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Emergency Plumbing

You can put off some plumbing issues for a short time with a bit of DIY damage control, but others call for an emergency plumber. If you have a plumbing emergency, Bill Howe Plumbing provides the most comprehensive and respected 24-hour emergency plumbing service in San Diego. 

Why Choose Bill Howe?

When you need help, we answer. No matter if it’s in the middle of the night when you discover a flooded bathroom or on a weekend when you’re hanging with the family. Call us and we’ll be on our way promptly as your 24-hour plumber

We’ve provided emergency plumbing service in the San Diego area since 1980. We’re dedicated to the highest level of service, and 100% customer satisfaction is our goal. A warranty backs our work for your peace of mind.

After 43 years in business, there’s not much we haven’t seen! We train our technicians thoroughly before sending them to your home or business so you can call us with confidence to resolve your emergency plumbing issue. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau with hundreds of positive reviews from previous customers as a testimony to our quality work.

As one of the area’s most trusted and awarded plumbing services, we bring over 40 years of experience to every job — and we deliver it quickly. Do you need to call an emergency plumber in San Diego? Two fundamental questions can help you determine if you need 24-hour plumbing services

Does Your Plumbing Leak Affect a Necessity?

Water coming through the ceiling from upstairs is an emergency, but an out-of-commission toilet or clogged sink can be emergencies too! If your plumbing problem can wait till the next day, you may not need emergency plumbing. But if you need to get back up and running in the middle of the night, we’re ready to roll. 

Can You Prevent Further Damage? 

A bucket under a slow leak or other preventive measures can temporarily slow down or control damage. If your plumbing leak can wait, you can minimize further damage by turning off the water to the fixture. If your toilet leaks, the shutoff valve is right behind the base. For leaky sinks, the shutoff is usually beneath the sink. If you can’t find the shutoff valves or have trouble turning them off, you can always cut off the main water supply at your home’s water meter. 

If you can live without running water overnight, you can call us in the morning. But if your plumbing leak has the potential to cause damage to your home, it’s time for emergency plumbing help. 

San Diego’s Best Emergency Plumbing Services

No plumbing leak gets better on its own, so any leak has the potential to cause costly damage if left unchecked. Here are the most common situations that call for emergency plumbing repairs.

Broken Pipes

If a busted pipe is spraying water all over, you should turn off the water inside or at the water meter until your emergency plumber arrives.  

Water Heater Leaks

When a hot water tank drips, has a strange odor, or is making noises, there’s a problem that needs immediate attention. 

Washing Machine Leaks

Washing machines use a lot of water, and if yours leaks, much of it can soak into your floor and cause damage. If water comes from underneath your washer, you may have a plumbing emergency that needs attention fast.

Sewage Backups

If your toilet is overflowing or water bubbles up in the sink or shower when you flush, you may have a sewer blockage. Not only can sewage backups cause water damage, but they are also a serious health concern and require immediate attention. They stink too!

Emergency plumbing problems are distressing, but when you know who to call, you can minimize the damage and stress. The next time you have a leak, keep calm, do what you can to slow it down and minimize any damage. Then, instead of searching for “Emergency plumber near me,” call the #1 plumbing services in San Diego for fast service and a job done right. 

What We Do

No matter your plumbing emergency, our emergency plumbers can resolve your issue. We can take care of all kinds of issues to protect your home.

When you need an emergency plumber, call Bill Howe. We Know Howe!

Our service technicians are trained to work on all kinds of plumbing systems and issues. We carry a wide variety of parts on our trucks to make repairs immediately. Don’t wait and risk further, more costly damage. Give us a call right away when you need emergency help.

San Diego Emergency Plumbers You Can Trust

Bill Howe Plumbing provides professional and affordable emergency plumbing services to commercial and residential customers throughout San Diego. Whether you need a new water heater installed, a new heating and air system installed, or have a plumbing emergency that can’t wait, we’ve got you covered. Since 1980, our family-owned and operated company has served satisfied customers across San Diego with plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services. 

Think Bill Howe when you need an emergency plumber.  Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your plumbing emergency. Call us at 800.BILL-HOWE. We’ll get your emergency resolved quickly and provide you with warrantied, high quality work.

What David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

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

Heating & Cooling

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.

July 2019