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November All Stars 2017

San Diego Plumber, Bill Howe “knows Howe!” But, so do the employees in the plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and restoration & flood divisions. New to our monthly award system? Read more here: The Bill Howe Way! For October achievements, we are proud to honor Steven Winsett, Juan Santacruz, Andrew Chapman, and the lining team of Mike Castaing, Jesus Bustamante, Justin Gould, and James Ruben. [caption id="attachment_27806" align="alignleft" width="650"] Ron poses with the gifts he purchased in the Bill Howe Adopt-A-Family![/caption] Above & Beyond Our...

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We’re Collecting Tools for Plumbers in Need!

We found this article, Training to be a Plumber in Ghana by Julius Ballanco and featured in www.PMmag.com about a 4-year plumbing program in Ghana and how the students are learning about the plumbing trade. This article resonates so deeply with our company and our industry that we wanted to take action and get involved. We have always been dedicated to training our own plumbers, as well as educating the community and our customers on the importance of licensed and trained specialists. Plumbers really...

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Thanksgiving Day Plumbing Tips: Avoid Emergencies!

Thanksgiving Day is one of our busiest days of the year for clogged kitchen sinks and toilets. But, it doesn't have to happen to you. Follow these easy tips to stay emergency free this Thanksgiving. Before you start any dishes, check the disposal. Run hot water and a little degreasing soap for a few minutes to make sure it’s clear, then follow these simple tips to avoid backed up drains and an emergency plumbing call! Use the disposal sparingly, or best yet, not...

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Plumbing Education & Training: Lavatory Sinks

    For 37 years, Bill Howe Plumbing has been the leading name in San Diego for clogged drains, water heaters, gas lines, and all major an minor plumbing issues. Bill Howe hires and trains each of their plumbers to ensure that every job is done right, safely, and customers are taken care of like family. And, part of delivering the highest quality is also having a trained staff in the office. That's why General Manager, Bill Haws, has developed a training program for all...

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Moen Kitchen Faucet, Part 2, Installation

In this installment, we show you the basics of faucet installation using a Moen faucet with a separate spray pullout. In a perfect situation, installing a new Moen faucet it fairly simple. Prior to beginning, make sure you have all tools necessary and follow all manufacturer instructions. Once the faucet has been removed (read part 1, removal), you can follow the steps and be done in no time. Our San Diego Plumber, Steven Winsett, walks you through the steps. Step 1: Position...

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San Diego Water Heater Basics: Part 1

The second plumbing basics class offered by General Manager, Bill Haws, is all about water heaters. One of the more common calls Bill Howe Plumbing receives is for water heater problems, leaks, replacement estimates, and pilot light issues. Because water heaters are a complex appliance, Bill Howe's customer service staff has to be able to understand the terminology, basic functioning, common problems, and how to help our customers quickly, correctly, and efficiently. Our in-house office training videos are also a great resource for our customers!...

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Moen Kitchen Faucet, Part 1, Removal

Removing your kitchen faucet is fairly simple, and you can find step by step instructions with your new faucet, as well as online. We asked our plumbers in San Diego to break it down and you can find a few easy steps here. Make sure you know how and where to turn your water off (at the supply lines and at the house in case of an emergency). Step 1: Shut off the hot and cold water at the angle stops...

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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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