Benefits of Water Treatment Systems

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Do you have hard water in your home? Do you find the taste of your water unpleasant? Or do you think your water is contaminated? Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) has an expert team of water treatment technicians who can handle a variety of water problems. Call an Orlando plumber today to hear more about what we can do to make your water safe and taste better.

Water treatment technology filters your home water supply to get rid of unwanted minerals and contaminants. There are a variety of different options available to homeowners today, from reverse osmosis systems to specialty cartridges and more. The first step is to consult with a plumber in Orlando to understand your options and what works best for your budget and your needs. If you get your water from a municipal supply, it is rare for them to contain microorganisms or bacteria—more often than not, such water is high in minerals. To test your tap and to find out what’s in your water, schedule professional water testing with one of our water treatment specialists today.

There are two basic systems to water treatment: reverse osmosis and specialty cartridges and housing.

  • Reverse osmosis cleans contaminated water by reversing the natural biophysical process of osmosis, which involves transferring water from one side of a membrane to another. Reverse osmosis creates pressure that forces the contaminated water through such a membrane, and because water is chemically distinct from its contaminants, it is thereby separated. The result is pure water. This process is usually supplemented with other filters to make for an excellent and efficient treatment option.
  • There are a variety of special cartridges and housing options to filter the water in your home. Filtration works by capturing contaminants on a porous textured surface. Carbon is a popular medium that can be very effective. Faucet mounts as well as in-line and line-bypass cartridges and housing are available to the homeowner who wants a variety of different filtration options for his or her home.

There are many benefits to water treatment in your Orlando home. Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to schedule a consultation today.

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Building Homes for Heroes 2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The team at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. would like to congratulate Building Homes for Heroes on providing mortgage-free homes for three injured veterans during February. US Army SGT Gary Boggs, US Army SSG Rovin DeLeon, and USMC SGT Jorge Zapata, and their families were all welcomed to their new homes thanks to the hard work and generosity of everyone involved. Building Homes for Heroes is a wonderful organization and a terrific cause. Please visit their website for more information and to find out how you can help make a difference.

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Plumber Tip: Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Are you wondering if it is time to replace your water heater? Call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We install and replace a wide selection of water heater models, including tank and tankless systems. Call us if you would like to set up a consultation. Here are some warning signs that your water heater should be replaced.

Is your water heater not heating up the water in your home as quickly as it used to? While this may be a sign of a tune-up or repair service, it may be more cost-effective to replace it if it is an older water heater. Can you tell that there has been an increase in recovery time? If your hot water demands have not changed, you may need a water heater repair or replacement depending on the cause of the issue. If there’s no hot water in your home, give it some time to heat up again, but if it still doesn’t provide any hot water, call a plumber. If you do decide that you need a new one, we can make recommendations for the right model for your hot water needs.

Another factor to consider is age and efficiency. If your water heater is older than 10 years old, then it may be time for an upgrade to a more efficient model. Other factors are constant or major leaks, and if the tank on your water heater has a lot of damage from corrosion, the tank will need to be replaced most likely. While there is the initial investment to consider, replacing older water heaters with a more energy-efficient model can save you money in the long run on energy savings. You may also want to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater if you have a traditional tank model.

Call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) if you would like to set up a consultation.

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Plumbing Question: What Causes Backflow Problems?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Backflow is something that not many people have heard about. However, it is a serious problem that Orlando homeowners should be aware of. There are methods to protect against it that can help keep your home safe from chemicals in the wastewater outside your home from getting into the water you use everyday. Here are some of the signs that you might have backflow issues and what causes them.

How Your Plumbing System Works

Plumbing systems are designed to work using gravity and pressure. In normal conditions, water flows from the utility company to your home and then out. But if a pressure imbalance occurs, the water can flow in the opposite direction. This can cause your drains to work improperly and can also cause safety issues for your drinking water if cross contamination occurs.

What Is Backflow Prevention?

In order to protect your home and to prevent backflow from happening, backflow devices can be installed in your plumbing system. Backflow preventers are like one-way valves that allow water to flow safely through your home.

Benefits of Regular Backflow Prevention Maintenance

Your plumbing system is a critical part of your daily life. Your pipes work hard every day to deliver fresh water and properly dispose of your waste water. Your backflow prevention device is a huge part of your safety and your family’s health. Getting regular maintenance for your plumbing system and your backflow prevention device is a great way to make sure that it works well and that it continues to protect your family.

Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today if you’ve started to notice that your drains aren’t working well. You may need plumbing repairs or a backflow prevention device installed at your home in Orlando.

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CAI Central Florida Tradeshow

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. will have a booth at the 2013 Community Associations Institute’s Central Florida Tradeshow. This year’s theme is Wild Wild West, and there will be special door prizes. The tradeshow will be February 7th at the Hilton Orlando. Educational seminars will be held from 1pm to 3pm and the tradeshow will continue after with over 130 different vendors.

CAI Central Florida Tradeshow | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.

 

MPI provides top quality plumbing, drain cleaning and water heater services throughout the Orlando area. Call us for all your plumbing needs. We offer 24/7 emergency service and maintenance plans to keep your plumbing systems running smoothly and efficiently.

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Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Sponsors Taste of Oviedo

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Modern Plumbing Industries | Oviedo | Taste of Oviedo

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) will be sponsoring the Taste of Oviedo event on March 9th, 2013. The event runs form 11am to 7pm, with a fireworks show following. Admission is free and celebrates the cultural heritage of Oviedo. There will be a car show, food and entertainment.

MPI is proud to support the local community. We provide top quality drain cleaning, sewer services, emergency plumbing and water heater services in Oviedo and throughout the Orlando area.

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GE Hybrid Water Heaters in Orlando

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Whether you are building a new home and need a water heater installation or you are finally ready to upgrade your old water heater, call Modern Plumbing Industries (MPI). Our team of water heater experts can ensure that you find the best water heater for your home and personal hot water usage habits.

As concerns about environmental impact – as well as the cost of energy – increases, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their home more efficient and environmentally friendly. If this is a priority that you have, ask MPI about the installation of a GE hybrid water heater in your Orlando home. These innovative devices make using hot water in your home more efficient than ever before.

The GeoSpring hybrid water heater from GE is an industry leader in efficiency. Boasting the best energy efficiency levels of any 50 gallon water heater on the market, the GeoSpring can help you cut down on energy use in your home while still heating water effectively. The key to the efficiency with which GE hybrid water heaters work lies in their use of energy.

Hybrid water heaters use a built-in heat pump to draw in existing heat from the surrounding environment. This allows them to use much less direct heating fuel, such as natural gas. If the system is overwhelmed it can make use of direct heating sources such as natural gas to increase its output. In eHeat mode, the water heater will use the heat pump exclusively.

You are also able to lower the temperature that your water heater works to attain, further boosting energy efficiency. Make use of settings such as vacation mode to trim costs when you are away. The amount of control that a GE hybrid water heater, paired with its highly efficient operation, makes reducing energy consumption in Orlando simple.

For more information about GE hybrid water heaters in Orlando, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We are always happy to help our loyal customers save money in their homes. Let us handle your GE hybrid water heater installation, maintenance and repair services so that you can enjoy the full benefit of your device. Call today for more information.

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