Watch Out for These Warnings Your Toilet Needs Repairs

January 16th, 2017

Did you know that the toilets in your household account for, on average, 40% of your home’s indoor water use each year? Yes, that’s a lot! Most people assume that the shower might be the major source of water use, but the amount of water used per flush in toilets add up fast. This is one of the reasons we strongly recommend homeowners install low-flow toilets and other fixtures.

We bring this up as a reminder of how important the toilet is to your home’s plumbing. Yes, its function is vital, but it also uses immense amounts of water. Any time there’s a plumbing issue with a toilet, it needs to be resolved ASAP! And often, those problems can be tough to detect—or easy to ignore. Below we’ve put together a list of some signs your toilet may need repairs. Contact our plumbers for the work.

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World Plumbing Day 2017 Celebration and Poster Contest!

January 12th, 2017

Take a moment to reflect on the incredible importance of our plumbing infrastructure.WPD_logo

Every day we use multiple parts of the plumbing systems that help us stay hydrated, stay clean and a multitude of other things we tend to take for granted.

On March 11th every year, we take a moment to appreciate the advancements in technology that have afforded us the sanitation and water needs of a modern society. It’s important to us that we take a moment to appreciate the foundation on which our business is built, and one of the great pillars of society. Next time you go fill your water bottle, use the lavatory or anything requiring a plumbing system, think about the work and technology that goes into maintaining such an important system.

To celebrate the marvels and importance of today’s plumbing systems, join Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. for the annual World Plumbing Day poster contest!

You could win an iPad, money for your school and your future education!
CLICK HERE FOR RULES AND REGISTRATION

See the winners of last year’s contest HERE

For more information on World Plumbing Day, go to: www.worldplumbingday.org

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Are There Times When a Tank Water Heater Is the Best Choice

January 10th, 2017

We install high quality tankless water heaters for homes, and we strongly recommend that anyone who is planning on putting in a water heater give serious consideration to a tankless system. Compared to a storage tank water heater, a tankless water heater save space, consumes less energy, and lasts longer.

But does that mean that a tankless water heater is always the best choice for a new water heater installation? Not necessarily. Every home has different needs, every household different budget plans, and these affect the type of water heater that will best serve it.

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4 Signs You May Need a New Garbage Disposal

January 2nd, 2017

Have you thought about replacing your kitchen’s garbage disposal? You probably haven’t, since this is one of those home appliances that people often imagine is immune to damage. But a disposal is a hard-working device that will eventually wear down to the point where additional repairs are no longer worth the effort.

To help you with the decision about whether you should get a new sink disposal unit installed, we’ve put together four signs warning about potential problems:

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Give the Environment a New Year’s Gift: Low Flow Fixtures!

December 27th, 2016

We’re almost at the start of 2017, which is when people make resolutions and start to put in motion their plans for the next year. We have a great suggestion for how you can start 2017 by giving a gift to the environment—one that’s also a gift to yourself in money savings: installing low flow plumbing fixtures!

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Why Does My Commercial Property Need Backflow Prevention?

December 19th, 2016

If you own a business, chances are high that you have a backflow prevention device already in place. This is usually a municipal requirement. The backflow preventer must have annual inspection from a certified technician, which is a service that we are glad to provide. In addition, we offer repair, maintenance, and new installation services for commercial backflow preventers.

If you’ve wondered why having backflow prevention is so important, we’d like to address that in this post.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hydro-Jetting

December 12th, 2016

One of the jobs that we often do for our residential customers is drain cleaning using a hydro-jetter. Hydro-jetting is one of the best ways to clear stubborn clogs as well as provide routine cleaning that keeps clogs from occurring in the first place. Customers are often curious about what hydro-jetting is and how it works, so we would like to use this space to answer a few of these questions:

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Is a Reverse Osmosis Filter Worth It?

December 5th, 2016

We offer a number of different options for homeowners who want to have their water purified and filtered before it enters their home. Among these options is the reverse osmosis filtration system, which is an extremely powerful type of filter. Unlike most filters that passively remove particles as water flows through them, an RO filter forces the water through its filter, which allows for it to use a more powerful filtration medium. The semi-permeable membrane filter can remove many kinds of heavy metals, pesticides, high levels of sodium, and other specific chemical contaminants that can get through other types of fitlers.

However, RO filters are more expensive than standard filters. Is going with a reverse osmosis system worth it?

It Depends on Your Home

It’s true that reverse osmosis is an advanced form of water purification technology. How advanced? It’s used in military applications and even to deal with nuclear contaminants. Those are impressive credentials! But your home isn’t a military base, nor does it run from an in-home nuclear power plant. (Well, at least we hope not.) Do you really need the immense power of RO working in your house?

The answer is, “Yes… if there is a high concentration of pollutants in the water that other filters won’t do well against.” These pollutants include dissolved salts (sometimes created by a water softener), mercury, lead, calcium, iron, and asbestos. There are some pollutants that RO won’t affect, however, such as certain volatile organic compounds, including chlorine and radon, as well as specific types of pesticides.

Water Testing Is the Answer

The way to find out if a reverse osmosis system is worth installing is to contact us to perform water testing in your house. Our experts will find out exactly what is dissolved in your water, and then use this knowledge to provide you with the best filters and purifiers to give your household clean, safe water.

Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. in Orlando, FL to schedule water testing.

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Drain Cleaning on Your Own: Dos and Don’ts

November 28th, 2016

You’ve run into a clog in your sink, or another drain somewhere in your house. Annoying, right? And all too common. Clogged drains are the plumbing problem that pops up the most often, and it means the drain needs to be cleaned out. Plumbers offer excellent drain cleaning services, but you will probably want to try a few simple clog-clearing methods first. Below are some of the dos and don’ts for doing drain cleaning yourself.

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Looking at Some Common Tankless Water Heater Troubles

November 21st, 2016

We really love tankless water heaters, especially the Navien brand tankless gas water heater. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend customers consider a tankless water heating option:

  • Takes up 80% less space than a standard 50 gallon storage tank water heater.
  • You can use your existing gas line for an easy retrofit.
  • Unlimited hot water supply—no tank to drain of hot water.
  • Tremendous energy savings: Navien water heaters can have up to a 0.99 Energy Factor, the highest in the industry.

However, no water heater—no matter how well manufactured—is invincible. Let’s look at some of the problems you may run into at some point with your tankless water heater.

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