#1 Water Damage Repair & Flood Restoration Services San Diego

#1 Best Water Damage Restoration & Repair Services San Diego

When the worst happens, you can count on Bill Howe to get you back up and running in no time. Restore the health and safety of your home with peace of mind, great value and the best workmanship in the industry.

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Bill Howe’s Restoration and Reconstruction teams are highly skilled in mitigating flood, fire and other home damages, putting your home back to pre-loss condition and your mind at ease. Home disasters are stressful. We’ll reduce that stress and guide you through the restoration process from start to finish, giving you the best options for your unique needs. We work directly with insurance companies, providing all industry documentation and making sure you get the best results possible.

We offer free estimates, perform work that meets or exceeds industry standards and assign each case an experienced project manager to help streamline the process. We’re IICRC certified, and our technicians are trained to the highest standards. We have specialized mitigators, restoration technicians, plumbers and more to bring your home back to pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently.

You don’t have to experience a diaster to use us! Talk to us about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom even if you simply want to upgrade or change your home aesthetic. We can do it all, becasue we know Howe!

Bill Howe Restoration and Flood Services

There are several different types of water damage that can affect a residential or commercial building. They can onvolve wood rot, mold, rust, bacteria and many more problems. Water damage can devalue your property, and can also compromise its structural integrity making it unsafe to inhabit until it’s fully restored. Below, you can read about several types of water damage.

Flood Restoration

“Floods are unpredictable and can wreak havoc on your home. It usually takes several days for a house to dry entirely from a flood, and that process needs to be professionally managed with care. You need to remove all furniture and discard most of your carpet as flood water often has contaminants. Our water damage restoration service helps alleviate the stress of having to do this on your own.

Mold can start to grow in as little as 24 hours after a flood occurs. Our professional restoration team will make sure that doesn’t happen while your house is still drying. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is one of the largest emergency flood damage restoration companies in the San Diego area, offering 24/7 emergency service.”

Standing Water

Standing water is most commonly caused by a broken or leaking pipe and requires flood remediation. Bill Howe’s emergency flood restoration services use modern water mitigation techniques to perform water extraction from wet carpet and walls, removing bacteria and potential hazards. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood also offers water cleanup services and basement cleanup for San Diego homes. When faced with standing water, seek water damage service as quickly as possible to avoid mold, mildew and other water damage to your home.

Slab Leak

Slab leaks are water leaks in the plumbing system underneath concrete slab foundations and occur with small pinhole leaks or larger bursts. They can go unnoticed for a while, but the damage will continue whether or not you notice the leak. If your house is built on a slab and there’s an active leak, the integrity of the entire house foundation is at risk. Bill Howe uses electronic slab leak detection to precisely locate the leak and repair it.

Structural Drying

Water damage restoration services go beyond stopping leaks or removing standing water. Structural drying means removing water saturation from your home’s hard surfaces, like wood, drywall and concrete. Our goal at Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is to dry your structure as fast as possible with the least amount of demolition to prevent any further damage. When drying your home’s hard surfaces, we will perform moisture readings to determine the extent of the affected area and how much water saturation remains. Sometimes in order to perform water extraction it’s necessary to remove at least part of the drywall from the frame and remove any affected insulation. Other times, small holes can be utilized to dry wall-cavities.

Mold Remediation

Mold is nasty stuff that can cause health problems if left untreated. Worst of all, it doesn’t go away on it’s own. In fact, you need special mold remediation equipment and techniques to get rid of it for good. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is an industry leader in mold remediation and uses up-to-date technology and mold removal methods to restore the safety and comfort of your home.

The first step in mold remediation is scheduling a visual inspection. If mold is detected, removing it is a hazardous process that needs to be handled by trained professionals in protective equipment. We use negative air machines and air scrubbers to remove any potentially dangerous mold spores from the environment. We also physically remove and neutralize mold at the sources of growth using a range of techniques. Once we’re confident that the problem is resolved, we schedule a third-party air quality inspector to confirm that the mold infestation is gone from your home.

Mold isn’t something you want to neglect. If you suspect you have mold, give us a call and schedule a free inspection. We’ll provide you with suitable options for your needs and always give you an estimate before any work is performed.

Water Damage Categories

Water damage falls into three distinct categories that our San Diego water damage experts can determine based on the origin of the water, the length of time the water has been present, the temperature of affected materials and other factors. Once we determine the category of loss, we can remediate the water and restore your home back to pre-loss condition – or better!

Category 1 water damage refers to clean, or fresh water that comes from sources like water lines, water shutoff valves, toilet tank leaks and under sink water filtration systems. Category 1 water does not pose an immediate health risk to building occupants, but can escalate to category 2 or 3 if not dealt with very quickly.
Category 2 water damage is referred to as grey water. This water contains chemical or biological contaminants that could be dangerous to the occupants of a building. This water usually comes from sources such as dishwashers, washing machines, shower and bathtub overflows, and other “used” water sources that don’t contain fecal matter.

Category 3 water is known as black water and can be extremely harmful to anyone who comes in contact with it. This is due to a high level of bacteria and other contaminants that pose an immediate and serious health risk. Back water usually originates from sewer lines, toilet backups, storm water and ground surface water. Black water requires special containment and mitigation and should be dealt with immediately upon discovery.

Odor Control

There are many reasons that your home or business may develop a bad odor. Luckily, Bill Howe Restoration and Flood has state-of-the-art methods for odor control. Enclosed areas with poor oxygen levels and restricted air flow, pets, tobacco smoke and other odor-producing compounds that build up over time can become a real problem. We use bacterial agents that combat indoor odors, and are effective in destroying bacterial growth and mildew. We also employ portable ozone generators that produce ozone gas. This technology is capable of deodorizing a whole building. If you have bad smells in your home, talk to us about getting rid of them!

Water Damage Restoration After a Fire

Restoration methods follwing fire and smoke damage vary based on the specifics of the fire. Typically, broken doors and windows will be removed first, then water damage from fire hoses, broken water pipes, rain or other water intrusion is mitigated, along with destroyed fire-damaged items and structural materials. Then we can begin repairing the damage to restore your home or business back to pre-loss condition, including ozone application to rid your property of the smell.

Homes effected by fire are often intricate restoration projectsthat have to be handled by industry leading experts. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is proud to offer a full spectrum of restoration and reconstruction services from board-ups, smoke and odor clean up to fire and water damage repair.

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes require immediate attention to prevent extensive damage of your property. Bill Howe technicians can guide you through the process of shutting your water off to reduce damage until we arrive. If you’re experiencing a burst pipe and don’t know how to shut your water off, call us immediately and we’ll help you while we dispatch an emergency plumber to your location.

Once an expert technician arrives, they’ll assess the problem and provide options for repair and water mitigation if necessary. Our goal is to get you back up and running as quickly as possible with minimal disruption to your life, even in the event of an emergency.

Whether you need fire and flood restoration services, flood damage cleanup, or are simply looking to remodel, Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is ready to help. Servicing San Diego for over 40 years, we have the knowledge and experience along with the best technicians in the industry for your restoration and flood needs.

Start Checking Things Off That Home Improvement List With Our Flexible Financing Options

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
  • Competitive Financing Rates
  • Your choice of lender with a program that best fits your needs
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Frequently Asked Questions

Water and flood damage are never convenient, but with preparation and the right residential services and restoration experts, it can be a smooth process. No matter what the cause of the damage is in the home, it is important to move quickly Read More

There are three different types of water damage and each type requires a specific type of clean up Read More

Category three flooding is the most critical type and consists of black water contamination. Black water refers to Read More

Bill Howe is your trusted emergency plumber in San Diego. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services every day Read More

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