May 21, 2015 Plumbing Services Newsletter - Home Remodeling

"I sure appreciated how quick and cost effectively you guys took care of my leaking copper pipes under the house this past summer. Highly recommend you to anyone I know who needs plumbing service!"

Andy Krivy, owner of Infinity Signs, Boise, Idaho

Pipes and Home Remodeling

Home remodeling the kitchen or bathroom is likely to require some moving of pipes. Sometimes they just need to adjusted or relocated, and other times they need to be removed completely. It depends on the project and layout of the room.

Some people attempt to do projects like this on their own, but without the proper knowledge and training, they could end up making a dire mistake. Water damage is no laughing matter, and when pipes are installed wrong they can cause horrendous water damage to a property.

Having a plumber help adjust piping before sink installation can avoid a lot of frustration and work later on. Often, when homeowners get a new under-counter mounted sink, the piping coming out of the wall is too high to hook up to the sink. This can end up costing homeowners time and money when the plumber needs to cut the back of the cabinet to connect the piping. Have a plumber assess the sink and pipe arrangement before installing cabinets to get it right the first time.

Homeowners doing any Home remodeling projects this summer should contact All Star Plumbing and Home Restoration for help with pipe installation.


Getting Rid Of Mold

The bathroom is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew with the moisture and warmth found there which is not what people want in the place where they get clean. Getting rid of mold and mildew can be tough, but here are some tips to help rid the bathroom of it and keep it out:

  • Remove moldy caulking and re-caulk
  • Clean surfaces with bleach, vinegar or hydrogen peroxide
  • Wipe down shower curtain or door after showering
  • Wash the bath mat on a regular basis

The best way to deal with this problem is prevention. By thoroughly cleaning the bathroom and drying it out, homeowners can prevent mold build up. Keep a close eye on cracks and crevices where mold could be hiding.

If mold becomes a serious issue, All Star Plumbing and Restoration can send someone over to take a look at it and assess the damage. Mold remediation is just one of their many restoration services.


Repairing and Replacing the John

The one thing that needs to be working properly at all times is the toilet. When the toilet stops working, things can quickly get a little messy. If the toilet is getting clogged frequently, constantly running or flushing slow, it might be time to repair or replace it.

A lot of problems can be solved by repairing the toilet, and All Star Plumbing & Restoration is up for the challenge. If the toilet isn’t living up to expectations, just give them a call and they can figure out what’s going on.

However, in some cases, the best option might be to replace the toilet completely. If it’s more than 20 years old, it’s a good candidate for replacement. After replacing an older toilet, homeowners often notice the newer one uses half the water per flush and is more efficient.

When replacing the toilet, keep in mind there are styles other than a boring, white standard toilet everyone is used to. There are a lot of fun options to make the bathroom a little more interesting.

Jammin’ Johns makes musical themed toilet seats for all the music lovers out there to resemble pianos and guitars. For those who want to make the bathroom a little fancier, there are toilets decorated in chrome and Swarovski crystals made by Jemal Wright Bath Designs. Of course, there are many futuristic-looking toilets out there too. Surprisingly, they are as efficient as they are odd-looking.

Whether it’s a traditional toilet or something more fun, All Star Plumbing and Restoration can install it. For all toilet-related issues and projects, give them a call.


4 Signs of Sewer Problems

Sewer issues can go undetected until they become a major problem. If homeowners know the warning signs of a broken sewer pipe, they can correct the problem before any serious damage is done.

1. Increased Water Bill

This is a fairly conclusive sign that there is a leak or break somewhere in the pipes. If this happens, it is best to get in contact with a plumber right away.

2. Decreased Water Pressure/Flow

Both the flow and pressure can be a good measurement of the well-being of sewer pipes. If either of these decrease, it could signal failing pipes.

3. Unusual Grass Patterns

Indentations in the lawn can be caused by excess water softening and warping the soil. Spots where the grass is especially lush and dense can be another indication of a sewer line problem. These spots are often located in the lawn indentations.

4. Frequent clogs

If clogs keep reoccurring even after a thorough cleaning and the problem can’t be found, it is most likely due to a broken or damaged pipe.

If homeowners see any of these warning signs, they should call All Star Plumbing and Restoration as soon as possible.


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