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  • Homeowners’ Tip: Removing Water Stains

    Removing Water Stains

    Hard water stains can collect over time and can often be found in and around your shower head. Here is a DIY tip for removing the unsightly water stains from your bathroom fixture.

    1. Fill a plastic bag with distilled vinegar and place it around your shower head.
    2. Using a rubber band, tie the bag to the shower head and leave it in place for a few hours.
    3. Once you remove the bag of vinegar, the stains can easily be wiped away with a cloth.

    If you are in need of a new shower fixtures, our showroom has many options on display and  our showroom and interior design expert is available to to help you decide what will work best for your space!

    Give us a call at (775) 828-4193!

     

    Posted: 02/14/19 by

    Homeowner’s Tip: Draining Your Water Heater

    Have you had a plumber check the efficiency of your water heater yet this winter? Ideally, a water heater should be inspected once a year, primarily during the winter season during the cold weather when the equipment tends to work its hardest. Sediment can buildup, which impedes the heat transfer in the machine and can lower the efficiency of the entire water heater. Sediment buildup can be flushed out and removed by draining the water heater on an annual basis. Below are the steps:

    • On a gas water heater, turn the gas valve to the off position. On an electric water heater, turn the electric off to the heater.
    • Shut the cold water off to the water heater.
    • Open a hot water faucet.
    • Connect a hose to the drain valve on the heater and run to a drain.
    • Open the drain valve and allow the tank to completely drain.
    • Turn back on the cold water into the water heater.
    • Allow the water to run through the water heater and out of the drain valve.  Do this for approximately five (5) or ten (10) minutes.
    • Close the drain valve and allow the tank to refill, keeping the hot water faucet open. When water comes out of the faucet, the tank is full.

     

    If you have any questions or would like to schedule a water heater inspection, please call us at (775) 828-4193

    Posted: 01/31/19 by

    Nevada’s Oldest Contractor Celebrates 125 years

    RENO, Nev. (KOLO)- Nevada’s oldest contractor, Savage and Son Inc., a provider of full-service Plumbing, HVAC and Piping, is celebrating its 125th anniversary of being in business. Established in 1893, Savage and Son has the oldest active contractor’s license in Nevada.

    “Historical, speechless, it’s a proud moment,” says Savage and Son President Len Savage.

    Hundreds gathered at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to celebrate the milestone, including Governor Brian Sandoval.

    “It’s unprecedented, we’ve been trying to do the research and we’re not aware of any business in state history that’s been continuously operating like Savage and Son,” says the Governor. “So it speaks to the character of that family, it speaks to its dedication, to its mission, which is to serve people in Northern Nevada.

    The family business ties its roots back to the early mining days in Virginia City and has been passed down through five generations of leaders.

    During the anniversary event Savage and Son gifted a check donation to the Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City.

    “That’s where our roots were and that’s why we wanted to give back because of where we started,” says Savage.

    Watch full video here

    Posted: 10/01/18 by

    Reno’s Savage and Son, Nevada’s Oldest Contractor, Celebrates 125 years

    Reno’s Savage and Son, Nevada’s oldest contractor, celebrates 125 years

     

    Posted: 09/19/18 by

    Savage and Son Named Subcontractor for UNR’s New Engineering Building

    SAVAGE AND SON, INC. NAMED SUBCONTRACTOR  FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO’S WILLIAM N. PENNINGTON ENGINEERING BUILDING PROJECT

    Savage and Son, Inc. has been named as the Plumbing, HVAC and Piping subcontractor for the University of Nevada, Reno’s new William N. Pennington Engineering Building, set to begin construction Summer of 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

    Savage and Son, Inc. will be the primary mechanical contractor for the project and will be installing lab gas piping, Plumbing and HVAC systems including extensive hydronic piping for the 100,114 square foot building. This intricate project will take approximately two and a half years to complete, and the building will be four stories high with over 40 faculty offices, 150 graduate workstations, over 40 laboratories, a clean room, large-scale computer lab, 200-student classroom, food services and the Dean of the College of Engineering’s offices. Each of the College’s five departments will have space in the new building: Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.

    “We are grateful to have been chosen to work on such great project for the University of Nevada, Reno and during a year that we are celebrating such an important milestone of our business,” said Len Savage, president of Savage and Son, Inc. “Many members of the Savage family have attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and it is an honor to help build such a valuable new resource for future engineering students.”

    Stay up-to-date on the project status by following Savage and Son on Facebook, Linked In and Instagram @SavageandSon. For more information about Savage and Son, Inc. visit SavageAndSon.com.

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    About Savage and Son, Inc.

    Savage and Son is Nevada’s oldest contracting company, operating as a full-service Plumbing, HVAC and Piping contractor since 1893 with Nevada Contractor’s License No. 10. For five generations, the Savage family has been foundational in serving residential, commercial and industrial clients with their Plumbing, HVAC, Piping and Mechanical contracting needs. Specializing in commercial and industrial projects, Savage and Son provides plumbing, wetside mechanical systems, commercial high-rise fabrication, boilers, chillers, high purity systems, medical gas and several other mechanical services for industrial and commercial projects. Their proven reliability and commitment to continual innovation have been hallmarks to their longevity of providing their services in northern Nevada and the surrounding northern California communities. 2018 marks Savage and Son’s 125thanniversary in business. https://savageandson.com/

    Posted: 08/09/18 by

    Savage and Son – 125th Anniversary

    Thank you, Reno for letting us serve you for 125 years and allowing us the opportunity to help build so many iconic buildings in our region! Here are a few buildings we are proud to have helped build.

    Posted: 07/07/18 by

    Employee Kickoff Celebration

    2018 marked our 125th anniversary of business here at Savage and Son. To celebrate this important milestone, we decided to create a special 125th anniversary logo and campaign to highlight our family, our employees, our historical moments and our iconic projects. We wanted our employees to be the first to know about our 125th anniversary plans, so on June 1, 2018 we kicked things off with an Employee Celebration Event at our Fab Shop. We had creative decorations, delicious food catered by Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill, 125th anniversary swag bags and amazing raffle prizes for our hardworking employees – it was a day to remember!

    Posted: 06/02/18 by

    125th Anniversary Truck

    In honor of our 125 year of being in business we wanted to create a special 125th anniversary logo to mark this incredible milestone. We decided that our first application of this logo would be on our brand new welding truck where we decided to go all out and really specialize the design of this truck with a fully branded wrap! Watch this impressive process as our friends over at Grafics Unlimited install and apply the new design!

    Posted: 04/30/18 by

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    Congratulations to the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery on the public grand opening of their tasting room over the weekend! We have been fortunate to be involved in various aspects of the development of the Bently Heritage Distillery project including the plumbing and mechanical infrastructure, climate control, radiant flooring, domestic water systems, humidification and HVAC. This distillery is setting a new standard for sustainable production in Nevada by producing every ingredient necessary for the operation themselves at Bently Ranch, and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to have a hand in this exciting project.
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    Savage and Son, Inc.

    2005 marked a huge milestone for us when we implemented our 10,000 square feet Fabrication shop. What's the benefit of having a Fab Shop? We're able to prefabricate all of our fixtures and systems for optimum installation and performance efficiency all the way from our commercial/industrial projects to our residential service repairs. We take the time to ensure that our expertise is emulated in every project whether big or small. ... See MoreSee Less

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