Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Blog: Archive for May, 2015

How Video Camera Inspections Help with Drain Cleaning

Monday, May 25th, 2015

When we list off the most important tools used for drain cleaning, one item we include is video camera inspection equipment. Although it may sound odd mentioning a video camera in a list that includes hydro-jetters and mechanical drain augers, these pipe inspections cameras are an invaluable asset in drain cleaning services. They can make a huge difference in the time and effort requires to clean residential drains, as well as repair them.

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How the Anode Rod Protects Your Water Heater

Monday, May 18th, 2015

One of the major dangers for any metal appliance that comes into contact with water is corrosion. This chemical reaction when water meets metal in the presence of oxygen will rapidly weaken the metal to the point that it flakes away. Yet water heaters—large metal appliances that are in constant contact with water—very rarely develop rust until the end of their services lives.

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4 Reasons You Should Never Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, May 11th, 2015

You see them on the shelves whenever you go grocery shopping and head down the “cleaning supplies” aisle: Bottles of liquid drain cleaners that advertise themselves as a fast, inexpensive, and easy way to clear out slow drains and aggravating drain clogs. These products are so ubiquitous that many homeowners will turn to them as a first resort when they need to have their drains cleaned.

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What Kind of Water Treatment System Should I Have Installed for My Home?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

If you are asking this question, then you probably have some reason to believe that you are not receiving the quality of water that you want from the municipal system. Are you experiencing issues with flaky deposits on the plumbing? Does the water exude an unpleasant smell or have a metallic taste? Do you think that an increase in the number of illnesses in your household are coming from the water supply? Or do you just have the suspicion that your home’s water could be better?

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