Rochelle Relies on Ben Franklin Plumbing


Tapping into a sewer line can be a cheap, easy, and clean process. Depending on the home and equipment however, it can be a very messy, difficult, and expensive process as well. “Cleanouts” determine the ease of access into a sewer, and the more cleanouts you have, the better and cheaper the repair will be. […]

Spring Plumbing Coupons Are In!


Check out these great new coupons from Ben Franklin Plumbing of Northern Illinois: FREE ESTIMATE on Back-UP Sump Pumps and $50 OFF Back-Up Sump Pump Installations Any Drain Cleared Only $99!! $100 OFF any Water Heater Installation! Click here to download full size pdf file

Overhaul of the Chicago O’Hare Marriott


If you did a Google search on hotels near O’Hare International Airport, the Chicago O’Hare Marriott is the first listing that comes up. The Marriott hotel chain is among the most famous of hotel chains in the world. Most people don’t know there were seven original Marriott’s built, and the one located at Chicago O’Hare is […]

Cast Iron Collapse in Cary


Many people think cast iron pipes are the way to go. They are supposed to be strong, durable, and inexpensive, but this is not always the case. Due to the contents inside the sewer, cast iron is subject to rust and rot. There are three major reasons cast iron sewer pipes lead to backups. The […]

Freezing Cold Collapse in Woodridge


Bone-chilling temperatures have gripped the Midwest all winter long. The Chicagoland area has seen a record number of consecutive days below zero (not including windchill factors). Unfortunately for homeowners, bad weather does not stop problems from happening. In reality, extreme weather in any form compounds the initial problem, making the situation much worse. A homeowner […]

Plumbing Problems in Packer Country


Many readers don’t realize this, but Ben Franklin Northern Illinois services more than just northern Illinois. Ben Franklin Northern Illinois also services Chicagoland, southern Wisconsin and Ben Franklin Northern Illinois even did a job for the University of Illinois in Urbana. This particular job was done in a suburb of Milwaukee. The owners of this […]

Clay Tile Sewer Pipe Disaster in Mount Prospect


CLAY TILE SEWER PIPE DISASTER IN MOUNT PROSPECT Sewer pipes come in several different materials. Each type has it’s usefulness, but bad consequences. A particular home in Mount Prospect happened to have it’s sewer made from clay tile. Clay tile is a cheap and widely used material to build a network of sewer pipes. Stability […]

Ben Franklin Northern Illinois saves rustic log cabin home


A beautiful log cabin home in Warrenville had a tough problem to fix. The previous owner of the home had elaborate landscaping throughout the lawn. The previous owner also made it so all of the storm water from the neighbors was funneled through a stream to a retention pond that filled up, then flowed through […]

Another School Saved From Having to Dig Up Grounds


Jefferson High School in Rockford had a major problem. A pipe in the school had rotted to the point of leaking sewage through the concrete wall in the weight room. The gym and football equipment, as well as the lockers full of gym clothes were almost completely contaminated by this raw sewage. Worse still, was […]

Main Sewer Line DrainVision Video Service Special

Save money on trenchless sewer repairs

Main Sewer Line DrainVision Video from House to Street $199 Special! This video service provides you with a visual inspection of your main sewer line from the building to the street. You are able to see problems that exist so you can find the best and most cost efficient solution proactively. Why wait for costlier […]

Saving a Flying Ear


DeKalb Illinois Ag mogul Tom Roberts III, commissioned a house to be built by renowned architect and Chicago area native Harry Weese in the early 1970′s. Harry Weese’s work was so celebrated that he is labeled as, “the architect who shaped Chicago’s skyline.” He also had led the renovations on important buildings such as the […]

Wendys Sewer Fixed Overnight


Wendy’s restaurant in DeKalb, Illinois was facing a big problem. The cast iron sewer pipes in the restaurant were “rotted out” from the years of soda pop going down them. The bad pipes were located under the drive-thru lane where they connected to the manhole. The sewer kept backing on up them and the health […]

Sycamore Middle School Problem Fixed With Perma-Liner


Sycamore Middle School had a big problem; a couple of pipes were broken that were hooked to the roof drains above the main administration offices. During heavy rains the offices would flood and with school about to start soon, something had to be done.  And it needed to be done fast. The problem was that the […]

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