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

Winter Home Improvement Projects

Most people do not view winter as a time for home improvement projects. However, there are many projects that can be tackled, especially regarding plumbing, during the colder months. Here are some great projects to tackle this winter: Bathroom Remodel Does the bathroom need a little facelift? Whether it’s a small update like re-grouting tile,… Continue reading Winter Home Improvement Projects

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

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

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