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Top 3 Reasons to Install a Water Filtration System


Water is required for showering, cooking and drinking. It is a necessity for everyday life. In today’s world, many people who drink tap water from their faucet are consuming chlorine-treated water. This water also contains other contaminants, chemicals, and harmful bacteria.

Even if you boil your drinking water, the chemicals still remain, although the bacteria usually get killed. The human body is made up of 70% of water. This means water is essential to human life on a daily basis. If you don’t want to expose yourself and your family to chemically treated water, a filtration system is recommended. The following information is the top the reasons to install a water filtration system in your home.

  1. Safer drinking water – Consuming chemical treated water can cause a strain on the liver and kidneys in some people. A filtration system will allow you and your family to have access to fresh and clean drinking water every time. If you currently drink chemical treated water that flows from your faucets at home, chances are you have to drink twice as much to really feel like your thirst has been quenched. If you are thirsty all the time even though you drink more than 8 glasses of water a day, chances are the chemicals in the water are not easy for your body to tolerate.
  2. Improved shower water – Showering with chemical treated water allows your skin to absorb the chemicals and flush them through your bloodstream. If you or your family members have sensitive skin, chemical treated water can cause irritation and discomfort on a daily basis. It can also be the cause of skin conditions flaring up frequently. A water filtration system produces healthy water that helps keep your skin and body healthy.
  3. Prevent gastrointestinal diseases – Tap water often has microscopic organisms. The chemical treated water found in our homes often attempt to destroy the organisms and bacteria. However, sometimes they still survive and people consume the water which leads to gastrointestinal diseases. If you and your family have experienced frequent digestive problems, chances are the water you consume is contaminated. A filtration system removes the microscopic organisms, bacteria, and chemicals that cause issues.

As you can see from the list above investing in a water filtration system provides healthy water for your household. If you are interested in installing a system in your home, contact us today for further assistance.


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When Should I Replace my Old Plumbing?


Our homes are our prized possessions. We don’t usually want to think that it gets old and needs repairs. Especially pipes that are hidden behind walls and other areas. If you have had your home for a long time you might need to replace old plumbing. The following signs listed below will alert you that it’s time to make some improvements to your plumbing.

  • Discolored water – Have you looked at the color of your tap water lately? You can check the color by pouring tap water directly from the faucet into a clear glass. Take a white sheet of paper and place it behind the glass. If the water in the glass has a tint that is brown or slightly red toned, you have rusty pipes. These hidden rusty pipes can leak or bust at any moment. They are also exposing you and your family to rusty water in the shower and in your drinking water.
  • Smelly water – As a South Florida resident you know there are times the water stinks briefly when there are issues. This is usually around the time when the local news reports advise residents to boil water for safety reasons. If your water has an odor there is a sign of bacteria. If the issue isn’t from your local water supply, the bacteria could be in your pipes. This means you are showering and drinking this water which could lead to illness.
  • Water damage – Do you have a water stain on your ceiling, walls or flooring? Do you smell a bad odor or notice mildew growing in your home? These are all signs of water damage. This is usually a result of leaky pipes. The water has obviously spread and leaked into the walls and flooring of your home. This type of damage requires replacement of old plumbing to solve the issue. It also might require mold removal and damage repair to the surrounding area.
  • How old is your plumbing? – You should have records of when the plumbing was updated. If you don’t know when your plumbing was installed, updated or replaced, you need to find out. One of the best ways to find out the condition of your plumbing is to speak to a professional plumber.

Do you notice any of the signs listed above in your home? If so, you need to seek the advice of a professional. You can get help today by contacting us 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

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.


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