Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Is Donating to Breast Cancer Awareness!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

pink ribbonDid you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes? Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death among women, and each year over 220,000 women in the country will be diagnosed with it. Breast cancer affects men as well, with an estimated 2,150 diagnoses each year. This is why it is so important to contribute to funding for breast cancer research and resources for both women and men to diagnose the disease early and effectively treat it. Already, research funding has helped to contribute to a decline in death rates thanks to continually improving options for treatment and better screening.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is proud once again to join in the fight against this widespread form of cancer. For this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MPI will be donating a percentage of our October revenue to UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. These donations will go to help women in need meet the expenses of their breast cancer care. To help further increase awareness among our customers, all of our MPI technicians will be wearing pink booties on their service calls.

Please join with us this month—and every month—in helping to shed more light on breast cancer and to honor those who have suffered from this affliction and those who are fighting to bring an end to it.

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Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Is Donating to Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

pink ribbonDid you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes? Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death among women, and each year over 220,000 women in the country will be diagnosed with it. Breast cancer affects men as well, with an estimated 2,150 diagnoses each year. This is why it is so important to contribute to funding for breast cancer research and resources for both women and men to diagnose the disease early and effectively treat it. Already, research funding has helped to contribute to a decline in death rates thanks to continually improving options for treatment and better screening.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is proud once again to join in the fight against this widespread form of cancer. For this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MPI will be donating a percentage of our October revenue to UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. These donations will go to help women in need meet the expenses of their breast cancer care. To help further increase awareness among our customers, all of our MPI technicians will be wearing pink booties on their service calls.

Please join with us this month—and every month—in helping to shed more light on breast cancer and to honor those who have suffered from this affliction and those who are fighting to bring an end to it.

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World Plumbing Day 2017 Poster Contest Winners!

Friday, March 10th, 2017

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the 2017 World Plumbing Day Poster Contest.
The team here at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. loved seeing over 500 submissions and the enthusiasm for World Plumbing Day 2017. We wanted to send out a special post showing all the winners and their posters. Check them out below and join us in congratulating them on a great job!
There was tremendous turnout this year and we look forward to the continued growth of this project in the years to come.

Check out the amazing stats on school participation below!

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What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Good plumbing services often offer emergency calls for those times when a plumbing problem just can’t wait. As much as we might like, leaks, clogs, and other issues don’t always choose to make themselves known during regular business hours, and because the plumbing system is so integral to your home, you might not be able to just sit on it until you can schedule an appointment. Emergency plumbing calls will get the issue fixed right away, and get your system back up to speed quickly.

But when is it appropriate to make that call? When do you need to incur the added cost of emergency plumbing? That’s a question that only individuals can answer, and it depends largely on the specific circumstances. A small leak in a single faucet likely isn’t cause for concern, but if there’s water spreading across your kitchen floor, that’s a much different situation. There are, however, certain factors that can help you guide your decision, regardless of what the actual emergency is.

Start by Shutting off the Water

Every home has a main water shut-off valve which cuts off the water supply to the whole home. Every family member should know where it is and how to use it. The minute there’s any kind of a problem with your plumbing, shut off the water to keep the issue from getting worse. In some cases, individual plumbing outlets will have their own shut-off valves that cut off water to them while keeping it running in the rest of the house. If you’re sure the problem is localized to such an outlet, you can use that valve instead of the main valve.

Determine How Long You Can Wait

In many cases, an emergency plumbing call depends on the extent of the issue and whether or not you can wait for regular hours. If the damage is localized, for example, or the issue takes place with just a few hours to go until a plumber can make a regular call, then you might not need to incur the added expense. If it brings your whole household to a halt, however, and/or if you’re going to have to wait 24 hours or more before a plumber can arrive during regular hours, it’s probably a good idea to call for an emergency plumber.

Peace of Mind Matters

In some cases, an emergency call isn’t just warranted by the specific circumstances, but can help you rest a little easier and not worry quite so much. Plumbing issues can be quite serious and if you’re trying to enjoy the weekend or get a good night’s sleep before work in the morning, you might not want to just sit around and wait. In those cases, the money spent on an emergency call helps to quell those concerns, allowing you to enjoy your free time or get some rest when you dearly need it.

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Keep Your Drains Happy and Healthy With These Helpful Tips!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Having clogged drains can be problematic as it is, and can even lead to more serious issues that could end up costing you time and money to fix. Keep your drains running freely with these helpful tips from the professionals at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.!

Prep Food Carefully

A common mistake that people make when it comes to plumbing is thinking that their garbage disposals can handle anything that they toss down the drain. While modern garbage disposals are certainly effective and rugged, there are certain materials that should not be put down them.

When prepping food, avoid putting animal bones and fruit pits down the drain. These very hard items can damage the disposal’s grinding mechanism. If you’re straining pasta or rice, make sure that none of that gets down the drain, either. These items can absorb water, swelling up and causing blockages. Make sure that fibrous food waste, like celery stalks, get tossed in the garbage or compost. That way, their fibers won’t get wrapped up in the disposal’s moving parts.

Be Thoughtful During Cleanup, As Well

Some people really love to cook, but fewer people share that level of enthusiasm when it comes to cleaning up after a big meal. In addition to keeping the materials mentioned above out of the garbage disposal during cleanup, as well as preparation, we want to remind you to avoid pouring grease or fat down the drain, too.

By the time that you’re done eating, you may notice that the grease and fat in the pots and pans has started to congeal. If you were to heat them up again, they’d turn back to liquid. When they hit the pipes after being poured down your drain, these substances can congeal again and cause major blockages. Pour fat and grease off into a container, and dispose of it in the trash.

Cover Your Drains

Having company stay with you means that there are going to be more people than usual bathing and potentially shaving in your house. While you and your family may be diligent in keeping hair out of the bathtub drain and wiping whiskers out of the sink, rather than letting them wash right down the drain, you can’t really expect the same level of diligence from your guests.

Rather than bothering them with such issues, just buy a few drain covers and put them into place before company arrives. That way, your bathroom drains are far less likely to wind up moving slowly, gurgling, or even coming to a full stop when you need them the most.

There you have it: some expert plumbing tips from the professionals at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.

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World Plumbing Day 2017 Celebration and Poster Contest!

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Take a moment to reflect on the incredible importance of our plumbing infrastructure.WPD_logo

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.

On March 11th every year, 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, think about the work and technology that goes into maintaining such an important system.

To celebrate the marvels and importance of today’s plumbing systems, join Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. for the annual World Plumbing Day poster contest!

You could win an iPad, money for your school and your future education!
CLICK HERE FOR RULES AND REGISTRATION

See the winners of last year’s contest HERE

For more information on World Plumbing Day, go to: www.worldplumbingday.org

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Modern Plumbing Donated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month for 2016!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

breast-cancer-awareness-pink-ribbonDid you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes? Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death among women, and each year over 220,000 women in the country will be diagnosed with it. Breast cancer affects men as well, with an estimated 2,150 diagnoses each year. This is why it is so important to contribute to funding for breast cancer research and resources for both women and men to diagnose the disease early and effectively treat it. Already, research funding has helped to contribute to a decline in death rates thanks to continually improving options for treatment and better screening.

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is proud once again to have joined in the fight against this widespread form of cancer. For 2016’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MPI donated a percentage of our October revenue to UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Heath. These donations go to help women in need meet the expenses of their breast cancer care. To help further increase awareness among our customers, all of our MPI technicians wore pink booties on their service calls.

Please join with us in helping to shed more light on breast cancer and to honor those who have suffered from this affliction and those who are fighting to bring an end to it.

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4 Signs You Need Bathroom Plumbing Repairs

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The bathroom(s) in your house use the most water of any of its room. The toilet alone can account for 40% of the plumbing system’s monthly fresh water consumption. It’s vital that the plumbing in the bathroom remains in excellent repair. Leaks and other problems will waste enormous amounts of water and can rapidly create extensive damage that is extremely expensive to mitigate.

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Do-It-Yourself Methods for Maintaining Your Plumbing System this Summer

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Summer is here, and it’s time to get your home in order for the rest of the year. It’s important that you include your plumbing system in your summer cleaning efforts, since it needs upkeep in order to operate properly. There are plenty of professional maintenance and repair services available for your plumbing system, and we encourage you to take advantage of them as much as possible. However, there are also plenty of do-it-yourself projects that can help keep your plumbing system in good shape. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

  • Completely fill sinks, tubs and showers with hot water, then let the full amount drain. This helps loosen up waste that may be built up on the walls of the pipes, so it can flow through the system into the sewer line. Be careful to avoid burning yourself, though.
  • Pour hot water and vinegar into AC condensate drain line at each filter change to reduce clogs. Pour 1 quart of vinegar, then follow it with 1 gallon of hot water.
  • Visually check for leaks anywhere you have water appliances in your home. This includes faucets, shower heads, toilet bowls, sink pipes, and the like. There is much of your plumbing system that is hidden from view, of course, and you’re going to need professional help to fix the majority of leaks. Still, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of inspecting your plumbing system as best you can.
  • If your home has a sump pump, you can check to make sure it’s operating properly by pouring water into the sump until the pump turns on. You don’t want to find out that your pump isn’t working when you actually need it, after all.
  • Turn on all the faucets on your property to make sure that water is flowing properly through them. If a faucet is having flow problems, it may be damaged in some way.
  • Be sure to pour around a gallon of water into drains in your home that you don’t use often. This will fill the trap in the pipes, ensuring that sewer gas and such can’t make it up through the system and into your home. You shouldn’t have to worry about this with drains you use often, as they probably still have a steady supply of water to keep the trap full.
  • Inspect your water heater to make sure that it is set properly, and free of leaks. Water heaters are placed under a lot of strain throughout the year, and it’s important that you repair or replace your water heater as soon as you notice anything wrong with it.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can help keep your home’s plumbing system in good condition!

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Include Your Plumbing System in Your Spring Cleaning!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Spring is just around the corner, and that means that millions of people will soon begin their spring cleaning efforts. Now, you may think of spring cleaning as dusting, vacuuming, spraying copious amounts of air freshener, exterminating all spiders and insects in the home with extreme prejudice, and so on. However, you shouldn’t neglect other parts of your home! Your plumbing system requires consistent service if you want it to continue working properly, and what better time to schedule those services than spring? Let’s take a look at some plumbing services you should schedule during this time.

Video Pipe Inspection

One of the big issues with plumbing pipes is that it’s hard to detect problems with them before they progress too far. Much of the plumbing network is hidden from view, so problems aren’t noticed until they’ve caused damage to the surrounding area. The best way to catch plumbing problems early is to schedule video pipe inspection! This involves inserting a long cord into your plumbing system, with a small camera on the end of it. The camera moves through the system on a pair of motorized wheels, sending images back to the plumber controlling it. This allows your plumber to identify any problem spots in your plumbing system before they become too much of an issue.

Drain Cleaning

The drains in your home serve as a connection point between your plumbing and sewer system. If you want your home’s plumbing to continue to work properly, you need to make sure that your drains remain in good operating condition. One of the biggest threats to your home’s drains is the buildup of waste, which can form clogs and cause other issues over time. So, every so often it’s a good idea to have your drains professionally cleaned out. This is often done using a drain snake, which is a long cord with an auger at the end of it. Hydro jetting is also a common technique, which involves using a high-pressure stream of water to blast all waste buildup out of the pipe. Scheduling drain cleaning once or twice a year is a great way to make sure that your drains continue to serve your home well.

Spring cleaning is a time of renewal for your home, a way to get things in proper order for the rest of the year. Make sure that your plumbing system is in good shape for the coming months, and you’ll make things a lot easier for yourself in the long run.

If you have any questions, give us a call today! Or, schedule service online HERE

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