Here are 5 Signs That You Need Your Drains Cleaned

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Just like you, your plumbing system can certainly experience a “bad hair day”—quite literally! Hair, grease, grime, and other particles can all contribute to clogged drains, and without proper maintenance, issues with your drain system can cause all sorts of other issues for the rest of your plumbing system. Therefore, it is important to invest in the services designed to keep your drain pipes clean and clear!

All you need to do is make sure you schedule drain cleaning services on a regular basis with your Orlando drain cleaning experts. There are plenty of signs that suggest that your home is in need of these services, and below, we have outlined them for you. Keep reading to find out if its time to schedule your drain cleaning!

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All-Too Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Problems

Monday, June 18th, 2018

pouring-water-in-kitchenThe kitchen sink is at the center of your kitchen and most of your food preparation and clean-up. When sink problems strike in the kitchen, you’ll notice them right away and want them fixed as soon as possible. Below are the most frequent problems that can a plague kitchen sink. A few you can resolve yourself, but most will require you call a licensed plumber in Apopka, FL to fix. Don’t let an amateur try the more complex repairs, since an improperly repaired kitchen sink can lead to water leakage, the development of mold and mildew, and many other future problems.

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How to Save Water in the Kitchen

Monday, May 8th, 2017

white-kitchenThe kitchen has a large number of plumbing pipes and appliances serving it. The only room that uses more water for plumbing is the bathroom, and kitchens often have more appliances in them. This makes the kitchen a key place to focus in a home when it comes to finding ways to cut down on water use. And you do need to cut down: every home right now is probably using more water than necessary, and it doesn’t require many changes to start lowering your monthly water bills (and helping the environment in the process).

We’re going to look at some of the ways you can lower water use with your kitchen plumbing in Orlando, FL. Some of these methods need the assistance of great professional plumbers, and if you live in Central Florida, we’re the people to contact!

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Common Reasons for Kitchen Drain Clogs

Monday, April 11th, 2016

One of the most common service calls that professional plumbers receive is in regards to drain clogs. Having a clogged kitchen sink is inconvenient and can also be time-consuming to take care of. There are ways we can help you maintain your kitchen plumbing in order to keep drain lines clear and free of clogs, but as you know, not all issues are 100% unavoidable. Keep reading to discover some of the most common reasons for kitchen drain clogs.

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Plumber’s Guide: Kitchen Plumbing Remodeling

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any Orlando home. Having a kitchen where you feel comfortable, that is functional and that you can take pride in– these are all important aspects of home ownership. To help you remodel that kitchen to your liking, read some of these brief tips.

1.       Have a plan

Before you start, sketch your ideas on paper. This exercise will help you envision how you want the kitchen to look, as well as identify any challenges and obstacles that may be in your way. You might even come up with some good new ideas in the process, and scrap some that maybe wouldn’t have turned out so well.

2.       Stay within the design and layout

One of the costliest mistakes you can make in remodeling the kitchen is trying to do too much. Feel free to make changes – that’s the point, after all – but try to keep major fixtures in place as much as possible. Plumbing can be changed and re-routed and such, but it’s only really worth it if it provides some sort of significant upgrade in productivity or efficiency. Moving the dishwasher across the room just because it might look nicer isn’t really an efficient use of time and money.

3.       Make functionality a priority

Coinciding with #2, take this remodeling opportunity to make your kitchen as functional as possible. Does it make sense to have a small sink next to your island range? Can one be installed fairly easily? Then go ahead! If it makes your kitchen more functional and efficient, then it’s worth the cost.

4.       Stick to your budget

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, stay within your budget. Sketch out a budget during the planning phase (see tip #1), and bring those numbers up when consulting with your Orlando plumbing contractor. You may have to make some sacrifices in your dream design to make the numbers work, but it makes sense to keep everything affordable.

A kitchen plumbing remodeling project is a great opportunity to make your kitchen truly yours and create a space that will provide you everything you need. By making a plan, considering each aspect of the remodel to maximize productivity while minimizing cost, and sticking to your budget, you can have the kitchen you have always wanted without stressing over it. If you have any questions, please call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today!

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Plumbing Tip: Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Considering how often we use our kitchen sink – i.e., many times per day, every day – and all the grimy business that it usually has to put up with, it’s kind of amazing that we don’t all experience headaches with our kitchen plumbing once a week. Chalk that up to the marvels of modern engineering and design.

That does not mean your Winter Spring plumbing is perfect, though, and all homeowners face problems with their kitchen plumbing from time to time. Fortunately, many such problems are fairly common and routine and therefore are easily remedied.

Below are 3 common kitchen plumbing problems and some possible solutions for each:

  1. Clogged drain
    Probably the most commonly aggravating of all kitchen sink problems is the clogged drain. If you have never had to deal with one, first thank your lucky stars and then brace for impact, because you’ll probably have to soon. This is usually caused by some piece of food or other deposit obstructing the sink. Try plunging it out, or breaking it up by pouring boiling water or white vinegar down the drain. This may take several attempts. If none of that works, you can resort to a commercial drain opening product.
  2. Leaky faucet
    Got a dripping sound keeping you up at night? Often, leaky faucets are caused by an obstructed aerator, which is that little screen thing on the end of your faucet. Unscrew that, clean it with water and put it back on. If the faucet still leaks, there may be a loose fitting somewhere further down the line, in which case you may need to call in a plumber. (Bonus tip: To quiet the dripping noise until the leak is fixed, tie a length of string to the end of the faucet. The water will run down the string silently instead of clanging into the basin all night.)
  3. Garbage disposal won’t run
    The quickest and most common solution to this problem is the reset the garbage disposal by pressing the button on the unit under the sink.

If these tips don’t work to solve your Winter Spring plumbing conundrum, then it is probably best to call in Modern Plumbing Industries. Plumbing is a tricky thing – and garbage disposals can be dangerous – so sometimes it is best to leave it to the pros.

 

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