ABC National Craft Championships

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. would like to congratulate our talented employee  Jeremiah Arredondo. Jeremiah won the local competition through the PIPE Apprenticeship program.  As winner of the local competition he will be traveling with Anthony Bracco to compete in the National Craft Championship in San Antonio, Texas.  The competition will be part of the 2012 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) EdCon & Expo that will be held April 24-27.  The championships are a two day event featuring a written and practical portion where Jeremiah will be competing against the best apprentices in the country!  We wish you the best of luck Jeremiah and are proud to have you representing not only Modern Plumbing Industries, but also the local PIPE Apprenticeship program!

The ABC National Craft Championships is an intense event with 12 competitions in 10 crafts, ” For many ABC members, the National Craft Championships is the highlight of the year. Craft trainees from chapter and member firm training programs across the country come together to compete in an intense two-day event that turns a convention center into an active construction site, in which craftworkers use their skills and knowledge to compete head-to-head with their peers to be recognized for their construction achievements”.

Modern Plumbing Industries proudly serves the greater Orlando metropolitan area with the same commitment to quality and service that helped us get our start. MPI is looking to the future with great aspirations and goals. We want to continue on the path for success, implement plans for measured growth and maintain our excellent reputation for providing quality work that is unmatched by competitors. These goals can only be achieved with employees who believe they can make good things happen then do it.

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Plumbing Tip: How to Fix a Slow Drain

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Ever fill up a bathroom or kitchen sink with water in your Sanford home and then wait forever for the water to drain? A clogged drain can take forever to free up and is often the source of frustration and a loss of precious time as you get ready for work or play.

The solutions to fixing a slow drain can be very simple or complex, requiring a little patience or expertise to a major service or repair bill. Let’s hope the solution is the former and not the latter. And here are some suggestions.

If your bathroom sink is draining slowly, remove the stopper and inspect it for any “cling-ons” – namely hair. One of the most common clogs can be hair wrapped around the shaft of the stopper. Remove the hair, replace the stopper, run some hot water and check to see how quickly the water drains down. If that simple fix doesn’t work, dig a little deeper.

Hair can be tangled in the flange or the horizontal rod and clip, further down the pipe. You may need to dig out the hair or debris with a long object like a screwdriver or wire hanger. Don’t bring out the “big guns” like a snake or auger if something simpler will do the trick.

Once the debris is cleared, you may even want to use a small hand plunger to force air down the pipe and remove any other residual debris that may be slowing down the water flow. These steps should clear up the problem. A liquid or granulated drainer cleaner may also break up the clog. Running hot water can do the trick, too.

If these solutions don’t work, a slow drain could be the result of a more serious problem. At that point you may want to use a snake on the problem or call a Sanford plumber to fix it.

If your kitchen sink drains slowly, the problem could be a build-up of food or grease in the pipes. Once again, using a plunger or chemical drain cleaner may solve the problem. But don’t discount the fact that something may be blocking the pipes, like a piece of bone or a child’s small toy (if you have a mischievous toddler). A visual check of the problem might be the simple solution to the slow drain “mystery.”

If you are at your wit’s end and the water drainage continues to be a problem, call Modern Plumbing Industries!

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Orlando FL, CAI Trade Show

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. will be attending the 2012 CAI Mid Florida Chapter Trade Show. The CAI is a national organization “dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 30 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them”. This year has a safari theme, and Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. will be giving away 4 one day passes to Animal Kingdom. You can’t miss our booth as the front will look like a jeep!

Orlando Florida Plumbing, Modern Plumbing Industries Inc.

For plumbing service in the Orlando area, there’s simply no one better to call than Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). Whether you’re dealing with an emergency like a clogged toilet or are interested in having a new water filtration system installed, our professional plumbers will be there to assist you. We offer both residential and commercial plumbing services and top quality plumbing products. Stop by our booth to ask about our products and services, to set up a consultation, or to learn more about our latest promotions.

 

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Plumbing Tip: Value of a Plumbing Maintenance Agreement

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Consider for a moment the cost of fixing a leaky pipe or a burst water main in your Orlando home. Imagine how much money goes down the drain (so to speak) if you don’t have someone on call to come and fix the problem whenever you notice a drippy faucet or see a wet patch on your ceiling. This stuff will add up fast.

That’s why so many plumbers offer extended maintenance agreements to keep your fixtures and pipes on track. In most cases, these maintenance agreements are assigned to specific pieces of equipment such as your water heater, your toilet, your sinks and showers, or your pipes. However, there are many Orlando plumbers who offer full coverage of your home for a set annual fee. Let’s take a closer look at what that would do for you.

Full Annual Coverage

If you pay for a full annual maintenance plan for your home, it would cover yearly checkups of the following:

Now, imagine how many years go between checkups of these things normally. When was the last time you had someone visit your home and check your drains for clogs or inspect your water main for stress and wear? Have you ever had it inspected?

Most homeowners forget about their plumbing for years until it needs a repair or replacement.

For a small investment, you prolong the life of your Orlando plumbing by years and the cost of replacement will be negated by having small repairs completed on an annual basis. Simply having a leak patched or a clog cleared costs much less than the cost to replacing something – all fantastic reasons to consider an annual maintenance plan. For more information about our maintenance plan, give Modern Plumbing Industries a call today!

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Ask the Seal

Friday, March 16th, 2012

We all want to know that our service professionals are reputable and  trustworthy. Now there is an easy way to feel confident that you will be receiving safe and reliable service, just Ask the Seal. At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. we are proud to display the AsktheSeal.com Seal of Approval.

Ask the Seal was founded in Central Florida in 2008 as a way for customers to feel comfortable with their service provider. All companies who receive the Seal have had their license, insurance and customer service third party validated. All of their employees have had criminal background and sex offender checks, and have photo IDs confirming background checks available by email for the customers.

At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. we hold ourselves and our work to a high level of excellence in order to maintain a competitive advantage. Our success is measured by customers choosing us because of their belief in our ability to meet or exceed their expectations of quality, performance and value. Ask the Seal is just one of the many ways that we ensure to our customers reliable service.

Please watch the video below to educate yourself on the importance of hiring a verified service provider.

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Ocoee Pipe Replacement Tip: Warning Signs of Leaking or Broken Pipes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The plumbing system in your Ocoee home consists of an extensive network of pipes and fixtures that can wear down over time, even if they are well-maintained. Your pipes should be inspected at least once a year, particularly in older homes.

Some broken or leaky pipes can be repaired easily, but you may need to replace your pipes. If you have any questions or concerns about your plumbing system, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. to speak with one of our certified plumbers.

Here are some warning signs of hidden leaks and broken pipes:

Abnormally High Water Bills

Unusual hikes in your water bill could indicate a leak, from broken or corroded pipes.  You should monitor your water bills to help you keep track of abnormal price increases.

Water Pressure

If you notice any sudden drops in water pressure, or if your washing machine or dishwasher takes longer to run through cycles, you could have a large leak in your pipe system. Call a plumber if it continues to be a problem.

Water Discoloration

While it could be sediment or mineral buildup getting through the municipal filtration system, water that contains red flakes or has a bitter taste could potentially indicate corrosion. You should call a professional plumber if this happens. Not only is it a health hazard, but you may need a pipe replacement.

Cast Iron Pipes in Older Homes

If you buy an older home with iron pipes, you should have them inspected by a certified plumber. Home inspectors can give a preliminary inspection, but they are not equipped or trained to provide a comprehensive inspection. Because cast iron pipes are made of rougher material than PVC piping, cast iron pipes tend to get clogged more easily, so you could have a potential disaster on your hands.

A professional plumber can provide a video camera inspection of your pipes to make sure there are no major clogs, root penetration, or corrosion on the inside of the pipe. This is why an Ocoee plumber should handle any of the plumbing repairs in your home.

Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. to handle all of your plumbing installation, repair, or maintenance needs.

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World Plumbing Day

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This Sunday, March 11th is World Plumbing Day. Recognized internationally, the focus of World Plumbing Day is to celebrate and educate about safe drinking water and sufficient sanitation systems. On a global level World Plumbing Day raises awareness about the need for effective plumbing systems. Working plumbing systems and running water are often something that we take for granted. However, anyone who has had a plumbing emergency can attest to how difficult living without these amenities can be. Over 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water on a daily basis. For many people across the world effective plumbing and sanitation systems are the key to survival and public health.

World Plumbing Day is not only about raising awareness of the global need for effective plumbing, but also to celebrate the professionals who provide us with these essential services. On a local level we would like to celebrate the job that plumbers, manufacturers, engineers, installers and technicians do every day. At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by meeting or exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance and quality workmanship. For more information on World Plumbing Day please visit, worldplumbingday.org.

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Deland Plumbing Guide: Water and Energy Saving Tips

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The cost of the heat, air conditioning and water supply to your Deland home continues to rise – it’s no wonder you want to cut down on your bills. But, how can you do that without cutting into the creature comforts and conveniences you’ve gotten used to over the course of the last few decades? Here are a few simple energy and water saving tips to make your life easier.

  • Patching Leaks – Two of the biggest wasters of water are dripping faucets and leaky pipes. The amount of water wasted by a single drip every second could provide for multiple baths per year – it adds up fast. Not only are leaky faucets and pipes easy to fix; they tend to develop into bigger problems as time passes.
  • Drains and Flushing – If you put a piece of toilet paper in the toilet used to clean an eye or wipe the counter, don’t flush. It’s a waste of water. If you notice some extra toothpaste in the sink, don’t rinse yet. You can always use the water from brushing your teeth or washing your face to clean it out. Multi-task and minimize how much water goes down the drain to save water.
  • Fully Loaded – A partially filled washing machine or dish washer is a huge waster of water. Fill it up and wait to run the device until it’s at the brim – the same amount of water is used no matter how much is in the device.
  • Insulate Pipes – Hot water pipes without insulation waste a tremendous volume of energy every year. The cost of running a hot water heater every day can be anywhere from $200 to $300 per year, and that’s with insulation. Insulating hot water pipes help reduce the heat loss which will save both water and energy.
  • Lower Water Flow – Don’t crank your faucets up to the max just to get a glass of water or to check for hot water. It’s a waste of energy and it’s often unnecessary, especially when waiting for water to hit the right temperature.

If you’re interested in getting the most out of your home’s water supply, there are hundreds of little ways to save water that will add up over time. These are just some of the easiest ways to get started. To learn more ways the right plumbing upgrades can improve your Deland home, give Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. a call today!

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Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Supports Building Home for Heroes

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Building Homes for Heroes is a National Charity working to build or remodel custom homes nationwide with a large presence in central Florida. BHFH provides individuals, corporations and others with an opportunity to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives. Many of these young men and women are coming home badly burned, with permanent body disfigurements, missing limbs, the loss of sight or ability to walk, psychiatric conditions or paralysis. Building Homes for Heroes is committed to supporting these extraordinary men and woman, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need. We believe that it’s our responsibility to support those who have been called upon to make the ultimate personal sacrifice – to protect and safeguard our country by fighting America’s War on Terror.

In partnership with the charity Building Homes for Heroes, Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has donated time and services to help build 2 homes for severely-wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan and has donated to the current construction of a home for Army Specialist Robert BJ Jackson.

This year will mark the 3rd annual Building Homes For Heroes Ocoee St. Patrick’s Day Festival fundraising event. The Ocoee Professional Firefighters are collecting sponsorship for this event, to learn more or to donate please contact them. We encourage others to support the cause in any way that they can. Please watch the videos below for more information and be sure to check their website frequently for updated events.

 

 

For more information about this charity, please contact Charles Bracco at Modern Plumbing at 407.327.6000 x125; or James Rogers, phone 407.803.5398.

For more information about supporting the Building Homes For Heroes Ocoee St. Patrick’s Day Festival, please contact the Ocoee Professional Firefighters at 407-­‐902-­‐4920, ocoeeprofessionalfirefighters@yahoo.com.

Modern Plumbing Industries proudly serves the greater Orlando metropolitan area with the same commitment to quality and service that helped us get our start.

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