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

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

3 Reasons to Put Down The Plumbing Snake

When a plumbing fixture like the sink, toilet, or bathtub is clogged and a plunger won’t help, many homeowners grab a plumbing snake. However, using a plumbing snake could end up doing more harm than good. Here are three reasons to call All Star Plumbing and Restoration instead of grabbing a plumbing snake to work… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Put Down The Plumbing Snake

Animals and Plumbing Pipes

With the weather as hot as it is in Boise, animals are trying to seek cool shelter anywhere they can, including inside people’s homes. When animals get inside they can cause damage and even health issues. While most homeowners blame attics and basements for letting animals in, the plumbing pipes are a big offender of… Continue reading Animals and Plumbing Pipes

Wasteful Plumbing Issues

Nobody likes wasting money, especially when it comes to their home. However, small plumbing issues can quickly add up and waste quite a bit of your hard-earned money. Neglecting these specific plumbing issues could be a costly mistake: High Water Pressure High water pressure might not seem like a problem to some people, but it… Continue reading Wasteful Plumbing Issues

5 Signs of Sewer Troubles

Since sewer lines are buried in the yard, the only way to tell if they are broken, is by looking for certain signs. If any of these five signs are present, it’s best to call All Star Plumbing and Restoration right away. Wet Spots in the Yard A broken line could allow water to seep… Continue reading 5 Signs of Sewer Troubles

Benefits of Copper Piping

Copper piping is very common for water-supply plumbing in American homes. So much so that since 1963, about 5.3 million miles of copper has been installed in homes across America. This is due to the many benefits of copper piping. Here are five of the major benefits of copper piping: Reliability For over 70 years,… Continue reading Benefits of Copper Piping