12th Annual Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Annual Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom is just around the corner! Make plans for you and your family to enjoy this fun filled July 4th celebration. With a full schedule of events and great food, Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is proud to one of the sponsors.Visit the City of Winter Springs site to find out more and download a map of the park.

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Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. (MPI) is proud to support the community in their hometown of Winter Springs, Florida. We provide top quality plumbing, water heater, drain & sewer and commercial plumbing services. Our service area includes Winter Springs, Orlando, Orange and Seminole Counties. For all your residential and commercial plumbing needs call MPI today.

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AsktheSeal.com: Storm Chasers Blow into Florida in Wake of Tropical Storm Debby

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Consumer advocate, AsktheSeal.com, warns Florida residents to beware of contractors who will flood the area as the waters of Tropical Storm Debby recede.
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Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. offers reliable plumbing, drain and sewer, water treatment, and commercial plumbing services in the Orlando, Winter Springs, Orange and Seminole County areas. We have almost 40 years of experience serving Central Florida residents and their particular needs.

 

 

Opportunistic companies and workers will flock to Florida looking to clean up financially in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby. Many of these companies are unlicensed or uninsured and not familiar with local building codes. Some are opportunists who will take deposits and disappear. Others will hire unqualified day labor to do the work and these companies are nowhere to be found when problems with the work are discovered.

 “The risks of hiring an unlicensed, uninsured or out of town contractor to work on your property are significant and they are both financial as well as physical risks” according to AsktheSeal.com founder, Edward Marchiselli.
  • The work they do may not meet local codes which can result in a dangerous situation, more damage or expense, as well as make it difficult to sell your property at a later date.
  • If any problems occur after the job is complete, you may not be able to find that company who will be off chasing another storm somewhere else.
  • If more damage is done as a result of unlicensed work or someone is hurt during or as a result of the unlicensed work, many insurance companies could deny the claim leaving the property owner holding the bag.
  • Property owners in Florida can be fined up to $5,000 for hiring an unlicensed contractor.
  • Many of the storm chasers will hire day laborers and do not perform criminal background checks so you may be inviting dangerous criminals onto your property.
AsktheSeal.com suggests you stick to a local company who has a good track record and solid reputation in your area. If you do not know of any such contractors in your area, you can find quality companies for free on AsktheSeal.com. AsktheSeal.com verifies licenses, insurance and customer service record before awarding their Seal of Approval. They also perform annual criminal background checks on owners and employees and issue photo IDs confirming their background checks. Companies with the Seal of Approval can even email you a photo of the employees coming to your property. If you can’t find a company in your area on AsktheSeal.com, Marchiselli suggests you take the following steps:
  • Verify if a state license is needed and if your contractor has one at www.myfloridalicense.com .
  • Request a certificate of insurance be sent directly to you from the contractor’s insurance company.
  • Contact your local building department to see if any local licenses or permits are needed for your job and ensure that any necessary permits are pulled and completed.
  • Make sure you understand Florida’s lien laws so you don’t end up paying for the job twice. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/documents/florida_lien_law.pdf .
  • Perform an internet search on the company name as well as the owner’s name. Try it again with the word “complaint” at the end of the name. Look past the first page of results.
  • Do not pay until the work is complete and permits are closed. Pay by credit card when possible.
  • Get everything in writing. If it’s important enough to promise in the sales pitch, it’s important enough to document in the contract.
  • Find out if the company performs criminal background checks on the employees they are sending to your property. Ask them to prove it. Will their employees be driving marked cars? Will they be wearing uniforms and photo IDs?
  • Put away any visible cash, jewelry, guns or pharmaceuticals. Make sure all windows and doors are locked after workers exit your home or business.
Taking these precautions will help ensure a quality job while helping to protect your financial interests as well as the safety of your family.

www.asktheseal.com  is a consumer advocacy company and website based in Tampa, Fl. The peace of mind that AsktheSeal.com provides is priceless and is therefore free to consumers. Consumers depend on AsktheSeal.com to learn how to select the best and safest company for the job and to find companies with the Seal of Approval. Reputable companies depend on AsktheSeal.com to distinguish them from corner-cutting competitors who pretend to offer the same safety and quality standards.

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The Annual Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Celebration of Freedom | Winter Springs | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.This July 4th is the 2012 annual Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom. Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. will be one of the sponsors for the fireworks show, and we encourage everyone in the area to come out and enjoy this day of family fun. The celebration will be held from 5pm to 9:30pm at Central Winds Park on State Road 434 in Winter Springs. The event will be hosted by Arnie Nussbaum, with musical performers Ennis Pruitt and the Breakers along with surprise guests. There will be a local talent competition, a kids area with games and of course a spectacular fireworks presentation choreographed to music.

Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. (MPI) is proud to support the community in their hometown of Winter Springs, Florida. We provide top quality plumbing, water heater, drain & sewer and commercial plumbing services. Our service area includes Winter Springs, Orlando, Orange and Seminole Counties. For all your residential and commercial plumbing needs call MPI today.

 

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Plumbing Question: What Are Individual Shut Off Valves and Why Do You Need Them?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

If you have ever done a small repair or replacement job on a plumbing fixture in your Orlando home – say, changing a spent washer or putting a new tap in the kitchen sink – you know that shutting off the water supply can be a bother. It usually requires shutting off the valve at the main water supply, leaving the whole house without water until the job is done.

In addition to the main water shut off valve connected to the water supply line, many newer houses also have individual shut off valves throughout the plumbing system. These valves are attached to the hot and cold water lines of each fixture – sink, tub, shower, washing machine – so that you can turn off the supply to just one or a few at a time, leaving the water supply everywhere else intact. That leaves you free to finish up that repair job without disrupting the rest of the family’s routine, even if you have to run to the hardware store for a part right in the middle of everything.

It’s also good in situations where you need to shut off the water until a repair can be done, like if you have a running toilet.

It’s easy to see if you have individual shut off valves in your home. Just look under the sinks at the supply lines. If you see a little valve attached to each of the two lines – one for cold water, one for hot – those are the individual shut offs. If you don’t have them, it’s probably because your home is a little older, built before these newer valves became standard equipment, or maybe the builder just opted not to include them.

If you do live in a home without individual shut off valves, you can still have them installed pretty quickly and easily. The benefits of being able to do simple repairs without losing water to the whole house make it a worthwhile bit of work to have done, especially if you are doing some remodeling anyway. If you need any more information about plumbing installation or repair, give your local Orlando plumber Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. a call today!

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