Avoid Calling an Emergency Plumber with These Tips

Monday, July 15th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanWe are all glad emergency plumbers exist, but that doesn’t mean that we want to be regularly calling them. In fact, most of us wish to avoid plumbing emergencies at all costs! Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do at home to avoid these dreaded phone calls.

Your plumbing system is extremely large and intricate, so it is important that you do everything in your power to take care of it. Surely, you want it to work efficiently and effectively for years to come, which is why we have provided a list of tips to avoid plumbing catastrophes. All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more. 

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2 Problems That Lead to Pipe Replacement

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Your plumbing system, be it the most intricate and most important system in your home, was designed to last quite a long time–which is definitely a good thing! However, there are a number of things that can lead to early pipe replacement, and we want to help you avoid them!

Below, we have listed two of the most common reasons why homeowners end up having to replace their pipes early and what you can do about it. That way, you can keep your plumbing in tip-top shape for years to come. Keep reading to find out more.

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Pinhole Leaks are a Big Deal!

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Most plumbing issues can be hard to detect, and unless you’ve got an overflowing toilet, a major pipe burst, or a flooded basement, you might not know that you’ve got a problem until it’s too late. You see, most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, either underneath floors or behind walls. This makes it quite difficult to spot those seemingly harmless issues.

Pinhole leaks are a big deal, and often, they exist in homes for quite some time before they’re discovered. So below, we have outlined why pinhole leaks are a big deal, the consequences of them, and the signs that you’ve got one. So, keep reading to find out more! 

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Benefits of Scheduling Maintenance Service with a Professional Plumber

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

There are huge benefits to getting your home’s plumbing system regularly maintained. The expert plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) have years of experience offering complete plumbing maintenance for all different kinds of plumbing system. Make sure that you take a couple minutes to check out some of the benefits of getting your plumbing system inspected and maintained on a regular basis.

  • Reduced plumbing repair – Perhaps the most important benefit of regular plumbing maintenance is that it could potentially reduce the need for plumbing repair. When you have a professional plumber regularly cleaning and inspecting your system, they will be able to find the small issues that eventually turn into repair. This could allow you to prevent some plumbing problems from ever occurring.
  • Increased efficiency – Your drains should be able to quickly drain the water out of your home. If you start to notice that your drains are slowing down it usually means that there is a clog forming somewhere in your plumbing system. During regular maintenance visits your plumber will look for the beginnings of those clogs and remove them which could help all the drains in your home work better.
  • Extended life – In some cases, clogs in your plumbing system can cause leaks or ruptures in your pipes. Maintaining your pipes and drains can help them last longer.

If you’re interested in scheduling regular maintenance for your home’s plumbing system, just call the Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We will visit your home several times every year and perform a thorough inspection of your home’s plumbing system.

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How Plumbing Repairs Save You Money in Orlando

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Because there are so many types of plumbing repairs which could spring up unexpectedly, there are a number of variables which can affect the cost of fixing the problem.  However, one of the most important things to remember when dealing with a plumbing problem is to hire a licensed plumbing company in Orlando, such as Modern Plumbing Industries. Our skilled plumbers will perform your plumbing repairs in a professional manner and at a reasonable price point, and it is always less expensive when the problem is fixed the first time.

Save Money by Using Common Sense

Much of the time when plumbing problems occur small things over time have compounded to become one big issue which results in the need for plumbing repair.  By making certain that you are taking proper care of your pipes you can prevent plumbing issues altogether or at least keep your plumbing up and running until that next plumbing maintenance check.  Use drain screens to prevent everyday objects, jewelry, hair, and excesses of soaps and toothpaste from going down drain.  Pour hot water down drains to clear out the normal daily soap-scum buildup which occurs.

Save Money with Plumbing Maintenance

Ensuring proper plumbing maintenance is performed will mean fewer emergency plumbing repairs, which means less out of pocket to pay for them.  This includes having a professional plumber such as ours come in annually to perform a full plumbing maintenance inspection to identify and fix small problems that would have only grown and cost you more in plumbing repairs.

Save Money on Taxes

Some plumbing repairs will be tax-deductible at the end of the year especially if it affects how much your home is worth, such as replacing old pipes with copper pipes.  If you have a home office, plumbing repairs in that section should be tax deducted for business expenses.  And also if the plumbing repair is quite major and is energy-related for more energy-efficiency.

Save Money with the Right Plumbing Company in Orlando Florida

Modern Plumbing Industries is a plumbing company in Orlando that provides quality plumbing repair and plumbing system maintenance programs to our valued customers.  Allow our experienced plumbing technicians to perform your plumbing repairs and plumbing maintenance in an efficient and professional manner.  Contact Modern Plumbing Industries for all your Orlando plumbing system needs.

 

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Spring Tips from Modern Plumbing Industries

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Orlando | Plumbers | Modern Plumbing IndustriesCelebrate Earth Day by Conserving Water and Improving your Plumbing System You don’t need to plant a tree to celebrate Earth Day this year. With Earth Day just around the corner, you can find plenty of ways to save water and improve the efficiency of your plumbing system to help lower your carbon footprint. Repairing leaks, installing low-flow faucets or dual-flush toilets, and even lowering the temperature on your hot water heater are all ways you can save water and energy. Don’t forget that routine maintenance for your plumbing is an important part of maintaining optimal efficiency levels.

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Orlando | Water Heater Maintenance | Modern Plumbing IndustriesThe Importance of Water Heater Maintenance Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of regular maintenance for their water heaters. Not only will a well-maintained water heater last longer, but maintaining your water heater will also cut down on your bills. Sediment buildup and clogged pipes can decrease the efficiency of your water heater, even if you have a tankless or hybrid model. Here are some important reasons you should maintain your water heater, no matter what kind you have in your home.

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Plumbing Tip: How to Fix a Slow Drain

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Ever fill up a bathroom or kitchen sink with water in your Sanford home and then wait forever for the water to drain? A clogged drain can take forever to free up and is often the source of frustration and a loss of precious time as you get ready for work or play.

The solutions to fixing a slow drain can be very simple or complex, requiring a little patience or expertise to a major service or repair bill. Let’s hope the solution is the former and not the latter. And here are some suggestions.

If your bathroom sink is draining slowly, remove the stopper and inspect it for any “cling-ons” – namely hair. One of the most common clogs can be hair wrapped around the shaft of the stopper. Remove the hair, replace the stopper, run some hot water and check to see how quickly the water drains down. If that simple fix doesn’t work, dig a little deeper.

Hair can be tangled in the flange or the horizontal rod and clip, further down the pipe. You may need to dig out the hair or debris with a long object like a screwdriver or wire hanger. Don’t bring out the “big guns” like a snake or auger if something simpler will do the trick.

Once the debris is cleared, you may even want to use a small hand plunger to force air down the pipe and remove any other residual debris that may be slowing down the water flow. These steps should clear up the problem. A liquid or granulated drainer cleaner may also break up the clog. Running hot water can do the trick, too.

If these solutions don’t work, a slow drain could be the result of a more serious problem. At that point you may want to use a snake on the problem or call a Sanford plumber to fix it.

If your kitchen sink drains slowly, the problem could be a build-up of food or grease in the pipes. Once again, using a plunger or chemical drain cleaner may solve the problem. But don’t discount the fact that something may be blocking the pipes, like a piece of bone or a child’s small toy (if you have a mischievous toddler). A visual check of the problem might be the simple solution to the slow drain “mystery.”

If you are at your wit’s end and the water drainage continues to be a problem, call Modern Plumbing Industries!

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Plumbing Tip: Value of a Plumbing Maintenance Agreement

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Consider for a moment the cost of fixing a leaky pipe or a burst water main in your Orlando home. Imagine how much money goes down the drain (so to speak) if you don’t have someone on call to come and fix the problem whenever you notice a drippy faucet or see a wet patch on your ceiling. This stuff will add up fast.

That’s why so many plumbers offer extended maintenance agreements to keep your fixtures and pipes on track. In most cases, these maintenance agreements are assigned to specific pieces of equipment such as your water heater, your toilet, your sinks and showers, or your pipes. However, there are many Orlando plumbers who offer full coverage of your home for a set annual fee. Let’s take a closer look at what that would do for you.

Full Annual Coverage

If you pay for a full annual maintenance plan for your home, it would cover yearly checkups of the following:

Now, imagine how many years go between checkups of these things normally. When was the last time you had someone visit your home and check your drains for clogs or inspect your water main for stress and wear? Have you ever had it inspected?

Most homeowners forget about their plumbing for years until it needs a repair or replacement.

For a small investment, you prolong the life of your Orlando plumbing by years and the cost of replacement will be negated by having small repairs completed on an annual basis. Simply having a leak patched or a clog cleared costs much less than the cost to replacing something – all fantastic reasons to consider an annual maintenance plan. For more information about our maintenance plan, give Modern Plumbing Industries a call today!

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