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

Winter Mold Issues

While summer creates excess humidity that can contribute to mold growth, winter can also produce water damage that helps mold take root. Winter is actually one of the worst times in the year for mold to grow and expand throughout the house. Excessive moisture in winter can be caused by water damage, plumbing leaks, humidity,… Continue reading Winter Mold Issues

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

Sources of Discolored Water

Discolored tap water can be frightening to deal with. Although it isn’t always a health hazard, most people’s gut instinct is to not trust discolored water. Whether it is brown, cloudy, or otherwise discolored, here are some of the frequent causes of discolored water: Cloudy Water Air can get trapped in the pipes, releasing air… Continue reading Sources of Discolored Water

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