All Star Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

All Star Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning in Burbank proudly serves the local community with top-notch services. As a locally owned and operated business, we have built a stellar reputation, becoming the most reliable plumbing company in the region. Our team consists of hardworking, honest, and experienced individuals dedicated to going above and beyond for every customer. Whether you need emergency, commercial, or residential plumbing services, we are here to assist you. Choose All Star Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning for peace of mind, knowing that our company is fully licensed, insured, and bonded.

We were extremely pleased with Victor and All Star Plumbing. He was very professional and cordial. Cost for services were very reasonable and competitive. He assisted us with both plumbing and air conditioner issues. We would definately recommend All Star for both plumbing and air conditioning service needs. Bill and Liz Zabel Lakewood, CA
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7/10/2012

Tips and Facts from Our Plumbing Service in Burbank

  1. PEX Piping: A modern plumbing solution known for durability, expandability, affordability, and versatility. It requires fewer joints, and different colored pipes serve various temperature needs.
  2. PVC Piping: Commonly used for waste lines due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. Not suitable for high water pressure.
  3. Copper Piping: Ideal for home water supply lines, easy to cut, and durable but relatively expensive.
  4. Cast Iron Piping: Found in older homes, durable but prone to deterioration over time. No longer recommended due to potential issues.
  5. CPVC Piping: Strong and durable, outperforming copper in some aspects, but has limitations like sensitivity to high temperatures and higher cost.

All About Frozen Pipes

Where and When Pipes Typically Freeze: Common areas include exterior walls, attics, and crawl spaces. Pipes can freeze at temperatures below 32 degrees, with the highest risk below 20 degrees.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes: Tips include keeping the heater on, dripping cold water in faucets, running faucets regularly, insulating water tank and pipes, and shutting off outdoor spigots before temperature drops.

How Our Insured Plumbers Insulate Pipes: Customized approaches based on plumbing design, involving insulation products, heat tape, or heat cables to protect pipes in crawl spaces, unheated attics, and exterior walls.

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes: Step-by-step instructions, including checking with neighbors, shutting off the main water supply, using a hair dryer cautiously, and calling for professional help if needed.

What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze: Advises shutting off the main water valve, contacting professionals for thawing, and not attempting to thaw frozen water meters.

Got Toilet Problems?

If the issue is a...

...clogged or slow-flushing toilet,

Attempt to remove the clog with a plunger. If your attempts at plunging don’t do the trick, you may need your Franklin Lakes plumbing contractor to clear the blockage with a snake. Older toilets can develop a “lazy,” weak flush due to long-term buildup of lime, calcium, rust, and/or debris. If we find this to be the source of your plumbing problem, we may recommend having a new toilet installed.

...toilet that won’t stop running,

The flush valve at the base of your tank might be leaking. Another common cause is a misaligned or faulty fill valve, which can allow water to fill the tank continuously.

...leaking water supply,

You may notice signs like low water flow, noisy pipes, a rising water bill, or pooling water. Even a minor leak can quickly worsen and become significant if you don’t call for plumber services, so give us a call right after you shut off your main supply.

...tank-to-toilet leak,

You’ll see water coming from the area where the tank connects to the toilet bowl. This is a sign that your plumber will need to drain and remove the tank to replace the gasket.

...leak at the toilet base,

Your wax ring is likely defective, poorly installed, or worn out. You may see water right after flushing, or it may accumulate slowly over the course of the day. For this type of plumbing repair, we’ll drain the tank, uninstall the toilet, and install a new ring. You might also need a new toilet and tank, depending on the cause and extent of the leak.

...toilet overflow,

You’ll need to contact our plumbing service. The most common causes of this specific problem include a full septic tank, a blocked plumbing vent, a sewage problem, or a clogged pipe. Most toilet pipes have a valve that connects to the tank, so we recommend shutting this valve off to stop the flow. If you don’t see a valve in this location, turn off your water supply. Do not turn the valve or water supply back on until we have resolved the issue.

Got Kitchen Problems?

If the issue is a… …dripping kitchen faucet, a simple cartridge replacement may be in order. Modern kitchen faucets often have a single-valve cartridge that controls the flow of hot and cold water. Replacing that component typically resolves this problem. …slow sink drain, there could be soap scum or grease buildup, food debris, or another object obstructing a pipe. Sometimes, your plumbing pros need to open the drain trap and use a snake to clear this type of blockage. …water leak on the cabinet beneath your sink, there is likely a leak at your drain pipe joint. However, we’ve also encountered this problem when faucet water supply connections are faulty. Today’s kitchen faucets often feature flexible hoses that serve as a connection between water supply pipes and faucets. The fittings at these connections are hand-tightened, which means human error can come into play. Splashed water also has a tendency to leak into the cabinet below when seals or caulking are defective.

How We Install a Garbage Disposal

  1. Turn off the circuit breaker and carefully complete the electrical wiring.
  2. Install the drain flange.
  3. Install the gasket and mounting ring.
  4. Prop and mount the disposal to install the unit.
  5. Use pipe connectors to connect the P-trap (discharge pipe) to the disposal outlet.
  6. Tighten every fastener at both mounting and plumbing connections, then test for leaks by running water and running the disposal.

All About Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting involves using a special hose to force high-pressure water through your system. The first step of this non-invasive process is using a camera to examine the line and identify damage, which would preclude us from using hydro-jetting to clear the clog. When damage is ruled out, we’ll begin your hydro jetting service by inserting the hose and attaching it to a professional water tank. We must carefully identify an optimal location to insert the hose before we begin this process.

Highly pressurized water will get to work - with the help of our highly durable hose and gravity - and flush the debris from the system by forcing water at around 20 gallons per minute through backward-facing jets that propel the nozzle through the pipes and a forward-facing jet that further clears debris. Along with any clogs, hydro jetting will clear your system of grease, tree roots, mineral scale, and other debris that could cause problems in the future. If you have a deep clog, this method will likely be recommended by your trusted plumbing company.

Toilet Installation

When you call our Franklin Lakes plumbing service to install a new toilet, we’ll first uninstall your old toilet. We’ll inspect the flange, install a new wax ring, and put the toilet into place. After bolting the toilet into place, we’ll install the tank, seat, and lid. After testing for leaks, your installation is complete! Certain toilets, such as wall-mounted toilets, modern toilets with heated seats or other electrical functionality, models with bidets, and other special models will require additional steps.

Our plumbers near you can install all toilets, including:

  • Comfort-Height,
  • Pressure-Assisted,
  • Gravity-Fed,
  • Dual-Flush,
  • Double-Cyclone,
  • Waterless,
  • One-Piece,
  • Two-Piece,
  • Wall-Hanging, And More!

Whole Home Water Filtration

The Filtration Process

Most homes are connected to a city water supply. Water undergoes treatment at a facility, including sediment pre-filtration, copper-zinc KDF and activated carbon treatment, and post-filtration for safety and quality. Home water filters are then installed to remove contaminants, hard minerals, heavy metals, PFOS, PFOA, pesticides, and herbicides. Filtered water benefits health and preserves home plumbing, faucets, and water-using appliances.

Benefits

Installing a whole-house water filtration system offers a myriad of benefits. It ensures that you have safe and great-tasting drinking water at your fingertips, eliminating concerns about contaminants. This not only saves you money on bottled water, but also contributes to environmental preservation by reducing plastic waste. The filtration system reduces limescale and mineral deposits, minimizing potential plumbing issues that can lead to costly repairs. Your skin will appreciate the absence of irritants, and you'll notice a reduction in the need for soap and the joy of cleaner, softer clothes after each wash. Overall, whole-house water filtration is a wise investment that enhances your quality of life while being mindful of your budget and the planet.