Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hydro-Jetting

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The hydro-jet: a plumber’s favorite tool. You may have heard of it before, especially if you’ve been keeping up with our blogs, but in case you haven’t, we’ll tell you all about it!

Basically, a hydro-jet is a motorized device that was first invented in the 1950s. It uses highly-pressurized water to scour the inside of your drain pipes, blasting away debris that may be in there.

Though this sounds quite simple in theory, many homeowners still have a lot of questions about this device and about how it’ll benefit them. So for your convenience, we have answered some of our most frequently asked questions about hydro-jetting for you below. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.

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Ways to Improve Water Pressure in Orlando, FL

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The water pressure in your home is measured in pounds per square inch (often-abbreviated psi). Depending on your location and the peculiarity of your home plumbing, your home water pressure may range anywhere between 40 and 80 psi. While high pressure in the home can lead to loud plumbing and, at some levels, burst pipe connections, too low pressure can result in poor water flow, especially upstairs. While your system is pressurized, gravity still plays a significant role: it can reduce the pressure of your vertical piping by a single psi every 2.31 feet. Water treatment systems and valves can also contribute to water pressure loss. If you need to improve your water pressure, it’s best to consult with a professional first. For more information, or when you need a plumber in Orlando, FL, call the experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

  • Adjust pressure: If you are concerned about the low levels of water pressure in your home, then you can have a plumber adjust it at the main water supply, which may be in a basement, crawl space, or water meter. The valve to your water main controls the water pressure. Depending on your water supply, this can be more or less adjustable.
  • Install a booster pump: If the first option doesn’t work, then consider having a booster pump installed in your home. Your main water line will be routed through the booster pump, which goes to a water-pressure tank, and then into your home plumbing piping. While your water pressure will fluctuate slightly due to the presence of the pump, it can dramatically improve the water pressure in your home.
  • Check for leaks: One of the major causes of low water pressure is leaks. While it’s easy to spot an overflowing washing machine, hidden leaks can take their toll on your home water pressure, and also damage your home in the process. Keep an eye out for leaks when you have water pressure. If you see water stains or signs of discoloration on floors or walls, you may have a hidden water leak.

For more information, or to schedule plumbing service, call  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) for a plumber in Orlando, FL today! 

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National Plumbing Industry Week!

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Plumbers | Orlando | Modern Plumbing IndustriesApril 25th was National Plumbers Day, celebrated as part of National Plumbing Industry Week! Modern Plumbing Industries would like to salute our technicians and all plumbers working hard to provide top quality service to customer.

Did you know…

…how much a drip can waste?
A faucet that drips one drop of water per second can waste up to 100 gallons of water in a week.

…who the most famous plumber is?
The world’s most famous plumbers are probably video game superstars Mario and Luigi, of Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers series.

…that copper pipes have been used for thousands of years?
Copper piping, which is the #1 material used for plumbing work in today’s world, is the same material that the Egyptians used to lay their own pipe – some 3000 years ago!

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