As a San Diego local myself, I know how much we rely on our plumbing systems working properly day in and day out here in America’s Finest City. When something goes wrong with the water pipes, drains, fixtures, or appliances in our homes and workplaces, we need professional help—fast.
After serving the San Diego community for over 35 years, Bill Howe Plumbing understands exactly what local homeowners and businesses require from their plumbing services. We aim to provide trusted, transparent services to get your plumbing back in order, no matter the scale or complexity of the job.
A Full Range of Residential Plumbing Services
Keeping your home’s plumbing running smoothly is imperative to your daily life. We handle all facets of residential plumbing for San Diego properties, including:
Clogged drains are one of the most disruptive plumbing issues. We have all the latest tools and technology to clear obstructions from your sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets. Our PowerSnake drain cleaner can conquer even tough clogs other plumbers can’t.
Leak Detection and Repair
Left unaddressed, water leaks lead to mold, rot, property damage, and high utility bills. Our techs perform thorough leak testing and use digital leak detectors to pinpoint any problems. We repair leaky pipes, joints, valves, and water-using appliances.
Fixture Installation and Repair
From installing new faucets and shower systems to fixing leaks in existing basins and toilets, we’re your one-stop shop. Our workmanship and parts come fully guaranteed
Garbage Disposal Replacement
We replace worn-out disposals with new energy-efficient models and make sure they’re installed properly to avoid future breakdowns.
And much more! Re-piping, water heater replacement, sewer line repair, trenchless sewer replacement—you name it.
Commercial and Industrial Plumbing Services
Plumbing issues can bring business operations to a standstill. No one wants to deal with broken toilets, no hot water, or flooding in a workplace environment. Bill Howe’s commercial division is ready for any plumbing challenge, handling:
- Complete plumbing system design, installation, and replacement for new construction commercial projects and renovations.
- Repairs and upgrades to existing plumbing systems in commercial spaces, tailored to business needs.
- Sewer and drain jetting to thoroughly clear clogs and obstructions in large commercial drains and sewer lines.
- Trenchless sewer line repair and replacement at businesses, avoiding major demolition and disruption to operations.
- Serving a wide variety of industries including corporate campuses, healthcare facilities, hospitality businesses, commercial real estate, retail stores, food service, and more.
- No plumbing job is too big or complex for our commercial teams. We have the heavy duty equipment, and expertise to service businesses of any size.
Why Choose Bill Howe for Your Plumbing?
Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
You can trust that our plumbers have undergone thorough training and met all requirements to provide plumbing services in the City of San Diego. We carry liability insurance that protects your home or business.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing
Plumbing issues don’t just happen Monday through Friday. Our emergency plumbers are available around the clock to resolve burst pipes, gas leaks, sewer backups, and other urgent issues.
You’ll know what the work will cost before we begin. We provide flat-rate quotes upfront based on your specific problem. No hourly rates or surprise add-ons.
Attention to Cleanliness
We take care to protect your property from mess or damage, laying down drop cloths and cleaning up thoroughly when finished.
From trenchless sewer repair to video pipe inspection, we use the latest tools and technology to solve plumbing problems efficiently.
Dedicated Customer Service
Our courteous staff provides scheduling assistance and keeps you informed every step of the way, from booking to billing. We want to deliver 5-star service.
Supporting Our Community
Giving back through organizations like the Burn Institute and Hurricane Relief is central to our company values. We care about San Diego and strive to make it a better place.
Common Plumbing Questions Answered
If you’re wondering about the costs and logistics of certain plumbing services, here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Q.How much does it cost to clear a main sewer clog in San Diego?
For significant sewer line obstructions requiring hydrojetting, expect to invest $250 – $600 on average. Simple kitchen or bathroom drain clogs can often be cleared for under $200.
Q.Should I repair or replace my water heater?
If your water heater is over 8-10 years old, replacement may be better than pricey repairs. New models are far more energy efficient. We recommend replacing earlier if you see rust, leaks, dwindling hot water supply, or high energy bills.
Q.When does a repipe make sense vs. spot repairs?
If your pipes are very outdated or deteriorated, a full repipe is wise. We generally suggest repiping when pipes are leaking in multiple spots, water flow is very restricted, or you want to upgrade from galvanized to copper, PEX, or CPVC piping.
Q.How often should plumbing systems be inspected?
Annual inspections help catch problems before they become major repairs. Inspect key components like water supply lines, gas lines, sewer lines, and drainage systems for leaks, obstructions, or damage.
Q.What are signs of a gas leak in my home or business?
Signs include a ‘rotten eggs’ smell, hissing sound from pipes, bubbles in wet areas, dying vegetation, and yellow flame (instead of blue) on gas appliances. Take all signs seriously and evacuate until it’s repaired.
Rely on the Experts
As you can see, plumbing requires specialized expertise. Attempting DIY repairs often backfires into even bigger problems and expense. For reliable service from licensed professionals who know the quirks of San Diego’s plumbing systems, choose Bill Howe.