Your Home’s Hidden System – Plumbing

Have you ever really looked at how your home’s plumbing system works?  For many people this hidden system running behind walls and below flooring is something they generally don’ pay attention to.  While installing it and maintaining it have components that require expert level knowledge, understanding the general concept can help you make responsible decisions… Continue reading Your Home’s Hidden System – Plumbing

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

Basement Plumbing Options

The addition of a bathroom in the basement can really increase the functionality of that space as well as dramatically increase the value of your home, but there can be some potentially sticky situations when plumbing below ground.  Typically waste water travels with gravity, this is often not an option for basement bathrooms, and this… Continue reading Basement Plumbing Options

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

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Everyone loves the longer days of summer.  Relaxing by the pool and family barbecues are the best, so the last thing you want to be dealing with in the middle of all that fun is a plumbing problem.  Check out this list of 4 common summer plumbing issues, as well as tips on avoiding them. … Continue reading Common Summer Plumbing Problems

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