Category Archives: plumbing costs

Do I Need a Pressure Regulator?

Do you hear loud banging noises when your plumbing fixtures shut off after use? Or maybe you can hear the water flowing through the pipes when you use your plumbing. These are signs of excessive water pressure. If the water pressure to your home exceeds 85 lbs., the Uniform Plumbing Code (the code that regulates plumbing in AZ) says you need a pressure regulator.

Maybe you already have a pressure regulator but it is out of adjustment, or needs to be repaired. A properly adjusted pressure regulator will extend the life of your plumbing system, reducing the pressure on your plumbing fixtures makes them less prone to leaks and drips. And excessive water pressure is a mortal enemy of your water heater. The pressure is easily checked with a pressure gauge attached at your hose bib. In order to get an accurate reading, any present leaks must first be fixed before the test. Sav-On Plumbing will be happy to test your pressure at no charge. Call us today to schedule a free, no charge look.

If you need a pressure regulator, we will be happy to give you a free estimate on the purchase and install of one. We can also fix any other plumbing problems you may have. Call us today.

What is a Slab Leak

What is a Slab Leak and How is it Repaired A “slab leak” is a leak under the concrete inside your home. Usually, they are water pressure leaks, but they can also be broken drain pipes. In most, but not all cases, they will be a “hot spot on the floor” or “water coming up through the floor”. Also, you may hear water running in the walls, but there is no water running through the faucets, as evidenced by leaking or dripping faucets. Therefore, the first step is to ascertain exactly what the problem is. If there is water coming up through the floor, the problem is pretty obvious. If there is not visible water, it will take someone skilled in the diagnosis of problems such as these.

We recommend calling a professional such as Sav-On Plumbing to determine if indeed it is a slab leak. If it is, the next step is a leak detection specialist to pinpoint the leak location so that a proper course of repair can be made. If it is a drain leak, then it will probably have to be repaired in the ground. If it is a water pressure leak, you may have other options. It may be the best course of action to eliminate the underground pipe and “re-route the pipe” through the attic, or across the roof, or above the ceiling. In some cases, it has to be fixed under the concrete.

At Sav-On Plumbing, we are highly skilled in the assessment of these leaks, determining the correct course of repair, and completing the job from start the finish. Call us and we will give you a free estimate on this or any other plumbing problems

Plumbing Prices in Question!

Why do you charge so much to install my tub, faucet, toilet Or, “Why do you charge so much to install my water heater”, orĀ  “clean my drain” or “install my faucet” etc. There are several reasons for this, and they are all pertinent. First and foremost, to attract and retain quality help, you have to pay them a decent wage. If you pay bottom of the scale labor rates, bottom of the scale labor is what you get. Our technicians are top-flight servicemen; they do the job right the first time and the customer will be satisfied years down the road when the work that we have done works consistently like it should. Secondly, the cost of doing business, and staying in business (so when you want us to come back and do more work in the future) is high. Advertising, insurance, and equipment is expensive and must be maintained, even when business is slow, or when everyone is slashing prices just trying to stay in business. Like our mothers told us when we were growing up-and it’s still true today, “You get what you pay for”. If you hire us to fix your plumbing, you can rest assured that when you need us down the road, we’ll still be around to come back and service your needs.