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Water Heater Repair, Installation and Replacement in Sandy Springs, GA

If your hot water isn't as reliable as it once was, you're noticing a rust color in your hot water, or fear that your hot water heater is on its last legs, give Guardian Plumbing a call. We've been providing water heater repairs and replacements in Sandy Springs for over 20 years, and we aim to be the most transparent, fair, and high quality plumbing company in the Greater Atlanta area. For a free quote, information about which water heater you should replace yours with, or other plumbing services in Sandy Springs, please get in touch.

Signs That Your Hot Water Heater May Need Attention

If you keep an eye out for these red flags, you may be able to replace or repair your water heater before you're surprised with a cold shower, leak, or expensive replacement.

Is Your Water Temperature Inconsistent?

Your shower should not fluctuate between hot and cold without you touching the dial. If that happens, it could be a sign that your water heater's thermostat is failing, or that sediment has built up over time. In a best case scenario, this is only a minor repair that won't take long at all.

Phantom Rumbling Sounds

You should not be hearing rumbling, popping, or banging sounds coming from your hot water heater. If you do, you're still in luck -- you may have caught a serious issue early on. There may be sediment settled at the bottom of the tank, and this sediment can cause unpleasant sounds when heated.

Cloudy or Rusty Water Coming Out of Your Faucet

Your hot water tank has an anode rod in place, made from a different material than the steel tank, and it is reactive with the ions in the water that cause oxidation. This is by design; as the water heats and the electromechanical process begins, the ions will react with the anode rod instead of the tank. The anode rode thereby sacrifices itself so the tank itself won't corrode and fail. However, this rod may need to be replaced from time to time.

But if the corrosion is too developed and the inside of the tank is no longer salvageable, you may be at risk of leaks and nasty water. In these cases, the tank may need to be replaced.

Leads Coming From Your Water Heater

You can't miss a leak. If you have water around your heater, there may be cracks or splits in the tank that you need to address asap. Call us immediately and we'll either repair or replace the tank.

Replacing vs. Repairing Your Water Heater in Sandy Springs

Is it worth fixing your hot water heater? Of course. If your hot water heater is under 8 years old (this varies by machine of course), and the cost of repair is less than 50% of the cost of a new water heater installation, then certainly go ahead and have it repaired. If you are making multiple repair calls per year though, you may need to replace it.

How Long Should Your Tank Last?

There are many outlier situations depending on use frequency, quality of the tank and so forth, but a hot water heater will typically last for 10-15 years. A tankless water heater can last over 20 years. If you have a water heater that's still going strong and it's 15-20 years old, you should probably start budgeting for a new one -- you don't want to be surprised by a replacement bill.

Upgrading To a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless systems are more expensive than traditional water heaters, but they can last 5-10 years longer, give you much more efficient energy usage, take up less space, and give you an unlimited amount of hot water. They are an excellent choice for large families -- call us if you'd like some guidance on installing a tankless water heater in Sandy Springs.

Cost of a New Water Heater

You'll probably pay between $500-$1,500 for a high quality water heater of 50-75 gallons. Rheem, A.O. Smith, Bradford White, and other brands sell these, and we can give you insights regarding our personal experience with different brands.

The installation fee is a separate charge. We will provide you with a transparent quote, and the price will be dependent on the size of the unit and the difficulty of getting it installed.

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