Plumbing & Pipe Inspection in San Diego, CA | Bill Howe

Plumbing Inspection in San Diego, CA

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If you experience musty odors, slow drains, or low water pressure, it may be time to call in the pros. Professional plumbing inspections can identify blockages, damaged pipes, and other issues before they become major problems. 

Inspecting a home’s plumbing with specialized cameras provides a more comprehensive overview than traditional visual inspections. Our plumbers review the inspection, identify needed repairs and potential problems, and recommend the best solutions.

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Reasons to Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

You should consider a plumbing inspection for these reasons:

  • Prevent Major Issues and Water Damage: Many homeowners schedule an annual plumbing home inspection with Bill Howe for preventive maintenance. A complete inspection can help pinpoint plumbing problems, saving money, time, and frustration.
  • Maintain System Efficiency: Regular inspections ensure your plumbing system and appliances, like water heaters, operate efficiently. Schedule an inspection with an annual flush to maintain optimal performance and extend the lifespan of your plumbing components.
  • Buying a New Home: A detailed plumbing inspection is essential when purchasing a new home, as standard inspections often miss plumbing issues. This helps you make an informed decision and negotiate repairs or price adjustments.
  • Remodeling: Before remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, a plumbing inspection can identify underlying issues, ensuring a smoother renovation process and preventing future problems.
  • Frequent backups: If you frequently experience sewer backups, a plumbing camera inspection can pinpoint blockages or damage, allowing for targeted repairs and preventing further issues.
  • Health and Safety: Prevent water contamination and mold growth.

Regular plumbing inspections ensure your system’s longevity, efficiency, and safety while preventing costly issues.

Bill Howe’s Plumbing Inspection Services Include

Visual Plumbing Inspection

A visual plumbing check is precisely what it sounds like—plumbers check for signs of leaks, damage, and corrosion. Burst water shutoffs are one of the leading causes of home flooding, so we always inspect their condition. Your plumber looks for red flags like signs of corrosion or scale buildup that indicate past leaks and high water pressure. They also check toilets for leaking seals that can waste gallons of water per day.

Along with a visual overview, your plumber may also perform a drain and pipe inspection if needed. With a complete visual inspection, homeowners can have peace of mind knowing what’s happening with their plumbing. After the inspection, your plumber will provide a detailed report and recommend repairs or maintenance, if needed.

Drain Inspection

Offensive odors and gurgling noises are some of the first signs of drain problems, and without an inspection, you could risk black water backup. If you smell sewage, a complete drain inspection is recommended. Plumbers will run water through toilets, showers, and sinks to check for adequate flow. Your plumber may need to perform a plumbing camera inspection to identify drain issues and the extent of damage.

Water Pressure Check

High water pressure entering a home puts excess stress on faucet seals, water shutoff valves, supply lines, and toilets. It also causes leaks, running toilets, and excess thermal expansion in water heaters. Homeowners should check the water pressure in their homes on a routine basis.

Water pressure should be about 55 to 60 PSI, but some city water pressure can be over 100 PSI. The best way to deal with high water pressure is to install a pressure-regulating valve (PRV) to regulate it. According to San Diego Public Utilities, a PRV can also help to conserve water.

Water Heater Inspection

Checking the condition, age, and water lines of the water heater can help plumbers understand many things, including water pressure and signs of leaks. If the water heater has been maintained with annual flush service, it can likely last beyond its standard warranty.

Plumbers will also check all exterior water supply lines, hose bibbs, pressure regulator valves, and the surrounding area for signs of leaks. They may recommend additional steps for slab leak location, gas leak detection, or a sewer and plumbing camera inspection.

Comprehensive Plumbing Services in San Diego, CA

From routine inspections to specialized repairs and upgrades, Bill Howe provides a one-stop solution for maintaining and improving your home’s plumbing system. This full range of services supports our commitment to preventing issues before they become costly problems and keeps your plumbing system running smoothly.

Call Bill Howe Today

Bill Howe Plumbing is a locally owned family business and a trusted member of the San Diego community. We also offer emergency plumbing services in San Diego 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469) for your customized inspection quote, or book your service online with one of our special offers.


Flooding, undetected leaks, and clogs can cause extensive damage to a home's structure, floors, and other areas. If caught early, these plumbing issues can be corrected and the damage minimized. Having your plumbing inspected annually helps identify existing and potential problems to protect your home. If you can't remember when or if your home has been checked for plumbing issues, schedule an inspection for peace of mind.

Because leaks can go undetected for long periods, the water can cause damage inside walls, beneath floors, and other areas. Our professional plumbers in San Diego are experts at spotting signs of water damage and tracking down the source. Your plumber looks for peeling paint, misshapen drywall, stains, and discoloration to locate potential problems. Once the leak is located and repaired, replacing water-damaged materials is essential to prevent mold.

The size of a home, existing plumbing problems, and other factors determine how long a professional inspection will take. A thorough inspection by Bill Howe plumbers typically takes about an hour. Your technician will arrive on time and work methodically to identify any plumbing or gas leaks and other plumbing issues. If a plumbing camera inspection is required, your technician can schedule it on-site.


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If you want to upgrade your plumbing, HVAC equipment or have an unexpected repair, Bill Howe offers financing solutions that get you the services you need when you need them. Financing is available for a variety of services and products including equipment and installation, maintenance and repairs. Plus, you’ll find flexible, budget-friendly options to fit your individual needs.

  • Access to affordable upgrades and repairs
  • Low monthly payments
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  • Your choice of lender with a program that best fits your needs
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