Red vs Blue

With literally no other commercials on except political ads for the past few months we wondered, which candidate is more pro-plumbing? Turns out they are both big fans of indoor plumbing…just kidding. While comparing presidential candidates is certainly a hot topic, so is comparing pipe materials. There are a lot of choices when it comes… Continue reading Red vs Blue

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Smart Plumbing in 2020

Like many other industries, plumbing is embracing the use of smart home technology and expecting tremendous growth in this area in the coming year. The smart home market is growing at an incredibly rapid rate and is expected to continue to do so for the next several years. While plumbing may not seem like the… Continue reading Smart Plumbing in 2020

Your Home’s Hidden System – Plumbing

Have you ever really looked at how your home’s plumbing system works?  For many people this hidden system running behind walls and below flooring is something they generally don’ pay attention to.  While installing it and maintaining it have components that require expert level knowledge, understanding the general concept can help you make responsible decisions… Continue reading Your Home’s Hidden System – Plumbing

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

Top 10 Plumbing To Do List For Fall

As the temperatures begin to cool and pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere, thoughts turn towards Fall activities.  One that might not make the top of your list, but definitely should, is plumbing preparations.  The Fall is a great time to complete some annual maintenance and ensure your plumbing system is ready for the upcoming winter. … Continue reading Top 10 Plumbing To Do List For Fall

The Power of Wind

A common misconception is that only wind damage caused by a hurricane or tornado is going to be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.  The facts are, that while the Boise area doesn’t get a high number of tornadoes we do have high winds that result in damage to homes and business that require involvement of… Continue reading The Power of Wind

Plumbing Considerations when Building a New Home

Are you considering building your dream home?  If so you’ve probably thought a lot about cupboards, flooring, layout, and décor but very little about plumbing.  Plumbing is an extremely important piece of your home though, and should get some of your attention as well.  There are some plumbing items that will be difficult to address… Continue reading Plumbing Considerations when Building a New Home

Common Misconceptions about Plumbers

We all know there are misconceptions and long-time jokes about nearly every occupation – donuts & police; honesty & lawyers; “cracks” & plumbers, but there are some misconceptions that don’t apply to All Star Plumbing & Restoration which we wanted to clear up. Plumbers aren’t professional – the image in your mind of a large,… Continue reading Common Misconceptions about Plumbers

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

Why Is My Toilet So Noisy?

Have you ever wondered why your toilet is so loud post-flush?  While there’s always some noise associated with the flushing process, there are some noises that are not normal and can be quieted. Usually it’s the noise during the refilling of the tank that can be annoying, but in many scenarios this can be easily… Continue reading Why Is My Toilet So Noisy?