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Tips For Hiring the Right Plumber

Most people get nervous at the thought of hiring a new service company. Perhaps they have heard the “horror stories” of their friends who may have been taken advantage of. Here are some easy tips to hiring a plumbing company that will not take advantage of you.

1. Search online for reviews of different companies; sources such as Yelp, Google, and Superpages have several companies with reviews, both good and bad that will give you a feel for various plumbers.

2. Talk with a few different companies to get acquainted with them and how they charge for their work. If they try to “up sell” you, or push you towards a maintenance contract, they are probably not what you’re looking for.

3. If possible, try to get a rough estimate, or phone quote. Make sure the quote is for the exact same work;
plumbing phone estimates vary widely depending on the exact work you are getting quoted on.

4. When you find a plumbing company you feel comfortable with, ask them to come to your home for a “firm quote” on the job. Now you will actually meet the technicians who will be doing the work, and you can decide if you will be comfortable with them in your home.

Sav-On Plumbing has excellent reviews on several different sites. Feel free to call us and we will be happy to discuss your problem and the solution at no charge.

Superpages customer:
We needed a plumber for a leaking kitchen faucet and called Sav-On Plumbing, they arrived the same day and fixed the problem. They even had the replacement parts on the van!! Not only were they timely and courteous but charges were VERY reasonable. I would recommend Sav-On Plumbing to anyone who needs a plumber! Thank you Sav-On Plumbing!!!!

Yelp customer:
Found Sav-On Plumbing thanks to all the good reviews on Yelp.  I called because of a clogged kitchen drain.  They were fast and the price was fair.  I will use them in the future.

Google customer:

Quality Excellent

SAV-ON Plumbing can do so much for it’s customers including repairing slab leaks, installing water heaters and remodeling bathrooms to include handicap accessibility. Do you have a leaky faucet or a toilet that is backing up? No more worries. With SAV-ON Plumbing, your satisfaction and your plumbing is what matters to them most!

Why a Phone Estimate is Not Such a Good Idea

waterheater leaked and caused over $9000.00 in damages.

We get a lot of phone calls from customers asking for a “phone estimate”. Usually, these customers are just checking prices, looking for the “best deal”. The problem here is that it is unreasonable to expect a phone estimate, given sight unseen, to be a firm price the customer can hold the contractor to, and it is unfair to expect it to be accurate, given all the variables involved in a plumbing repair job.

At Sav-On Plumbing, we offer a free on-site estimate and we will give you a full description of what we will do and a firm price you can hold us to, given that the work involved is what we estimate it to be. Sometimes, when the work is hidden from view this is not possible. Our policy in this case is to give an estimate based on what we think is involved, and once the problem is exposed (for instance, a leak behind the wall), we will confirm what the actual job is and the actual cost. We do NOT want to be the guy who quotes a low price over the phone just to get to the job, and once we’re there say “Oh, this job is much more involved and blah, blah,blah, and it’s going to  cost you two/three times the original phone estimate. Their hope is that once they’re there, you’ll figure “I might as well have them fix it”, and you end up paying through the nose for it. At best, they have wasted your time. We are not looking to waste your time or ours. Call a few companies and get their phone estimate; then call us and we’ll look at the job and give you a price you and we can live with. You’ll save time and money dealing with us-That’s why we’re Sav-On Plumbing.