Protect Your Plumbing This Holiday Season!

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

protection-maintenance-repairAhh! The Holidays are nearly here! We’ve only got 23 days until Christmas, 20 days until Hanukkah, and 24 days until Kwanzaa! Before you know it, you’ll be gathering around the table with friends and family, opening lots of presents, and of course, regifting some of those presents.

Of course, all this excitement can take quite a toll on your plumbing system, so it is important that you do everything you can to protect it. Luckily for you, we have given you some tips down below on how to do this. All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more (and as always, remember to call our team when you need a Sanford, FL plumber!

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Run Out of Hot Water? This Could Be Why!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

shower-with-cold-waterThere is really nothing quite worse than stepping into a cold shower on a chilly winter morning… See, your hot water heater is incredibly important to your comfort, and when something goes wrong with it, you are bound to notice!

There are a number of reasons why your water heater might not be working as it should, and below, we have listed a number of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team when you need an expert Sanford, FL plumber!)

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Is It Time for Repiping?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

pipe-with-serious-leakAt some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing or repairing just one section of the piping isn’t going to be an effective means of solving the problem. Of course, we understand that this can seem pretty scary, which is why we are here to help!

Whole-house repiping is perhaps the safest and most efficient way to protect your home from leaks and water damage when your plumbing has aged past the point of repairs, yet we find that many homeowners don’t really know when their home qualifies for these services.

That is why we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that suggest it might be time for whole-house repiping services. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call us when you need a Sanford, FL plumber!)

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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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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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Stop! Don’t Throw That Down The Garbage Disposal!

Monday, February 11th, 2019

kitchen-sinkBefore you throw that banana peel down the garbage disposal, stop and read our blog! Although it is super convenient and easy to use, your garbage disposal was not designed to chew up all your uneaten scraps. In fact, there are many items that homeowners throw down their garbage disposals willy nilly — items that definitely don’t belong there.

So, this week we thought we would provide homeowners with a guide about what can and cannot go down their garbage disposals. In doing so, we are hoping to prevent some common plumbing issues. Your Sanford, FL plumber can also provide you with some great tips!  Keep reading below to find out more!  

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Is It Necessary to Have Plumbers to Detect Leaks?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Plumbing-LeakLeaks in the plumbing can range from a nuisance to an emergency. But they have one thing in common: they can’t simply be left alone. A leak doesn’t fix itself, and even the smallest pinhole leak not only wastes water, it creates building damage and allows for mold and mildew to build up.

But do you really need a professional plumber to detect leaks in your house? If you think of each leak as a massive, catastrophic one that’s sending water directly into your home, it sounds a bit silly that you’d need a professional to say, “Hey, there’s a leak there!”

However, even with leaks you can immediately see, it’s necessary to get a plumber to track down the specific place to fix it and to see if there are other leaks. And, in the case of the majority of leaks you can’t see, you’ll absolutely need a plumber.

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What Are Drain and Plumbing Vents?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

bubbling-drain

If you see this, you may have clogged drain vents.

What do you think of when you hear about the vents in a home? You probably think of the air vents in the rooms, or possibly the venting for gas-burning appliances that moves toxic combustion products safely away from the house. Those are crucial vents.

But your plumbing also has vents, and they’re just as crucial for the proper working of your plumbing system and the hygiene of your home. People often don’t know much about these plumbing vents, so we’re going to give you a short overview of them and also look at some potential drain and plumbing vent problems. If you run into any plumbing troubles, make sure you call a professional plumber in Sanford, FL to help out. Vent troubles can’t be fixed with DIY attempts.

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What to Consider before Water Heater Installation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

When it’s time for a new water heater it can be a bit stressful, especially if your older unit has broken down. Without any hot water, you may be tempted to let any technician into your home to remove the older unit and find a suitable replacement. But be aware: the water heater you purchase now may break down too soon or raise your bills significantly if you don’t have the right type of system for your home—and the right company for the job.

The Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) team will invest time in measuring your home, discussing your needs, and helping you to find the water heater that is best for everyone involved. Schedule water heater installation in Sanford, FL with one of our plumbers if you want friendly service from a name you can trust.

Things to keep in mind

Before you schedule water heater installation, there are a few things that you should know about water heaters.

  • An oversized or undersized system can be problematic. Make sure the technician is informed of your family’s hot water usage habit. A water heater that is too small may not get the job done, and a unit that is too big will use up a lot of energy over the years.
  • Affordable systems may actually cost you over time. Many homeowners feel that it’s important to save money initially when selecting a new water heater. However, inexpensive units are not usually as energy efficient as some of their competitors, and you’ll end up paying more in your monthly energy or utility bills. Select an ENERGY STAR rated water heater for optimal efficiency.
  • A tankless unit may be right for you. You may have heard that tankless water heaters use up less energy, as these heat up water instantly rather than storing hot water for later use. A tankless water heater is not right for every home, but it could be just what your family needs.
  • You can also install a hybrid heat pump water heater. You can also choose a hybrid heat pump water heater, one of the most efficient units out there because of its ability to move heat from place to place rather than generate it.

Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to further discuss your options for our professional water heater installation service in Sanford, FL with one of our trained professionals today.

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Will a Leaky Pipe Always Require Replacement?

Monday, February 16th, 2015

There are lots of items that fall under the guise of “home remedies” to fix leaking pipes. Some of these so-called fixes are sprays that turn into rubber while others are just the old standby: duct tape. Unfortunately, none of these home-grown remedies every really repairs anything and can actually contribute to more problems down the road. So to answer the question, “does a leak pipe always require replacement?” our answer is “yes”. To help you understand why pipe replacement in Sanford is important, we’d like to share some leak facts from the EPA WaterSense initiative for your consideration.

Water Leak Facts

It can be amazing how much a little drip there or a drop here can cost you, but these statistics don’t lie:

  • Household leaks average a loss of 10,000 gallons of water per year – if you pay for your water, you are paying for a whole lot of water that isn’t getting used.
  • Most, if not all, leaks can be eliminated when the problem plumbing sections are replaced correctly by professionals.
  • The most common leaks are: toilet bowl flappers, leaking valves and dripping faucets, all of which can be easily repaired by an expert.
  • A faucet that drips a droplet of water every second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water annually.
  • 10% of homes have an average loss of water of 90 gallons per day due to small leaks.
  • Replacing an old and/or inefficient toilet with a low-flow toilet can save you up to 13,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Have in-ground watering? A leak the size of a dime can waste over 6,000 gallons of water per month.

As you can see, even the smallest of leaks can cost you a significant amount of water, which translates into dollars with your monthly water bill. Additionally, these statistics do not take into consideration any water damage that can easily occur from the leaking water. The bottom line: if you have a leaky pipe, don’t spray it or tape it; instead, call an expert from Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. and schedule an appointment for pipe replacement service for your Sanford home.

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