Dealing with a Clogged Drain in the Orlando Area?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Drain Cleaning | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.Clogged or backed-up drains are incredibly frustrating. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. provides professional drain cleaning, drain clearing, and emergency plumbing services in the Orlando area.

The best way to avoid recurring drain issues is regular plumbing maintenance. Make sure all of your drains have strainers to catch food particles, hair and dirt. To catch potential problems before they become an emergency schedule an annual plumbing inspection. One of our expert plumbers can use video pipe inspection to check for issues in your drainage system and suggest a maintenance plan to keep your drain and sewer system in top shape.

MPI offers drain cleaning, drain and sewer repair, drain vent repair, sewer line installation, video pipe inspection and many more drain related services. Call us for any emergency plumbing need, we offer 24/7 emergency service in the Orlando area.

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Plumber’s Tip: What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

If you need a plumbing repair or routine maintenance service, call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We can tackle any residential or commercial plumbing repair, and we serve customers throughout the area. If you are experiencing low water pressure in your home or commercial facility, here are some potential causes.

Finding the cause will first depend on whether your hot or cold water applications have low pressure. You may have an issue with your water heater if the low pressure only happens when you use hot water. Keep in mind that routine maintenance will ensure that your water heater works as it should. Call a plumber if you haven’t had a tune-up in a while or if your low pressure issue persists.

A larger cause could be a water leak. Even a small leak further down the line can affect your water pressure. If you suddenly notice low water pressure throughout your home or building, there could be a main water line leak, which will definitely require a professional plumbing repair. Large leaks can cause your water bills to increase dramatically.

Another common cause is simply too much demand on your plumbing system. One sign of this is when the pressure is affected at certain times during the day. Usually, these are peak times, such as the morning or evening, especially in residential homes. If you are running multiple applications at once, such as showers, dishwashers, and washing machines, then you may need either a different type of water heater for hot water applications, or you could need a routine maintenance service.

If the low water pressure only happens at one faucet, you could have a clogged aerator, which is a simple fix. Make sure the aerator screen is free of clogs, rust, mineral scale, or anything that blocks the screen that is screwed on to the faucet.  The aerator may also need to be replaced.

Mineral deposits could cause low pressure at multiple applications. When mineral deposits build up inside the pipes, the water cannot flow through the pipe with less force, decreasing the water pressure at the application. You can install a water treatment system or replace pipes with a piping material is more resistant to mineral deposits.

Call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) for all your local plumbing needs!

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25C Tax Credits Reinstated for High Efficiency Water Heaters

Monday, January 21st, 2013

GE Hybrid Water Heater | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.The 25C tax credits have been retroactively reinstated from 1/1/12 through 12/31/13. Equipment that qualifies for the $300 water heater tax credit includes natural gas, propane or oil water heaters with an energy factor of .82 and higher or a thermal efficiency of 90% or higher. Electric heat pumps or hybrid water heaters may also qualify depending on the energy factor rating.

If you have upgraded your water heater in the past year, or are considering upgrading to a high efficiency efficiency model call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today to find out if you are eligible for the $300 tax credit. Additional discounts and rebates may be available through Energy Star, your local utility company and MPI promotions.

MPI offers expert water heater installation, maintenance and repair service throughout the Orlando area. We offer traditional and tankless water heaters, hybrid heat pump water heaters and even solar water heaters for commercial installation. Call today to find the best water heater solution for you home!

 

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3 Benefits to Installing a New Water Heater

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If your water heater has stopped working, your immediate reaction is probably one of dismay. However, there are several benefits to replacing your water heater that can help turn your mood around. At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI), we’ve been offering complete water heater installation and water heater replacement in Orlando for years.  Here are some of the benefits of replacing your hot water heater.

Efficiency

Almost without exception, new hot water heaters offer customers greater heating efficiency. Water heaters are generally given an Energy Factor rating that measures their efficiency. This rating describes how much actual hot water is produced per unit of fuel consumed. The higher the energy factor, the more efficient the water heater is. New gas-fired water heaters typically have an energy factor rating of .5 to .7. By investing in a new water heater, you’ll be able to take advantage of that efficiency.

Hot Water Recovery Rate

Two other important metrics for water heaters is the First Hour Rating which measures the availability of water during the period of highest demand. The Recovery Rating is also important because it describes the water heater’s ability to replenish hot water after it has been depleted. If you have an old hot water, you may have been taking cold showers if you got in after the rest of your family. With a new hot water, it will likely have a better recovery rating which will give you access to more hot water at the times when you need it most.

Space Savings

If you’ve decided to upgrade to a tankless hot water heater, then you will probably have more available space in your storage area. Tankless water heaters are small, rectangular units that can be mounted on a wall. If that’s the case, then you likely have a much larger area for storing other items besides your water heater.

If you need water heater installation or water heater replacement in Orlando, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We have experience working with many different types and brands of water heaters. We would love to help you pick out a unit that matches your home’s needs and your budget. Call us today.

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Signs You Need Whole House Re-Piping

Monday, January 14th, 2013

No one wants to think about undertaking a project such as re-piping their entire home. Unfortunately, such large scale projects are sometimes necessary to protect the condition of your home, the safety of your water supply and the efficiency with which that water is circulated throughout your home. Regular plumbing maintenance will allow professional plumbers the opportunity to inspect your piping system. If you think that you may need re-piping services in the Orlando area, contact an expert plumber from the Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) team. We’ll make sure that the plumbing in your home is re-piped properly.

There are many warning signs that you can look out for which may indicate the need for whole house re-piping. First of all you should inspect any visible plumbing in your home. Look out for any flaking or dimpling on the surface of the pipes. Take not of any leaks or cracks as well. These problems may not be spread throughout your home, but if all of the plumbing was installed at the same time it is possible.

You must also consider the age of your home, especially if all of the piping is original to the building. Once a house gets over 60 years old it gets more likely that a whole house re-piping project may be necessary. It is even more likely once your home has made it past the 100 year mark.

The discoloration of water throughout your home is another sign that may potentially indicate the need for re-piping services. Again, though, there may be a number of causes for this problem, including the water supply itself or sediment buildup in the tank of your water heater if it is a hot water issue. Only a professional Orlando plumber will be able to accurately advise you in the matter.

For more information about whole house re-piping services throughout the Orlando area, contact the plumbing professionals at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We have year of experience and training to help you make the right decisions about the plumbing in your home. If it turns out is time for whole house re-piping, we will handle the service effectively and professionally.

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Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is an Ask the Seal Approved Business

Friday, January 11th, 2013

If you live in the Orlando area there is no better way to ensure you are hiring a safe, reliable company than by using Ask the Seal. Visit asktheseal.com today to find a service professional in your area. Ask the Seal screens service professional and their employees by verifying and checking licenses, insurance, customer service quality, and performing criminal background checks.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is a certified safe choice in plumbing. We fully support the mission of Ask the Seal and are proud to represent the kind of safe, reliable company that Ask the Seal approves. If you are looking for plumbing service in the Orlando area look no further than the team at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. We also received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2012 and the Orlando Sentinel named MPI one of the top 100 companies to work for in 2012.

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Why You Need Backflow Prevention in Your Orlando Home

Monday, January 7th, 2013

We are willing to bet that at least a few new homeowners here and there had never heard of a backflow prevention device before they bought their first home. At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI), we understand the importance of dependable backflow prevention devices in our customers’ homes. We have some basic information that we would like to share with you about the operation and importance of these devices. If you have any further questions about the importance of the backflow preventer in your home, give us a call today!

The backflow prevention device in your home keeps the water supply that you depend on for showering, cooking and cleaning free of pollution and contamination. Anytime you are dealing with a plumbing system and a series of pipes there is the possibility for the flow of that water to be reversed. There are many different causes of such a problem. If a main city water line bursts and upsets the balance of pressure within the system, for instance, waste water may reverse course, allowing polluted water back into your home.

There are more minor situations in which a backflow prevention device is necessary. Many areas require not only the installation of a backflow prevention device but an annual inspection to ensure its proper operation. When you need any type of service for your backflow preventer be sure to call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). This device is far too important to the safety of your home to take any chances with.

Dependable access to clean, high quality running water is one of the most basic luxuries that homeowners have become accustomed to. Do not put this necessary service at risk in your home. Make sure that your backflow prevention device is in proper working condition. If you have any further questions about the necessity of this safety device or would like to schedule an installation or maintenance, contact Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. We are the local plumbers to call throughout the Orlando area.

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