Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Blog: Archive for April, 2013

Factors That May Damage Your Sewer in Orlando

Friday, April 26th, 2013

We rely on our sewer systems every day to provide safe, effective wastewater disposal. However, considering all the use that it gets, it will probably need professional repair at some point. Because of what it does and where it is, your sewer is subject to various potential factors that may affect its integrity and performance over the years. In this post, we’d like to look at a few that seem pressing. For more information about your sewer in Orlando, and whether it may need professional attention, call the experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI).

  • Orlando Drain ServicesRoot penetration: The roots of trees are incredibly powerful. While they do not move fast, they carry a lot of force behind their extensions into the earth. If you have trees in the vicinity of your sewer line, then you may have to deal with the possibility that a root may penetrate your sewer line, causing it to crack and leak.
  • Soil erosion: While we feel only solid ground underneath our feet, the soil is constantly shifting. When parts of the underground soil composition erode, it can lead to shifts in soil density that can collapse your sewer line.
  • Nearby construction: When large machines move over the earth, the soil may expand or settle in adjacent areas. If you or your neighbor has a construction project, make sure the contractor knows about any sewer lines in the area.
  • Age of pipes: Over time, even the most durable sewer pipes corrode, crack, and collapse. Even when professionally installed, your sewer line is at risk when it hits a certain age. If you have an older home plumbing, you may wish to consult with a professional about pre-emptively replacing your sewer line before it causes a major disruption.

For more information about factors that can damage your sewer line, make sure you contact your local plumber. Sewer repairs should be taken care of immediately. If your sewer in Orlando needs professional attention, call the experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today! 

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Ways to Improve Water Pressure in Orlando, FL

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The water pressure in your home is measured in pounds per square inch (often-abbreviated psi). Depending on your location and the peculiarity of your home plumbing, your home water pressure may range anywhere between 40 and 80 psi. While high pressure in the home can lead to loud plumbing and, at some levels, burst pipe connections, too low pressure can result in poor water flow, especially upstairs. While your system is pressurized, gravity still plays a significant role: it can reduce the pressure of your vertical piping by a single psi every 2.31 feet. Water treatment systems and valves can also contribute to water pressure loss. If you need to improve your water pressure, it’s best to consult with a professional first. For more information, or when you need a plumber in Orlando, FL, call the experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

  • Adjust pressure: If you are concerned about the low levels of water pressure in your home, then you can have a plumber adjust it at the main water supply, which may be in a basement, crawl space, or water meter. The valve to your water main controls the water pressure. Depending on your water supply, this can be more or less adjustable.
  • Install a booster pump: If the first option doesn’t work, then consider having a booster pump installed in your home. Your main water line will be routed through the booster pump, which goes to a water-pressure tank, and then into your home plumbing piping. While your water pressure will fluctuate slightly due to the presence of the pump, it can dramatically improve the water pressure in your home.
  • Check for leaks: One of the major causes of low water pressure is leaks. While it’s easy to spot an overflowing washing machine, hidden leaks can take their toll on your home water pressure, and also damage your home in the process. Keep an eye out for leaks when you have water pressure. If you see water stains or signs of discoloration on floors or walls, you may have a hidden water leak.

For more information, or to schedule plumbing service, call  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) for a plumber in Orlando, FL today! 

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Building Homes for Heroes Ground Breaking

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Check out these great pictures and videos from the ground breaking ceremony for Army Specialist B.J. Jackson’s new home!




Building Homes for Heroes on WESH-ORD (NBC) – Orlando, FL

Building Homes for Heroes on Central Florida’s TV 27 – Orlando, FL

Building Homes for Heroes on CW18 WKCF – Orlando, FL

Building Homes for Heroes on WESH-ORD (NBC) – Orlando, FL

Building Homes for Heroes on Central Florida’s TV 27 – Orlando, FL

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$100 off a Hybrid Water Heater!

Friday, April 5th, 2013

We rely on our water heaters on a daily basis to provide hot water for bathing, cleaning and washing. But with energy costs on the rise, many homeowners are looking for ways to increase their energy-efficiency without sacrificing the comfort they enjoy in their home. The hybrid water heater is a great way to do just that. Also known as a heat pump water heater, the hybrid water heater uses heat-transfer technology supplemented with electric direct-heat coils to make sure your hot water works well throughout the year. Remember, it’s important to receive a professional installation in order to maximize the potential benefits of a hybrid system.
100 off a hybrid water heater in orlando
Let’s take a look at what makes a hybrid water heater distinctive. The typical water heater is a tanked storage system that uses either gas or electricity to heat up water and store it for use. The hybrid water heater also stores hot water for use, but instead of solely relying on a direct-heat source, it uses a heat-transfer technology to move heat, rather than converting it from an energy source. While in heat-pump mode, it still operates on electricity, but it uses energy up to 3 times more efficiently.

One of the greatest benefits to the hybrid water heater is that unlike a heat pump, it has a backup direct-heat mechanism that ensures that you never go without hot water. When the system determines that it is too cold outside or in the air surrounding the water heater to heat the water efficiently using the heat pump, it switches to the direct heating element. This function is fully programmable so that you can determine the operation of the hybridity to balance your energy efficiency and comfort.

Hybrid water heaters make a great addition to any home. And there’s never been a better time to upgrade or replace your ailing home water heater.  We are currently offering $100 off a hybrid water heater, check out the coupon here! For more information about our exceptional plumbing services, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!



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