Real Plumbers Shared These 7 Tips

Previously we did a blog post of “7 Home Plumbing Tips from Real Plumbers.” These were very practical tips that would prevent or minimize some of the most common plumbing problems. As it turns out, plumbers have even more tips for homeowners who want to take good care of their plumbing. So here’s seven more tips that will help you keep your plumbing in good shape. 1. Avoid chemical drain cleaners. The advertising sells these chemical drain cleaners as quick and easy solutions, but they are expensive and can result in expensive plumbing bills in the future. These harsh chemicals
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8 Things To Know About Your Water Well System

Being in the water industry for 20+ years I have seen a lot and want to share some important safety tips and facts to consider about your well water system.
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4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Septic Scams

Every week, we fix septic systems that were previously repaired or installed incorrectly or patched over with something cheap but not right for the job. Homeowners become discouraged because they paid possibly thousands of dollars for a product that failed before its time. After such a bad experience, homeowners soon believe that all service providers are not to be trusted. To help overcome that fear, we’re providing a few ways to spot a scam when you need service, repairs, or even a new septic system – one of the most expensive systems in your home. Get Proof of Insurance Did
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A running toilet is a bigger problem than you might think

Regular toilet maintenance will save you money That minor leak could cost hundreds of dollars a month or cause major damage By: Amy Lynch and Bart Palmer for Lion Home Service How serious is a running toilet? Just ask anyone who’s received a $500 water bill because of one.  To most people, a running toilet doesn’t sound like a terribly big deal, but what may seem like a mere annoyance can quickly escalate into a major problem. It’s like turning on a faucet and just letting it run. Even a simple leak in your toilet can easily fill a swimming
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How To Keep Your Water Heater Operating At Peak Efficiency

We’ve all been trained to take our cars in for oil changes every three months or 3,000 miles, but when’s the last time you thought about giving your water heater a tune up? Most homeowners don’t realize just how much they rely on hot water until it’s gone. Fortunately, a little preventative water heater maintenance can go a long way to prevent problems and keep you in ample supply at the turn of a faucet. But if you still notice problems with your water temperature, it’s best to call a professional company like Lion Home Service. Types of water heaters There
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Top 4 Questions About Septic Systems

Many homeowners don’t fully understand how their septic system works and only find out about repairs when selling their home. This realization can be scary (not to mention expensive!). We’re addressing some of those concerns by covering common questions we receive from local homeowners about septic maintenance and repair. WHY DO I NEED TO GET MY SEPTIC PUMPED SO OFTEN? We recommend pumping your tank every 2-3 years (the recommended maintenance interval from NJDEP). In fact, many lake communities require pumping every 3 years. The main reason is that the sludge in your septic tank never dissolves entirely and builds
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Is A Neglected Sump Pump Putting Your Home At Risk?

Hidden away in the corner of your damp dark basement is a hole, and in this hole is often (and easily) forgotten. But buried in this hole is one of the most important devices in your home – your sump pump. This device is designed to remove any water that makes its way into your basement from below the cement floor or even through your basement walls. These devices are a home’s main line of defense against flooding, but they are often forgotten by homeowners because of their hidden, “out of sight, out of mind” nature. Your sump pump needs
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How To Prevent A Ticking Time Bomb In Your Home…

Darryl Simon, co-owner of Service Experts was cited as the Melbourne plumber documenting the issue of burst flexible hoses online. “For many years we have been attending to flooding in properties that causes thousands of dollars damage to the property, treasured belongings and lengthy insurance claims”, says Darryl The cause? Burst flexible water connections, flexi’s for short – and Failed Flexi’s Flood™! Having served thousands of clients over 14years, Service Experts has witnessed the damage that burst flexible water connectors cause. Most properties contain several sets of flexi-hoses under sinks, vanities, and connected to dishwashers and washing machines. All of
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Blocked Drains – What Should You Do If You’re Facing A Blockage?

People like to say that there are only two guarantees in life; death and taxes. We like to think a little outside of the box however, so we’ve thrown an extra ‘guarantee’ into the mix – in the form of blocked drains. These events can occur at the most inconvenient of times and if left untreated, there’s no telling just how substantial the cause of the blockage can become. What might have started as a few stray hairs can soon lead to a huge clump; heaven forbid if sand or oil manages to make their way into your pipework, too!
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