How to Unclog a Toilet

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No matter how careful you are, toilets clog from time to time. It could be too much toilet paper, or flushing items you shouldn’t, such as paper towel and cotton swabs. Whatever has caused your clogged toilet, Plumber Tom has some helpful tips to get it working properly again.   Use a Trusty Plunger   […]

How to Determine if You Need Water Softeners

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City water goes through a filtration and cleansing system which can take out some things, and put in too much of others. Your water has a mix of magnesium, calcium, and potassium ions, which can make a mess of shower tile and bathtub caulking. Unsure if you have hard water? Plumber Tom has compiled a […]

How Can a Solar Water Heater Benefit Your Home?

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Everyone is going green these days, so it should come as no surprise that you can now heat your water by the power of the sun. At Plumber Tom, we’re always looking to the future, and ways to help our clients save money and improve their homes. Check out these amazing benefits to solar water […]

How to Determine If You Have a Slab Leak

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At Plumber Tom, we see all different kinds of plumbing problems, so we know what to look for. We want our clients to know what to look for as well, to decrease the level of damage that takes place and speed up repair time. If you notice any of the following signs in your home, […]

How a member of Plumber Tom helped Save a life!

It was a hot day in San Diego, and Plumber Tom, a plumbing company in San Diego, had ventured out for their usual morning schedule. One of the plumbers, was visiting a customer who had a standard plumbing issue, a clog. Nothing out of the ordinary. While performing his usual work, the plumber noticed the customer […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Great Working Order

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We see our fair share of garbage disposals, and we know how inconvenient it can be if they stop working. We want all our clients to get the most from their appliances, which is why we’ve compiled this list of 5 tips to keep your garbage disposal in great working order, and avoid unnecessary repairs. […]

What is a Camera Pipe Inspection?

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Pipe Inspection Cameras Explained There are plenty of reasons to have your pipes inspected with a camera, but the most common is to locate a blockage or obstruction in the interior pipes of your home, as well as the sewer lines extending from them. The cameras used for this service are highly specialized and very […]

What Does It Cost to Install a New Faucet?


Whether it’s in regard to new construction or we’re talking about a remodeling job, installing a new faucet is one of the most effective, easiest, and affordable ways to really breathe new life into a place. Think about how many times each day you actually look at your faucets – every time you cook, clean, […]

Tankless Water Heaters


Plumber Tom is the area expert in installing, repairing, and replacing tankless water heaters throughout the San Diego area. Let us help you choose the best type, brand, style, and size for your home! We have plenty of experience installing propane, electric, and natural gas tankless hot water systems, and have thousands of happy customers […]

Water Heater Installation & Repairs


If you need a new water heater or a water heater repaired, you’ve come to the right place. It’s often true that homeowners are unaware of any issues with their units until they wake up to an icy cold shower, they go to wash dishes and find only cold water available, or they walk into […]