Bill’s Blog

Flushable Wipes? Not so Flushable!

Since Bill Howe began his career with a drain machine and a skateboard on the streets of Los Angeles to the Bill Howe Family of Companies you and trust with services in San Diego plumbing, heating & air conditioning and restoration & flood, we have seen just about everything and the majority of our 35 years were spent cleaning drains. Drain clogs are one of the more common problem plaguing homeowners on a daily basis, and luckily, one of the easier...

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The Bill Howe Way: March Award Recipients

Bill Howe is proud to recognize Charles Lopez, Brian Dorney, Sarah Bolas and Matthew Tolar for upholding the Bill Howe Way. Charles Lopez, Drain specialist in San Diego, received the Excellence Award for exemplary craftsmanship on his 20-day hydrojetting job in a  downtown San Diego high rise condominium. He protected customer’s homes and assets each day by meticulously covering all work areas at the start of each day's work, and tearing them down at the end of the day so homeowners...

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What Your Water Meter is Telling You!

With San Diego’s extensive drought like conditions becoming more critical each day, water waste and water conservation are hot button topics. And, it is only a matter of time before we are also faced with city regulations to begin conservation efforts. Whether you plan to dryscape your lawn, replace your fixtures with high efficiency ones, or simply reduce the amount of water your household uses, the most important place to start is arming yourself with knowledge. As we advised in our...

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The Bill Howe Way: Recognizing Excellence

At the Bill Howe Family of Companies, our mission is to create healthy happy employees, give back to your community and take care of our customers like family. Every decision begins at this foundation, and we also feel that in order to give back to the community and customers, we have to have the best possible employees in San Diego. Plumbers to HVAC techs to restoration specialists, the Bill Howe team are dedicated to excellence. To live up to our mission,...

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Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Sponsors Spring Harp Fest for the Sixth Year

Local San Diego plumber will play at 16th Annual music festival supporting music in education  March 31, 2015 San Diego, Calif. –In addition to their corporate sponsorship of organizations such as the American Heart Association and the Burn Institute, Bill Howe Plumbing is proud to sponsor local community events, sports teams and military programs initiated by their own employees.  One example of an employee led program is the Annual Spring Harp Fest held in La Mesa, Ca. The San Diego plumbing...

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A Study in Leaks: Everything’s Connected

According to the San Diego County Water Authority, we import approximately 80-90 percent of our San Diego water supply (about 50 percent comes from the Colorado River, and the remainder of the imported water comes from the Bay-Delta in Northern California). So how does it get from the source to your tap and what is the cost? From the Oroville Dam in Northern California (the Nation's’ tallest dam) the water supply we enjoy in San Diego begins a 700 mile journey....

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A Study in Leaks: What’s Underneath Your Slab?

It is easy to take a proactive step to detect leaks inside and outside of your home. You don’t have to be a plumber in San Diego to identify moisture or dripping in visually accessible areas, or listen for strange noises coming from your toilet. But what about leaks you can’t see? Or unexplained spikes in your water bill? In yesterday’s blog, we told you how to quickly monitor and check your water meter for activity. This is the first step...

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The Bill Howe Family of Companies Wins Multiple Industry-Coveted Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Awards

Multi-award winning San Diego Plumbing Service Company, Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. receives recognition for exemplary service   March 19, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – The Bill Howe Family of Companies has earned the service industry-coveted 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award in eight categories. The award is presented each year to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of service based reviews. Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. is celebrating its 35th year in business in 2015...

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A Study in Leaks: Do it Yourself Leak Detection, Part 2!

A Homeowners Easy DIY Exterior Leak Detecting Guide Bill Howe Plumbing offers their plumbers in San Diego a 4-year Journeyman Plumbing education to continue the high quality of service and craftsmanship in the community. But, it doesn’t take a Journeyman plumber to notice water pooling in your yard or to assess a dripping faucet. Many exterior leaks go undetected because it might be difficult to notice on a daily basis. By setting aside time and making a routine inspection, you can rest assured that...

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A Study in Leaks: Do it Yourself Leak Detection, Part 1!

A Homeowners Easy DIY Interior Leak Detecting Guide It is not necessary to hire a plumber in San Diego to perform routine “leak checks” at your home or business. You can easily create a checklist for yourself, or your property or business manager, and set aside time each month to go through your list. By taking this proactive step, you will have a consistent schedule so if you do notice leaks, you can determine a timeline and take the best course of...

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