Nothing in life is guaranteed – except Benjamin Franklin plumbing.

Your home is your castle. It’s a place of security, growth, and close family community. In fact, it is a large part of the stability of your family.

For the past 30 years, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has been providing an unparalleled level of plumbing service excellence to the San Francisco Bay area. Our mission is simple: inspire confidence and trust between our clients and our plumbing technicians by consistently bringing the highest level of professional knowledge and personal commitment to every service call.

No matter where you are in the Bay Area, when you call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, what you get is:

  • Worry-free plumbing repairs
  • Highly trained service professionals
  • Diamond Certified customer satisfaction rating for 10 consecutive years
  • 100% service guarantee

Do you have a plumbing issue? We arrive on time. We diagnose the exact problem. We have what we need on the truck. We fix it fast and as cost-effectively as possible – and our rates are very competitive!

Benjamin Franklin is an industry leader in new plumbing fixtures and designs.

Our services extend far beyond emergency repairs. We have a well-recognized expertise in how to upgrade your kitchen and bathrooms with cutting-edge fixtures that elevate the experience of home living and overall aesthetics. Our Benjamin Franklin technicians can show you how to cure “boring old porcelain” with our expertise in quality plumbing fixtures, along with the latest generation of low maintenance materials known for their durability.

Our Services: Everything you might need provided with worry-free professionalism

Bathroom Plumbing

Whether it’s a clogged toilet or drain or leaking faucets, our Benjamin Franklin technicians will arrive on time with the materials and expertise to resolve the issue fast. We won’t run roughshod over your floors and fixtures. We have a reputation with our clients for being neat, courteous and informative. If something needs replacement, we’ll show you why. When we leave, we leave nothing behind except a professional plumbing repair. You not only get the service you expect, you’ll get a better understanding of the condition of your bathroom plumbing. If you are looked to upgrade down the road – we’ll go over your best options.

Emergency Plumbing

Nothing stops life in its tracks like a plumbing emergency. Your emergency may have an underlying deeper problem, like a sewer line clog or a leaking freshwater pipe that could cause serious damage. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has a world class response time day and night, 24/7. We arrive fast to minimize the risk of damaging your home. Even if your emergency can wait for normal hours, chances are we will make ourselves available at a convenient time for you.

Plumbing emergencies can be stressful. Many of our customers mention how relieves they are when they encounter our polite, knowledgeable and proficient plumbers. You want a down-to-business guy. We deliver.

Leak Detection

Benjamin Franklin’s decades-long experience servicing the people of San Francisco makes us the first plumbing company to call if you suspect a leak. We know how and where to investigate possible seismic shifts that may have stressed underground pipe joints. We know how and in what order to investigate your house for possible leaks behind walls, under floors or foundations and we know the common, easily-repaired causes such as leaking toilets. If your water bill jumps and you haven’t been using more water, we’ll find out why. Chances are, our services will be more than covered by the money you will save.

Plumbing Repair

Fixtures and pipes don’t last forever, but when they need repair you want a plumber who not only knows how to fix what’s wrong but will give you solid advice on your best solution. Some repairs such as leaking faucets simply require a few new parts. But some faucets, under more careful inspection, may be beyond their useful years. You would spend less replacing an aging fixture than having to call a plumber repeatedly when something goes wrong. It’s the same with clogs.

Your sewer line may have roots clogging it which can be cleared. But in some cases, this can mean a chronic problem that needs resolution. Our Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will always give you straight answers about your best options. We’ll show you the issue and the available solutions. In most cases, we recommend the solution that costs less and lasts longest.


Many of the beautiful legacy houses in San Francisco were built more than 50 years ago with galvanized steel piping that’s prone to corrosion over time. Even if you your home has more recent piping, your plumbing system may have accumulated mineral and rust buildup over the years, leading to lower water pressure or even multiple leaks in different areas. Do you need to repipe your home? Our skilled plumbing technicians can provide an in-depth investigation to determine if what you need is a specific pipe fixed or if a full repiping of your system will, in the end, be the wisest, most economical solution.

Sewer and Drain Cleaning

Drain clogs are one of the most common reasons plumbers are called out to San Francisco homes. Sewer line clogs, though more impactful for the in-house drains, are still relatively straightforward to clear. What makes Benjamin Franklin plumbing unique among other plumbing companies is our advanced diagnosis that gives you the peace of mind to know that your clogs are either not part of a more serious underlying problem or can be handled in the more efficient and economical way possible.

Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are serious and require immediate attention before they create extensive damage. Our fast response time is a real benefit but what really counts is our professionalism and expertise in pinpointing the source of the leak to minimize the amount of labor and concrete repair necessary to fix the problem. We will also perform a broadened inspection to determine why this happened so the problem can be completely resolved.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

When a sewer line has collapsed or decomposed it requires fast handling. Even if roots have breached a section of the pipe, spot repair allows the problem to return later. The good news is that advanced, proven technology allows us to completely replace your sewer line with new, extremely durable pipe materials impervious to roots and flexible enough to endure most ground shift. The best part? No trenches and no disruption of your lawn, pathways and shrubs. That means less labor and less cost.

Water Heaters

Benjamin Franklin plumbing recommends yearly professional maintenance of your water heater. It is cost effective and can extend the useful life of your heater for many years. If you are experiencing issues with your heater, we can quickly determine what’s wrong and get it back in working order. In many cases it might need a flush or a new heating element. We will inspect the water heater to ensure it was properly installed and advise you on ways to get the most out of your heater with the least amount of energy. We are experts in many types of water heating systems, including the latest tankless models for unlimited hot water on demand, and can help you decide on the most efficient water heating system for your home.

Water Conditioners

If hard water is beating up your faucets, shower heads and pipes, it is also shortening their service lives. We can provide a variety of systems that economically remove the excessive calcium and magnesium from your municipal water feed and pipe this soft water to the places where it will most benefit you: showers, baths, cooking and laundry. Different water softening systems have different features and maintenance requirements. We can help you select the one that is perfect for you.

Water Filtration

Clean filtered water returns most municipal water into a cleaner state that tastes better because it reduces the objectional tastes and odor of chlorine and chloramines. With a whole house filter, corrosion in pipes that flakes off and enters the water stream is filtered out. You can also say goodbye to having to periodically replace faucet, refrigerator and shower head filters. Our experienced plumbing technicians will inspect your house and discuss your lifestyle needs to determine the filtration that is best for you.

Why Choose Benjamin Franklin Plumbing?

You can think of the plumbing in your house as a kind of circulatory system. Fresh water is brought in for cleansing, cooking, drinking and landscape maintenance. Dirty water is carried out to be filtered by nature or processing plants. This circulation is one of the key dynamics of a sustained family environment. It is composed of the freshwater line and the wastewater lines, two separate lines that come together at faucets and drains.

We understand the importance of your plumbing system and the impact a well-functioning system has on your wellbeing. In fact, we are passionate about it. We also understand that for many people, their plumbing, vital as it is, is taken for granted, not well understood and only thought about when there is a problem.

We get it. That’s why when we arrive, we will show you exactly what the issue is and answer all your questions including ways you can affordably upgrade your system or fixtures to enhance your day to day life and better reflect your décor and aesthetic choices.

When you contact Benjamin Franklin, you are accessing a full-service team of knowledgeable professionals who know the Bay Area from the plumbing demands to the cultured style that makes your neighborhood unique.