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Spring Plumbing Tips


South Florida has sunshine and warm weather almost all year long. It’s difficult to tell when the seasons change in our area of the world. March generally marks that Spring is on its way and it’s time to get prepared. The rest of the country might be dusting the snow off their car, but we are already experiencing warm temperatures that allow us to swim in our pools and start our gardening routine. The following tips will help you get prepared and possibly save some money too.

  • Check for leaks – Inspect your faucets, showerheads, and pipes under the sinks. Do your faucets or showerheads drip? Do you see water under your sink? Do you smell a bad odor under the sink? If you answered yes to any of these questions you have a water leak. It’s essential that you get it repaired immediately to avoid any further issues. Remember a small water leak can get bigger quickly causing costly damage to your home.
  • Check the toilets – Do you hear your toilet constantly running? You might think it’s no big deal as long as it’s not overflowing but you actually have a water leak. This type of water leak can cause your water bill to skyrocket. You can easily test your toilet to confirm there is a leak. Place a few drops of food coloring into the tank and wait up to 30 minutes. Do not use the toilet during this time. Then, check to see if you notice the food coloring in the toilet bowl area. If you see color in the bowl, you definitely have a leak that needs to be fixed.
  • Install drain strainers – Drain strainers are affordable little devices that cover the drain. They catch hair and other types of things that clog your pipes. They are easy to install and empty. These small little save you lots of money.
  • Prepare your pool – South Florida residents who have pools at their homes often have outdoor showers for convenience. These outdoor showers need to be taken care of by a professional. They can leak and cause mold and bacteria to build up. Also, the pool itself needs to have superior plumbing in order to work properly and provide clean water for swimming.

Spring is just around the corner! Make sure you are prepared by doing the tips listed above. These helpful money-saving tips will help keep you stay on budget. If you are having issues with the plumbing in your home, contact us today for further assistance.


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Plumbing Benefits of a Bathroom Remodel


You did it! You decided to remodel your bathroom. Homeowner’s often struggling with the decision to invest money in a bathroom remodel, but most realize it will benefit their family as well as their property value. Homeowners often focus on the design, color theme, and new fixtures, but they avoid making improvements to the plumbing. Chances are the remodel job is going to open a few walls and expose plumbing during construction. You should take this chance to contact a plumber to see if any repairs or replacements are necessary. The following are benefits of a bathroom remodel.

  • New pipes – Rusted pipes are often discovered during a bathroom renovation. Replacing the old pipes with new ones prevents leaks and water damage.
  • Clean water – Rusted pipes often cause water to have an orange tint and expose you to tiny rust particles. You can be showering and be brushing your teeth with rust contaminated water and not realize it.
  • Mold and bacteria removal – Sometimes water leaks can go undetected and cause damage to your home. In addition to water damage, mold and bacteria can grow behind the wall where you can’t see it, but it could still affect your air quality and health. Removal of mold and bacteria is essential to creating a healthy environment.
  • Discover other issues – A bathroom remodel might be the first time your plumbing has been exposed since you purchased your home. Allowing a plumber to inspect the pipes and alert you of any future issues that could arise can save you money.
  • Protects your investment – There possibly can be serious plumbing issues going on behind the scenes that you aren’t aware of. These issues can cause serious damage to your property such as damaged walls, ceilings, floors, baseboards and more. Fixing any issues before they arise can protect your investment and property value.

Fixing the plumbing during a remodel can lead to fresh water, money in your pocket and a safe environment. Imagine if you do the remodel without improving the plumbing and later find out your new tile needs to be removed for plumbing repairs. This will surely be an added expense and your beautiful renovation will be changed.

Always think ahead when it comes to plumbing. If you are remodeling your bathroom make sure you have a licensed plumber inspect it for any issues. 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

How to Remove Bad Odor from the Bathroom


Odor in the bathroom is one of the most common complaints from homeowners. Most of the time a few sprays of air freshener solves the issue, but other times it is something a bit more serious. If you are consumed with odor every time you walk into your bathroom there is something you can do about it. Consider the following tips to remove bad odor from your bathroom for good.

  • Clean the bathroom – First you want to, begin by cleaning the bathroom, make sure get to every inch.
  • Inspect the bathroom – After cleaning the bathroom inspect it for mold, discoloration and any other issues that you discovered when cleaning. Check the shower head, faucets, and toilet for leaks. Also, check the walls for water stains and discoloration that can be hiding odor causing mold.
  • Close the toilet seat lid – Closing the toilet seat lid isn’t just a well-mannered thing to do. Toilets flush quickly and with a force which can thrust bacteria into the air and all over the bathroom rugs, walls, sink, toothbrushes and all other surfaces. Close the toilet lid after every use and tell everyone in your household to do the same. Keep in mind that you stand in front of the toilet to flush it, so the bacteria and germs are being thrust onto your face, skin, body, and clothing.
  • Remove mold – Mold hides in the cracks of tiles everywhere in the bathroom. If you notice any mold you need to re-caulk the bathroom tiles in that area. Mold produces a variety of health issues and is known for producing non-stop odor in the bathroom.
  • Install ventilation – If your bathroom isn’t able to ventilate the steam from showers sits in the small space producing mold. If your bathroom has a window you can open it while taking a shower to help the steam escape. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window install an exhaust fan.

Odors in the bathroom can be annoying and easy to blame on people in the household. But, odors can also come from issues such as water leaks and dangerous mold. It’s important to determine the cause of the odor and take care of it immediately. Plumbing issues like leaks can start out small and lead to larger leaks causing damage and mold to spread to your flooring and walls.

If you are having difficulty determining the cause of odor in your bathroom, 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