Now that November is nearly over, you’re likely turning your attention to getting ready for the holiday season. Thanksgiving is next week, and before you know it, guests will be arriving for the December holidays. At Gladiator Repipe in San Jose, we know that you’re focusing on getting the house ready by cleaning up the guest rooms and making sure there’s enough space for everyone. However, when was the last time you checked on your plumbing? If you’re concerned that your pipes may fail you this holiday season, then contact us today for copper repiping, drain cleaning, or any other service that we offer!

Working Bathrooms

A top priority for any homeowner during the holidays is to have working bathrooms throughout the house. While no one but you and your spouse will likely be using the master bathroom, the guest baths and powder room in your home might need some maintenance. Do the toilets flush every time? Is the hot water working in each sink, tub, and shower? Making sure everything is in order can help everyone have a great time when they’re staying with you.

Clogged Toilets

Your home’s toilets are going to see a bit more use over the next month or so than they have all year. When everyone is over for dinner or to open presents, chances are that multiple people are going to be using the same two or three toilets over the course of a few days. A clogged toilet or a toilet tank that won’t refill can be big problems, but our team can provide the service you need before the first guest arrives. We can check for sewer issues that could be stopping wastewater from being carried away, as well as replace the copper supply line that brings fresh water to the toilet.

Dripping Sinks

You want your visitors to be comfortable, but if the guest bathroom sink is keeping them awake all night with the constant dripping of water, then what should be a joyful holiday season can soon turn into a stressful one. A loose connection or faulty tap handle could be to blame, and our team will get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible.

Cold Showers

There’s going to be a lot of demand put on your water heater this holiday season, which can mean cold showers for the last person to get up in the morning, especially if your water heater is reaching the end of its lifespan. You want hot water for every shower in the house, and you want multiple people to be able to shower at the same time. If you’re concerned that your water heater may give out while you have a house full of people, then give us a call today. We can repair or replace your appliance in no time at all!

A Kitchen That Can Keep Up

The kitchen is the other space in your home that needs reliable plumbing during the holiday season. You’re going to be cooking many meals over the course of the next few weeks, which means you need a sink that works, a dishwasher that gets things clean, and a garbage disposal that functions properly. If any of these things stop working, then your holiday meal plans can quickly grind to a halt. The last thing you want to be doing right before guests arrive is trying to unclog the kitchen sink or to get the garbage disposal to work. Luckily, we can be there right away to take care of any issues.

A Fickle Kitchen Sink

You’ll likely be scrubbing some pots and pans after holiday meals, and if your kitchen sink doesn’t have enough water pressure, or it won’t drain properly, then getting things clean can take twice as long. We can check your supply and drain lines and replace anything that needs to be updated. New copper pipes for your water supply can make a world of difference when you’re washing dishes at the kitchen sink!

An Unreliable Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a very nice thing to have during the holidays, especially with the number of plates, cups, and dishes that you and your family will be using. However, if you open the dishwasher after running a cycle, only to find food still clinging to everything, then you usually end up having to wash everything by hand, doubling the time it takes to get each item clean. With plumbing maintenance from us, you can rest assured that your dishwasher will work properly every time, no matter how often you run it during the holidays.

A Broken Garbage Disposal

Not everyone is going to clean their plates at holiday meals, which means that some food is going to end up in the trash. Once the plates have been scraped, you may rinse them in the sink before putting them in the dishwasher, or, if you’re using your grandmother’s fine china, wash them by hand. Whichever you do, there are going to be food particles that find their way into your garbage disposal. When you flip that switch next to the sink, you expect the disposal to churn up those particles before washing them into the drain line. If that’s not the case, then it’s important to get a qualified plumber on the job as soon as possible. Repairing a broken garbage disposal can be a tedious and somewhat dangerous job!

Contact Us Today

If you have concerns that your plumbing isn’t going to be able to keep up this holiday season, then please contact us today. At Gladiator, we offer copper repiping, drain cleaning, water heater repair, and much more. We can tackle any issue, and we’ll have things working in no time at all.

We look forward to helping you!