How To Know If Your Pipes Are Leaking Underground

It can be a scary thought wondering if the pipes under your house might be leaking, and for those with an older home it’s likely something that has crossed your mind before.  The good news is that there are some signs you can watch for to give you a clue what might be happening outside… Continue reading How To Know If Your Pipes Are Leaking Underground

Top 5 Reasons to Call a Plumber

Have you ever experienced a plumbing problem and thought to yourself, “I wonder if this is something I can fix myself or something I should call a plumber for?”  Maybe you’ve even thought twice about picking up the phone because you felt your problem was too simple for a plumber to come look at.  Rest… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Call a Plumber

Exterior Drainage System

Your home is your biggest investment, and as such you want to do all that you can to protect it.  It turns out that one of the biggest risks to your home is water.  A recent study released by the Concrete Foundation Association found that 85% of home structural damage is caused by poor drainage. … Continue reading Exterior Drainage System

Dealing with a Toilet Overflow

A toilet overflow emergency can put anyone in a panicked state. Instead of panicking, follow these steps: Shut Off Water The toilet can’t continue to overflow if the water is turned off. Locate the shut off valve and turn it off. If there isn’t a shut off valve, the tank can be opened, and the… Continue reading Dealing with a Toilet Overflow

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

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