Repairs and Remodels

Dripping Sink, Leaking Toilet, Clogged Drain, Stopped up garbage disposal? We handle all types of repairs and replacements of all brands of fixtures. If you’re tired of annoying drips, foul smells, inconvenient operation, or high water bills, you’ve come to the right place. Maybe you just want to upgrade an appliance or fixture? Again, you’ll be in the hands of the Air Assurance plumbing experts. We have a fully stocked “warehouse on wheels” that can provide instant relief. And if you have your own hardware, we can do that for you as well. Up front, affordable pricing allows you to know what it will cost with no surprises.

Maybe you just need an upgrade? Plumbing fixtures can make a lasting impression on your home or business guests. No longer are plumbing fixtures used for purpose only, rather Technology has made modern plumbing fixtures an interesting focal point for design and purpose. From the standard bathtubs and Jacuzzis, toilets and sinks, to theme lighting and musically enhanced showers and touch sensitive faucets, we’ve got you covered.

Hot Water Tanks

The water heater is one of your most used household appliances. Without a quality water treatment system sediment can build up over time in the bottom of your heater which will hamper its performance. Periodically draining the water from your water heater will remove sediment and extend the life of your water heater. It's also important to inspect your water heater burner, a good way of telling is to check the flame under the heater. The flame should appear blue with yellow tips, if it's mostly yellow or if there's a layer of soot and carbon the flue ways might be clogged. Don't try anything at this point, call Air Assurance Plumbing Division and we'll send out a professional to assess the situation.

When repairing or replacing an Oklahoma water heater there are many building and safety issues to be considered. Air Assurance Plumbing Division understands the need for hot water in the home as well as the workplace. Your hot water is important for the comfort and hygiene of your family and fellow employees. We can provide water heater repair and replacement to all residents of Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Glenpool, Coweta, Sapulpa, and Claremoreas well as businesses, city municipalities, restaurants, apartment complexes, trailer parks, and property management companies.

Hot water heater repair and hot water replacement can vary by the different types of water heaters. Air Assurance is professionally trained and experienced in electric water heater repair, gas water heater repair, gas water heater replacement, electric water heater replacement, and more. We are fully capable of any Oklahoma water heater install, repair, or replacement! And there are many state utility rebates and federal tax credits available to help you offset the cost!

When repairing or replacing a water heater there are many building and safety issues to be considered. Any improper installation may cause water leaks, inconsistent hot water, property damage, personal injury, and even the possibility of voiding the water heater warranty. Our professionally trained experts have the specific knowledge of plumbing code requirements and are certified for any water heater repair or replacement job. Along with the professionally trained experts you are guaranteed the convenience of 24 hours service and the peace of mind that comes with highly trained professionals on the job. We also provide the satisfaction of unbeatable prices and guaranteed work. Our specialists will ensure that your water heater works properly and meets local plumbing codes as well as the manufacturer guidelines.

Once your water heater springs a leak in the housing it's beyond repair and must be replaced. If you have an older water heater it may be cost effective to get it replaced even before it breaks down. Water Heaters made in the last 10-15 years have much higher operating efficiencies than older models and savings in fuel cost can pay for having a new one installed in just a few years. When replacing your water heater or any plumbing fixture consider your long-term savings by buying a high efficiency water heater or even a low water consumptions fixture.

If you're not ready for a new water heater and just want to make your current heater more efficient there are some things you can do:<

  • Start by bundling your water heater in an insulating jacket, especially those that were made before 1992. This will reduce the heat lost through the walls of the tank on your water heater by 25-40%. Jackets work on new water heaters as well as old ones but provide more dramatic energy savings on older models. Make sure that you don't install a jacket on a model where the manufacturer says not to and never cover the thermostat or restrict air inlets.
  • Insulate your hot water pipes to reduce heat loss on the way to your tap and put in heat traps to cut the loss. You should insulate the first 3 feet of cold water pipe that is connected to your water heater as well.
  • You can prolong the life of your water heater by draining and flushing it every six months to remove sediments and to check for rust or corrosion.

What size water heater do you need?

If you often find yourself running out of hot water it may be time to look into getting a water heater with a larger capacity. It's important to get a water heater that will cover your family's needs. You can typically tell the size of water heater that you need by the number of bathrooms in your home though some things can skew these standards such as a family that has small children or a high volume of laundry.

  • 1 bathroom home - minimum 30 to 40 gallons
  • 1 1/2 bath home - minimum 40 to 50 gallons
  • 2 to a 3 1/2 bath home - minimum 50 to 80 gallons
  • 4 bath home - minimum 75 to 120 gallons

Consult with one of Air Assurance’s service technicians to see what the best size would be for your family by calling us today.

Should you choose a Gas Water Heater or an Electric Water Heater?

Natural Gas fuels over half of all water heaters and electricity heats most of the remaining heaters. If natural gas is available a gas water heater would be your most economical choice. Gas is cheaper and faster at heating your tank of water but in some cases gas cannot be used. If it is impossible to run a flue out the roof to carry the water heater's combustion emissions or if gas is not available in your area an electric water heater would be your best choice. Electric water heaters are usually less expensive to install than a gas water heater because they do not require venting but unless electricity is extremely affordable in the region where you live, an electric water heater can be significantly more expensive to run. There are rebates of up to $850 available through Oklahoma Natural Gas to convert from Electric to Gas Water Heating!!

Tankless Hot Water Tanks


If replacement of your hot water tank is in order, another option to consider is a tankless hot water system. Typically, a tankless system is a larger investment, but it can provide many benefits above and beyond the standard hot water tank. These benefits include much more energy efficient operation, a continuous, un-interrupted hot water supply, space saving design for more closet space, and a longer life expectancy.There are also many state utility rebates and federal tax incentives available to help you offset the cost!

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless Water Heaters, also called Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you money. We do not leave our homes heated while vacationing. We only heat our homes when there is a demand for heat. In the same way, a Tankless Water Heater is used only when there is a demand for hot water.

How do Tankless Hot Water Heaters Work?

Tankless Water Heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. Therefore, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired Tankless Water Heater a gas burner heats the water. As a result, Tankless Water Heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don't need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. Typically, Tankless Water Heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute. Typically, gas-fired Tankless Water Heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric Tankless Water Heaters. Some smaller Tankless Water Heaters, however, cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a Tankless Water Heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install a "whole house" type Tankless Water Heater or install two or more Tankless Water Heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate Tankless Water Heaters for appliances—such as a clothes washer or dishwater—that use a lot of hot water in your home.


* With a Tankless, I can have Instant Hot water:
Don’t let the "instant" hot water fool you. Many people think that when you install a tankless hot water tank, that you will have instant hot water. That is not the case. The "instant" comes from the heating mechanism as described above. You must have a Circulating Pump to receive the true definition of "instant" hot water. An Air Assurance technician can discuss these affordable items with you as well, whether you have a standard tank or a tankless hot water tank.

* Tankless Saves you Big Money:
While a tankless hot water tank can save you up to 30% from a standard hot water tank, many people find that because of the capability of providing continuous hot water, their usage of hot water goes up, therefore savings aren't as pronounced as they would hope in the bottom line. Showers can now take longer without going cold, the Jacuzzi tub can now be filled full and re-filled again, laundry can keep going, dishwashers can be ran over again, etc. However, the trade-off is well worth it!

Sewer Installations

Today’s Homes and Businesses rely on complex sewer systems to give reliable and effective operation. If you've ever experienced a sewer problem, you know how inconvenient this can be on you and your family. We try and minimize that frustration and discomfort with quick and affordable sewer solutions. Whether it be Cleaning, Repairing, Replacement, or just making sure it is maintained correctly, we have the expertise to take care of your sewer needs.


Sometimes you just need to do some quick troubleshooting so you can at least know when to contact us and when to do a quick fix yourself. So here are a few common symptoms and solutions for quick reference:

Plumbing Emergencies: In a plumbing emergency, you'll need to stop the flow of water quickly. To do this, you and each member of your family needs to know the location of the shutoff valve for every fixture and appliance, as well as the main shutoff valve for the house, and how they operate.

If the emergency involves a specific fixture or appliance, first look for its shutoff valve and turn it clockwise to shut off the water to that fixture or appliance only.

The valve is usually located underneath a fixture such as a sink or a toilet, or behind an appliance, such as a clothes washer, at the point where the water supply pipe (or pipes) connects to it.

If the problem is not with a particular fixture or appliance, or if there's no shutoff valve for the fixture or appliance, use the main shutoff valve to turn off the water supply to the entire house.

In most homes, you should find the shutoff valve in the garage or where the water pipes enter the home.

Turn the valve clockwise to shut it off.

If valve is stiff enough that you should need a wrench to open it, you should keep one in close proximity to shut off.

If the main shutoff valve itself is defective and needs to be repaired, call Air Assurance; they can dispatch someone with the special tool that's required to shut off the water at the street.

Water Heater Leak:

  1. Turn off the Gas. (Twist the dial from "ON" to "OFF" position. For electric heaters, shutoff the breaker to the water heater)
  2. Turn off Water Supply. (Twist the handle clockwise until it stops. This is usually located at the top of the water heater. If this doesn't work, shutoff the main watershutoff valve to the house)
  3. Drain the Water Heater if Necessary to Avoid Water Damage. (attach garden hose to the drain valve normally located at the bottom of the tank. Run the other end of the hose to another lower area where dirty or rusty water won't harm plants or property, then open the hot side of inside faucets)
  4. On Models with a Relief Valve - (Pull the handle up to allow air to enter the heater)
  5. Call Air Assurance for Replacement or Repair Options

If you Smell Gas:

  1. Locate the Gas Meter outside the residence
  2. Turn Gas Valve 1/4 turn from "On" to "Off" position
  3. Call your Gas Utility Company, or Air Assurance for Emergency

Standing water in sink: If your disposal is gunked up, try running ice through it to clean the blades. If the blockage is in the P-trap underneath the sink, you're better off having us deal with the mess of fixing it. Don't pour corrosive cleaners down the sink!

Clogs: To help prevent clogs in the tub and shower, fit all your drains with a strainer that catches hair and soap build up, and clean the strainer regularly.

It is important not to rinse fats or cooking oils down the kitchen sink. These items may solidify in the cold pipes and create clogs.

Avoid using liquid drain openers (like Liquid Plumber or Drano) on a drain that is completely clogged. The acidic ingredients are trapped in your pipes, and it can cause severe damage to them. if you can't snake the drain yourself, contact a professional to do so.

Toilet won't flush properly or runs forever: Make sure the flapper is closing so the tank can refill, and that the chain connects the flapper to the ballcock. You might have clogged flush holes (under the toilet rim). If you have a broken flange or leaky wax ring at the base of the toilet, you'll probably want to let us fix that. You can check to see if your tank is leaking by putting some food coloring in the tank, and if you see food coloring seeping into the stool, you'll know there's a leak.

Toilet overflows: You can fix a one-time blockage with your trusty plunger or toilet snake, but it your toilet overflows regularly, get a plumber to inspect the pipes.

Low water pressure: You may have a broken water line. If the problem affects one room, the leak is probably in that part of the system; if it's house-wide, you should get the water line feeding the whole house checked. You can check your water meter and read the number and write it down. Turn all faucets, etc off, wait a couple of hours, then go and read the number again. If the number has changed, you probably have a leak somewhere. Smaller leaks may take longer to notice the number changing, so give it more time if possible.

Noisy water pipes: Pressure from your water heater could be causing your pipes to knock together if they've gotten un-fastened from the wall. We can attach new fasteners to brace them so they'll shut up.

"Rotten egg" smell: This could mean that a cracked vent pipe or drain is leaking sewer gas into your home. This is a job best left to the pros, so get out of that stinky house and contact us immediately.

Hope this is helpful!

Plumbing Service Plan

For years, Air Assurance has built a reputation for delivering the mostexperienced, courteous, and highest trained professionals for your heating and air conditioning needs. Whether it be residential or commercial, we've been there for you since 1985. Over the years, we've been asked countless times if we knew of a good plumbing company that could offer the same type of service our HVAC customers have grown accustomed to. Clean cut,drug tested, background checked technicians, full of integrity, that breathe customer service. We are excited to announce that Air Assurance is now your one stop shop for all your heating, air conditioning, and now Plumbing needs. We know what you expect, and we want to "Wow" you. From small faucet repairs, hot water tank replacements, to home remodel projects and sewer replacements, nothing is too small or large for us to handle. Our master plumbers bring over 50 years of experience in making sure your plumbing problems are resolved. Whether it's gas, water, or sewer, we can take care of all your plumbing needs.

PSP (Plumbing Service Plan)

Unfortunately, most homeowners don't think about plumbing maintenance until there's a problem. Ever experience the effects of a bursting washing machine hose or hot water tank? If not, you never want to! It has the ability to spill hundreds of gallons of water into your home causing damage and high water bills. We feel that it's better to head off plumbing issues rather than have to deal with the inconvenience and (often major) expense involved with repairs. A residential plumbing inspection can ensure that your plumbing systems are working properly and can alert you to potential emergencies before they become disruptive problems and save you money on your utility bills. So, we offer our customers our Plumbing Service Plan for plumbing. Considering the benefits of this type of plan, we think that it's a wise investment. When you sign up for our plan you get:

  • No overtime charges for emergency service
  • Priority service
  • 15% Discount on necessary repairs
  • Qualified professionals with experience in plumbing service
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • A transferable service agreement
  • Ongoing safety inspections that catch potential problems early

So, what's involved with a plumbing maintenance visit? Your technician will make several points of inspection in 5 main categories

  1. Water heaters


    We clean and check the burner assembly, drain the water heater and clear tank of sediment. Checks are performed on the vent assembly, temperature and pressure relief valve, thermostat settings and all safety controls.

  2. Toilets and Sinks


    We inspect for leaks and proper flush and check the water measuring device. The float ball, overflow tube and linkage will be adjusted and set to manufacturer's specs. We clean aerators and check for proper seals.

  3. Water Pressure


    We check the pressure on incoming lines and check and adjust the regulator as necessary.

  4. Valves/Connections


    We check all valves for proper operation and check all outside faucets. Your tech will also label the main shut-off valve for easy emergency identification if necessary. All connections and hoses to dishwashers and washing machines are checked and loose packing nuts are tightened.

  5. Drains/Piping


    We check all copper piping for corrosion and check all drains for proper operation and back-pitch. We also treat your Garbage Disposal.