Memorial Day Weekend in Central Florida

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Holiday Emergency Service | Orlando | Modern PlumbingModern Plumbing Industries Inc. would like to thank the brave men and women who have protected and served our great country. We wish everyone a very enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. There are lots of activities and ways to commemorate the holiday here in Central Florida.

Memorial Day and Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony: Starting at 11am the City of Ocoee will honor fallen troops at its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28 at Bill Breeze Park.

Memorial Day Salute: This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on May 29 at Cypress Grove Park, Orlando. Attendees are encourages to bring picnics and blankets and enjoy guest speakers, military displays, and a posting of the colors.

Memorial Day Weekend: Memorial Day Concert: A classic concert featuring the DSC Symphonic Band and Concert Choir, to be held at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.

Memorial Day Parade: The town of Sanford will be honoring current American soldiers and Veterans with a parade through downtown Sanford. The parade will begin at 10am on May 28th.

Remember that Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. is open for all of your emergency plumbing service needs, even over Memorial Day! If you find yourself in need of emergency plumbing service in the greater Orlando metropolitan area, call our emergency number. Leave a message, and a service technician will be in touch with you within 15 minutes.

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Lightning and Leaking Pipes

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Pipe Leaks | Orlando | Modern Plumbing IndustriesFlorida is well known as the thunderstorm capitol of the United States. Here in the lightning belt, we get particularly severe thunderstorms and lightning. Apart from the dangers of being caught out in one of these storms, did you know that lightening can cause expensive damage to your pipes? Studies conducted by the Orlando Utilities Commission have shown that lighting can cause pinhole leaks in metal piping. In a study done in 1991 the Orlando Utilities Commission found extremely high levels of copper in a home’s water supply and sand crystallization surrounding pinholes in copper pipes after lightning strikes-further proving the damage done to plumbing during these storms. When lightning strikes it follows the path of least resistance, seeking the most conductive substance it can find. When an electrical charge traveling through the ground comes in contact with a home’s copper piping or ground rod it travels along this line until it hits another non-conductive material. At this point the charge needs an outlet, “a minilightning strike occurs within the pipe as the charge jumps from the copper to the water – leaving a hole behind. The stronger the bolt, the bigger the hole”. Some home owners see immediate damage to their pipes, to which they are often alerted of by the hissing sound of water under pressure leaking through these pinholes. Other times it can take months to discover the damage.

If you are concerned that lightning has damaged your plumbing, or about potential damage call Modern Plumbing Industries for advice on the best methods of prevention and testing for pinhole damage. We have proudly been providing top quality plumbing service throughout Central Florida since 1975.

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Save up to $125 on a new tankless water heater!

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Rinnai Rebate | Orlando | Modern PlumbingA new tankless water heater provides you with endless hot water, on demand! You will also benefit from space savings, lower energy bills, and longevity. Chose Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. for your Orlando area tankless installation and maintenance. Call today to find out about receiving up to $125 in rebates off a new Rinnai tankless water heater.

 

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