With nearly 50 years of experience and 3 generations here, we are proud to be your plumbers Savannah.

What is a Plumbing Emergency?

At Henry Plumbing we take all of your plumbing needs very seriously and want to make sure that all of your problems are addressed as quickly as possible.  This guide is a way to help have a better understanding of what is a plumbing emergency and what problems might be able to wait for normal business hours.

We are always here to help, and want to make sure you have the greatest possible peace of mind even when something has gone wrong with your plumbing.  If you are unsure if your plumbing situation is an emergency or not, the tips below may help you decide.

What plumbing emergency requires a 24-hour plumbing service immediately?

  • Frozen pipes that could potentially burst and cause other issues in the home such as drywall damage
  • No running water due to water well issues or underground pipe line damage
  • No hot water flowing into the house in the wintertime
  • Sewage backing up into the house through drainage systems
  • Overflowing toilets that do not stop even after you shut of the water source
  • A construction worker accidentally nails through piping causing leaks
  • Complete water system failure
  • Contaminated water flowing into the house
  • Water coming through the ceilings or drywalls

What plumbing problems can wait for a local plumbing service?

  • Broken toilet handle
  • Slightly leaky toilet or pipe line
  • Dripping faucet
  • Broken faucet handle
  • Clogged toilets and sink drains
  • High water usage problems
  • Low water pressure

 

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How to Choose a Plumber

Many people don’t concern themselves with finding a reputable plumber. More often than not, this is because most people don’t think about hiring a plumber at all until they have to deal with a plumbing emergency. However, the last thing you want to do is hire someone that ends up doing a poor job repairing your plumbing, which could eventually just lead to yet another plumbing emergency. The following are a few tips to help you find a reputable plumber that will do high quality work:

  • Ask friends and family – The easiest way to find a good plumber is by asking friends or family members for a recommendation. If they can’t recommend a good plumber, they could possibly tell you what plumbers to avoid.
  • Ask your real estate agent – The real estate agent who helped you purchase your home might be able to recommend a plumber as well as any other subcontractors that are needed.
  • Ask a builder or contractor – Contractors deal with plumbers on a regular basis due to the nature of their work. If you know a builder or contractor, they may be able to inform you about several different plumbers, how much they will cost and the quality of their work.
  • Ask for a license number – When speaking to a plumber, make sure to ask for their plumber’s license number. You’ll want to make sure that they are fully licensed to work within your city.
  • Ask about service warranties – To avoid hiring someone who will do a shoddy job repairing your problem, ask about service warranties. Plumbers that won’t guarantee their work for a period that is acceptable to you should probably be avoided. You don’t want to pay to have the same problem fixed twice, after all. Good plumbers stand behind their work and will provide a service warranty, which means that if their repairs fail, they will come re-fix the problem for free.
  • Compare estimates – Don’t just call a random plumber and hire them on the spot. Ask for an estimate on the work you need done, then call around in order to compare estimates. This isn’t always possible, especially if the problem has occurred in a ceiling or within a closed wall. In this case, ask for a worst-case scenario estimate.

Be sure to keep these tips in mind when looking for a good plumber in your area.

Is my shower leaking?

Is my bathtub leaking? / Is my shower leaking?

Often a tub and shower leak can be as simple as, caulking needing to be replaced.  Here are some things you can do yourself to check if your tub is leaking and even repair it yourself.

Leaks from a weak caulk seal

Often times a weak caulk seal is to blame.  Here are some places to check:

  1. Check and see if there are any cracks in there tile
  2. Is there is a surround that connects to the tub. Check the  caulk seal there.
  3. Check around faceplate of tub and shower valve.

The caulk seal can wear off after years and can be a real culprit for leaks.  These are simple easy fixes that homeowners can try on their own or we can re caulk for them.

Leaks around the tub valve

Sometimes there are leaks found on the tub and shower valve itself.  In these situations you will probably need to call us (912-352-9827).  If there is access from behind the tub and shower valve, we usually go in there.  We will have to cut a small section of sheet rock and see if the valve can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.  If replacement is needed then it can take up to 4 hours to install new valve and trim.

Leaks Around the Shower Base or Drain

If the shower base or drain is leaking you should really call us (912-352-9827). We determine leaks around the shower base or drain  by filling the tub up with water and plugging the drain.  If tub and shower is located on the floor above, the ceiling will have to be cut to determine if it is the drain or the base.  Once determined we can make to necessary repairs.

Best Plumbing Contractor Savannah Magazine

Your Plumbers, Savannah Magazine!

We are so grateful to all of our friends who chose us as Savannah’s Best Plumbing Contractor for 2014.  Savannah magazine polled their readership for their choice for the best design, building, and repair experts in Savannah.  You can find the whole list here .

Henry Plumbing was chosen “because of their fast phone response, professional appearance and immaculate cleanup after a job well done.”

Thank you Savannah!

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Proud to be Your Plumbers Savannah

Henry Plumbing Co. is a family-owned business providing plumbing solutions for residents and business owners in Savannah and its surrounding communities since 1968. Our founder, Robert G. Henry Sr. and his wife Valeria established the company in 1968 after Robert had worked for his father-in-law’s plumbing company for several years. In the 45+ years since our founding, we have grown into one of the most trusted plumbers Savannah has ever known.

Henry Plumbing Co. began by providing housing developers with plumbing services during Savannah’s residential boom. The company grew in the following years, expanding its services to industrial and commercial plumbing.

As the company and Henry family expanded, Robert and Valeria’s son and son-in-law R. Glenn Henry, Jr. and Winston B. Flanders became president and vice-president of the company, respectively, and Elizabeth Flanders became CFO.

In 1994, R. Glenn and Elizabeth’s son-in-law Todd Reed became Vice President, and their daughter Tonya Reed became Corporate Secretary. Todd and Tonya continue the company’s operations today, keeping the family business running strong for three generations of the most well-liked plumbers Savannah has. Who Says We Are Your Plumbers, Savannah?

Henry Plumbing Co. has received accolades for their superior workmanship and professionalism from clients and friends throughout Savannah and the Southeast. Some recent accolades include the Preferred Provider designation from Atlanta Gas and Light, the Southeast United State’s largest provider of wholesale natural gas.

Henry Plumbing was also selected as the vendor of choice for Savannah’s new Kroger Marketplace which opened on April 2nd. Kroger is the largest supermarket in country, and Savannah’s Kroger Marketplace is the largest Kroger Supermarket in the state of Georgia. Why You Should Choose Henry Plumbing Co.

As bonded and ensured master workmen, Henry Plumbing Co. plumbers can assure you expedient and professional service every time. Henry Plumbing has been serving the Savannah area for over 45 years. Our services include repairing leaks, installing water heaters, remodeling and more.

Henry Plumbing is more than just great plumbers, Savannah is our home and we have been part of the Savannah community for more than 3 generations and over 45 years. Entrust your plumbing needs to a company with a reputation for excellence and a great history with the city of Savannah. Don’t settle for less than the best; for plumbers Savannah, there is no better choice than Henry Plumbing Co.

Plumbers to install gas lines in Savannah

Did You Know that Plumbers are the Ones Who Install Gas Lines for Grills?

While many plumbers specialize in water pipe installations, there is more to this profession than just making sure water properly flows through pipes in homes and businesses. Natural gas installations in the house are also handled by plumbers. With the warmer months approaching, more people will be purchasing gas grills. Gas grills involve installing gas lines that may need professional servicing.

Gas Line Installation

Connecting a gas grill to a gas line comes with several benefits, for example reduced cost and safer environment. With a gas grill in hand, the first step would be connecting it to the natural gas line. The services of plumbers come in handy at this point. First, the plumber will determine whether the grill is compatible with the line, and if not, he or she would recommend the best brand in the market that is compatible. The plumber may also advise if it is possible to convert the grill for compatibility.

Once the gas grill installation is set, one would expect it to run error-free for as long as possible. However, the system is exposed to many conditions such as heat, freezing, and floods, which may cause wear and tear to the gas line. Due to these various conditions, a gas grill may experience several problems that warrant the continued support of plumbers. For example, the grill may fail to light or heat unevenly.

Gas Line Maintenance

A new gas grill installation comes with several safety hazards that a homeowner must to consider. Plumbers should regularly check hose lines for cracks and breaks. Secondly, all heating sources should be as far as possible from the gas grill system. In case the grill produces strong propane odors, it advisable to ask for professional help from plumbers before use.This could indicate that there is a gas leak.

Homeowners should avoid connecting new gas grills to the natural line by themselves. Gas grill manufacturers advise homeowners to use the support of insured and licensed plumbers for installation and maintenance. This is not only safe for the dwellers, but also ensures property owners adhere to city codes.