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Best Toilet Paper For Your Plumbing System


Toilet paper is a topic every household deals with on a regular basis. Mostly families disagree on the brand due to specific likes and dislikes. However, homeowners should also be concerned about what the toilet paper does to the plumbing system. If you have been having issues with the septic system or sewers you will need to consider the information below.

Septic Systems

As a homeowner, you need to be specific about the type of toilet paper used in your household if you have a private septic tank. Consider the following tips:

  • Avoid flushing items such as newspaper, magazine pages, paper towels, tissues and cleaning wipes down the toilet.
  • Choose rapid-dissolving toilet paper.
  • Purchase toilet paper that is made from recycled fibers.
  • Don’t purchase extra-soft toilet paper or those with “softening additives.”
  • Choose one ply toilet paper.

Your family might have to adjust to using one ply toilet paper. However, it is affordable and better for your septic systems. Unfortunately, all those super-soft plush toilet papers are difficult to break down and can cause quite an issue with your septic tank.

A Closer Look at Thick Toilet Paper

  • Eco-Friendly – Some brands of toilet paper offer eco-friendly, thick options made from 100% recycled fibers and materials.
  • Quick Dissolving – Thick toilet paper usually are two or three ply and are capable of dissolving quickly.
  • Less Squares – Thick toilet paper that is two or three ply allow you to use less squares. Since they are thick you don’t need to use too much every time you visit the bathroom.
  • Comfort – Almost everyone will agree two and three ply toilet paper is comfortable to use.

Taking a Closer Look at Thin Toilet Paper

  • Eco-Friendly – Thin toilet paper uses fewer trees to make a roll. For this reason, it is considered eco-friendly.
  • Affordable – Generally most brands of 1 ply toilet paper is less expensive compared to softer options.
  • Good Option for Sensitive Plumbing – Thin toilet paper usually begins dissolving as soon as it has contact with water. The fast dissolving paper is less likely to clog pipes.
  • Comfort – In the past, one ply toilet paper was designed so that you can almost see through product. Manufacturers have been working on improving their 1 ply toilet paper so that it is also soft and provides a level of comfort compared to the past options.

Generally, if you have a septic tank you will need to choose a brand of toilet paper that provides 1 ply options. This will lessen the risk of issues developing with the tank. If you don’t have a private septic tank you have the luxury of choosing any toilet paper you prefer. But keep in mind that some thick brands don’t dissolve quickly and can cause clogs. If you have issues with your septic tank or toilet clogging, contact us immediately for further assistance.


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The Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning


Have you ever heard of professional drain cleaning? Homeowners often wonder if it’s necessary. Professional drain cleaning is a process that a professional plumber does to clean the drains in homes within the United States. Drains can become clogged for many reasons, the most common are hair, cooking oil, food and mineral buildup. These substances are often difficult to remove by simply doing the standard procedure to unclog a drain. Professional drain cleaning removes the items mentioned above and provides the following benefits.

  • You Save Money – Saving money is one topic all homeowners like to hear. It is true that a plumbing service will charge a fee to professionally clean the drain, but it’s going to save you a lot of money in the long run. For example, you might have experienced a clogged drain in your home at some point.

You probably ran out to the local store and purchased liquid cleansers that promise to unclog the drain. But, the first bottle didn’t work. So, you went out and purchased a few more, plus a plunger. Then in the process of unclogging the drain, you most likely damaged your pipes with all of the harsh chemicals in the liquid cleansers. Then you had to pay more money to fix or replace the pipes. All of this surely costs more than getting a professional drain cleaning.

  • Lessens the Risk of Clogged Drains – Clogged drains can become a larger problem if not fixed immediately. Have you ever had a clogged drain that overflowed into the bathroom or kitchen? Did it ruin your floors? Or cause mildew to grow? These are common issues that arise from a clogged drain. A professional drain cleaning will lessen the risk of frequently clogged drains.
  • Prevent Mildew and Bacteria Buildup – A hidden problem that many homeowners don’t think about is that bacteria and mildew grow at a rapid pace. This means if you have a clogged drain for five days and you don’t fix it, bacteria and mildew are most likely growing. This causes odor and exposure to harmful bacteria. A professional drain cleaning will remove all sludge, mildew, and bacteria from the drain.

Clogged drains should be taken care of immediately. As a homeowner, you know that one small problem can cause many larger problems throughout your home. It’s best to fix issues as quickly as possible to prevent an expensive situation later. Take action today and contact me, Chip Mokher 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

Why is the Toilet Running Constantly?  

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of water running constantly. Homeowners often experience this situation while standing in their bathroom and suddenly realizing there is the sound of water flowing. At first, it might not sound like a big deal. But, when you receive your water bill, that small sound of running water suddenly causes you to empty your wallet to pay your bill. The following are a few common reasons toilets run constantly.  

First, you need to carefully remove the toilet tank lid from your toilet and place it gently on a flat surface. Then take a look inside the toilet tank to see if you notice any of the following issues.  

  • Issues with the rubber flap– This issue is often the most noticeable. The chain is attached to the part that controls the water flow from the tank into the bowl. The rubber flap should fit flat at the bottom of the tank. If you notice the rubber flap off balance or damaged, this is the cause of the water constantly flowing. Luckily, this issue is easy to fix by installing a new rubber flap and attaching the chain to it properly. It’s a simple DIY task, but if you prefer not to submerge your arms in the toilet tank water, it’s recommended to contact a plumber for further assistance.  
  • Broken chain – Before you decide to blame the rubber flap for the running water, take a good look at the chain attached to it. Sometimes this chain is so old it gets rusted and often falls apart. Other times it is just a simple tangle in the chain that can be easily fixed within minutes. Careful inspection of the chain will allow you to determine if it’s the cause of the running water.  
  • The plastic balloon – Take a look at the round or oval-shaped plastic balloon inside the toilet tank. Does it have holes? Is it old? There are times when a plastic balloon becomes overused and damaged. If the balloon has a tiny hole it will not do its job properly. A replacement part will be required to fix the situation.  

Once you have carefully inspected the parts in the toilet tank you should be able to determine the cause of the running water. However, if you observe that all the parts are in good shape and working properly there can be a serious issue that requires the assistance of a professional plumber. Give us a call today to set up an appointment. Our friendly professional staff is waiting to help you with your plumbing needs.