Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Repiping’

How Do Professional Plumbers Do Whole-House Repiping?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Homes built before 1970 often have pipes made of outdated material, such as galvanized steel. These types of pipes tend to corrode after 40 years of service. If you’ve already started to notice an increase in leak problems and the need for frequent plumbing repairs, then it’s time to stop fixing the symptoms and fix the cause: call our plumbers to schedule whole-house repiping. We’ll replace your old pipes with copper, PEX, and CPVC pipes that will give you a better overall plumbing system.

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What Materials Are Best for Repiping My Home?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Repiping is one of largest plumbing jobs that a home might need—but also one of the most important. For the plumbing systems of older houses, the pipes may be made of galvanized steel, or even iron. Although these are tough, durable metals, they are both prone to corrosion over time. Galvanized steel was once the workhorse of the plumbing world for decades, but other materials have superseded it. If your home still has steel pipes, you should have them replaced before the inevitable corrosion sets in!

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Galvanized Steel, Copper, PEX, and CPVC: Pipe Materials and Repiping

Monday, January 20th, 2014

In the long history of plumbing, many different types of pipe material have been used to channel water and sewage. (The very earliest “piping” was actually grooved wood.) Depending on the age of your home, you might have metal pipes from steel or copper, or perhaps specialized plastic—and chances are high you may not know exactly which type you have, and whether it needs replacement.

To help you understand the plumbing in your home and if it’s time for repiping, we’ll go over four common types of pipe material. If you want more help with your plumbing in Apopka, FL, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. We offer pipe replacement and whole-house repiping services and will find the right material for your home.

Galvanized steel

This is the old standby of the plumbing world… and it’s also outdated. Galvanized steel was used in home plumbing for many decades because of its strength. However, steel suffers from the problems of inflexibility, making it susceptible to breaking when up against too much force, and eventual corrosion, which leads to leaks and contamination of the water supply. If your house is old enough to have galvanized steel pipes, you should give serious consideration to a whole-house repiping. It’s possible that your plumbing no longer lives up to local codes with steel pipes.


Copper took over from steel and became immensely popular in homes. Copper isn’t as strong a material as steel, but it has many advantages that make up for it. It’s lightweight and flexible, and it resists corrosion, making it longer-lived in general than steel.


Plastic piping is now very popular, and one of the most common types is cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX. It has become the principle alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is a top choice to replace copper pipes that carry drinking water. PEX costs less than copper, does not corrode or develop pinhole leaks, and has an expected lifetime of 50 years.


Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is frequently used as piping for hot and cold water. The advantages it has over standard PVC piping is an increased resistance to heat.

Consult with a professional plumber about your options and their specific benefits. At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc., we offer full service replacement and repiping for your plumbing in Apopka, FL. We’ll help you choose the most cost-effective plumbing for your home.

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The History of Plumbing

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Did you know that plumbing systems date back thousands of years? The  pipes, drains and devices that compromised plumbing systems in ancient societies stemmed from the same needs to drainage and potable water that our modern systems address. Even more important than personal comfort plumbing systems had greatly helped to prevent and control disease and contamination. Lead, clay, stone and even wood were used in ancient plumbing systems to transport water and waste. Today the majority of pipes are made out of plastic, brass and copper.

Plumbing Systems | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.Today’s plumbing systems are regulated by  codes and standards to protect you and your home. While some issues may seem minor such as leaky fixtures and clogged drains, if your plumbing is not properly installed you risk expensive water damage to your home. In some cases plumbing that isn’t up to code can cause structural damage to your home. You also risk the health of you and your family. Cross-connection can result in contaminated water entering your household water supply. A licensed and experienced plumber such as Modern Plumbing Industries Inc. (MPI) should be called for all of your plumbing needs. Without proper, efficiently running plumbing your home can suffer long lasting damage. Be sure to call MPI for all of your plumbing maintenance needs in the Orlando, FL area.

Do you suspect your home is suffering from aging or damaged pipes? Save $200 on a whole-house repiping. Call MPI today to find out more about upgrading your plumbing system.

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