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Areas of Expertise

  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • Water Damage Restoration San Diego
  • San Diego Flood Services
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Mold Remediation
  • Odor Control
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • EPA Lead Certified
  • Drywall Certified
  • Xactimate Certified (27.3 Level 2)

Restoration & Flood

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San Diego's #1 Restoration and Flood, Remodel and Repair Expert

Bill Howe has offered San Diego a wide variety of restoration and flood, remodel and repair services for over 40 years. Dealing with water, fire or mold-related property damage can be a stressful time. The dedicated response team at Bill Howe is highly skilled at mitigating stress, guiding you through the restoration process from start to finish. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood Services works directly with insurance companies, providing all industry documentation while working directly for the customer. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood offers free estimates, performs to the industry standards, and assigns each customer a project manager to streamline the process.

Bill Howe Restoration and Flood Services is an IICRC certified flood restoration company, with full home-care service that you can trust. From flood remediation to emergency water cleanup, we will return your home to its pre-loss condition. Bill Howe technicians are expertly trained in water damage restoration, fire and flood restoration, and full kitchen and bathroom remodels. Whether your home has experienced damage due to natural elements or you are looking to simply change your home aesthetic, Bill Howe can do it all.

Bill Howe Restoration and Flood Featured Services

Flood Restoration
Floods are unpredictable and can wreak havoc on a home. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is one of the largest emergency flood damage restoration companies, offering 24/7 emergency flood service. From water extraction to completing a home remodel, Bill Howe works with you through the entire process. When you search “flood cleanup near me” rest assured that Bill Howe is available and ready to restore your home.

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 water damage to the home.

Slab Leak
Slab leaks are pressurized water leaks in the water lines underneath concrete slab foundations and occur with small pinhole leaks or larger bursts. Bill Howe uses electronic slab leak detection to precisely locate the leak and repair it. Don’t fall for imitations, Bill Howe is your trusted restoration water damage company in San Diego

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. 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 is 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 remediation is important to maintain indoor air quality. Removing moisture from your home reduces the chance of mold growth. Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is an industry leader in mold control following specific industry standards to protect your home. The first step in remediation is to perform a visual inspection. We use top-of-the-line equipment such as negative air machines and air scrubbers to remove potentially dangerous mold spores from the environment. Once we have are confident that the problem is resolved, we will schedule a third-party air quality inspector to confirm that the mold is gone from the home.

Water Damage
Water damage comes in three distinct categories. Our San Diego water restoration team is able to categorize your water loss based on the length of time the water has affected the structure, the temperature of the affected materials, and assessing pre-existing conditions. With this knowledge, your water damage can easily be remediated, and your home or commercial building restored to its original state using extraction and evaporation.

1. Category 1: Water damage refers to “clean” or “fresh” water and can be from sources like water shutoff valves, toilet tank leaks, and under sink water filtration systems. Category 1 does not pose an immediate health risk to occupants, but can quickly escalate to category 2 or 3.

2. Category 2: Referred to as “grey” water, category 2 loss contains chemical or biological contaminants that could be dangerous to occupants. Sources of greywater include water heaters, toilet overflows (where no waste is present), and laundry overflows.

3. Category 3: Known as “black” water, category 3 is severe water loss and is harmful to individuals. Blackwater can originate from the main sewer overflows, storm waters, and/or standing waters and ground surface waters. Category 3 contaminated water contains unsanitary bacteria, fungi, pathogens, and can cause serious illness requiring specialized containment and mitigation.

Odor Control
There are many things inside a home or building that can produce awful odors. An enclosed area has low levels of oxygen leading to poor air renewal and the accumulation of odor-producing compounds. Odor can come from tobacco smoke, pets and other sources in your home or business. In order to combat indoor odors, ozone treatment, an effective bacterial agent, was created. It works by destroying compounds that produce odor and is highly effective in preventing bacterial growth and mildew. Portable ozone generators can deodorize an entire building.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
Restoration methods following fire or smoke damage vary based on the specifics of the blaze. In the case of smoke damage, the primary issue becomes smoke and odor control. In these cases, we apply ozone to control the smoke odor and continue to work until the smoke smell is completely gone. For homes that have been directly affected by a fire, the restoration process tends to be much more intricate. In homes where severe damage, such as loss of windows and walls, has occurred, we offer board-up services as one of the first steps.

Burst Pipes
A burst pipe in your home requires immediate emergency plumbing service. A Bill Howe technician can guide you through the process of shutting off your water to reduce damage to your home until the technician arrives.

Bill Howe Restoration and Flood is a company you can trust, handling both residential and commercial repairs. Whether you are in need of fire and flood restoration services, flood damage cleanup, or simply looking to perform remodels, Bill Howe Restoration and Flood technicians are expertly trained and ready to help. Servicing San Diego for over 40 years, Bill Howe has the experience and the knowledge to perform industry leading restoration and flood services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect during water damage restoration?
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

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

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

Who do I contact with emergency water damage services?
Bill Howe is your trusted emergency plumber in San Diego. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services every day Read More



(Technician) did my restoration and he was awesome. He listened respectfully to all my concerns and was always available to take my calls. (Technician) was very knowledgeable about his work and did a neat, thorough job. He instilled trust that he knew exactly what he was doing and was interested in helping me be less stressed about my whole flooding situation. Thanks Bill Howe! I feel fortunate that (Technician) was the one you sent.
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Your restoration team, led by (Technician), exceeded our expectations on all fronts! Every step of the way we felt the service was EXCELLENT and HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL! Our questions were answered and we learned more about the process along the way. Thank you for putting up with our questions and guiding us through every step! It's a big comfort to know that the job was handled properly and fully resolved. If ever we find ourselves in this situation again, we know who to call! Thank you again for everything you did to help us.
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Edward Y
Nearing the final stages of repairs caused by our hot water piping leak in the kitchen. Custom cabinets being rebuilt and installed by Bill Howe techs (Technician) & (Technician). This was a two day process and both (Technician) & (Technician) did a fantastic job rebuilding and installing the custom cabinet shells, existing doors and molding. They did an excellent job matching the new finish with the existing finish. They work as an excellent team. Well done by them both. Bill Howe’s team is impressive and are the best.

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Restoration & Flood


$200 Gift Card to Home Improvement Store

Book a kitchen or bath remodel and receive $200 to Home Depot or Lowe’s for every $5000 of work performed.
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$200 off Whole House UV Air Purifier

While supplies last.
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10% OFF Plumbing Service or Repair

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$82 Drain Special

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Second Opinion Pipe Line Camera Inspection

Second opinion camera service must be scheduled and performed through the epoxy lining division, and is subject to availability. Free inspection not valid on weekends, holidays, or after hours. DVD/Thumb drive not offered on free inspection, but can be purchased at an additional cost. Cannot be combined with other offers.



$150 OFF New HVAC System Installation

New HVAC System Installations + Free In-home Evaluation

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