At Gladiator Repipe in San Jose, we know how much you’ve been looking forward to summer. While summer may look a little different this year, you still want to enjoy it as much as possible. However, if you’re experiencing plumbing problems, it can be hard to enjoy time at home when you know there are issues with your pipes. If you’re in need of plumbing repair, or you’d like to learn more about our copper repiping services, then please give us a call today.


Not Enough Hot Water

With everyone home for the summer, there are going to be more people taking showers and baths on a regular basis. You’re working in the yard, perhaps planting flowers or growing a garden, and you want to take a shower after a day spent in the sun and heat. The kids might be playing sports as usual this summer, and they’ll need a shower after games and practices.

A common plumbing problem during the summer can be not enough hot water to keep up with the demand of daily baths and showers. The issue may lie with your water heater, but if that’s not the case, then your old galvanized pipes might be to blame. We can inspect both your water heater and your plumbing to see where the problem is, and then provide repair and replacement in a timely manner.

Low Water Pressure

Another issue that can plague homeowners during the summer is low water pressure. You need reliable water pressure for showering, doing the dishes, and washing clothes several times a week, but those tasks can become harder to do with little to no water pressure. You may also water the garden or run the sprinkler off of an outdoor hose bib, and if there’s no pressure, then watering the lawn is going to become difficult.

Old pipes that are suffering from rust and mineral buildup can greatly impact your home’s water pressure. With the faucets and spigots throughout your home being used more frequently during the summer, it’s important to make sure you have adequate water pressure for every task. New copper pipes can help with this, and we’ll gladly discuss installation costs and timelines with you.

Clogged Garbage Disposal

While the garbage disposal is connected to your drain pipes and not your supply line, it’s still something that can pose a big problem during the summer. You’re cooking more at home (especially this summer), which means you’ll be using the disposal a lot more. Any clog or obstruction can cause major issues, and it’s usually best to leave the clearing of those clogs to a professional plumber.

It’s important to know what you can and cannot put down the garbage disposal. Bones, fruit pits, and other hard food debris should be discarded in the trash or compost bin, and cooking oil and grease should be disposed of properly as well. Always run cold water through the disposal as it’s running, and if there’s a strange odor coming from it, try putting citrus peels down the drain.

Contact Us Today

If you experience these or any other plumbing problems this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always ready to help however we can!