Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2014

Replace Your Plumbing During Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Remodeling a bathroom is an excellent way to add an upgrade to your home. With improved lighting, fixtures, and décor, you can make the bathroom a much more pleasant and welcoming place.

A bathroom remodel is about more than cosmetic appearances. It involves work with plumbing fixtures that requires expert work from professionals. When you want expert quality bathroom remodeling in Orlando, FL, call up Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We offer a range of complete remodeling services, from adding new showers, tubs, toilets, and faucets to doing full plumbing replacements.

You may wonder exactly why you would want to include plumbing replacement on your “to do” list for a bathroom remodel. That list is already long enough. But you should give serious consideration to having plumbing replacement as part of bathroom remodeling, as we’ll explain.

Reasons to have plumbing replacement during a remodel

  • It’s much easier to do: During a bathroom remodeling job, the pipes will be exposed in order for new fixtures and cabinets to go in. This makes the remodel an ideal time to replace the pipes, since it takes care of the most arduous step involved in re-piping: reaching the pipes in the first place.
  • It makes remodeling more flexible: If you decide on a complete replacement of the pipes during a remodeling, it gives the designer much more space to work. Now the pipes can be redone in order to fit with designs, which frees up the remodeler to make bigger and more substantial changes. You can get a better remodel with pipe replacement as part of it.
  • Your plumbing is old: This won’t apply to every remodel, but chances are high that if you want to remodel your bathroom, you have an older home—and that can mean out-of-date plumbing. If you have old galvanized steel pipes, which are prone to corrosion, you should definitely have them replaced. However, you can also change copper pipes for more flexible CPVC and PEX pipes.

With these upgrades, you can expect fewer clogs and leaks in the future, making your bathroom remodel one that will keep your happy for many years.

Call our Orlando, FL bathroom remodeling specialists at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to talk about what we can do to create the ideal remodel for you. We also handle kitchen remodeling.

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3 Common Toilet Problems

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

For obvious reasons, your toilet is one of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing. When it encounters problems, you can’t simply do without it until you can schedule repairs. Luckily, many plumbers in Orlando offer 24-hour service, ensuring that you don’t have to wait for a repair long. Here are 3 common toilet problems:

  • Clogs. Toilet clogs are very common, and sometimes take more than just a plunger to properly address. In addition to waste product, toilet clogs can be caused by object inadvertently flushed down the toilet (such as children’s toy) as well as larger issues with your drain lines, like tree root infiltration. A plumber can usually find the source of the clog and remove it without too much difficulty.
  • Water leaks. Leaking water around the base of the toilet is never a good sign, though it can come from many sources. The worst is a hairline fracture in the toilet bowl itself, which usually means that the whole toilet must be replaced. Most of the time, however, the leak is caused by a smaller component, such as the drain pipe flange or the seal around the base of the tank. These can usually be replaced fairly quickly by a trained technician.
  • Running toilet. A running toilet wastes water, and can usually be traced to a faulty component somewhere in the tank. Your flapper could be damaged or unable to close properly, or the valve and float might not be functioning as it should.

For these and other common toilet problems, you can depend on the very best. Plumbing repair in Orlando is covered by the experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. We know how to deal with plumbing problems of all varieties and we offer 24-hour emergency service so you won’t have to wait. Give us a call today and let us get to work!

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2014 Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. World Plumbing Day Poster Contest Winners!!!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Thank you to all the schools and students that participated.  We have selected the winning poster’s from this year’s contest.   He are the winning designs and those that were honorable mention!  All of the student’s did a wonderful job and we can’t thank them enough for helping us to celebrate World Plumbing Day 2014!!  Have a look at the creativity of the students…

World Plumbing Day - 1st Prize (iPad and $500)

World Plumbing Day – 1st Prize (iPad and $500)

World Plumbing Day - 2nd Prize ($500)

World Plumbing Day – 2nd Prize ($500)

World Plumbing Day - 3rd Prize (Orlando Magic Tickets)

World Plumbing Day – 3rd Prize (Orlando Magic Tickets)

We also had some great entries worth honorable mention…


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Join Modern Plumbing Industries as we celebrate World Plumbing Day Today, March 11th!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Have you ever taken a moment to think about where your drinking water comes from, how your washing machine gets those clothes smelling fresh, or even where your late goldfish went after you gave it a proper toilet bowl burial? Every day we use multiple parts of the plumbing systems that help us stay hydrated, stay clean and a multitude of other things we tend to take for granted. Join Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. in celebrating World Plumbing Day!

Every March 11th we take a moment to appreciate the advancements in technology that have afforded us the sanitation and water needs of a modern society. It’s important to us that we take a moment to appreciate the foundation on which our business is built, and one of the great pillars of society. Next time you go fill your water bottle, use the lavatory or anything requiring a plumbing system, take a moment to appreciate the work and technology that goes into maintaining such an important system.

For more information, visit our friends at or call us should one of your systems need a little TLC from your friends at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. serving the greater Orlando Florida area!

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Will the Local Utility Company Handle My Sewer Repair?

Monday, March 10th, 2014

One of the crucial parts of your home’s waste removal system is the sewer line. This pipe collects all the wastewater from your drains and carries it out under your property and to the municipal sewer main in the center of the street. It’s not a component of your plumbing that you need to think about much… until it becomes blocked or suffers leaks and breaks.

But wait… isn’t this a utility company issue, like fixing downed power and phone lines? You’ve probably seen city workers doing repairs on underground sewer and water mains, so why should this be any different?

The simple answer: No, the local utility company is not responsible for repairs to your sewer line. When you have problems with your sewer line, you need to handle it with a call to professional plumbers. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. can take care of any repairs you need for your sewer in Orlando, FL.

The facts about the utility company and your sewer line

Utility companies must maintain and repair the local sewer system for a community. However, the public section of the sewage system does not include the sewer line on your property; from where the line originates under your home until it enters the sewer main, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to care for any repairs it may require.

There are some differences in where the responsibility of the homeowner ends and that of the utility company begins depending on where you live. If you have any doubts, contact the local utility company to ask. The utility company has maps that indicate the areas of the sewage system that are public and under its jurisdiction. In some cases, the utility company will take into account extremely old pipes made from outdated material when determining whether a sewer line is public or private property. However, unless you find out specifically to the contrary, the section of your sewer line from your house to the public line is private property and the responsibility for repairs lies with you.

It’s your responsibility—so hire quality plumbing repairs

Sewer line repair is not something you can handle on your own: it requires extensive excavating and a large amount of time and labor. Contact an experienced plumbing service like Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. for your Orlando, FL sewer repair needs. We have served central Florida with high quality plumbing repair since 1975.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Water Line

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The most important part of the plumbing in your home is one you almost never see: the water line beneath your home that channels in fresh water from the municipal supply. This is where all your home’s running water originates. Without this water supply, you would have no water to drink, bathe or shower in, clean or cook with. When you turn a tap in your home, you expect water to come out of it.

Water lines can sustain damage or develops clogs like any other part of your plumbing, and you’ll need expert plumbers to fix the line to restore your water supply should this happen. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. can send plumbers familiar with local building codes and underground utility lines to your home to supply the experienced repairs necessary. For any Winter Park, FL plumbing repairs you need, we can help.

Signs of water line trouble:

  • Water pressure drop: If the line isn’t fully broken or blocked, but instead has sprung a leak, one of the early warning signs will be a drop in the water pressure from your faucets.
  • Yard or pavement flooding: Depending on where your water line lies, a break will cause flooding either in your lawn or through the sidewalk pavement in front of your house. Even if the flooding is small, like unexpected pools of water, you should call for a plumber to investigate. Be especially aware of this occurring after a major storm, since pipes in Central Florida have been known to break because of lightning strikes.
  • High water bills: If you notice an unexpected spike in your water bills that you can’t account for, than it’s possible that a water line leak is behind it. (It could also come from leaks in other places in your house, but you’ll need professionals to find out the source.)
  • Water stops entirely: If your water abruptly ceases to come from any faucet, and you haven’t received any warning from the water company about a temporary shut off, then the problem is almost certainly with the water line and you’ll need service before other problems like flooding start.

Have professionals service the water line—and anything else

You should never try “do-it-yourself” projects with your home’s plumbing, especially a part that connects to the municipal water supply. The danger of causing further flooding is too high. Call professionals to help with your plumbing in Winter Park, FL.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has 24-hour emergency service to aid you when you need plumbing help, whether it’s to fix a water line break or repair pinhole leaks under the sink.

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