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  • We’re Hiring! Revit/CAD Technician

    We’re Hiring! Revit/CAD Technician

    We’re Hiring and looking to fill a position for a highly-motivated Revit/CAD Technician to add to our talented CAD/BIM Department. This is a full-time, entry-level position and will fill an immediate need in our department directly working on industrial and commercial Plumbing, HVAC and Piping projects. Please share with anyone who may be interested! All qualified applicants can apply through Indeed:

    Apply Here! 

    Posted: 01/07/20 by

    Homeowner’s Tip: Keep the Holiday Cheer by Keeping your Pipes Clear!

    Homeowner’s Tip: Keep the Holiday Cheer by Keeping your Pipes Clear!

    ‘Tis the season for extra visitors in your home, whether it be family visiting or if you hosting a fabulous holiday party with some friends. And just as the highways will increase in traffic, your home’s pipes will also have more traffic, and we want to give you some preventative tips to reduce the risk of traffic jams. 


    There is always that one family member who foolishly puts 10 pounds of potato skins down the disposal, and it’s always a nightmare! In the next few weeks, you and your kitchen are probably working on overtime, and your pipes will be working just as hard! If you are unsure of how to care for your garbage disposal or kitchen sink check out our blog on Disposal Care

    But here is a shortlist of the Kitchen Dos and Don’ts:


    • Don’t put anything down the disposal that you wouldn’t feed to a baby
    • Don’t put anything down the disposal that you wouldn’t put in a blender
    • Don’t put any grease, oils, or fats down the disposal! 
      • This will cause instant clogs in your pipes, and even faster in our cold northern Nevada temperatures during the Fall/Winter months.


    • Utilize a drain trap! That’s a sure way to prevent clogs in your sink!
    • Scrape as much food as you can in the trash can first!


    It is probably one of everyone’s worst nightmares, using the restroom during a party and the bathroom clogs! To save your guests the embarrassment and the hassle of you dealing with a major party fail here are some helpful preventative tips:


    • Supply a lower ply of toilet paper. 
      • Sometimes the thickness of the toilet paper can even cause a clog, and if you plan to have a lot of people at your house and have limited bathrooms available, toilet paper can easily cause clogs.
    • Post a sign asking guests to refrain from flushing anything other than toilet paper down the drain.
    • Have your clean up items readily available in case a clog happens while you are hosting so can quickly manage the issue and get back to the party.

    But if a crisis happens to hit, we have 24/7 Emergency Services and we’re here to help solve your issue!

    Call us at (775) 828-4193 and one of the trusted and skilled plumbing technicians will be there to help!

    Posted: 12/18/19 by

    Homeowner’s Tip: When is it time to invest in a new Water Heater?


    Homeowner’s Tip: 

    When is it time to invest in a

    new Water Heater?

    Water Heaters are the type of household equipment that you don’t think about until it isn’t working, and usually, it’s when you need it most. Our company has evolved with the times and growth of northern Nevada and the Sierra, and we’ve been helping keep homes warm and the water flowing hot and cold since for over 126 years. We repair and install both residential and commercial tank and tankless water heaters. 

    Have you been experiencing issues or multiple repairs to your water heaters? Do you even know how old your water heater is? If your water heater is more than ten years old, it’s definitely time to consider investing in a new water heater. 

    Determining the Age of Your Water Heater:

    A standard water heater will typically have a life span from about 8-10 years, depending on which make and model. Angie’s List has a helpful list for determining the age of your water heater at home.

    “It’s crucial to know the age of your water heater. Find the age by looking for the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker on the upper portion of the water heater. The serial number contains the date that the water heater was manufactured. But it won’t look the way a date is normally written. Instead, the serial number will have a date code such as “F051052638”.

    F is for the month, and F is the sixth letter in the alphabet, so it represents the sixth month, June. Next, the first two digits of the serial number are 05, which represents the year, 2005. So this water heater was made in June 2005. Each manufacturer has a similar date code, and they can vary; check the manufacturer’s website to learn more.”

    Most people will not know if their water heater is about to fail. 

    Here are some symptoms that you will need a water heater replacement or repair: 

    • Rusty Water
    • Rumbling and Noise
    • Water Around the Water Heater
    • Corrosion Around the Base
    • Rising Heater Prices
    • Too Many Repairs

    Benefits of a well-working Water Heater: There are obvious benefits to having a functioning water heater, you will save money and energy in your home, have hot water when needed, and reduce the risk of leaks and further damage to your home.

    Saving Energy and Money: Most water heaters carry an ENERGY STAR® certification. Some water heaters can be programmed only to operate when needed, saving energy and work in high efficiency. These models may have a higher cost, but your return on investment will be appreciated in the long run.

    Always Hire a professional – Nowadays you can shop online, watch Youtube, or get a new water heater from a big box store to install it yourself, and it’s really tempting. But installing a water heater yourself can cause serious risks to you, your home, or business. You can relax and let one of our professional technicians install it for you – because peace of mind is priceless! We stand by our work and do it right the first time; you can take one more thing to do of your list and know that Savage and Son has you covered. 

    As the winter months quickly approach, make sure you are aware of the age of your water heater, know the symptoms of a failing water heater, and if it requires repair or replacement, just know that Savage and Son will be there to help you find the right model for your home and budget. Our skilled technicians will ensure that it’s installed correctly, honestly, and efficiently – because that’s the Savage Way, and it has been since 1893!

    Give us a call at (775) 828-4193 to discuss your options for a new water heater or repairs on your existing model! We repair and install all makes and models for all residential and commercial tanks and tankless water heaters.

    Posted: 11/30/19 by

    We’re Hiring: Commercial Industrial Plumbing Estimator

    Apply on Indeed


    Savage and Son, Inc. is looking to fill a full-time position for a highly-motivated and detail-oriented Commercial-Industrial Plumbing Estimator position. This position will serve as a critical component of our construction team and it requires an excellent ability to multi-task in estimating various sized plumbing projects. As an Estimator for Nevada’s Oldest Contractor, it is imperative to be meticulous with multiple fast-moving project estimates, budgetary proposals and change order pricing. This position will be full-time, and it will fill an immediate need in our estimating department. The hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm (approximately) and benefits are included.

    Essential Job Functions and Duties:

    • Review and interpret engineered Architectural, Structural, Plumbing and Mechanical design plans and specifications, scopes of work and prepare accurate detailed material and labor requirements.
    • Prepare project Bid Invitations with the assistance of Project Coordinator and ensure vendors and subcontractors are in compliance with all specifications and contract scopes of work.
    • Develop trust and review subcontractor scopes of work and accept, review, and analyze subcontractor quotes for the best value.
    • In addition to monetary costs, applicant must take into account the duration, scope, and potential profitability of a new project or product.
    • Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and sub-contractors
    • Ensure timely completion of all estimates.
    • Perform quantity take-offs, manage bid pricing from all vendors and subcontractors, prepare cost summary sheets, and ensure accurate quantities to make a comprehensive cost estimate for the construction project.
    • Generate new projects for the company
    • Attend on-site pre-bid / proposal conferences and site visits if needed to understand the projects geographical limitations, logistics, etc.
    • Present cost estimates to meet customer proposals, providing consideration for general and special conditions.
    • Preparing and presenting requests for design information and bid qualifications.
    • Periodically meet with owners and design team representatives to review estimates, value engineering, and constructability review.
    • Attending post-bid and client negotiation meetings.
    • Once a project is awarded, remain involved in a project to help maintain the profit margin and to handle any changes in the original estimates.
    • Prepare project documents and work with field foreman and trade personnel.
    • Prepare contracts, purchase orders and submittals in detail for all products as needed.
    • Provide various Project Management skills to ensure the project is running smoothly.
    • In-depth knowledge of plumbing code and systems.
    • Understanding of the current regulations within the field
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills on a technical level
    • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Comply with our company policies, and perform all duties following company standard policies and procedures
    • Perform other duties as required


    • 8+ years of commercial and industrial plumbing construction experience
    • Pipe Trades Apprenticeship or College Level degree
    • Competent in various computer software programs such as but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Understanding and comfortability with Bluebeam pdf software.
    • Experience with computer estimating a plus.
    • Skill to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a quick response environment.
    • Outstanding time management skills.
    • Exceptional customer service skills, a high level of patience and professionalism are required.
    • Strong written and oral communication abilities.
    • Professional, ethical, team player with an eagerness to make the company and yourself better every day.
    • Strong organizational skills required
    • Must be proficient in operating an Apple iOS device
    • Ability to communicate clearly and fluently in English both verbally and in writing and ability to understand and follow verbal/written instructions
    • Ability to be on time for the scheduled workday and complete all work hours required
    • Must have strong attention to detail
    • Reporting safety, health and quality issues to management
    • Ability to lift 45 pounds and 75 pounds or more with assistance
    • Ability to sit and stand throughout the day
    • Ability to work in a team environment and to get along with coworkers
    • Ability to adapt to changing situations and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Class C driver’s license and a clean driving record required
    • A drug and alcohol test will be required prior to employment

    Disclaimers and Approvals:

    The above description covers the primary duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete list of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day to accomplish tasks.

    About Savage and Son, Inc.:

    Savage and Son, Inc. is Nevada’s oldest and strongest full-service plumbing, HVAC, and piping contractor – serving both residential and commercial clients alike. We care about each of our clients, from a modest home repair to a remodel to a commercial high-rise. We have proudly served northern Nevada and surrounding California communities since 1893.

    We specialize in wetside mechanical systems, commercial high-rise fabrication, boilers, chillers, high purity systems, medical gas, and several other Mechanical services for industrial and commercial projects. Savage and Son has performed and succeeded on several of the most demanding and complex projects. We have generations of happy clients –be it from a quick repair at a fair price, a full remodel, or high-quality professional plumbing work.

    We offer our proven reliability of the past and the innovation of the future to settle for nothing but the best. We strive to provide quality workmanship, efficient scheduling, safe and professional employees, and most importantly, the deserved value for all of our customers.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $75,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


    • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
    • estimating: 1 year (Preferred)


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

    Work Location:

    • One location


    • Health insurance
    • Retirement plan
    • Paid time off
    • Flexible schedule


    $70,000 – $100,000 DOE



    Posted: 11/20/19 by

    Homeowner’s Tip: What Not To Flush


    What is your worst nightmare when you are hosting people at your home? One of the most common responses is when a toilet clogs, and the water overflows all over the bathroom. Unless you have a faulty toilet flapper, there is a clog or jam in your drain trap, or something was improperly flushed. 

    The drain trap is the u-shaped bend in the pipes. Plumbing systems work based on gravity, so if there is a clog, it will not allow the water to continue to move down the pipes. Clogs can come from flushing foreign objects, basically anything other than human waste, water, cleaners, and toilet paper down the toilet. But clogs aren’t the only reason you should not flush any foreign objects down the toilet, and it also prevents environmental disasters and human and animal safety risks. 

    So what happens after you put something in the toilet, down your sink, or your shower drain? Here in the Reno-Tahoe area, the water that flows through our plumbing systems either flows into a septic tank or the community sewer system. Most homes in Reno are on sewer lines or septic systems. We have all heard the horror stories of clogged septic tanks, which are gross, embarrassingly messy, costly, and time-consuming. Being plumbing technicians, we have listened to a misconception about what people think they can and cannot flush down the toilet. 

    Even if you don’t have a septic tank at your house, it is the responsibility of the homeowner/tenant to avoid disposing of items that can cause damage to our municipal sewage treatment facilities. It can cause devastating effects environmentally, economically, and for the safety of the community’s health. 

    Here’s a quick list of things you should NEVER flush down the toilet:

    • Baby Wipes, Personal Hygiene Wipes, Makeup Wipes, Cleaning Wipes – Even if labeled FLUSHABLE

    There are misconceptions and false advertisements of “flushable” wipes. These wipes are NOT flushable! “Flushable” wipes have caused significant problems for sewage treatment centers, and are now being told to change the name to disposable. Just because it says “flushable” doesn’t mean you are supposed to flush them! Frequently, household plumbing is not the first thought at the moment, but flushing wipes will cause MAJOR issues!

    • Facial Tissues and Paper Towels

    We all know that paper towels are made with stronger materials, but did you know that tissues are made of stronger fibers than toilet paper? Most think that flushing kleenex or facial tissues are okay, but the material is different than toilet paper and does not break down the same way. It will clump and cause clogs down your home’s pipes.

    • Diapers/Feminine Products

    Diapers, tampons, and pads are all made with cotton and designed to be absorbent and withhold liquid, once flushed these would fill up with water and instantly clog your pipes and could be absolutely devastating to plumbing systems.

    • Hair

    Just as hair clogs in your shower, it should never be flushed because the hair will never break down in the water and will clog your pipes. 

    • Cotton Swabs, Toilet Scrubbing Pads

    The absorbent nature will collect water and then clog the pipes.

    • Pet Excrement, Cat Litter

    Pet waste and cat litter have toxins that are not biodegradable by the chemicals in our water treatment facilities and can cause serious health risks for our community’s water.

    Other items to NEVER Flush

    • Fats, Oils, Grease, and Food Scraps from the Kitchen
    • Dryer Sheets
    • Cigarette Butts
    • Dental Floss
    • Condoms
    • Pills – can breakdown and contaminate our water and cause risks for humans and wildlife
    • Band-Aids
    • Anything Plastic
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Paint and Paint Thinner
    • Coffee Grounds
    • Toys
    • Gum
    • Bleach – when using it in high volumes it can be too harsh on your pipes
    • Contact Lenses

    Even toilet paper can cause a clog! Some of the older piping systems in our area can’t handle the thicker ply paper. The eco-friendly brands of toilet paper will disintegrate better than the other brands. Homeowners insurance does not cover clogs, but the good news is most plumbing problems can be avoided with some knowledge, preventative practices, and maintenance.

    Since 1893 we have been here to help safeguard our community from devastating costs, health and safety risks for humans and wildlife, and lasting environmental effects. It’s our job, as Nevada’s Oldest Contractor and Reno Plumber, to provide our customers with the education and tools they need to keep their homes’ plumbing system safe and clean, to therefore maintain a healthy and clean community, because that’s the Savage Way! 

    If you ever have a plumbing emergency we are available to help you 24/7, call us at (775) 828-4193!

    Posted: 11/17/19 by

    Homeowner’s Tip: Winterizing Your Home

    What is Winterization?

    Winterization is the process of preparing your home’s plumbing system for extreme temperatures to prevent pipes from freezing. 

    For homes in the Reno/Sparks and Lake Tahoe area, it’s impossible to forecast how intense the winter season will be, so it is always essential to take precautions that can prevent pipes bursting in your full-time or vacation home.

    • Make sure you know where the shut off valves are, most plumbing fixtures have these. If you are experiencing pipes bursting or plumbing issues, stop the flow of water by utilizing the shut off valve at the fixture or located outside.
    • Disconnect exterior hoses from hose bibs and let the water drain
    • Keep the home’s heat at a minimum of 55 degrees to prevent your pipes from freezing in cold temperatures. It may seem nice to save some money on the heating bill, but it keeps the temperature of the water pipes above freezing and prevent it from becoming ice expanding in the pipes, and then bursting the home’s pipes.

    If you plan to leave your house for an extended vacation or leave it vacant for the winter, it is vital to get your home’s pipes winterized. Our skilled technicians can help you get it your pipes insulated and your home winterized so you can feel confident that it was done safely and correctly for the season. 

    If you turn on your pipes and nothing comes out, there is a major problem happening with your home’s pipes. Turn it off, and call us right away, we have 24/7 Emergency Services that will always be there to assist you when needed, that’s the Savage Way!

    We’ve been solving plumbing issues since 1893, and we’re here to help you, call us today at (775) 828-4193! 


    Posted: 10/29/19 by

    Protect Your Reno-Tahoe Home’s Water All From Your Phone!

    Secure your home’s water and protect it from leaks and bursting pipes – all from your phone!


    One of the reasons we all love living in the Reno-Tahoe area is to be able to experience all four seasons. But while we enjoy the versatility of weather, our homes have to be equipped and prepared for a lot of adjusting temperatures and changing seasonal climates. 

    As temperatures drop, the pressure of our air and water fluctuates, constricts, and contracts. This is something important for residents of the Reno-Tahoe region to be aware of to ensure the safety of the piping and the home.

    “Bursting water pipes are a major concern when winter temperatures drop. But why do the pipes burst? It’s all about pressure. As water becomes ice, this causes an immense amount of water pressure to build between the ice blockage and fixtures — eventually, causing the pipe to burst under the pressure.

    Flo by Moen alerts to pressure and temperature changes in the water, which can help avoid catastrophe. Water pressure in your home is like blood pressure in your body. As high blood pressure puts stress on parts of your body and can cause serious problems, the same is true for the home — high water pressure is serious stress being applied to the entire home’s plumbing. Left untreated, high water pressure can cause bursts in pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Just like a balloon when there’s too much air pressure… BURST!” – Moen

    When the weather and temperature changes, you will want to know what is going on behind the wall, and now you can monitor your home’s water systems from your smartphone or tablet! The Flo by Moen offers an all-in-one security system for your home’s water that will help prevent water damage, leaks, and waste as small as a drop per minute. Flo is installed on the main water supply line of the home and proactively looks for leaks and other vulnerabilities. If your Flo by Moen smart valve detects a leak in your home’s water system, push notifications will be sent to your smartphone via the Flo by Moen app available on iOS and Android, giving you the ability to shut off the water remotely! The system is also capable of sending text messages, emails, and calls to users.

    Some people may already be proactive about this and have leak detectors for their home, but what good is leak detection if you can’t turn off the water?

     Flo will help you detect issues such as damage, burst pipes, mold behind walls, and unexplained water bills. 

    You can feel at ease knowing that you can check on your home from anywhere that you can connect, and if something is leaking, you’re able to turn off your home’s main water line home in the Reno-Tahoe. And, if something catastrophic were to happen and you aren’t able to connect, Flo is smart enough to turn it off itself! 

    “Most water meters (and leak detection systems) can’t detect small drips of water. That’s problematic because those small drips are key early indicators of big problems like pipe bursts, and those same small drips can equate to more than 100,000 gallons per year of water released behind walls, in ceilings or underneath slabs, which can cause mold and other problems”. – Moen

    “Water damage in homes is a leading cause of preventable homeowner’s insurance claims every year, more likely than theft and fire damage combined. Flo by Moen’s water monitoring and shut-off system is proven to reduce the likelihood of major water damage dramatically”. – Moen

    Are you interested in getting a Flo installed at your home and having the ability to monitor what’s going on behind your walls?

    Give us a call to schedule your appointment in our Showroom today to learn more information, order, and have it installed by our skilled technicians and be that much closer to having one less thing to worry about!

    Schedule your FREE Estimate today by calling (775) 828-4193!

    Posted: 08/18/19 by

    Savage and Son Named Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite 2019 Winner!

    Savage and Son wins Neighborhood Favorite!


    Savage and Son, Inc., Plumbing, HVAC, and Piping has been chosen as Neighborhood Favorite on NextDoor.com for the second year in a row! We are so grateful to our community and our loyal customers for supporting us and voting us! As Nevada’s Oldest Contractor, we are thankful to be able to serve this community! 

    Savage and Son, Inc. is a Neighborhood Favorite in 22 neighborhoods in Reno:

    We have proudly served this community since 1893 and providing our services across northern Nevada and the Sierra. We appreciate you choosing Savage and Son, Inc to be your Plumbing, HVAC, and Piping partner!

    Thank you to our Nextdoor community! Staying connected with each other is how we all work together to build a safe and strong neighborhood! If you aren’t on Nextdoor, it is a free network for you to connect with your neighbors and share important information! Their mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world. They want all neighbors to feel welcome, safe and respected when using Nextdoor. Sign up here

    If you are experiencing any plumbing issues,

    we are just a phone call away! (775) 828-4193!

    Posted: 08/08/19 by

    Homeowner’s Tip: Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

    Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

    There are major perks to having a garbage disposal in your kitchen. To put it simply, they are a magic switch that grinds away your food waste and is environmentally friendly by keeping less food in landfills. But just like everything in life, this magical tool does have its limits, and it needs maintenance to ensure it works efficiently and lasts as long as possible. There are rules and best practices to keep your garbage disposal running in the best condition – because it is essentially the safety gate for your household plumbing!

    Most think Garbage Disposals as a blender with blades, but a garbage disposal has impellers – similar to a coffee grinder. Garbage disposals grind up most types of everyday food waste into small tiny pieces so it can quickly be passed through the drain, then through the household plumbing, and then further treated at the water treatment facility. So, what should you never put down the garbage disposal?

    NEVER EVER put any non-food items in the garbage disposal including plastic, pills, produce stickers, paint, cigarette butts, basically ANY non-food waste. Always check to make sure there are not any utensils or non-food waste in the drain before operating the Garbage Disposal. 

    NEVER Put Down These Items in Your Garbage Disposal:

    Grease, Fat, or Oils

    The disposals can pass the liquid pretty easily; however, when that cools down, it will solidify in the pipes and cause major clogs and household plumbing issues.

    Coffee Grounds

    Coffee grounds are misleading and our arch-nemesis! The grounds will get caught in your shredder and can pack in tight together, causing build-ups in your pipes further down the drain. Coffee grounds are compostable.

    Egg Shells

    The membrane of the eggshells will get wrapped around the impellers and cause the them to jam or block the drain filters causing it to clog. Eggshells are compostable.


    They’ll just keep spinning around with the disposal’s impellers, and if they happen to make it through the disposal, they will get caught, block the drains, and could cause clogs to your household plumbing. Bones should be thrown away in the trash can.

    Fibrous Foods/Vegetables

    We’ve either all experienced it, or know someone who accidentally put potato skins in the garbage disposal and caused it to jam or break! But even vegetables like celery, artichokes, asparagus, onion skins, corn husks, or leafy greens like lettuce, kale, collard greens, chard, etc. that have fibrous strings will tangle around your disposal’s impellers and cause jams and sometimes further maintenance. To avoid jams or clogs, these types of food can be composted or can be thrown away.

    Fruit Pits, Cores, Seeds, Peels

    These are too hard for the impellers to grind and process its solid form as well as have the ability to pass through the holes of the drain. These would be best to be composted or thrown away. If you wouldn’t put it in a blender or cut it with a knife, definitely don’t put in the disposal!

    Pasta and Rice

    The longer pasta and rice are immersed in water, the more they will expand. If pasta, rice, or grains are put inside your drain, they will quickly expand and cause significant drain clogs for your household plumbing. If you have leftover pasta dinners or an old casserole that’s been in your refrigerator for far too long, we recommend not putting it down the drain, and it should be thrown away. 

    So – now you’re probably asking, what is okay to put down the disposal? And, how can I avoid future food waste in my household plumbing? 

    Our plumber’s rule of thumb is:

    If a baby can eat it, then the disposal can handle it!

    It might be helpful to see how a garbage disposal actually works and understand how the food is processed in the disposal and through the drain. Check out this video:

    Garbage Disposal DIY

    Garbage Disposal Maintenance and Cleaning Plumbers’ Pro Tips

    Keep it Clean: 

    If you don’t already have one, get a drain trap for your kitchen sink, so it can collect the larger items while you are cleaning dishes. This is an easy and affordable solution to prevent more complex and expensive plumbing problems.

    Clean out your drain and disposal about once a month by throwing in a handful of ice cubes along with a 1TBS of salt into the garbage disposal, and then turn it on while running hot water. Doing this will clean the impellers by collecting any built-up food waste or scraps that are stuck inside the garbage disposal or drain. You can also add lemon juice or vinegar to the ice cubes before freezing  them to also to combat odor and add additional disinfectant. 

    If odor persists, pour a 1TBS of bleach in the drain and allow to sit for a few moments, then flush with hot water, and turn on the disposal. 

    If you are experiencing issues with your garbage disposal at home, we are here to help! Call us at (775) 828-4193!

    Posted: 08/04/19 by

    Homeowners’ Tip: Removing Bathtub/Shower Soap Scum

    Homeowners’ Tip:

    Removing Bathtub and Shower Soap Scum

    There is nothing worse than spending hours cleaning your bathroom, and you look at your shower or bathtub and still see a soapy residue ring around it! Sometimes this task never seems done, and it feels impossible to ever get clean again. Here is a helpful tip to getting rid of that eyesore and letting your bathroom sparkle like it’s supposed to and all just using a grapefruit and salt!

    Ingredients Include:

    • Grapefruits (1-3) depending on shower/tub size
    • Salt – coarse salt (like Epsom salt) will be best during scrubbing


    1. Rinse bathtub or shower with water
    2. Sprinkle salt around the tub scum and on the area needing cleaning
    3. Cut up a grapefruit into quarters and top a slice with salt
      Squeeze and scrub! Use the grapefruit as a scrubber over the salt and clean along the tub ring, in the corners of the shower or any other areas needing cleaning
    4. Rinse and repeat if necessary

    This method works particularly well with rustic tubs and older bathrooms. Citrus and salt are a proven cleaner, and soap scum won’t stand a chance against it, and it smells amazing! Have you tried this method? Let us know at @SavageandSon!

    Here are some other helpful homeowner’s tips!

    If you’re ever experiencing a plumbing emergency or problem, give us a call, and one of our trusted technicians will be there to help you! Call us at (775) 828-4193!

    Posted: 05/26/19 by

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