The Holidays Are a Stressful Time for Your Plumbing

The Holidays Are a Stressful Time for Your Plumbing

We celebrate a few major holidays here in America, and that’s saying nothing of Christmas and New Year’s. You do a lot of preparation for friends and family. It’s also happy but stressful, not just for you but for your home, too. Most of the byproducts of baking, roasting, and frying end up in your

Hair Everywhere — Even in the Drain: Filters Can Help

Hair Everywhere — Even in the Drain: Filters Can Help

Clogged drains are common household plumbing concerns. One of the primary culprits behind these problems is your hair, however. Short of controlling your hair fall altogether (which is impossible) or shaving your head, hair ending up in the drain is inevitable. Excessive hair buildup causes drains to slow and back up, rendering your sink, tub,

What You Should Know About Stagnant Water

What You Should Know About Stagnant Water

Water stagnation occurs when water stops flowing.  When this happens it can become an environmental hazard.  Too much standing water that isn’t draining can damage flooring and foundations, as well as creating a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes that are known to carry very harmful diseases. When drains are blocked and cleared timely, your health

6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen

6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen

Minor and major projects that can recreate your kitchen As the hub of activity in a home, the kitchen serves many purposes: meal prep base, dining area, family gathering place, celebration zone, and entertainment center, to name a few. Does your high-use, heart-of-the-home kitchen meet the challenges and needs of your family life? If not,

Are hidden leaks damaging your home, and harming the environment?

Are hidden leaks damaging your home, and harming the environment?

Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA. Fixing easily detectable leaks like dripping faucets and malfunctioning toilets can reduce water bills and water waste. But what do you do about the

3 – Tips to Extend Water Heater Life

3 – Tips to Extend Water Heater Life

Water heaters often work perfectly for a decade or more without any care, so they’re easy to neglect. But a few minutes of TLC once a year pays off by extending the tank’s life span and maintaining your water heater’s efficiency and safety. 1. Proper installation of your new water heater is vital. Be sure

5 must-have home features for retirees

5 must-have home features for retirees

As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over

Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice

Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice

The artificial intelligence that’s already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018, enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier, more comfortable or just more fun. Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services and installation related

5 budget-friendly bathroom upgrades you’ll cherish for years

5 budget-friendly bathroom upgrades you’ll cherish for years

What does your bathroom mean to you? Is it an oasis, a place to unwind, relax and let the cares of the day simply melt away? Or is it just another room in your house? If your answer is the latter, then your bathroom isn’t doing everything it could. The good news is, getting your

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

  It has been quite a year for us at 5 Star Plumbing, and as 2017 comes to a close, we would like to take this time to thank our customers for your continued support, business, and referrals. We made a lot of new friends this past year and would like to welcome all of

6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time

6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time

When it comes time to sell your home, not all rooms are created equal. Sure, potential buyers will walk through the entire house, but their opinion of a few primary rooms can ultimately determine whether they choose to offer or walk. Your bathroom(s) — especially your master bathroom — are among these key rooms. As