Why did my water bill suddenly jump?

For many people their monthly or quarterly water bill is pretty consistent with the occasional bump for watering the lawn in the summer or filling the pool.  If you notice an unexpected spike there may be a plumbing problem to blame.  There are a few common areas we recommend you check first to see if… Continue reading Why did my water bill suddenly jump?

Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Jobs

With the holidays fast approaching you may be considering a refresh for the bathroom or kitchen area.  If that’s the case there are some important plumbing considerations for you to think about.  In many situations highly used sinks and faucets will need replaced or repaired during the time you own your home, and this can… Continue reading Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Jobs

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

When To Re-pipe Instead Of Repair

When plumbing pipes have issues, often it can be fixed with a simple repair in a certain section of piping. However, some problems require the entire plumbing system to be replaced, which is called repiping. While the need for repiping depends on each individual situation, there are some common scenarios that often lead to a… Continue reading When To Re-pipe Instead Of Repair

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