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

Mythbusting the Tankless Water Heater: What You Need to Know!

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We often advise our customers to look into a tankless water heater for their home the next time they’re searching for a new water heater, either to replace an aging one or as part of new home. People are often hesitant about choosing a gas-powered tankless water heater, and it’s only partially because they’re so accustomed to having a large storage tank system handle the task of supplying hot water to their households. The hesitancy is mostly due to a misunderstandings about how efficient these systems work. We’ll try a bit of mythbusting here about tankless water heaters.

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How to Landscape Your Property to Protect the Sewer Line

Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the biggest dangers to the sewer line that runs under your property—that vital pipeline responsible for taking the wastewater from your home and into the municipal sewer system—is trees and shrubs. An elm with spreading branches may look lovely on the front yard, but its deep-burrowing roots can end up as a disaster for the sewer line. Plant roots tends to move toward areas of warmth, moisture, and high nutrients, which often leads fast-growing roots right into the sewer pipeline. Root infiltration can lead to a blocked or cracked line and serious problems for a home.

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Do You Have Tips for How to Do Drain Cleaning on My Own?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

You want to have the drains in your home thoroughly cleaned… not just to get rid of a single nuisance clog, but to have the drainpipe’s interior cleansed so that you’ll have fewer problems in the future and your plumbing will work at its best. That’s commendable, and we wish that more people scheduled routine drain cleaning for their homes.

However, you’re interested in doing this task yourself. Maybe set aside half a day, put on some long yellow kitchen gloves, and really put some hard work into cleaning those drains. We have an excellent tip for how you can do this:

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What Is a Tankless Water Heater, Really?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

One our specialties at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is installing and servicing gas tankless water heaters. We’ve written before about the advantages of choosing to have a tankless system instead of a standard storage tank unit. But we would like to go a bit more in-depth about what exactly a tankless water heater is. Customers are often confused by the idea of a tankless system, since most people grow up around conventional water heaters that use a large tank to store water and keep it at a continuous high temperature.

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