A Testimonial from Mary Alice Wilder

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The professional Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. take great pride in the work that they do. We love hearing back from satisfied customers about how pleased they are with the services we provide. As one of our valued clients, Mary Alice Wilder, explains:

I have used and recommended Modern Plumbing for all my plumbing needs to my business associates and friends. They are very easy to work with and are timely!”

That is just the type of feedback that we love to hear. At  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) your complete satisfaction with the services we offer is our top priority. No matter what plumbing services you need, the Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) team can help.

Are you building a new home? Let us handle your plumbing installation. We’ll make sure that you have reliable access to water so that you can do laundry, shower and use the bathroom at your convenience. If you plan to use gas appliances in your home we can also complete your gas piping installation. Keep your home safe by scheduling your gas piping installation with a professional plumber you can trust to do the job right.

Of course, you plumbing system will eventually encounter some sort of operational problem. When it does,  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) is the Orlando plumbing company to call for your plumbing repair needs. Even minor water leaks can lead to serious problems, so it is important that you schedule plumbing repair as soon as you suspect a problem. If you have a more serious issue, such as a slab leak, we’ll be there as soon as possible to resolve the issue. From bathroom and kitchen plumbing installation to leak detection and water treatment systems,  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) does it all.

Schedule service with Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today to see for yourself the great service that Mary Alice Wilder is talking about. When you work with an expert plumber devoted to your complete satisfaction you can count on outstanding service. Contact us with any questions you may have.

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Plumber’s Guide: Signs of Hidden Water Leaks

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Water leaks can be costly and damaging. The worst leaks are those that are hidden in walls, floors, ceilings, or within the concrete slab foundation your home sits on. Plumbing problems are complex and difficult to diagnose, and to do so quickly requires experience and training. If you think that your home has a hidden water leak, it’s imperative to get it diagnoses and repaired as soon as possible. For comprehensive water leak repair, call a plumber in Orlando at Modern Plumbing Industries (MPI) today!

Here are a few things to look for if you suspect you might have a water leak:

  • Spike in water bill. If you notice a sudden increase in your water bill without a corresponding rise in water usage, then you may have a water leak. If the leak is hidden, this may be your only hint. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water bill from month to month.
  • Decreased water pressure. Unlike your wastewater disposal system, your water supply system is highly pressurized and calibrated to provide the right amount of pressure to run your appliances and fixtures. When the pressure is too high, it can cause damage to your piping, but when too low, your faucets and fixtures will not operate properly. Backflow is the term for cross-contamination between the supply and wastewater systems, and it can be a risk when your supply water pressure drops very low.  
  • Discoloration. Sometimes leaks are so small and slow that they are virtually undetectable. This happens often with leakage around copper baseboard piping. Due to the heat of the pipes, the water evaporates almost instantly. Fortunately, such leaks will often leave a light green or white discoloration, especially if you have hard water. Elsewhere, if you notice discoloration in your ceiling or wall, that’s often a definitive sign that water is leaking behind your sheetrock.

Hidden water leaks are difficult to detect, and difficult to diagnose accurately. While the first step is in your hands, call your local Orlando plumber to have it repaired properly. Call Modern Plumbing Industries (MPI) today.

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Get a Free Water Heater with Re-Piping Service in Orlando!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI), we believe in offering outstanding Orlando plumbing services at great, fair prices. Every now and then, though, we like to treat our loyal customers to a special bargain. That is why we are offering you a great opportunity to improve the plumbing in your home while enjoying great savings. Print out your coupon from our website that entitles you to get up to $200 off a re-pipe or a free water heater. The choice is yours. Contact us today with any questions you may have about this special promotion or why you may want to consider a re-pipe in your home.

Orlando Plumbing CouponThe system of piping in your home is one of the most important and heavily replied upon systems in the house. If you have a problem with the piping in your home there are a lot of potential issues that you may face. The professional Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) have the years of skills and training necessary to handle your re-piping project properly to restore your pipes to outstanding condition.

When you do your laundry, take a shower or wash dishes you are relying on the operation of your pipes. If they are old, corroded or otherwise compromised then you may have a serious problem on your hands. Water can cause a lot of damage very quickly, and even minor leaks can lead to costly repair needs if given the time. When you schedule re-piping service with  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) you will not need to worry about the condition of your pipes.

Don’t forget that water is not the only thing piped throughout your home. If you use gas appliances then the natural gas you utilize is also brought into your home and dispersed with pipes. For your safety it is important that these pipes are in good shape. A re-piping service from Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) is just what you need to ensure the safe, reliable operation of your gas piping system.

If you have noticed any issues with the pipes in your home, Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI)can help. Our professional Orlando plumbers will complete your re-piping service properly to make your home as safe and convenient as possible. Schedule service today and take advantage of the great promotion we are offering.

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Plumber’s Guide: Tips for Successful Bathroom Remodeling in Orlando

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to increase the comfort of your home. A successful bathroom remodeling will satisfy both your expectations and your budget. For bathroom remodeling services, call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

  • Budget. Knowing what you can spend on the project can help you to allocate the resources necessary to achieve your remodeling goals. Your budget can also help you organize your project, by eliminating extraneous items and prioritizing others. Preparing a project budget allows you to figure out what you really want from your bathroom, and it gives your local plumber a benchmark.
  • Research. Brush up on your interior design and look into the appliances and fixtures your local plumber has to offer. Knowing the products and services available to you may help you to focus your project.
  • Energy-efficiency. Installing efficient fixtures and faucets can help you reduce water usage, which can lead to improved cost savings. Bathroom remodeling projects are a great opportunity to adjust your energy consumption. Low-flow faucets and showerheads are simple and effective ways to do so.
  • Make sure you do it right. Hire a plumber for your bathroom remodeling needs. Only a certified and trained professional will be able to advise you properly on your options, to install new plumbing and fixtures, and to be there fast if you need maintenance or repair services. There is no substitute for quality.
  • Repair, replace, or move? You should also talk to your plumber about your piping and fixture locations. Maybe you’d like to change the location of your shower or vanity, or perhaps you have noticed a slow leak. Knowing the timeline of the project and communicating with your local plumber will help you create the bathroom you want.

Remodeling is a wonderful way to customize your living space. Keeping these tips in mind as you think about your next project can help you make your bathroom remodeling in Orlando a success. Call the Orlando plumbers Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today! 

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World Plumbing Day!

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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Today is World Plumbing Day! March 11th is an international holiday recognizing the role of plumbers in your home and in providing safe water throughout the world.

“In developing nations a good plumber may well be every bit as important …as the doctor who treats a life threatening water born illness that sound plumbing could have averted.”

In developed nations, complex systems and your local plumber are responsible for maintaining the clean water that keeps your home clean, sanitary and healthy. The World Plumbing Council strives to keep the public aware of the importance of plumbing and plumbers throughout the world.

Celebrate World Plumbing Day by spreading the word about clean water and the importance of plumbing!

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Plumbing Guide: Different Types of Pipes

Monday, March 11th, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what your drain pipes are made of, then this week’s blog post should interest you. We’ve created a brief guide to the different materials used in plumbing pipes. Your pipes are a crucial part of your wastewater disposal system; they are responsible for moving the waste water out of your home and into the main sewer line. If you think you might need your drains cleaned, repaired, or maintained, call an Orlando plumber at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

Here are some common drain pipe materials, starting with the more recent advancements in plumbing materials.

  • PVC. Perhaps the most common plastic piping, poly vinyl chloride is easy to install and a cost-effective option. It is becoming the plumbing construction standard, used widely for new drain pipes and replacements.
  • PEX. PEX stands for cross–linked polyethylene tubing, and it is ideal for drain pipes that are not easily accessed, such as behind a wall. PEX is a good option in these situations because it is made of a flexible plastic material that can be installed without ripping out the entire dry wall.
  • CPVC. Another flexible tubing option for domestic water systems, but not typically used for waste water.
  • Cast Iron. Cast iron piping is typically large in diameter with a slightly textured surface. It is a high quality sanitary waste pipe, and its heaviness and density often makes it an excellent choice for sound dampening. While extremely strong, it needs to be installed carefully, and often requires a special cutting tool.
  • Copper. While often found in rigid forms, flexible copper piping is also used in applications where pipes with harder materials are not an option. It’s easy to work with, resists corrosion, and it’s reliable. Despite the rise of PVC and ABS, copper remains an industry standard for a variety of plumbing applications.
  • Galvanized steel. The galvanization process makes this type of steel resistant to oxidation, which makes it less prone to rust. While not as popular as copper or PVC, it has a long life expectancy and is still widely used.

If you need drainpipe installation or repair, call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI)!

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Plumbers You Can Count On!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Quality Plumbing Service in Orlando and Central FloridaModern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has a team of plumbers you can trust and rely on. Here are just a few things our customers say about our service:

“Modern Plumbing is great. Very professional.”

“We are very impressed with this company and their employees; we will recommend them to anyone who needs a plumbing repair.”

“I have been a customer for over 3 decades And the quality and performance of these very positive workers never disappoint.”

“Modern Plumbing is fast, friendly and gets the job done when they say they will.”

“I will certainly recommend Modern Plumbing to my friends and family.”

We offer general plumbing repairs and installation, drain cleaning, sewer services, water heater installation and repair, remodeling, and much more. We provide service in Orlando, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Winter Springs and throughout Central Florida. MPI has been an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for the past 4 years, and we are also approved by AsktheSeal.com.

For Orlando area plumbing services you can trust call MPI today. We will take care of you and your home The Modern Way, with honesty, quality, and exceptional workmanship.

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Water Heater Question: What Is The Water Heater Anode Rod?

Monday, March 4th, 2013

We rely on our water heaters every day for hot showers and baths, and clean clothes and dishes. One of the most overlooked components of your water heater is a piece of equipment known as the anode rod, commonly referred to as the sacrificial anode. The anode rod may be the most single important factor affecting the lifespan of your water heater.

What Is An Anode Rod?

Anode rods are typically about 39” in length and ¾” in diameter. They are often made out of a steel core wire and wrapped in magnesium, aluminum or zinc. Often screwed to the top of your water heater, the anode rod “sacrifices” itself chemically to the water inside. All metallic elements are reactive on some scale. Because the metal used on the rod’s outside is less “noble” than the steel on the inside of your water heater, the electrolytic reaction with the water in your tank will eat away at the rod instead of damaging the tank itself.  It’s an age-old method to make sure your tank water heater doesn’t begin to rust.

Why Get Regular Water Heater Repair and Maintenance in Orlando, FL

The lifespan of your anode rod depends on the composition of the water, the quantity of water running through your water heater on a daily basis, water temperature as well as the quality of the tank itself. The inspection and replacement of your anode rod is an essential part of any homeowner’s maintenance. If you don’t catch a depleted anode rod before it’s too late, then the inside of your water heater’s tank may start to rust. Moreover, it can also break off and bounce around inside your tank, which can cause damage to the tank’s liner.

Knowing how your anode rod affects your hot water supply may help you to avoid water heater repair in Orlando, FL. For water heater repair, maintenance and installation services, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today. 

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The Future Home of Army Specialist B.J. Jackson

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Here is the future home of Army Specialist Robert Jackson and family in Orlando, FL! Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has been involved in this build and is a proud supporter of Building Homes for Heroes. We are very excited for the upcoming date when B.J. and his family can move into this wonderful home and join the Orlando community.

Army Specialist B.J. Jackson of the 186th Military Police Company was selected to be part of a team whose mission was to set up camp and headquarters for the entire unit’s arrival in Iraq. On August 7, 2003, B.J. was driving a Humvee with other soldiers through Baghdad. The vehicle triggered a roadside bomb and was immediately hit by a rocket propelled grenade. A thick, black smoke cloud billowed and the soldiers were besieged by Iraqis firing AK-47s. B.J. was trapped in the burning wreckage.  Several hours lapsed as soldiers fought off the insurgents and worked to extract B.J. from his vehicle to transport him to safety. He was then airlifted to an Iraqi field hospital for immediate care, then to Kuwait and finally to Germany for additional treatment.

After being stabilized, he arrived at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas on August 12th.  Over the first five days, Jackson received 25 units of blood.  To help the healing process, he was placed in a medically-induced coma.  He remained in a coma for a month.  Jackson lost both legs below the knee and suffered severe burns on his arms, legs and back, and flash burns on his face and head.  He spent nearly 50 days in the post burn unit.

B.J. and his wife Abby currently reside in Iowa with daughters Brilynn and Hailey, and sons Conner, Nolan, Parker and Drake.  Building Homes for Heroes will build the Jackson family a home in Orlando (9901 Sweetleaf Street off Narcoossee Road / Lake Nona).  It will be their dream home in a wonderful neighborhood.  For more details and photos visit:

Visit the Building Homes for Heroes website for more information.

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