Do You Need Repiping?

January 14th, 2019

Pipe replacement or whole-house repiping in Orlando, FL is a large, but necessary task when your home meets the criteria for it. We understand that this can seem scary, however, a plumber will only suggest repiping when it is absolutely necessary. At some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing or repairing just one section of the piping isn’t going to be an effective means of solving the problem.

Whole house repiping is both the safest and most efficient way to protect your home from leaks and water damage when your plumbing system has aged beyond its limit. Many homeowners are not aware of signs that suggest their home needs repiping services, so today we have outlined them for you below. Of course, only a trained plumber will be able to determine whether or not repiping is the best choice for your home. Keep reading to learn more. 

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How to Tell if You’ve Got a Slab Leak

December 31st, 2018

Any breach in your plumbing system is a cause for concern. Leaky pipes are a nuisance and should be taken care of as soon as they’re noticed. However, not all plumbing leaks present themselves in the same ways. We know what you’re thinking, and yes, there are different types of leaks, each with their own set of complications.

Today, we are going to be talking about slab leaks, which usually require immediate service due to their location. Below, we have listed some of the most common warning signs of a slab leak so that you’ll be prepared to take immediate action if necessary.

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How a 24-Hour Plumber Can Help You

December 17th, 2018

Let’s face it, emergencies don’t always occur during typical office hours. Imagine if the Emergency Room was only open Monday through Friday from 9:00-5:00? A lot of people would be in some serious trouble! Well, the same applies to your plumbing system. When an emergency strikes, you want to be sure that there is a technician ready to help you, no matter the hour.

There is a wide range of plumbing issues that constitute emergencies, so don’t be afraid to pick up your phone! Waiting until the morning could spell significant damage to your home and property. Trust us, plumbing emergencies can be quite messy, so you’ll want the problem resolved as soon as possible.

Types of Plumbing Emergencies

Overflowing Toilet

As you can imagine, an overflowing toilet is something that causes many homeowners to panic—and for good reason! Not only will you no longer have use of the toilet, but there is potential for water damage and unhygienic situations. If you find yourself in this predicament, call an emergency plumber right away.

Burst Pipe

This is something that happens more often in the winter. When a pipe freezes, there is a rise in pressure along the pipe due to the ice. This can cause the pipe to burst. When a pipe bursts, water escapes into your home. This heavy flow of water can cause some serious damage to your property and furnishings. If you notice a pipe has burst, shut off the main water line and contact an emergency plumber as quickly as you can.

Sewer Line Blockage

If you’ve noticed that multiple drains around your home have become clogged or slow,  you most likely have a major problem deep within your drainage system. Your main sewer line is responsible for removing all of the wastewater from your home. If you notice the aforementioned tell-tale signs, contact a plumber before the situation worsens. A blocked sewer line can lead to sewage backing up into your home, which is definitely an emergency! Only a trained plumber will be able to tell if the problem lies within your sewer line. Their experience allows them to pinpoint the exact source of the problem and repair it before it becomes any worse.

Main Water Line Leak

There are a few big signs that indicate that your main water line is in jeopardy. If you notice water pooling in your lawn or in your basement, a sudden growth of mold, or no water coming from the taps, call a professional right away. A main line water leak will lead to very serious damage if left unattended.

A 24-hour plumber can help you in even the most dire of situations. If you need a 24-Hour plumber in Orlando, FL, you can count on Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.! Our plumbers are equipped and prepared to handle most repairs on the spot, so we can get your system up and running again in no time! You can call us anytime for emergency plumbing repairs.

If you need 24-Hour Emergency Plumbing Repairs, contact Modern Plumbing Heating, Inc. right away!

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Fall Drain Cleaning Makes a Lot of Sense

December 3rd, 2018

drain-in-metal-sink-waterIt’s not officially winter yet, so you can still sneak in with some of those important fall tasks for your home. It’s easier in the Orlando area to get these jobs done, since we don’t have harsh winter conditions to deal with.

One home service job we highly recommend this time of year is drain cleaning in Orlando, FL. The reasons don’t have much to do with the weather, but with what happens in your home during the end of the year.

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Why Should I Hire a Licensed Plumber?

November 19th, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchYou’ve got a plumbing task you need done for your home or your business. Who do you call? You can have a local handyman on the job. Or you might break out that toolkit of wrenches. After all, why not save some money this way rather than go with a licensed plumber?

We need to stop you right there—it’s vital you only hire a licensed professional plumber for any job more complicated than using a plunger on a clog or cleaning aerators in faucets. Going with non-licensed plumbers can result in serious consequences.

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Is It Necessary to Have Plumbers to Detect Leaks?

November 5th, 2018

Plumbing-LeakLeaks in the plumbing can range from a nuisance to an emergency. But they have one thing in common: they can’t simply be left alone. A leak doesn’t fix itself, and even the smallest pinhole leak not only wastes water, it creates building damage and allows for mold and mildew to build up.

But do you really need a professional plumber to detect leaks in your house? If you think of each leak as a massive, catastrophic one that’s sending water directly into your home, it sounds a bit silly that you’d need a professional to say, “Hey, there’s a leak there!”

However, even with leaks you can immediately see, it’s necessary to get a plumber to track down the specific place to fix it and to see if there are other leaks. And, in the case of the majority of leaks you can’t see, you’ll absolutely need a plumber.

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The Difference Low Flow Plumbing Installations Can Make

October 22nd, 2018

kitchen-faucet-runningThe low-flow plumbing installation, also known as a water-efficient plumbing fixture, is something we recommend all homeowners give serious consideration to. Whether you live in an older or newer home, there are ways you can benefit from a low-flow toilet, showerhead, or faucet someplace in the house—and probably in many places!

But it isn’t as simple as buying a faucet on your own and putting it in. You’ll need the assistance of experts to handle these plumbing installation services in Orlando, FL. Our team of plumbers are pledged to providing quality, performance, and value on each job, and they’ll find the best way to outfit your home with water-efficient plumbing fixtures. We offer free estimates.

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5 Basic Ways to Avoid Calling for Emergency Plumbing

October 8th, 2018

frustrated-customerEmergency!

It’s not a word people usually want to hear. Emergency rarely means something wonderful has happened out of the blue. When you encounter a plumbing emergency, it’s because you have a clogged drain, busted pipe, total loss of freshwater from the taps, or other problem that needs fixing immediately.

Fortunately, for emergency plumbing repair in Orlando, FL and elsewhere in Central Florida, you can rely on our plumbers to come to your rescue—24 hours a day.

But we know you would rather not have to deal with emergencies of any kind, and we’re happy to help with 5 tips for avoiding these problems. Some you can handle on your own, others are services you can entrust to us.

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Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Is Donating to Breast Cancer Awareness!

September 25th, 2018

pink ribbonDid 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 Health. 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.

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What to Do When There’s No Water From Your Taps

September 24th, 2018

hand-turning-faucetHandling major plumbing problems is a big part of our job as licensed professional plumbers. Often people won’t even think about calling a plumbing pro until they’re faced with a big emergency like flooding. (This is unfortunate, since trying to take on plumbing repairs DIY is a quick route to a bigger problem!) And few plumbing issues are more likely to cause people to panic than finding no water coming from the taps.

Loss of water to a house can happen for several reasons. Some need plumbers to fix, others don’t. We’ll go through what you can do when you find your house has suddenly run dry. If you need plumbing repair in Winter Springs, FL or elsewhere in Central Florida, we’re the pros to call to get the job done!

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