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Bill Howe All Stars: September

San Diego Plumber, Bill Howe “knows Howe!” But, so do the employees in the plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and restoration & flood divisions. To reward our team’s excellence, each month we present four company awards to individuals who have exceeded the Bill Howe standards. For September achievements, we were proud to honor Jimmie Cook, Gilbert Zazueta, Joel Pearson, and Doug Powell. Jimmie Cook is our September Above & Beyond Award Winner. He has consistently improved his skill set and craftsmanship since...

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Tips From the Bill Howe Experts: Water Damage, Heating & Plumbing

Whether you need advice after you suffer flooding or water damage, or want to know how to take care of your home’s plumbing and heating system, our San Diego experts have the expertise and training to help. Read some of our monthly tips form some of our best. [caption id="attachment_27029" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hair is one of the most common causes of bathroom sink and shower drain clogs.[/caption] “If your bathroom sink backs up as soon as you turn the water on, it...

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Bill Howe Heating & Air: San Diego Home Shows

Bill Howe Heating & Air showcased the Mitsubishi Mini Spit system at the Fall Home shows in Del Mar and at the Convention Center. It was a huge success, and a great time to meet our customers and the community face to face. [caption id="attachment_26908" align="alignleft" width="225"] Fonzo M., Bill Howe Heating & Air Home Comfort Advisor demonstrates the quiet and cool efficiency of the Mitsubishi Mini Split A/C[/caption] Bill Howe Heating & Air Home Comfort Advisors were available to talk with...

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The Care & Maintenance of Your Garbage Disposal

As one of San Diego's premier plumbing companies, we get a lot of calls for clogged, jammed, and non-functioning garbage disposals. While most manufactures provide a two-year warranty, with the proper care and maintenance, your disposal can last you much longer. Join Steven, one of our Journeyman plumbers as he walks you through some common myths, and ways to keep your disposal running long after its warranty. Have a suggestion for our next video or need service for your plumbing in San Diego? You...

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Bill Howe Weighs in: Our Favorite Kitchen Faucets

Our expert plumbers at Bill Howe are always keeping up with the latest and greatest fixtures to help their customers make informed decisions. Here, we share three of our favorite kitchen faucets for an innovative, beautiful, and functional decor. [caption id="attachment_26920" align="alignright" width="160"] Moen Power Clean(TM) Riley high arc pull down kitchen faucet in Chrome. Photo found on Moen's website. `[/caption]   Moen Power Clean™ Moen is one of the masters of the kitchen fixture, always innovative in design, functionality, and affordable. That’s why we love...

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Bill Howe’s August All Stars

As San Diego’s Best Plumber and Heating & Air Conditioning Company, Bill Howe knows that to remain the best, it takes teamwork and we must support and recognize our team for their excellence. That’s why we created our four unique monthly awards to honor our team. Read more about the awards on our blog: The Bill Howe Way: Recognizing Excellence. For August Achievements, we are proud to recognize: Tony Millan, Ricardo Diaz, Charles Lopez, and Sirena Diaz. Tony Millan began with Bill Howe in...

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San Diego Plumber Saves First Panda Visit: 1987

In 1987, the San Diego Zoo began a love affair with the Giant Pandas, Basi & Yuan Yuan, when they came to visit our World-Famous Zoo. What do pandas have to do with plumbing in San Diego, you ask? One of our favorite moments in our 37-year history. Bill Howe had already become the trusted name for plumbing in San Diego. He started his company seven years earlier making a name as an honest San Diego plumber offering the community the highest...

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San Diego Plumbing Tips from Bill Howe’s Best

Let's face it, it is never a good feeling to have to call your plumber for a burst water heater or overflowing drain, but sometimes it is a necessity. But, Bill Howe's San Diego plumbers have shared some of their tips and tricks to save homeowners time and money, and to help educate on when you might need a professional San Diego plumbing company. Here are August's monthly plumbing tips from Bill Howe's best. "Homeowners to flush their water heater once a year...

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Why is My Water Heater Leaking?

There are many reasons your water heater can leak, and even more parts of the water heater that may be leaking. While most cases can be preventable or fixed easily, there are some indicators that your water r heater simply needs to be replaced.  Age Water heaters leak due to the age when you have a very old water heater. Bill Howe has seen many water heaters over 30 years old that worked great, but as materials and regulations have changed, water heaters...

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DIY SHower Head Installation Made Easy

There are many times when it would be wise to call a professional plumber in San Diego. Water heater bursts, slab leaks, unknown leaks, and overflowing drains all indicate a larger issue that may need expertise and training. But, if you are wanting to update your fixtures, you can save the hourly fee by doing it yourself. Shower heads are a perfect example. As long as the pipe is in good condition, swapping out your old inefficient showerhead for something unique is pretty...

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