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The Summer Plumbing Maintenance Checklist


Summer is almost here! This is the perfect time of year to check the plumbing in your house. Some homeowners don’t pay attention to the plumbing until something goes wrong. You can prevent a lot of issues from arising and ruining your summer vacation by following the plumbing maintenance checklist below.

  • Protect the Drains with Filters – Common items that back up your tubs and sinks are hair, soap buildup and other debris. Place a removable filter in each drain located in your house. You can purchase these affordable drain screens online or at your local home repair store. Clean them once per week or more to assure they work properly. Following this tip will help prevent your pipes from getting clogged and leading to expensive repairs.
  • Inspect Faucets for Leaks – A drippy faucet might seem like it’s just a nuisance. But it’s much more than that! It can become expensive and hike your water bill up to numbers you never want to see on your bill again. Leaky faucets are generally easy and quick to fix. You can repair it yourself as a DIY project or you can contact a plumber for assistance. The most important thing is to make sure you stop the faucet from leaking immediately.
  • Check for Leaky Toilets – Does your toilet run constantly. This is a sign of an expensive leak. Usually this type of leak is easy to fix with a few parts from the hardware store. You can even purchase the parts online and have them shipped to your home. If you aren’t familiar with DIY plumbing projects you should contact a plumber immediately. This type of leak can waste gallons of water and cause your water bill to rise rapidly.
  • Pool Maintenance – Homeowners that have a pool should inspect the equipment and look for leaks. Any sign of dripping or leaking water needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
  • Clean the Shower Heads – This task is most likely part of your cleaning routine already. But, if you have been neglecting your shower heads, it’s time to get started. You will be surprised to learn that mineral deposits can clog shower heads and lead to low water pressure. An easy cleaning tip involves removing the shower head and soak it in a bucket of white vinegar for several hours, preferably while you are at work or sleeping.

Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for vacations. The last thing you want to do is cut your vacation short to rush home and take care of an emergency plumbing issue. Get your home ready today by following the suggestions above. If you need assistance with any plumbing issues contact a plumber today for an appointment.


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

 

 

Top 3 Benefits of a Walk-In Shower


Adults and children slip and fall in the bathtub every day. This danger has caused sales for walk-in showers to increase rapidly over the years. In the past walk-in showers were considered only for the elderly who had difficulty entering a porcelain tub. But, in today’s world, the convenience, luxury and safety of a walk-in shower are making it a must-have in homes across America. The benefits listed below will help you decide if a walk-in shower is best suited for you and your family.

  1. Safety

Those who have mobility issues such as seniors and young children will benefit from a walk-in shower. An important feature is the added security and peace of mind it provides. Some walk-in shower models have added accessories like grab bars to further assist the user. If anyone in your home has difficulty lifting their legs to enter and exit the tub will benefit from a walk-in shower.

  1. Affordability

The fear of high costs deters homeowners from getting a walk-in shower. Most homeowners are pleasantly surprised to learn the cost is affordable. There are a variety of styles and features to choose from. You can easily afford a walk-in shower by choosing a model that fits into your budget.

  1. Luxury

Homeowners that are looking to upgrade their bathroom often choose walk-in showers. Models often include luxurious features such as molded seats, hydrotherapy, and chromotherapy. A model with these types of features can turn a simple shower into a spa experience.

One of the hidden benefits of walk-in showers is the fact that it provides independence to those that would need a caregiver to help them. Some people feel embarrassed to need assistance and shower in front of caregivers or family members. Senior citizens especially feel a lack of independence when they can’t do a simple task to care for themselves. Walk-in showers give the user their independence back.

Busy parents that have more than one child also experience an improvement after installing a walk-in shower. Young children that are too old for a bath enjoy taking showers on their own. They also enjoy their independence similar to seniors. Plus, parents free up some time in their schedule by not having to keep a watchful eye on the kids during “bath time.”

Now that you know the top three benefits of a walk-in shower, you have most likely made your decision. If you are ready to install a walk-in shower in your home, contact us 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

 

 

 

Crash Course in Plumbing for First Time Homeowners


Congratulations on becoming a new homeowner. This is one of the most exciting moments in your life. Surely you are focusing on decorating your house and making it feel welcoming and beautiful. But, have you thought about the plumbing? This is one topic most homeowners don’t think about until a plumbing emergency arises. There are a few basic things you need to know about your plumbing.

Cut-Off Valves

The main culprits that cause leaking and damage are the water heater, toilet, and sinks in your home. It is important to learn where the cut-off valves are located so you can act fast during an emergency.

Since the toilet has more potential to leak make sure you locate the cut-off water valve as soon as you can. It will just take a few minutes to visit the bathrooms in your home and look behind the toilet towards the floor. Cut-off valves are generally located on the left or right side behind the toilet. Practice turning the water valve on and off to make sure it works properly. If you have an older home, chances are the water valve might have rust. Use a protective glove and carefully turn the valve until it easily moves. If it is stuck try using WD-40 to loosen the valve. If it remains stuck and won’t budge, you will need to contact a professional plumber for assistance.

Sinks tend to leak on occasion. Locate the cut-off valve under the sink and practice turning it on and off as mentioned above.

Water heaters are an essential part of your home. They provide you and your family with hot water for showers, laundry, and dishes. Hot water heaters tend to rust as they age which leads to leaking. It’s important to locate the cut-off valve. Carefully look at your water heater and read the top of the valve handle to assure it is the cut-off valve. Water valves are located in different places so make sure you find the right one before attempting to turn it off.

Every home contains a main water valve. It is essential that you locate this in your house. It is an excellent way to stop the flow of water into your house, especially when pipes break. The main water valve is often hidden but you can locate it by contacting a plumber for further assistance.

Learning where the cut-off valves are located in your house will help you stop the flow of water that can leak into your home and cause mold and other damage to your property. You will be surprised how much damage a small water leak can do to your home. If you need help locating water cut-off valves in your home call us 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