Gladhill Plumbing & Heating Inc

Gladhill Plumbing & Heating Inc Whether you need repair, new construction, or remodeling service, trust our plumbing contractors for quality craftsmanship at competitive rates.

Located in Walkersville, Maryland, Gladhill Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a full-service residential plumbing contractor offering quality service and lasting repairs. We Offer:
• Water Softener Installation
• New Construction Plumbing
• Pump Repair & Inspections
• Plumbing Service & Repair

Experience You Can Trust: Established in 1987, Gladhill Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is proud to be a family-

Located in Walkersville, Maryland, Gladhill Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a full-service residential plumbing contractor offering quality service and lasting repairs. We Offer:
• Water Softener Installation
• New Construction Plumbing
• Pump Repair & Inspections
• Plumbing Service & Repair

Experience You Can Trust: Established in 1987, Gladhill Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is proud to be a family-

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When there is an obstruction in your water line, life comes to a virtual standstill in your home. We can assess the problem so we can get the water running again as quickly as possible.


Powerful massage showerheads may give you some of the most relaxing showers you’ve ever had, but they also give you some of the highest water bills you’ve ever had. Remember, high-pressure showerheads use more water per minute and can really rack up water usage if you aren’t careful about how long you shower.


One of the main reasons to get your plumbing contractor to install a tankless water heater is the longer life that tankless heaters can offer. Experts say a tankless water heater will operate for as long as 20 years, while a traditional model lasts only 10 to 12 years.


If you notice that your plumbing is rattling, this is most likely caused by your water lines coming into contact with the wood of your floor joists. Fortunately, this can be easily fixed by simply securing those water lines.


Did you know that your water heater is constantly demanding power to keep the water supply hot, even when you aren’t home? If you’re interested in learning the alternatives, we can help.


While the word “plumber” has its roots in the Latin word for "lead," that metal is no longer desirable for pipes. Older structures may still have water pipes made from lead, and they need to be removed and replaced.


Your house has a complicated web of plumbing, most of which you never see, and that's the point. Experienced plumbing contractors install plumbing behind walls and inside cabinets, so the only thing you see is the fixtures, and do it well enough that you don't have to worry about anything.


Did you realize that about 25 percent of the water consumption in your home is used flushing the toilet? If you have a washing machine, another 20 percent is used to wash clothes. Together, these two activities account for half of your water use.


We tend to think about plumbers only worrying about liquids, but a plumber has to think about everything connected with the pipes. This includes making sure water and air pressure are balanced, and that there's proper venting in the system.


Think you might have a water leak that needs some expert attention? There's an easy way to check. Write down your water meter reading, and then avoid using water for two to three hours. If the reading changes, you have a leak.


One big reason to change out your traditional water heater - in addition to utility costs saved by tankless and solar models - is avoiding what happens when a traditional water heater fails. That 40-60 gallons of water in the tank often spills out, creating a serious problem whether it's in your attic or elsewhere in your home.


The technical revolution has made drain cleaning a little more interesting than it used to be. Why? It isn't uncommon to find cell phones in stopped up toilets these days. Other more traditional drain finds are discarded un**es, false teeth, toys, toothbrushes, and sponges. Oh, my!


There are many advantages to solar water heaters. Depending on where you live, it's possible to save between 50 percent and 90 percent of costs of a traditional system, according to industry experts. Considering that the cost to heat the water in your home is about 25 percent of the average homeowner's total utility costs, the savings is significant.


The technologies of old civilizations were incredibly advanced for their times. Ancient Egyptians actually had very complex water piping systems. In fact, the Egyptians built their pipes out of copper, the leading material for piping in the modern world.


Clever inventers are coming up with all kinds of ways to reclaim water and save energy. Here are a few: Showers that recirculate "used" water a couple of times; heat reclamation units that reclaim the energy in hot water that goes down the drain; and tankless water heaters that supply instant hot water on demand.


Humans have played around with toilet design for hundreds of years. One of the first successful attempts can be traced to a man named John Harrington in the late 16th century. The first toilet design to actually look and function like a modern toilet was developed in 1715 by Alexander Cu***ng.


Have you ever wondered where the word "plumbing" comes from? If you were to pull out a periodic table of elements, you would see that lead is represented by "Pb." Why is this important? The Latin word for the old water piping material is "plumbum," the word that "plumber" derives from.


The moats around castles served a very important defensive purpose, but they also had another use as part of the plumbing system. Water could be brought in by wells, and then wastewater was dumped directly into the moat.


Even though most people usually use the bathroom around six times every day, the toilet is the highest user of water in the entire house. On average, the toilet consumes about 30 percent of most houses’ water.


Did you realize that it's pretty easy to scald yourself with hot tap water? For example, it only takes five seconds for 140-degree Fahrenheit water to burn your child's hands. Consider dialing back the heat in your water heater if you have young children at home.


You've probably heard of the ancient aqueducts, the forerunners of modern plumbing, that supplied fresh water to the famous Roman baths. Care to guess when the aqueducts were first constructed? If you guessed 312 B.C., you're right.


Don't believe the myth that, if you don't live in a sunny climate, there's no savings available with a solar water heater. In fact, anyone in the U.S. can save at least 50 percent on their hot water heating bills with a solar water heater. However, it is true that, in sunnier climates, you can save more - as much as 90 percent, according to industry estimates.


Do not assume that your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover needed repairs to the plumbing system of your home. As a rule, such coverage is not a part of a standard policy. If you have older plumbing in your home, you may want to contact your agent to discuss any options you may have.


The next time your toilet looks like it’s going to overflow, remember your childhood pranks. Toilets use cold water to flush, which is why you can turn up the heat on someone in the shower with a quick flush. To slow down the toilet’s flow, turn on the cold water on a nearby sink.


Plumbing was finally reintroduced to Europe after a 1,000-year break in 1455. At the time, pipes were made out of cast iron, which is part of the reason for the delay. To make the pipes, fires had to be developed that were hot enough to fully melt the iron.


Installing a low-flow showerhead in your home can save 2,300 gallons of water a year. Don't worry about low water pressure, either. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved "WaterSense" showerheads are designed with water savings -- and comfort -- in mind.


Unlike what the common urban myth tells us, you don’t have to go across the world to see a toilet flush in the opposite direction. While the Coriolis effect is a real property of physics, it doesn’t explain why toilets flush in a certain direction. That’s all determined by which way the toilet’s jets are pointed.


What's the difference between a tankless water heater and a traditional model? The 50- or 60-gallon tank holds water in reserve that must be constantly kept warm in a traditional water heater. Tankless water heaters deliver hot water when it is needed, and there is no need to warm a standby tank of water.


A good heating system is about more than just the heater—it's also about proper ventilation. Without proper ventilation, especially in your attic, moisture can build up and cause problems. HVAC heating experts will make sure your whole system is working well.


If you’ve never worked on heating equipment before, it can be extremely easy to damage it while performing routine service. Let’s talk about what issues you have with your equipment, and how we may be able to help.


The first modern central heating system was a steam-heating system installed in England, but it wasn't to warm anyone's house or place of work. It was actually installed in a greenhouse so the Governor of the Bank of England could grow grapes.


Did you know that geothermal heating is considered to be one of the safest heating options? As these systems do not use flammable fossil fuels to function, there is no combustion, chance of an explosion, hazardous fumes, or risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.


A heating system should be installed in the coldest part of your home. Generally, the unit is placed in a self-contained storage door or inside a room to control the internal climate of the home or building from a centralized area.


Did you realize that your fireplace chimney can cause furnace problems in your home? A leaky or open flue can draw warm air out of your heated rooms just the way it draws smoky air out of your fireplace.


Boilers have very few moving parts, which is a big reason why they're known for being durable and reliable. However, they will eventually wear out, and an HVAC heating expert can help you get a new, improved, and more efficient replacement.


10510 Woodsboro Pike
Walkersville, MD


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