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Emergency Plumbing Services in San Diego

24-Hour Plumbing Services to Get You Out of a Jam

We’ve all been there—that moment when you realize something is seriously wrong with your plumbing. Maybe it’s a burst pipe or an exploded water heater. Whatever it is, the issue won’t wait until the morning. Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to take care of any emergency plumbing problem you might be facing. Since 1978, we’ve been providing emergency plumbing services throughout the San Diego area, and our customers love us. Our team is highly trained and experienced in handling a wide variety of serious plumbing problems. If you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency that just can’t wait, reach out to us as soon as possible for fast, reliable assistance.

Have a plumbing emergency? Call us now at (866) 374-0402!

Emergency Plumbing Services We Handle

When there’s a plumbing crisis, it’s not something that can wait to be fixed. Our customers have been pleased with our reliable, 100% satisfaction guaranteed service, earning us the Angie’s List Super Service Award and the San Diego’s Best Award from the Union-Tribune Readers Poll. We’ve been given an A+ by the BBB as well. When it comes to emergency plumbing services in San Diego, there’s no better company to call than Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air.

We cover all your emergency plumbing needs, including:

  • Burst pipes
  • Blown water heater
  • Flooding
  • Clogged pipes
  • Backup sewer lines
  • And more!

Plumbers You Can Trust

Each and every one of our plumbing service technicians undergoes a background check before being hired. Along with being licensed, insured, and certified by the EPA, our San Diego plumbers continually undergo industry training to ensure you receive the best possible service. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year to dispatch an emergency plumber and fix your issue.

Let us take care of your emergency plumbing needs. Call us at (866) 374-0402!

Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice From Our Experts

  • Regulate Water Pressure
    Water pressure should be checked at least once a year or whenever you have a plumber in your home. When we visit a doctor, no matter the reason, they will always check a patient’s blood pressure. Water pressure should be treated similarly. A pressure-reducing device in proper working order is incredibly important to maintaining a healthy water delivery system in your home. Water pressure should never exceed 80 psi. Anything reading above 80 psi. is an indication of a failing water pressure-reducing device and should be addressed as soon as possible. If you're unsure about your water pressure, we can visit your home and use a gauge to measure your incoming water pressure for you. Then we can discuss any options that might be available to give you peace of mind and ensure a healthy water system.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • Summer Cookouts
    With Summer around the corner and many BBQ's and cookouts in our future, let's not take it out on our garbage disposals and sewer lines. While the obvious choice may be to use the garbage disposal as a catch-all, you'll save time and money by throwing the bulk of your food waste into the garbage can or compost instead. Limit the garbage disposal for little scraps, rinsed off plates, and other dishes, and you'll save yourself time, money and frustration.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • About the VIP Advantage Membership

    The Anderson VIP Advantage Membership is designed to help busy people manage some of their home maintenance issues. We’ll schedule annual tune-ups on your air conditioner or heater to maintain your warranties and do your annual plumbing inspection too! You’ll get the VIP discount for all other services and front of the line privileges for the quickest response time.

    We know you’re busy, so let us help keep your home running smoothly!

    Julie, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • What Are the Options When PVC or ABS Pipe Has Failed?
    With PVC you have a couple of choices if your pipe is failing; one is to repair the bad connection that is causing a stoppage. The other is to go ahead and replace the whole line. If the line is about 40 years old and is showing signs of age throughout, definitely replace. These days, you can replace the pipe without a digging trench. Based on the condition of the line, it may be an acceptable option to do just that. However, if the offset worsens trenchless may no longer be an option.
    Kyle, Drain Service & Sales Manager
  • Smelly Garbage Disposal?

    Do you have a smelly garbage disposer? Cleaning the disposal is simple! Run cold water, turn on the disposal, and feed two trays of ice cubes into the disposal quickly. Wait until all ice is completely degraded before turning off the disposer and cold water. If the disposer still smells bad, chop up a lemon into small chunks and feed it down the drain.

    DO NOT use drain cleaners such as Drano. This is important! Those types of cleaners are mainly fine sand and bleach, or other caustics, which corrode your plumbing rather quickly and can cut the life of your garbage disposal in half.

    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • What's in your water?
    Unfortunately, a lot more than you might think. You don't have to take my word for it, it's easy to obtain a copy of your local water quality report. I've been in the plumbing industry for decades and it still makes me a little uneasy. Whole home carbon filtration is the best way to treat your home water supply. Municipalities add chlorine and amonia to kill any organisms that may exist due to travels through miles and miles of old pipe, but it's the homeowner's responsibility to make it more suitable for consumption at home. Activated carbon is the best way to absorb these impurities (1lb of activated carbon contains a surface area of approximately 100 acres). If reduction or removal of chlorine and chloromines is important to you and your family (the average swimming pool has less chlorine than our tap water), and if you'd like to reduce your bottled water consumption, consider a carbon-based whole home filtration system as a healthy and green solution to questionable water quality. In the not-too-distant future, every home will have a filtration system and we'll wonder how we ever got along without them!
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • High Water Pressure?
    Noticing high water pressure at plumbing fixtures in your home? Water pressure in the home is similar to blood pressure in the body - it needs to be regulated to keep the system healthy. When unregulated water pressure causes damage to the plumbing system, this can lead to emergency plumbing calls, like flooding. Having a water pressure regulator installed is MUCH more cost-effective than mold remediation or replacing flooring or drywall! So we recommend installing or repairing water pressure regulators to protect your whole home.
    Zach, Dispatch Manager
  • Anti-Scale Devices
    Minerals in our water cause hardness, and can wreak havoc on copper pipes and plumbing fixtures, including water heaters. An anti-scale device can greatly reduce this troublesome issue. Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air and one of our specialized technicians can come out and discuss options to help alleviate hard water problems. The technician can also discuss amazing catalytic carbon filtration systems that can provide your home with bottled water quality throughout!
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • Keeping Your Family Safe When Hiring a Contractor
    Many homeowners are concerned about safety, and it can be unnerving to let a complete stranger into your home for plumbing or HVAC repairs. The best way to protect yourself and your home from unscrupulous or dangerous contractors is to research the company or contractor. Educate yourself regarding a company’s reputation and business practices. Some of the more reputable sources for this information are the CSLB, the BBB and verified review sites like Angie's List. Make sure the contractor you hire is LICENSED, insured and exercises due diligence when hiring, from felony background checks to drug testing. Not all plumbing and HVAC contractors are licensed, and many do not perform sufficient background checks. Be diligent and vigilant in protecting your greatest assets: you, your family and your home.
    Julie, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • We've Got Your Back 24/7!

    Nights, weekends or holidays: We always have a plumber on-call to help you when have an emergency plumbing issue. Call us 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We'll send a professional and considerate technician over right away...and we keep our trucks fully stocked so we can always help when you need it!

    When you have a plumbing, sewer or drain emergency, we recommend calling the number at the top of our site. This will get you speediest service and a live person can get your emergency dispatched right away. And your safety is paramount to us! We have the strictest background checks in the industry and you can rest assured that your home and family are safe when you call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air.

    Zach, Dispatch Manager
  • High Water Pressure Is like High Blood Pressure
    The most common problem we see are plumbing leaks. Think about when you go to the doctor... What is the first thing they do? They check your blood pressure because high blood pressure ruins your arteries, kidneys, vision, and heart. If you are having problems, high blood pressure is the first thing to try and rule out. High water pressure is no different. It ruins dishwasher solenoids, faucet washers, angle stops and washing machine hoses. In fact, it puts your entire plumbing system at risk. A water pressure regulator protects your system.
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • Exercise Your Plumbing Fixtures!
    All faucets and valves in your home should be regularly exercised to keep them from freezing in place. For instance, a single handle shower valve may become mineralized and calcified causing it to not function correctly when called upon. Just like you and me, regular exercise keeps our bodies functioning at a higher level than if we sat doing nothing every day. Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air can visit your home, check the valves throughout your home, and advise you of any options or possible repairs that need to be considered now or in the near future. An ounce of prevention can mean the difference between having a functioning shower valve in the spare bathroom when guests arrive or having to call a plumber.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • Is PVC and ABS Piping Bad?
    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) piping were produced experimentally in the 19th century, hit the US in the 1950’s, and is most commonly used in today's sewer systems. While PVC or ABS pipe can last for decades, the thin-walled pipe can be damaged by inadequate bedding/fill or ground settling and heavy root growth. Once a section of plastic pipe is damaged, the other connections may deteriorate over time or roots will damage another section of the line. This type of piping can last a long time if it is a quality pipe and the installation was done properly. Thinner-walled pipe flexes and is more susceptible to premature problems.
    Kyle, Drain Service & Sales Manager
  • How to Care for Your Water Heater
    A water heater is a costly investment, and very few homeowners know how to care for them. With proper maintenance, you can extend the life of the equipment, lower utility costs and minimize the risk damages caused by a leaking water tank. A water heater flush is a fairly simple procedure that removes the buildup of sediment in the tank. To avoid problems and increase the life of the water heater, a flush is recommended every six months. There should always be clear access to the water heater, and keep pertinent information easily accessible. For instance, is your heater gas, electric or propane? Keeping the serial and model numbers readily available will also help address any warranty questions easily. Take care of your water heater and enjoy nice, warm showers for a long time!
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • Don't Give Plumbing Fixtures a "Hard" Time...
    Water with high mineral content is called "hard water". Two of the minerals we encounter most in beautiful San Diego are calcium and magnesium. These molecules find each other and bind themselves together to create the powdery deposits we see on our fixtures and shower doors. Hardness affects everything it comes in contact with. It wreaks havoc on dishwashers and can drastically shorten the life of your tankless or traditional tank type water heater. Deposits attach to vital components of your plumbing system and adhere to the interior of your pipes, progressively getting worse and worse until it gets so bad it must be addressed. The best solution is an anti-scale device. We always encourage homeowners to do their research, but we recommend a device that sends a very light a.m. frequency (much like an a.m. radio) through the water column and disturbs molecules enough to keep them from binding together and ganging up on your plumbing system. The initial investment may be off-putting, but in the medium, to long run, it can save you tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements, including plumbing fixtures like faucets, washing machines, dishwashers failure, failing pipes and flooding! So, do some research and find out what will best serve you. Our plumbing system experts are always happy to consult with you and help you get on the right path.
    Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
  • How Accurate Are Phone Quotes for Water Heater Installs?

    Be wary of a company that is willing to price quote water heater replacement or new installation over the phone. It is difficult to give an accurate price without seeing the water heater installation site first.

    There are many variables that affect pricing, and the type of installation is unique to each project. The type of unit a homeowner currently has, what they want to replace it with, and what changes are needed to bring the installation up to current code are all factors. Codes change regularly and water heaters must always be installed to code. Over the phone, you're likely to get a low-ball price, but when the technician arrives and assess the circumstances, the price could change substantially. Best to have the technician analyze your install site first, so you know the real cost up-front!

    Mary Jean, Owner/President
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