Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2016

How Do Professional Plumbers Do Whole-House Repiping?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Homes built before 1970 often have pipes made of outdated material, such as galvanized steel. These types of pipes tend to corrode after 40 years of service. If you’ve already started to notice an increase in leak problems and the need for frequent plumbing repairs, then it’s time to stop fixing the symptoms and fix the cause: call our plumbers to schedule whole-house repiping. We’ll replace your old pipes with copper, PEX, and CPVC pipes that will give you a better overall plumbing system.

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Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible! Pitting Corrosion and Pinhole Leaks

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The most common metal used for residential plumbing pipes today is copper, which replaced galvanized steel in the 1970s. Copper is a more durable material and lasts longer than steel, thanks to its corrosion-resistant properties.

However, it’s a mistake to think that your home’s copper pipes will simply last forever without running into repair problems. There is a specific issue that copper pipes sometimes have known as pitting corrosion, which can lead to insidious pinhole leaks.

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How Did My Sewer Line Become Damaged?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

One of the larger jobs that our plumbing professionals handle is repairing and replacing damaged sewer lines. Sewer lines are buried in trenches that run from the side of homes out to the center of the street, where they meet with the municipal sewer system. Because sewer lines are hidden from sight, homeowners rarely give them much thought. At least until they need repair work.

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Some Common Misunderstandings about Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Tankless water heaters are turning into one of the most popular new appliances for homes, and each year they make gains on the standard storage tank water heater when it comes to new installations. This leap in popularity isn’t surprising, since these water heaters offer many advantages for a household. The two biggest are their energy efficiency and endless hot water supply.

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Why Are Video Camera Inspections Useful for Plumbing?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

You may have noticed on our website that we list video camera inspections as one of our services. It’s not just a subheading under other plumbing jobs that we do: we placed it separate for a reason, which is that proper video camera inspections are one of the most useful techniques plumbers have at their disposal for variety of jobs. These drain cameras save time and money, and they help ensure that we do the exact kind of work necessary when you call on us.

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