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    If Water Runs through It, Our Plumbers Can Fix It!

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  • Water Heater Repair and Replacement Guide

    If Water Runs through It, Our Plumbers Can Fix It!

    There’s nothing like taking a cold, bracing shower in the middle of a cold winter day! Wait, you don’t like cold showers? Not many people do - that’s why we love our water heaters. But they don’t last forever. If you feel like your showers aren’t quite as hot as they used to be, or they’re getting downright cold, it could be time for water heater repair or replacement. The right plumbing company can help you make the right decision.


    Water Heater Repair

    Once repaired, can a water heater still work like new? The extent of the problem determines the success rate of water heater repair. If you’re diligent about maintenance, your water heater can last up to 12 years. Flushing out the sediments, testing the valves, and checking the thermostat are all things you can do annually to keep your water heating running well. But if there is a problem, like a broken pressure release valve, water leaking from the top or the bottom, or not enough hot water, repairs could be necessary. If done properly by a reliable plumber, you can get more life out of your heater and avoid replacing it, for now.


    Water Heater Replacement

    If your water heater is in the blink, it could be time for a replacement. How can you tell? Take a look at the age of your current heater. The average lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years. If yours is approaching that, it might be worth the investment to replace it instead of paying for repairs on a unit that might not have much life left in it. Another consideration is the cost of the repair. If it’s considerable, or if you’ve already invested in recent repairs, it’s a good idea to consider a new one. A trustworthy plumber can tell you if your water heater is worth saving or if it’s kaput.


    Benefits of Water Heater Repair and Replacement

    It’s hard to imagine living without hot water. Even one cold shower can convince you that hot water is not a luxury - it’s a necessity. If your water heater isn’t producing enough hot water to keep you and your family in nice steamy showers, there’s probably a problem. Repairing a unit that has minor issues can get you back in business for a reasonable amount and give your heater a few more years of use. Once it’s back up and running, it can be more efficient than when it wasn’t functioning properly. It could also be more consistent. If repair isn’t possible, a replacement unit can get you back on track.

    You’ll find there are other benefits if you decide to invest in a new water heater system. New technology means increased efficiency, so you’ll get more hot water with less energy, saving you money on your monthly utility bills. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing you can count on hot water when you need it. A replacement unit can also offer quicker hot water recovery rate, greater consistency with hot water availability, and a new, upgraded tank can take up less space in your house than an old, outdated one. Whether you choose repair or replacement, you can rest easy knowing your dishes, laundry, and bath time will all be safe from a cold splash.

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    Tankless Water Heaters

    Have you ever considered going tankless? Tankless water heaters are more popular than ever and for a good reason. As the name indicates, they are a water heating system that does not rely on a tank. They only heat water on-demand and have many benefits over a traditional tank system. When you turn on the hot water in your sink, bath, or shower, in a tankless system, the water doesn’t get pulled from a supply of already heated water in a tank. Instead, the water is heated by a gas burner or electric heating element as it goes through the pipes to the faucet. The benefit is a huge increase in energy efficiency. A tankless system does not have to continuously heat water for access from the tank, at the same time it loses less energy.


    Why Hire Anthony Wimpey Plumbing to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater

    Hot water is more than just a luxury. It’s critical to a healthy home. The only way to get your dishes, your laundry, and yourself truly clean is with hot water. Without it, you could be dealing with an excess of dirt, grease, bacteria, and more. At Anthony Wimpey, we understand the importance of having hot water at your disposal, year-round. The comfort and safety of our customers is our top priority.

    When you hire a plumber, you want to know that you’re getting someone with experience, training, and knowledge to do the job right. You want someone who can quickly and accurately diagnose issues and give you reliable, trusted guidance when it comes to repairs and replacement of your water heater. You also want someone who you feel comfortable letting into your home. Our knowledgeable plumbing technicians work hard every day to earn our customers’ trust. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy.

    Trying your hand at water heater repair or replacement is tempting. At Anthony Wimpey, we understand the inclination to DIY household projects, but we recommend against it when it comes to your water heater. Not only could improper installation negatively impact your drinking water, but it can be downright dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. With three decades of plumbing experience under our belts, we can get the job done right, on budget, and on schedule. Whether it’s a weekday afternoon or a middle of the night emergency call, we’ve got your back. We proudly serve Social Circle, Lawrenceville, Decatur, and the surrounding areas.

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    What Our Customers Say

    As a family-owned business for more than 30 years, Anthony Wimpey Plumbing puts our customers first. Our priority is excellent customer service. We want to go above and beyond your expectations. No matter what your plumbing problem or emergency might be, we can take the call and handle the job. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at what our customers say:

    • “I have received stellar service both times. The plumbers are knowledgeable, courteous, and very fast. The response time was impeccable!”
    • “Very professional and was able to respond to our emergency. I now know who to really call for plumbing needs.”
    • “Very professional. Arrived promptly and performed the replacement quickly and neatly. Would hire again.”
    • “Instant response, efficient and very personable. Friends recommended them and I am grateful.”

    Ready to Get Your Water Heater Repaired or Replaced?

    You can’t live without hot water. If your water heater isn’t living up to your needs, or if it’s broken more than it’s not, give us a call or connect with us online. The experts at Anthony Wimpey Plumbing will come to your house, day or night, to get your water heating system back up and running.


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    The city of Johns Creek, bordered by 13.5 miles of the Chattahoochee River, is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta found in the southern tip of Fulton County, Georgia. The river offers rafting, boating, and fishing. State Farm, Alcon, and Kroger are top employers. In addition to Life Time Fitness and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Many community events happen Johns Creek. The Johns Creek Public Works Department hosts a unique annual community outreach event. The "Touch-A-Truck" event is for kids of all ages for safety awareness. It is a day of fun activities with construction trucks, police vehicles, and fire trucks. Come to the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park for the "Pup-A-Palooza" in Johns Creek. Bring your spoiled puppy out for live music, caricature sketches of pet lovers, and their darling dogs. Maybe your dog will win an award for the Best Dressed Dog or you can enter one of the Best Dog Trick competitions.

    The City of Johns Creek is the home of a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. called  The Wall That Heals. It measures 250-feet long and stands in Veterans Memorial Walk inside Newtown Park. You can read the names of over 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietman War. The enormous Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the same conflict. Fun events from dump trucks to dog tricks are going on in the city of Johns Creek. The Johns Creek Public Works Department hosts an unusual annual community outreach event. The "Touch-A-Truck" event brings kids of all ages together for fun activities with construction equipment, police cars, and fire trucks to promote safety.