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

Bathtub Cracks and Chips

Cracks or chips in a bathtub are not only unsightly, but can cause other issues down the road. The best way to avoid these issues is to know what causes them. While many situations can lead to cracks and chips, here are some of the most common: Improper Installation If the bathtub wasn’t properly installed… Continue reading Bathtub Cracks and Chips

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

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