Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) wants to wish you a very happy New Years! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the new.

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your plumbing with low flow fixtures is an easy way to reduce the amount of water your home uses every day. Replacing your water heater with a more efficient model can also reduce your energy bills. Contact Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) if you are interested in improving the plumbing in your home.

Have a great New Year’s Eve!

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Happy Holidays from Your Local Winter Springs Plumber!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Everyone at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) wishes you a very happy holiday! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers who make our business possible. We look forward to working with you in the future. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

And a quick reminder, one of the easiest ways to save water in your home is to repair leaks. The average home wastes over 10,000 gallons of water a year due to leaky pipes, faucets, and toilets. You can make your home more environmentally-friendly and lower your utility bills by simply having a plumber repair these problems. Lower bills and a greener home is a gift that everyone can appreciate!

Happy Holidays from Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI)!

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Plumbing Question: Why Schedule Pool Equipment Service in the Winter?

Monday, December 17th, 2012

There are few better ways to relax and enjoy a hot summer day in Orlando than by lounging around by the pool. Many people, though, do not realize the large amount of maintenance that comes with pool ownership. The pumps, lights and systems that keep your pool clean, comfortable and safe all require regular maintenance for continued, effective performance. When you are ready to schedule your pool equipment maintenance service, contact Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We are the local service provider to call in Orlando when you need your pool equipment serviced.

Just as it is generally best to have your heater serviced and tuned up before the cold arrives, we like to suggest that homeowners with pools in their yards have their pool equipment serviced in the winter time. Waiting for the summer to arrive puts you at risk for discovering, when you are ready to take the first dip of the year, that pump or filter is broken. Don’t let this happen to you.

When you call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to have your pool equipment serviced we will get the job done quickly, and when you schedule this service in the off-season there is no risk of disrupting your summer fun and comfort.

Your pool features chemical feeds that must be kept in balance, filters, and other electrical equipment that must be professionally maintained, repaired and eventually replaced in order for you to enjoy the safe, clean use of your pool. Waiting for the swimming season only to find out that your pool needs to be shut down for maintenance is not fun for anyone. Avoid this risk by scheduling service this winter with Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI).

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24/7 Holiday Plumbing Service in the Orlando Area

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Emergency Plumbing Services | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. The Holidays are the worst time to experience a plumbing emergency. From a clogged garbage disposal to a backed-up toilette, no one wants to deal with these issues when family has gathered around to celebrate. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) of Winter Springs, FL is here to help with all of your emergency plumbing needs. Our expert team of plumbers have been serving the Orlando area since 1975.

Whatever your plumbing needs give MPI a call. We service kitchen and bathroom plumbing, water heaters, water treatment systems, drain and sewers and garbage disposals. Call MPI for tips on how to avoid plumbing disasters over the holidays. You should schedule a maintenance visit to find out if your water heater is equipped to provide hot water for extra showers, make sure your garbage disposal is in tip top shape for those large holiday meals, and ensure that your entire plumbing systems is working efficiently.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. the Orlando Area’s 24/7 Emergency Plumber

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Water Heater Tip: 3 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Do you think the water heater in your Orlando area home may need a repair? At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI), we perform repair and maintenance on a variety of water heaters, including commercial water heating systems. While you may need a minor repair or maintenance task, it is important to catch problems early on before they become a larger issue and expense.

Here are 3 signs that let you know it may be time call for a water heater repair:

1. No Hot Water

If you have a tank water heater, you may have simply run out of hot water and need to wait until the tank heats up again. If this happens often, you may have the incorrect size tank for your home. Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, no hot water could also mean that there’s no power going to the water heater. For gas water heaters, make sure the pilot light is lit, and for electric water heaters, make sure that a fuse hasn’t been blown. If that’s the case, you may need to hit the reset button on some models.

2. Water Is Not Getting Hot Enough

This could easily be an issue with the thermostat setting. Depending on where the thermostat on your water heater is located, it could have been accidentally set too low. You could also have a clogged burner on a natural gas water heater.

3. Leaking Water Heater Tank

Unfortunately, a leaking water heater tank means you’ll definitely need a repair and most likely a replacement. If corrosion has caused the damage, then you may want to consider a water treatment system. Definitely call one of the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) if you hear this noise or have other issues with the hot water in your home.

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How to Tell the Age of a Water Heater

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Water Heater Maintenance | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries Inc.Are you trying to determine the age of your hot water heater? You may have looked the the rating plate on the back of your water heater and seen a confusing string of letters and numbers. Each manufacturer has a different way of of reporting important information such as serial number, capacity, wattage, warranty information and manufacturers date. It can be hard to decode what exactly all of this information means. American Water Heater Company, A.O. Smith , Bradford-White, Lochinvar, Rheem, and State Industries all have different ways of documenting the age of the water heater. Click here to see some documentation on decoding the age of your water heater.

Are you thinking about upgrading to something more efficient? Most waters heaters last about 10 years. The damage and inconvenience of a failed water heater can be costly. It it a good idea to plan ahead and replace you water heater instead of waiting for complete failure or expensive repair costs. Once you know the age of your water heater it is prudent to schedule a maintenance visit from your plumber. The team at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) specialized in water heater maintenance. A regular maintenance visit will cover the removal of sediment from tank water heaters, fill inspection for damages and corrosion, and thermostat and efficiency testing. We can also recommend the most efficient water heater solution for your home and explain the cost and savings benefits of upgrading to a more efficient water heater. We specialize in tankless, hybrid and even commercial solar water heaters. If you are in the Orlando water call MPI today to find out more about your water heater. Save up to $150 on a tankless gas water heater and $100 on a hybrid water heater.

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The History of Plumbing

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Did you know that plumbing systems date back thousands of years? The  pipes, drains and devices that compromised plumbing systems in ancient societies stemmed from the same needs to drainage and potable water that our modern systems address. Even more important than personal comfort plumbing systems had greatly helped to prevent and control disease and contamination. Lead, clay, stone and even wood were used in ancient plumbing systems to transport water and waste. Today the majority of pipes are made out of plastic, brass and copper.

Plumbing Systems | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.Today’s plumbing systems are regulated by  codes and standards to protect you and your home. While some issues may seem minor such as leaky fixtures and clogged drains, if your plumbing is not properly installed you risk expensive water damage to your home. In some cases plumbing that isn’t up to code can cause structural damage to your home. You also risk the health of you and your family. Cross-connection can result in contaminated water entering your household water supply. A licensed and experienced plumber such as Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. (MPI) should be called for all of your plumbing needs. Without proper, efficiently running plumbing your home can suffer long lasting damage. Be sure to call MPI for all of your plumbing maintenance needs in the Orlando, FL area.

Do you suspect your home is suffering from aging or damaged pipes? Save $200 on a whole-house repiping. Call MPI today to find out more about upgrading your plumbing system.

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Plumbing Tips: Best Bathroom Upgrades

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Are you thinking of upgrading the bathroom fixtures and faucets in your Winter Springs home? At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI), we can help you out with all your bathroom installation and replacements. Call us for advice and tips on choosing the right ones.

Meanwhile, here are some of the best bathroom upgrades you can choose for your home.

Low Flow Showerheads and Faucets

Did you know that a standard showerhead uses up to 5.5 gallons per minute (GPM)? The amount of water you can save by installing a low-flow showerhead can reduce your water bills up to 40%. Low-flow showers will have a 2.5 GPM rate, or lower. Faucets will have different rates, and your Winter Springs plumber can help you decide which faucet or showerheads will work best in your home.

Low Flow Toilets

Your older toilet could be using as much as 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush, which is a big part of your home’s daily water use. Low-flow toilets use less than 1.6 gallons of water and work just as effectively. If you are remodeling your bathroom or just looking to make your home more green, installing a low-flow toilet is an easy way to save water.

Other Improvements

Even if you have a small drip in your bathroom, it can add up over time. Call a plumber to fix any leaks or drips. There could be other issues you aren’t aware of. In addition, installing the right kind of bathroom fixtures and appliances can help with the overall maintenance of your entire plumbing system.

Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) for other tips, and always call us for all your Winter Springs plumbing installation needs!

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