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

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals are great for reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the trash. However, they are not immune to issues, especially when the wrong foods or scraps are put down the disposal. Here are the five most common garbage disposal issues: Leaking There are several components that could be the cause of… Continue reading Common Garbage Disposal Problems

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

Reducing Water Consumption During Spring and Summer

With the weather getting warmer, the water bill might soon be on the rise. Water usage generally peaks in summer, so getting it under control in spring could help homeowners save money. Here are some tips to reduce water usage: Check for Leaks According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average household can leak more… Continue reading Reducing Water Consumption During Spring and Summer

The Problem with Polybutylene

There are a wide variety of pipes used in residential plumbing. Different types of pipes were used in different decades, depending on what material was popular at the time. Now, plumbers know not all pipes are equal, and one in particular should be eradicated from homes completely. This pipe is Polybutylene, which is often referred… Continue reading The Problem with Polybutylene