The Difference Low Flow Plumbing Installations Can Make

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

kitchen-faucet-runningThe low-flow plumbing installation, also known as a water-efficient plumbing fixture, is something we recommend all homeowners give serious consideration to. Whether you live in an older or newer home, there are ways you can benefit from a low-flow toilet, showerhead, or faucet someplace in the house—and probably in many places!

But it isn’t as simple as buying a faucet on your own and putting it in. You’ll need the assistance of experts to handle these plumbing installation services in Orlando, FL. Our team of plumbers are pledged to providing quality, performance, and value on each job, and they’ll find the best way to outfit your home with water-efficient plumbing fixtures. We offer free estimates.

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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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Taking a Closer Look at When to Replace Your Pipes

Monday, February 13th, 2017

piping-materialWhen we talk about “plumbing replacements,” much of the time we’re referring to putting in new plumbing fixtures that have worn down from age. For example, putting in a new low-flow toilet in the bathroom, or replacing a leaking kitchen sink faucet.

But there is another type of plumbing replacement that homes may need, which is extensive replacing of all the pipes. This repiping removes pipes that are suffering corrosion and decay from general wear. We’re going to take a close look at when you should arrange for old pipe replacement and new pipe installation in Orlando, FL with our team of plumbers. You may not realize it, but the time could be now. A major plumbing break can lead to expensive property damage, and getting ahead of this is a wise idea.

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How Much Water Can I Save with a Low Flow Faucet Installation?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Over the past few decades, many standard residential plumbing fixtures, such as faucets and toilets, have been upgraded to use much less water. But if you are a homeowner who is interested in going beyond the standard, there are special low-flow fixtures that can help you with immense savings. How much? Well, let’s look at one example of a low-flow fixture: the low-flow faucet.

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Commercial Plumbing Project: Florida Hospital Altamonte Surgery Expansion

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Modern Plumbing Project - Florida Hospital Altamonte Surgery ExpansionOne of the most rewarding benefits about working in the plumbing industry is working on a project that will ultimately help people. We worked on a major expansion of a surgery center in Altamonte Springs, FL in 2009. This expansion allowed the surgery to fulfill the medical needs of a much wider range of patients, and the experience for us was both challenging and rewarding. Working on a new large commercial building is relatively simple in comparison. When you have to move materials and equipment and make noise in a hospital environment, you really have to take into consideration where you are, and the patients nearby who are both preparing for and recovering from surgery.

That means paying attention to the risk of contamination, limiting noise, and disruption of ongoing services, and fast-tracking the project by working double-shifts. The project involved a wide range of gas equipment installation, including five major medical gas systems. Additionally, the expansion required extensive medical alarm panel wiring, along with various plumbed sinks and specialty fixtures for surgical and clinical purposes. Such equipment requires very precise installation because there is no room for error when it comes to taking care of patients. We also installed a domestic water system and sanitary and storm systems.

All in all, the project was a success, completed within budget and on time. Although we excel in such situations, every job is a learning experience and we continue to grow as a company so that we can meet the demands of any job.

Call us today to learn more about the residential and commercial plumbing services we offer to Altamonte Springs, FL and the surrounding area.

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A Testimonial from Mary Alice Wilder

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The professional Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. take great pride in the work that they do. We love hearing back from satisfied customers about how pleased they are with the services we provide. As one of our valued clients, Mary Alice Wilder, explains:

I have used and recommended Modern Plumbing for all my plumbing needs to my business associates and friends. They are very easy to work with and are timely!”

That is just the type of feedback that we love to hear. At  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) your complete satisfaction with the services we offer is our top priority. No matter what plumbing services you need, the Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) team can help.

Are you building a new home? Let us handle your plumbing installation. We’ll make sure that you have reliable access to water so that you can do laundry, shower and use the bathroom at your convenience. If you plan to use gas appliances in your home we can also complete your gas piping installation. Keep your home safe by scheduling your gas piping installation with a professional plumber you can trust to do the job right.

Of course, you plumbing system will eventually encounter some sort of operational problem. When it does,  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) is the Orlando plumbing company to call for your plumbing repair needs. Even minor water leaks can lead to serious problems, so it is important that you schedule plumbing repair as soon as you suspect a problem. If you have a more serious issue, such as a slab leak, we’ll be there as soon as possible to resolve the issue. From bathroom and kitchen plumbing installation to leak detection and water treatment systems,  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) does it all.

Schedule service with Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today to see for yourself the great service that Mary Alice Wilder is talking about. When you work with an expert plumber devoted to your complete satisfaction you can count on outstanding service. Contact us with any questions you may have.

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Benefits of Water Treatment Systems

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Do you have hard water in your home? Do you find the taste of your water unpleasant? Or do you think your water is contaminated? Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) has an expert team of water treatment technicians who can handle a variety of water problems. Call an Orlando plumber today to hear more about what we can do to make your water safe and taste better.

Water treatment technology filters your home water supply to get rid of unwanted minerals and contaminants. There are a variety of different options available to homeowners today, from reverse osmosis systems to specialty cartridges and more. The first step is to consult with a plumber in Orlando to understand your options and what works best for your budget and your needs. If you get your water from a municipal supply, it is rare for them to contain microorganisms or bacteria—more often than not, such water is high in minerals. To test your tap and to find out what’s in your water, schedule professional water testing with one of our water treatment specialists today.

There are two basic systems to water treatment: reverse osmosis and specialty cartridges and housing.

  • Reverse osmosis cleans contaminated water by reversing the natural biophysical process of osmosis, which involves transferring water from one side of a membrane to another. Reverse osmosis creates pressure that forces the contaminated water through such a membrane, and because water is chemically distinct from its contaminants, it is thereby separated. The result is pure water. This process is usually supplemented with other filters to make for an excellent and efficient treatment option.
  • There are a variety of special cartridges and housing options to filter the water in your home. Filtration works by capturing contaminants on a porous textured surface. Carbon is a popular medium that can be very effective. Faucet mounts as well as in-line and line-bypass cartridges and housing are available to the homeowner who wants a variety of different filtration options for his or her home.

There are many benefits to water treatment in your Orlando home. Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to schedule a consultation today.

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Plumbing Question: What Causes Backflow Problems?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Backflow is something that not many people have heard about. However, it is a serious problem that Orlando homeowners should be aware of. There are methods to protect against it that can help keep your home safe from chemicals in the wastewater outside your home from getting into the water you use everyday. Here are some of the signs that you might have backflow issues and what causes them.

How Your Plumbing System Works

Plumbing systems are designed to work using gravity and pressure. In normal conditions, water flows from the utility company to your home and then out. But if a pressure imbalance occurs, the water can flow in the opposite direction. This can cause your drains to work improperly and can also cause safety issues for your drinking water if cross contamination occurs.

What Is Backflow Prevention?

In order to protect your home and to prevent backflow from happening, backflow devices can be installed in your plumbing system. Backflow preventers are like one-way valves that allow water to flow safely through your home.

Benefits of Regular Backflow Prevention Maintenance

Your plumbing system is a critical part of your daily life. Your pipes work hard every day to deliver fresh water and properly dispose of your waste water. Your backflow prevention device is a huge part of your safety and your family’s health. Getting regular maintenance for your plumbing system and your backflow prevention device is a great way to make sure that it works well and that it continues to protect your family.

Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today if you’ve started to notice that your drains aren’t working well. You may need plumbing repairs or a backflow prevention device installed at your home in Orlando.

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Plumber’s Guide: Low Flow Fixture Benefits

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Between washing dishes, doing laundry and showering you use quite a bit of water in your day to day life. Why not use that water more efficiently? It’s good for the environment and can also help you save money. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has some information about the benefits that low flow water fixtures can provide. If conserving water while still enjoy the comfort and convenience you’re used to sounds like an option you’re interested in, consider the installation of low flow fixtures in your Orlando home.

First and foremost, low flow water fixtures save water and money. A great advantage to low flow fixtures is the fact that, unlike replacing a heating and cooling system with a newer, more efficient model, low flow fixtures allow you to cut down on bills without making a big investment. Consider a low flow shower head. Shower’s account for around 20% of indoor water use, and up to 50% of your home’s hot water consumption. With an old shower head you can be using as much as 8 gallons of water each minute in the shower. Low flow shower heads, on the other hand, are capable of providing ample showering water flow while reducing water use to 1.5-2.5 gallons per minute. The water is dispersed into small droplets, increasing velocity while reducing overall water usage.

A simple aerator on your sink faucets are another great way to save water in your home. Old faucets used as much as 7 gallons of water per minute. With a new aerator, which incorporates air into your water flow, that amount of water can be reduced to 2.5 gallons per minute. These simple devices allow you all the water pressure and power you need for dish washing while greatly reducing the actual amount of water you use.

If you’re interested enough to make a bit more of an investment in order to reduce water usage, a low flow toilet installation is a great way to do so. It may cost more than a new shower head, but consider the fact that, with an old toilet, you may be using up to 40% of your indoor water just flushing your toilet. A new, low flow toilet can drop that amount to just over 1.5 gallons per flush. The potential savings on water costs can help to offset the initial investment, and you enjoy the same comfort and convenience as before while making your home more eco-friendly.

The Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. are available to answer any questions you may have about the installation of low flow fixtures in your home. Call us today for more information. We’re glad to share our expertise with you to ensure you make the best decisions for your home water usage.

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Plumber’s Guide: Switching to Low Flow Fixtures

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

An average toilet uses around 20 gallons of water per family member per day. This number can be greatly reduced by switching to a low flow toilet. Similarly, the water usage in your Orlando plumbing can be minimized when you replace any of your old fixtures with new, low flow alternatives.

When low flow toilets were first introduced, people worried a lot about clogging or double flushing. This is much less of a problem with the models on the market today, making low flow toilets and other types of fixtures a great option for just about any home.

Looking for the Most Effective Solution

There is a variety of solutions available to help you make the transition from regular to low flow fixtures smoothly. These include pressure assist systems, gravity fed systems, and single and double flush technologies. However, the best way to evaluate which is the solution for you is to find out which one serves the purpose of clearing the toilet in a single flush the best. There are various tests that are carried out to measure this very efficacy. So make sure you choose a model that has high ratings in this regard.

Choosing between Pull and Push

When it comes to wash-down methods to empty the toilet bowl, there are two options to consider. The siphonic method pulls the waste down from the bowl. The wash-down method, on the other hand, pushes the waste down from above. Since European models are more widely available on the market today, the push down method is more prevalent.

The push-down method is also the one with the lowest chance of clogging. On the other hand, the siphonic method is better at preventing marks from developing on the bowl, so it is up to you to decide what is more important to you when selecting your new toilet.

Costlier Isn’t Always Better

When looking to switch to any type of low flow fixtures, it’s important to remember that costlier isn’t necessarily always better. In other words, paying more for these fixtures doesn’t guarantee better performance. What you must do is to ensure that the new fixtures met the High Efficiency Toilet (HET) standards or the equivalent for the type of fixture you’re interested in. For more information about upgrading your Orlando plumbing, give Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) a call!

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