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Gladiator Repipe Inc
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Gladiator Repipe Inc
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Plumbing Drain Repair, Plumbing Pipe Installation or Replacement

  • Serves South San Francisco, CA
E L says, "Background:I have an old house that was built in the 1940s and it has additions that were built later. I noticed in the home's original bathroom that the galvanized steel pipe which connected to the sink was rusting. I contacted a couple of plumbers and the consensus was that I needed to do a partial repipe (i.e. on the oldest part of the house) and replace the galvanized steel piping with copper.When I compared James/Gladiator's estimate to the other 2 companies I noticed the following:1. I was given clear price breakdown rather than a lump sum (for repipe, sheetrock repair, water heater service and code upgrades, main water line)2. Gladiator had the highest amount of liability insurance across all categories (workman's comp, general liability, etc..)3. The inspection permit and passing the inspection was part of the estimate/job4. Gladiator was Diamond Certified (an additional point of reassurance)5. price-wise Gladiator was on par with one of the other companies (but the other company had terrible Yelp reviews), while the third company gave me a much higher price for less serviceAt this point I decided to go with Gladiator.Repipe Day:On the day of the repipe James showed up on time with four of Gladiator's plumbers, as well as his foreman. They worked from 9am to 5pm (exactly as James indicated) and completed the repipe. This included the air pressure test that helped verify that there were no leaks. They also cleaned up the house and minimized the amount of holes done to the sheetrock and plaster (much of the old part of the house has plaster...great :-( ).During the repipe I asked James if his people could also check the sewer drain lines (since they were in the crawl space). Upon checking the drain lines, they found that some of the galvanized steel drain pipes were leaking sewage (they took pictures to show me).James went over the options with me:Option 1: leave it as is (it would only get worse leading to eventual failure; sewage in the crawl space and lots of money to clean-up and fix it)Option 2: add this work to the existing repipe permit and get it done in a dayI choose option 2 since it was the better long-term approach and it was more economical (i.e. since Gladiator was already working on my house).The next day Gladiator's plumbers showed up once again and replaced the old drain lines of the house as well as santizied/cleaned the sewage areas.The inspection:The inspection process involves a "rough" inspection (while everything is opened up so the inspector can see the actual piping) and a "final" inspection (when all the holes are patched). Gladiator's office person (Cynthia) did an excellent job in scheduling the inspector, communicating to me the times of inspection, and making sure that one of Gladiator's plumbers was at the house during the inspection process. Any fixes that needed to be done were done by Gladiator's employees on the spot so both the repipe and drain line work passed both inspections (whohoo).Hole Patching:I have to say that Gladiator's hole patching guy was AMAZING. He patched both sheetrock and plaster with great craftsmanship making the patches look seamless (in terms of texture and smoothness). I only had to do a bit of touch up paint to get the areas back to original shape.Conclusion:Fixing an old home sucks, especially when it comes to copper repiping and sewer drain line replacment. James Baily made the process smooth and predictable. I judge a project on 3 levels: quality of work, amount of time it takes, and cost. Gladiator REPIPE Inc. checked all the boxes:1. Excellent quality of work2. Work done in a day per plan (this one is so rare...I've had so many other companies and contractors tell me that something will take a day and it ends up taking two weeks)3. Cost on par with other estimatesI am very happy with James and Gladiator and will happily recommend them to anyone that needs repipe and drain line replacement."See more
E L says, "Background:I have an old house that was built in the 1940s and it has additions that were built later. I noticed in the home's original bathroom that the galvanized steel pipe which connected to the sink was rusting. I contacted a couple of plumbers and the consensus was that I needed to do a partial repipe (i.e. on the oldest part of the house) and replace the galvanized steel piping with copper.When I compared James/Gladiator's estimate to the other 2 companies I noticed the following:1. I was given clear price breakdown rather than a lump sum (for repipe, sheetrock repair, water heater service and code upgrades, main water line)2. Gladiator had the highest amount of liability insurance across all categories (workman's comp, general liability, etc..)3. The inspection permit and passing the inspection was part of the estimate/job4. Gladiator was Diamond Certified (an additional point of reassurance)5. price-wise Gladiator was on par with one of the other companies (but the other company had terrible Yelp reviews), while the third company gave me a much higher price for less serviceAt this point I decided to go with Gladiator.Repipe Day:On the day of the repipe James showed up on time with four of Gladiator's plumbers, as well as his foreman. They worked from 9am to 5pm (exactly as James indicated) and completed the repipe. This included the air pressure test that helped verify that there were no leaks. They also cleaned up the house and minimized the amount of holes done to the sheetrock and plaster (much of the old part of the house has plaster...great :-( ).During the repipe I asked James if his people could also check the sewer drain lines (since they were in the crawl space). Upon checking the drain lines, they found that some of the galvanized steel drain pipes were leaking sewage (they took pictures to show me).James went over the options with me:Option 1: leave it as is (it would only get worse leading to eventual failure; sewage in the crawl space and lots of money to clean-up and fix it)Option 2: add this work to the existing repipe permit and get it done in a dayI choose option 2 since it was the better long-term approach and it was more economical (i.e. since Gladiator was already working on my house).The next day Gladiator's plumbers showed up once again and replaced the old drain lines of the house as well as santizied/cleaned the sewage areas.The inspection:The inspection process involves a "rough" inspection (while everything is opened up so the inspector can see the actual piping) and a "final" inspection (when all the holes are patched). Gladiator's office person (Cynthia) did an excellent job in scheduling the inspector, communicating to me the times of inspection, and making sure that one of Gladiator's plumbers was at the house during the inspection process. Any fixes that needed to be done were done by Gladiator's employees on the spot so both the repipe and drain line work passed both inspections (whohoo).Hole Patching:I have to say that Gladiator's hole patching guy was AMAZING. He patched both sheetrock and plaster with great craftsmanship making the patches look seamless (in terms of texture and smoothness). I only had to do a bit of touch up paint to get the areas back to original shape.Conclusion:Fixing an old home sucks, especially when it comes to copper repiping and sewer drain line replacment. James Baily made the process smooth and predictable. I judge a project on 3 levels: quality of work, amount of time it takes, and cost. Gladiator REPIPE Inc. checked all the boxes:1. Excellent quality of work2. Work done in a day per plan (this one is so rare...I've had so many other companies and contractors tell me that something will take a day and it ends up taking two weeks)3. Cost on par with other estimatesI am very happy with James and Gladiator and will happily recommend them to anyone that needs repipe and drain line replacement."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

Depending on the service you need (unclogging a drain, fixing a pipe, installing new pipes, etc.), plumbers charge anywhere from $45-$165 per hour. Plumbers often operate on a fixed rate model, too. Some won’t charge hourly rates because the variables involved in their work makes it less practical to do so. 

Plumbers will scope out the work, calculate the cost of parts, and roll it together with other fees to give you an estimate for the job. They may even offer standard flat rates for things like installing a toilet or a sink. Reach out to plumbers near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your project or repair.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

What are the signs of a burst pipe?

If your water pressure has suddenly dropped or your sink and toilet have unexpectedly started clogging, you may have a burst pipe. Other tell-tale signs include watermarks on the wall of your bathroom or laundry room, drips or puddles in your home or basement, or water from your faucets that have suddenly turned brown. You may also notice a strange rotten-egg smell or the sound of gurgling water in your home.

If you notice any of these signs, contact a plumber near you to fix your pipes immediately.

How much does it cost to repair a broken pipe?

The national average cost to repair broken pipes ranges from $120 to $170. Prices can vary depending on the type of damage, whether the pipe is easily accessible, the materials needed and where the pipe is located. For example, an exposed pipe under the sink will likely cost much less than a pipeline in your yard that requires digging. 

Your overall cost will also depend on the hourly rate of the contractor. Most plumbers charge between $60 and $65 per hour for standard pipe repair, and up to $95 per hour for complex plumbing work. 

Contact the best pipe repairers in your area to find out how much it will cost to fix your pipe(s). 

To learn more about pricing factors, read “How much does pipe repair cost?

What happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

Does insurance cover a broken pipe?

Sudden water damage may be included under most homeowners’ insurance policies, but it’s typically not covered if the damage could have been avoided with proper maintenance.

For example, if a pipe in your laundry room suddenly bursts and causes damage to the flooring and walls, that is usually covered by insurance. But if a pipe under your sink has been leaking for months and causes your wood floors to rot, your policy won’t cover that damage.

Always double-check with your insurance agent (or another expert)  to see what your policy covers.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

Can a leaking pipe burst?

Yes. A leak in your pipe can build up pressure and wear through the material. Left unchecked, this pressure can cause the pipe to burst. This is why it’s so important to fix your pipes and contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak — no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. 

Smaller leaks are easier and inexpensive to fix, saving you time and money in the long run. In addition, many insurance policies will not cover water damage for pipes that burst due to gradual leaks.

Reviews for South San Francisco plumbers
Andrea L.
Absolute life saver ! Maximus Plumbing provided excellent services from the beginning to completion. Very responsive, from the first email sent and reasonable!! Great job done and I will definitely use them again!!
Maximus Plumbing & HeatingMaximus Plumbing & Heating
Igor S.
Had a couple of plumbing issues in the house and PagaServ came in and fixed everything quickly. He is very responsive, did a really good job (had all the tools), and left everything clean. Would hire again every time.
PegaServPegaServ
Leah J.
I am so happy I chose this plumber,he was so professional and honest. He quoted me a price and then gave me a discount because it did not take him long to unclog my shower drain. Then he went over and above and fixed another minor plumbing issue that wasn’t even on our list. This is my go to plumber from now on. I highly recommend him.
Marco's PlumbingMarco's Plumbing
Jennifer G.
Highly recommend Kenneth Aspire Plumbing. I reached out online at 8:44 am and received a response within minutes. Kenneth arrived a few hours later and quickly identified the issue. He resolved the issue in less than an hour, showed me the root cause and walked me through what he did. The work also comes with a warranty! He’s friendly, yet professional and extremely thorough. Would definitely hire them again!
Kenneth Asire PlumbingKenneth Asire Plumbing
Charlie L.
Kevin was extremely unprofessional in my communications with him. His proposal was to cut some major corners in plumbing which would have never passed inspections, and then refused to listen to what I needed him to do. His hack "solution" would ultimately cost me twice as much to have a more qualified plumber fix his work and do it correctly. He is an inexpensive option, but you get the quality you pay for. I would AVOID this guy and hire a better handyman for peace of mind.
K&M  ServicesK&M Services
Christina Y.
I needed someone to come fix a plumbing issue for a tenant and Omar was responsive and came right away. He was very professional and clean, used gloves and shoe covers and mask. Omar really troubleshooted what was wrong after this job ended up way more complicated than we thought and stayed very late into the night to work on our issue. He was transparent about options and came back early the next day to crawl under my house and fix the issue. He even took photos of what he was seeing and explained what was going on. I really appreciated his hustle, straight forward attitude and ease of doing business. I would hire him again, thanks for helping out!
PegaServPegaServ
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