Preventing Ice Dams and Water Damage

Most homeowners worry about flooding and water damage in the basement, but there’s another room in the house that is also very susceptible to water damage. That room is the attic. During winter, the attic can be the prime spot for water damage and mold to develop. The primary cause for this water damage is… Continue reading Preventing Ice Dams and Water Damage

Preventing Basement Mold

Because they are often dark and damp, basements can be the perfect place for mold to grow. Once it takes hold, it grows rapidly in moist, humid conditions. Mold can be very difficult to get rid of once it finds a place to grow, so it’s best to be proactive and prevent mold from getting… Continue reading Preventing Basement Mold

Preventing Mold in Your Home or Business

When mold begins growing in a home or business, it can quickly cause issues. Mold can trigger allergies and respiratory illnesses, as well as damage the structure of the building itself by latching onto the wood and beginning to break it down. With the problems mold brings, preventing mold growth in homes and businesses is… Continue reading Preventing Mold in Your Home or Business

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

The Importance of Detecting Leaks

Water leaks might seem like a small thing until they start to add up into a bigger problem that can cost a lot of money to fix. It’s important to be aware of possible leaks, how to spot them, where they are found and what to do when one is spotted. Signs a leak is… Continue reading The Importance of Detecting Leaks

Ice Dams Causing Water Damage

This winter, homeowners should keep an eye on their roof. Giant icicles hanging from the roof might set the scene for a winter wonderland, but they are also dangerous. These icicles can fall down and hurt someone, but they also signal that there’s a serious problem with the roof or attic, and possible water damage… Continue reading Ice Dams Causing Water Damage

The Dangers of DIY Water Damage Clean-up

Water damage can quickly cause a lot of damage in a home. This often motivates homeowners to start cleaning up the water damage by themselves, when in reality, this could cause further damage. Here are a few reasons to leave water damage clean-up to the professionals at All Star Plumbing and Restoration: Mold Even just… Continue reading The Dangers of DIY Water Damage Clean-up