1. Deciding Which Water Heater is Best for Your San Jose Home

    Updating your home appliances is always a time-consuming endeavor, but it doesn't have to be a stressful one as well. At Gladiator Repipe in San Jose, we're always happy to help homeowners decide on the best water heater, and will gladly explain the benefits of each model and the differences in fuel…Read More

  2. A Kitchen Remodel is a Great Time for Repiping Your Home

    If you're remodeling your kitchen, you're probably thinking about replacing the plumbing at the same time. With the refrigerator, sink, garbage disposal, and dishwasher all requiring plumbing, it makes sense to upgrade not only your appliances, but your piping as well. At Gladiator Repipe in San Jos…Read More

  3. Understanding Your Water Heater’s First-Hour Rating

    The last time we wrote about water heaters, we covered the appliance's energy factor and how to understand it. If you're researching new water heaters for your home, there's plenty of information to digest, and as plumbing experts in San Jose, Gladiator wants to help you make the best decision. Anot…Read More

  4. Copper Pipes Can Keep Up with Your Water Demand

    Everyone that has to get up early for work looks forward to taking a hot shower, making a cup of coffee, and feeling awake before heading out the door. If you're the first one up in your house, you get the first hot water of the day, but if there are three or four others in the house, you want to ma…Read More

  5. Understanding Your Water Heater’s Energy Factor

    Your water heater's energy factor (EF) is determined by how much of the fuel from your power source – usually gas or electricity – is converted into usable hot water. The EF includes several factors, such as recovery efficiency, standby losses, and cycling losses. Obviously, the higher the energ…Read More

  6. Quality Craftsmanship To Go With Quality Piping

    When you're having new plumbing installed in your home, you're counting on the technicians being skilled, and that they're using only the highest quality materials. At Gladiator Repipe, we believe in using quality products, but we also believe that every technician should have the expertise to do a…Read More

  7. Cut Down on Noise in Your Pipes with New Copper Piping

    If you've ever heard your pipes making noise after you shut off a faucet or water valve in your home, this sound – known as "water hammer" – can be very disconcerting. Older pipes that are loose and less stable often make more noise, and if the air chambers are clogged (or there are no air chamb…Read More

  8. Replace Your Home’s Old CPVC Pipes

    Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipes are found in many homes, and are suitable for many plumbing applications. However, they can become brittle over time and once they crack, they can be very difficult to repair. At Gladiator Repipe, we've found many instances where CPVC pipes have cracked an…Read More

  9. New Water Heaters for Your Care Facility

    At Gladiator Repipe in San Jose, we understand that a multi-unit building can present many plumbing challenges. If you operate a nursing home or care facility in South Bay, it's essential that your water heaters and piping are up-to-date and working properly. Our team can handle any large scale pro…Read More