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Can Disposable Wipes Cause Drain Clogs


Disposable wipes were created centuries ago for the purpose of cleaning babies. These wipes are usually disposed of in a trash can. In recent history, many adults began using the wipes on themselves to assure a clean feeling after using the restroom. Some toilet paper companies recognized the need for adult wipes and created their own line geared towards making life easier in the restroom. Unfortunately, many of these adult wipes get flushed down the toilet causing drains to clog.

Clogged Toilets

In the beginning stages of using wipes and flushing them down the toilet, you may not notice a difference in the plumbing. This often gives homeowners false security about flushing the wipes. Then the entire family begins flushing the wipes. After a while, you might notice the toilet getting clogged frequently. But, a quick plunge and all is back to normal is usually how the scenario goes.

The truth is, these beneficial wipes are actually clogging your pipes causing a variety of issues in your plumbing. Not only are you dealing with a constantly clogged toilet but you are causing other damage to your plumbing system that could get quite expensive if you don’t fix it immediately.

DIY Disaster

Homeowners who are familiar with solving minor plumbing issues in the home often feel confident in dealing with a clogged toilet. However, when wipes get too far in the pipes it needs professional attention. If you are a homeowner that keeps snaking your toilet on a regular basis, there is most likely a more serious clog further down the line. It is essential that you seek assistance from a professional plumber.

Trash Cans

Most homeowners decorate their bathrooms that create a serene environment. One of the most common objects left out of bathroom décor is small trash cans. Some homeowners don’t like to see trash in the bathroom. Luckily home décor manufacturers have heard the demand for bathroom trash cans that have lids. This means you can still continue to use your favorite wipes in the bathroom and dispose of them in the covered trash can. You can continue to flush toilet paper.

Many homeowners don’t like the idea of disposing wipes into a trash can due to sanitary reasons. This is understandable, but doing so will keep your plumbing running in good shape and save you money on plumbing repairs. Lining the trash can with a plastic bag and taking out to the trash on a daily basis is recommended. If you are already experiencing plumbing issues due to wipes call us today for further assistance.


Mokher Profile PicSince 1968, Chip Mokher & his team has provided South Florida with quality service with a commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. Our many years of experience has allowed us to serve thousands of homes and businesses in Miami-Dade County. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, please call us at 305-446-8266 or email us at chip@mokherplumbing.com

Tips to Reduce Water Costs in Your Home

Is your water bill high? If you answered yes to this question, there are plenty of things you can do to lower the cost. First, you need to determine if a leak is the cause of the high-water bill. Once you determine that you don’t have a leak, consider the tips below to save money on your bill.

  • Stop running the tap to the desired temperature – Homeowners throughout the United States often run the tap water until it cools down. Doing this several times per day multiplied with how many people are in the house can cause your water bill to rise quickly. You can lower your bill by putting water bottles in the refrigerator, so they are available to drink right away. Or, using ice in tap water to cool it down quickly.
  • Invest in a dishwasher – If your home doesn’t already have a dishwasher or has an outdated model, you should consider investing in a new dishwasher. Most of the current dishwasher models have water saving options that help save you money on your water bill as well as your electric bill. In addition, in most cases, a dishwasher uses less water compared to hand washing.
  • Use the garbage disposal only when needed – The garbage disposal is the most used appliance in the kitchen. You don’t realize how much you use it until it breaks. Then you will feel the loss of this beneficial appliance. Garbage disposals require water to flush through while in use. This means you are using plenty of water just to use your garbage disposal. You don’t have to get rid of the disposal, but you can limit it’s use to only a variety of foods. Keep in mind garbage disposals shouldn’t be used for starchy foods, oils, and other items.
  • Use devices – Technology has definitely made our lives easier. If you are still having trouble saving water and lowering your bill consider installing helpful devices. The most popular and common devices are water heater controllers and shower devices. These helpful items reduce the use of water without making you feel like you are missing it.

Sometimes you and your family become very comfortable using large amounts of water without realizing it. A perfect example is running the water while brushing your teeth. Dentist recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes. If you run the water for that long you are wasting water and increasing your water bill just to stand there and brush your teeth. If you are dedicated to lowering your water bill, contact us today for further assistance.


Mokher Profile PicSince 1968, Chip Mokher & his team has provided South Florida with quality service with a commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. Our many years of experience has allowed us to serve thousands of homes and businesses in Miami-Dade County. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, please call us at 305-446-8266 or email us at chip@mokherplumbing.com

Reasons to Install a Home Water Filtration System


What is a water filtration system? Homeowners might have started hearing about home water filtration systems from their plumbers. It is often recommended by professionals to solve water issues such as odor, taste, sulfur contamination, chlorine contamination, scale buildup, dissolved iron, and more. One of the most common reasons homeowners get a water filtration system installed in their home is because it helps reduce utility costs and helps their appliances and plumbing last longer. Continue reading below to find out if a water filtration system will benefit your home.

  • Clean water – A filtration system provides clean fresh water to your entire home. Every water source in your house including your drinking water and shower/bath water will be clean.
  • Harsh chemicals are removed – Chemicals and chlorine in water are absorbed by your body as you drink and bathe in it. In addition, the odor of the chemicals is released into the air and breathed into your body and bloodstream. A filtration system prevents this from happening.
  • Prevent spots and scum on dishes – As a homeowner, you must have already experienced the moment when you serve a guest a glass of water and it has spots all over it. While this is an embarrassing moment you can avoid it with a filtration system since it removes chlorine from the water that causes spots and soap scum.
  • Save money on drinking water – Many households throughout the United States have high bottled water costs. Even if you get a good deal from a reputable bottled water company, chances are you are paying more than you want. A filtration system provides safe, clean and healthy drinking water for your entire family to enjoy.
  • Clean laundry – Washing your clothes in chlorinated water causes fabric and colors to fade quickly. If your clothes tend to look old after just a few washes, chances are chlorinated water is involved. A water filtration system will help your clothes look new longer and save you money from buying more clothes at a rapid pace.

The reasons a homeowner should consider installing a home water filtration system listed above will surely help you save money, drink healthier water, shower in clean water and provide a healthy environment for your family. If you have decided to install a water filtration system in your home call us for further assistance. This is definitely a job for a professional. Give us a call today!


Mokher Profile PicSince 1968, Chip Mokher & his team has provided South Florida with quality service with a commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. Our many years of experience has allowed us to serve thousands of homes and businesses in Miami-Dade County. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, please call us at 305-446-8266 or email us at chip@mokherplumbing.com