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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Some Water Filter Cartridges You May Want to Use

September 10th, 2018

water-testing-at-sinkWater filtration is a valuable service for most homes in the area. The water that travels to your home may come from a municipal treatment plant, but it can pick up numerous contaminants as it travels through the pipes to your house. In Florida this can often be a problem in storm season, when groundwater seepage increases the number of potential pollutants.

There are many different water treatment systems you can have installed for your water purification in Orlando, FL needs. The different water filter cartridges available allow you excellent flexibility to deal with the specific impurities in your water supply. When you work with our water treatment specialists, they’ll ensure you end up with the ideal filters.

Below are a few of the more common water filter cartridges you may consider to help purify your home’s water.

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Major Plumbing Leak? Don’t Panic, Here’s What to Do

August 27th, 2018

woman-who-is-panickedPlumbing emergencies are one of the most important jobs we handle, because we know how fast a plumbing problem can turn into major water damage or a completely unlivable situation in a home. When you need an emergency plumber in Orlando, FL or the surrounding areas, you only have to pick up the phone and reach out to us, and we’ll soon be there.

We want to help you rein in those feelings of panic when you have a big plumbing leak. Here’s what you can do when you discover you’ve got leaking pipes or leaking fixtures.

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How Long Should the Pipes in My Home Last?

August 13th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burstWe’re glad you’re asking this question, because it means you realize the pipes that make up your home’s plumbing system won’t last forever. Too often, people make the assumption that plumbing pipes are invincible, and they’ll never need replacements. This is untrue: the best pipe materials have great longevity, but none of them will last forever.

However, it’s a bit trickier to answer the question “How long will the pipes last?” because it depends on the kinds of pipes in your home and when your home was built. Let’s take a closer look at some of the different possibilities and what they mean for your future plumbing needs.

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What Does a Reverse Osmosis Filter Actually Do?

July 30th, 2018

water-treatment-system-under-sinkWater treatment system installation and service is an important job that more and more plumbers are providing for their customers. Homeowners are more concerned than ever about pollutants that may be in their fresh drinking water, and thankfully there are numerous methods available to filter and purify the water coming into a home through the municipal water lines.

The difficult part of water treatment for a home is finding the right treatment system. One popular type is the reverse osmosis filter. It’s not ideal for all circumstances, but a professionally installed RO filter can remove many types of minute impurities: lead, fluoride, nitrates, sulfates, chlorine, chloramine, and pesticides. RO filters are also useful to pair with water softeners to prevent too much sodium from entering the water.

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How Copper Piping Overtook Other Types of Pipe Metals

July 16th, 2018

copper-tubesThere is a long history of different materials used for pipes in homes. Today, the most common metal used for indoor plumbing is copper. Copper started to take over for other metals in the 1970s, and by the 1990s had replaced such older materials as clay, cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel.

Why did copper become the pipe metal champion? It’s a combination of what’s wrong with those older pipes and what’s so right about copper.

The benefits of copper

Ask any professional plumber in Lake Mary, FL who does repiping work, and they can tell you about how easy copper is to work with. It’s a lightweight metal and cuts easily. For a homeowner, it has a number of other big advantages:

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