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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