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

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

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

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

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

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