reason, you’ll be compensated for the delay.

Improving your Home’s Plumbing Performance and Safety

image of clear running drainGoing to the dentist isn’t the most pleasant experience in the world, but routine checkups help prevent serious tooth problems from developing. This principle also applies to plumbing.

You may forget that your plumbing is even there until something goes wrong. Don’t procrastinate regular cleanings though, they can save you money and frustration down the road.

Ask about our home plumbing maintenance program for Hyattsville residents. We’ll free your pipes of mineral sediment and grime from years of use. Our drain cleaning service opens up your drains like new. You’ll be amazed how great it feels to take a shower without cool water pooling up around your ankles.

While this list is not comprehensive, we do have a few tips to help you increase the safety and reduce the costs associated with your home’s plumbing:

  1. Hot Water: Turn the temperature on your hot water heater down to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Since you probably temper hot water flow with cold water when using sinks and showers, why not just lower the maximum temperature a bit? It could save you from burning yourself and avoid wasting energy on heating water beyond a usable level.
  2. Insulate: Hyattsville may have some warm summers, but it has plenty of cold winters too. Insulating your pipes makes them more resistant towards freezing temperatures. Ice can easily burst a pipe, which can ruin carpet, furniture and allow mildew to grow in your home.
  3. Sewers: We recommend a trenchless alternative to standard sewer setups to many of our neighbors in Hyattsville. Conventional sewers are becoming outdated as new technology opens the way for new methods. Installing and repairing trenchless sewers is less expensive than the same operation would be on a standard sewer.

Legal Information for Plumbing Services in Hyattsville, MD

image of a code inspectorSome plumbing projects, like drain cleaning and minor repairs, can be done without approval from the county government. However, many installations and extensive maintenance work often requires consent from the county in the form of a permit.

Hyattsville residents must apply for permits through the Prince George’s County Department of Permits, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).

We recommend you contact the department before you start any plumbing project. While Benjamin Franklin meets all legal standards when we work, we cannot provide our customers with advice on how to proceed with legal matters.

To ensure you are in compliance with the law, please speak with a representative from the county government about your project.

You can find contact information as well as guides to the permit and inspection processes on the county website at Benjamin Franklin is a certified and insured plumbing company, so we are able to perform work under a plumbing permit as a licensed contractor.

Making the First Step

We’ll give you a free estimate on your project. Our pricing is transparent when we work too. If something comes up that would significantly alter our estimate, we’ll let you know as soon as it becomes apparent. We won’t be satisfied with it until you are.

Solving your plumbing problems in Hyattsville is easy. Just call us! 301-830-8010