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How to Know if You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned

When not properly installed, maintained and operated, components of your heating and cooling system may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. Some of these components include supply and return air ducts and registers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, and condensate drain pans (drip pans).
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Take Part in National Wear Red Day!

This Friday, February 4th is National Wear Red Day – a national campaign that takes place every year on the first Friday of February. In an effort to educate workplaces and customers about women’s risk of heart disease and promote prevention of heart disease, businesses across the county participate and host their own Wear Red days. At Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air we’ll be wearing red at our office and all of our technicians will be wearing a red ribbon in honor of the cause. We’d like to encourage you to wear red to work on Friday and ask your co-workers to do the same.
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Thermal Expansion and How It Effects You

Most homeowners are not aware that when your water heater is heating up water it causes the molecules to expand, thus causing excessive pressure on your San Diego plumbing water supply. High water pressure is bad for your plumbing system in the same way that high blood pressure is bad for your health. High water pressure can cause old pipes or hoses to burst and cause excessive stress on your faucets, washing machine solenoids, and water heaters. Additionally, most manufacturers will void their warranties if the cause of the problem is due to high water pressure in your home or business.
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Need a New Year’s Resolution? How About Having Clean Drains?

What better way to start the New Year than with clean drains! Okay…maybe you can think of a few better ways to start off the New Year, but as your plumber, we want to make sure you know about your drain cleaning options. Preventative drain maintenance is a great way to save money and reduce stress. When you schedule a routine drain cleaning, you are greatly reducing the chance that you’ll find yourself in a situation of having an emergency drain problem (like when you’re just about the leave for vacation or having guests over for the weekend!). You have several options to ensure that you get that peace of mind:
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Rainy Times Can Bring Desperate Measures

The storm has affected all of us – but don’t let it affect your home! You can help avoid floods at your home or place of business by making sure your area drains are clear before the storm starts! I know what you’re thinking…thanks Bill but it’s a little late for that now that we’ve had three straight days of rain!
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Water Conservation

Water Conservation - Steps Property Managers and Property Owners Can Take To Make Sure Water Isn’t Wasted By Bill Haws, General Manager, Bill Howe Family of Companies September 24, 2010 According to California Department of Water Resources, a detailed water audit and leak detection program found an average of 10 percent of water used is lost through leaks and wasted water. Are your tenants reporting water leaks?
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Be Good To Your Disposals and Drains this Thanksgiving

For Bill Howe Plumbing technicians, the day after Thanksgiving is more than Black Friday shopping deals – it’s the busiest drain day of the year! Our technicians have seen it all – entire pots of leftovers shoved down the drains and garbage disposal even to point of backing up into the tub, toilet and bathroom sink drains! To avoid a plumbing disaster this Thanksgiving we recommend tossing all leftovers and scraps into a compost or garbage before they even touch the sink.
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New Look, Same Reliable Company

Welcome to the Bill Howe Family of Companies’ new Web site! I know what you’re saying… “Bill Howe Family of Companies? Is this the same Bill Howe I’ve come to know and love since 1980?” Yes it is folks! We have a new look and a slightly new name, but we are indeed the same company. The only difference is that we now have three different divisions – plumbing, heating & air conditioning and restoration & flood services. Take a look...

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