What Are Drain and Plumbing Vents?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

bubbling-drain

If you see this, you may have clogged drain vents.

What do you think of when you hear about the vents in a home? You probably think of the air vents in the rooms, or possibly the venting for gas-burning appliances that moves toxic combustion products safely away from the house. Those are crucial vents.

But your plumbing also has vents, and they’re just as crucial for the proper working of your plumbing system and the hygiene of your home. People often don’t know much about these plumbing vents, so we’re going to give you a short overview of them and also look at some potential drain and plumbing vent problems. If you run into any plumbing troubles, make sure you call a professional plumber in Sanford, FL to help out. Vent troubles can’t be fixed with DIY attempts.

Continue Reading

A Few Unusual Causes of Drain Clogs

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Orlando Drain ServicesWhat causes the majority of clogs in household drains? There are a couple of usual suspects: hair, food waste, grease, fats, soap scum, and small objects like bottle caps accidentally tipped over into the sink. When people call us for a plumber in Orlando, FL to unclog a drain, we often find ourselves dealing with one of the typical drainpipe blockers. No problem, we’ve got the best equipment (like hydro-jetters) and some of the best-trained plumbers around to clear out that drain in no time.

Of course, life is often weird, and plumbing can be extremely weird. Drains can collect some strange things down in them that lead to tough blockages. We’ve been in the business for a long time—more than 40 years—so we’ve come across some bizarre drain cleaning issues. We can take care of them all, don’t worry about that, but we’d like to go over some of the odder reasons a drain can become clogged.

Continue Reading

Drain Cleaning on Your Own: Dos and Don’ts

Monday, November 28th, 2016

You’ve run into a clog in your sink, or another drain somewhere in your house. Annoying, right? And all too common. Clogged drains are the plumbing problem that pops up the most often, and it means the drain needs to be cleaned out. Plumbers offer excellent drain cleaning services, but you will probably want to try a few simple clog-clearing methods first. Below are some of the dos and don’ts for doing drain cleaning yourself.

Continue Reading

Can’t I Just Clean My Drains on My Own with a Drain Snake?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We’re glad you’re asking this question (one that plumbers often hear from customers) because it at least means that you aren’t considering using a chemical drain cleaner from a store to clear out a clog. Using a plunger or a hand-crank drain snake (a.k.a. drain auger) is always a much wiser idea, since you won’t risk doing damage to your drains from acidic chemicals, or damage to anyone in your household with toxic liquids and fumes.

Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.The team at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy family, friends and to share delicious meals with the ones you love.

As wonderful as big family meals are, those holiday meals also often lead to clogged drains and garbage disposals. At MPI we offer drain cleaning, video camera inspection, garbage disposal repair as well as services for all of your kitchen and bathroom plumbing needs. We are available for 24/7 emergency service to fix your plumbing issues quickly and return your family to your holiday fun!

Here are some tips to keep your drains and garbage disposal running well throughout the holiday season:
Feed your garbage disposal a little at a time
Run cold water while you use your garbage disposal
Avoid putting potato and potato peels down your garbage disposal
Keep your garbage disposal clean and well maintained
Never put liquid grease down your drains

 

If you do experience drain issues in the Orlando or Winter Springs area give MPI a call. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service even over the holidays. Check out our promotions and service areas for more information!

 

Continue Reading