Retrieving Jewelry Lost in the Drain

Jewelry can get knocked down the drain in numerous situations, but no matter the situation, it’s always devastating. However, the piece of jewelry may not be lost forever. There are some things homeowners can do to try and retrieve it, before calling All Star Plumbing and Restoration for help. Kitchen or Bathroom Sink If the… Continue reading Retrieving Jewelry Lost in the Drain

Preventing Ice Dams and Water Damage

Most homeowners worry about flooding and water damage in the basement, but there’s another room in the house that is also very susceptible to water damage. That room is the attic. During winter, the attic can be the prime spot for water damage and mold to develop. The primary cause for this water damage is… Continue reading Preventing Ice Dams and Water Damage

Coffee Grounds Lead to Clogs

There’s a common practice in homes across America that is causing clogging kitchen drains like crazy. It is dumping used coffee grounds down the drain. Some people don’t think about the issues it could cause, while others do it to avoid drain odors. Here’s why coffee grounds shouldn’t go down the drain: Even while actively… Continue reading Coffee Grounds Lead to Clogs

How Frozen Pipes Burst

Everyone has heard that if their pipes freeze they can burst, but you may not know what actually causes them to burst. Here’s how it happens: Simply put, as the water inside of the pipes gets close to freezing, it begins to expand and take on a hexagonal form. This creates pressure inside of the… Continue reading How Frozen Pipes Burst

Winter Mold Issues

While summer creates excess humidity that can contribute to mold growth, winter can also produce water damage that helps mold take root. Winter is actually one of the worst times in the year for mold to grow and expand throughout the house. Excessive moisture in winter can be caused by water damage, plumbing leaks, humidity,… Continue reading Winter Mold Issues

The Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

Natural gas appliances can contribute to energy savings in the home. There are a large number of appliances on the market that use natural gas. The following gas appliances have many advantages over their electric counterparts: Hot Water Heater Gas water heaters can heat water faster, and only when necessary. This lowers water heating expenses… Continue reading The Benefits of Natural Gas Appliances

Getting Ready for Fall

Fall is on its way, even if the current temperatures in Boise and the Treasure Valley don’t make it seem that way. Before winter hits, make a list of things to do around the house to prepare for the changing season. Here are some fall plumbing tips to put on that list: Hoses and Faucets… Continue reading Getting Ready for Fall