October 17th, 2016
It’s past the middle of October, and with Halloween just around the corner, it means we’ve arrived at the start of the big parade of end-of-the-year holidays. You’ll have plenty of reasons to celebrate during the coming months, and many of those celebrations involve serving food—and sometimes big feasts.
October 10th, 2016
Fall is a time when many people put the vacation season out of their thoughts and get down to work in their homes: it’s a great time to have new appliances installed, maintenance scheduled, and even remodeling done.
Although the bathroom isn’t often the first room in a house that comes to mind when people are considering remodeling, there are some good reasons to target this room for a renovation. Here are just a few of them:
October 3rd, 2016
We understand that it’s a bit nerve-racking when you see the water level in the toilet bowl rise up higher than it should, moving toward the rim of the bowl. If this is due to a simple clog, then a standard plunger can take care of the issue before you have to worry about the toilet actually overflowing. (If clogs become a regular occurrence, on the other hand, contact a professional plumber to see if there’s something more seriously wrong with your bathroom plumbing.)
September 27th, 2016
Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes? Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death among women, and each year over 220,000 women in the country will be diagnosed with it. Breast cancer affects men as well, with an estimated 2,150 diagnoses each year. This is why it is so important to contribute to funding for breast cancer research and resources for both women and men to diagnose the disease early and effectively treat it. Already, research funding has helped to contribute to a decline in death rates thanks to continually improving options for treatment and better screening.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is proud once again to join in the fight against this widespread form of cancer. For this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MPI will be donating a percentage of our October revenue to UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Heath. These donations will go to help women in need meet the expenses of their breast cancer care. To help further increase awareness among our customers, all of our MPI technicians will be wearing pink booties on their service calls.
Please join with us this month—and every month—in helping to shed more light on breast cancer and to honor those who have suffered from this affliction and those who are fighting to bring an end to it.
September 26th, 2016
We are strong advocates of homeowners switching from the conventional type of water heater—one that stores water in a large tank and maintains a contestant temperature—to one of the newest line of gas-powered tankless water heaters. There are many reasons to make this change, such as the immense energy savings these water heaters provide, the small amount of space they take up, and the convenience they offer of unlimited water.
But the advantage we want to look at today is the extended lifespan of tankless systems.
September 19th, 2016
All parts of the plumbing in your house are important, but some are more important than others. One of the most vital of all plumbing system components is the water line. Without this pipeline, you wouldn’t have any fresh water in your house, and many daily tasks would be difficult or fully impossible.
September 12th, 2016
One of the bathroom plumbing problems that homeowners run into the most often (after sink and shower clogs) is a toilet that continues to run long after flushing. Normally, a toilet only runs water long enough to re-fill its bowl with the water from the tank. As fresh water enters the tank, a mechanism eventually shuts off the water flow and the toilet stops running. But sometimes something can go wrong and the toilet will continue to allow water to move from the tank to the bowl and from the feed line to the tank. This is a major waste of water, and something you want repaired as soon as possible.
September 5th, 2016
Florida is one of the best places in the continental U.S. to take advantage of solar energy. Solar energy systems can work even in cloudy weather, but are at their most efficient during sunny days—and Florida isn’t nicknamed “The Sunshine State” for nothing!
If you are a business owner in Orlando or Winter Springs, FL, are you already using solar energy in some way to run your company? If you aren’t, then we suggest that the first solar project you look into is a solar water heater.
August 29th, 2016
Homes built before 1970 often have pipes made of outdated material, such as galvanized steel. These types of pipes tend to corrode after 40 years of service. If you’ve already started to notice an increase in leak problems and the need for frequent plumbing repairs, then it’s time to stop fixing the symptoms and fix the cause: call our plumbers to schedule whole-house repiping. We’ll replace your old pipes with copper, PEX, and CPVC pipes that will give you a better overall plumbing system.
August 19th, 2016
The most common metal used for residential plumbing pipes today is copper, which replaced galvanized steel in the 1970s. Copper is a more durable material and lasts longer than steel, thanks to its corrosion-resistant properties.
However, it’s a mistake to think that your home’s copper pipes will simply last forever without running into repair problems. There is a specific issue that copper pipes sometimes have known as pitting corrosion, which can lead to insidious pinhole leaks.