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San Diego Plumbing Tips from Bill Howe’s Best
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Plumbing 08/31/17

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 to help extend its life. If you are handy, it is something you can do on your own as a homeowner, but if you are unsure, call Bill Howe for a free estimate.” Alex Ulloa, Journeyman Plumber/Feild Supervisor

“Every homeowner and renter should know where the gas and water shut-offs are for the hour, and how to use them.” Doug Powell, Journeyman Plumber/San Diego gas leak expert

“Us baby oil, and a soft cloth, to shine stainless steel appliances.” Rick Chavoya, San Diego Plumber

“Homeowners should purchase a water pressure gauge and test it twice a year. When it goes above 80 PSI, it is time for a new pressure regulator. Remember to test on a hose bibb that is past, or downstream, from the regulator.” Ron Riggs, Bill Howe Plumber since 1991

“Never leave a leaking faucet, but also don’t shut off the angle stops if you believe them to be old or corroded. If they burst, it will cause damage quickly. Make sure to exercise each valve in your home at least once per month and change them every 5-7 years.” Corey Koenen, Journeyman Plumber

“Do not flush anything down the toilet but toilet paper. Do not throw floss, Q-tips, feminine products or even products that claim t be flushable, they can all cause back ups in your home.” Zach Taylor, Lining Technician

Whether you are trying to unclog a drain, make your stainless steel fixtures look like new, or avoid a flood when you go on vacation, there are several tips you should know as a homeowner or renter to keep your home’s plumbing up to date and in good condition. When in doubt, or for a free estimate, you know who to call 1-800 BILL HOWE (245-5469).


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What Joel C says about us

Very Satisfied. Michael is always on time, Michael has been doing all of the plumbing related to our remodel. He always does exactly what he commits to do within the estimated cost. He keeps me informed if any wrinkles pop up, and his plumbing skills are excellent as we have had no problems or issues arise after he has left. Very professional! Highly recommend.

August 2019


What Rick M says about us

We had other companies come out for estimates on what was considered a major job with jackhammers and replacing cast iron pipes under the house… having been stung before, we wanted another estimate just to make sure we were making an informed decision. The prior estimates went up to $21,000!
Bill Howe sent us an amazing veteran plumber, Dashawn and his co- worker Anthony. Dashawn did a thorough check of the problem, explained what he thought was needed … he did a final check and we were able to see for ourselves what was the problem. He recommended a complete cleaning to de-scale the pipes, and not the major work we dreaded. Thanks to his solid analysis and patience in making sure we saw what he saw, the issue was resolved completely, and saved us thousands of unnecessary work. None of the other estimates included the cleaning; only the major repairs. Thanks to Dashawn’s knowledge, professionalism and honesty, we’re Bill Howe customers.

August 2019


What Carolyn Housman says about us

This was our second excellent experience with Bill Howe. We had a blocked kitchen sink drain 8/5. I was able to get a same day appointment which is AMAZING. Person on phone was very courteous and set me up right away. Tony arrived at the house (called me 30 minutes out so I was able to be ready). He diagnosed the issue (blocked drain, not the garbage compactor) and was able to snake it and ran the water for 10 minutes to be sure the drains were clear. He cleaned up everything and you would not have known he was even there. Thank-you Tony and Bill Howe, you always know how.

August 2019


What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

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What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

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