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Tips for Checking for Water Leaks in Your Home


One of the last things a homeowner wants is to have water leaks coming from their plumbing system. Sometimes those leaks are easy to find and are right in front of us, but other times they can seem hidden and difficult to locate. Our plumbing professionals have helped many people in the Miami-Dade area to locate and address plumbing leaks. Being able to find water leaks can help save you money, as well as help you avoid emergency situations later on.

Water leaks can be problematic for homeowners, renters, and those with commercial properties alike. Not only can leaks lead to water damage, which can be costly to repair and can even lead to mold and mildew problems, but it can also be a sign that there’ s a bigger problem on the way. The small leak could turn into an emergency situation if left unchecked. It’s a good idea for people to stay on top of any water leaks that maybe in their home.

Here are some tips for checking for water leaks in your home:

  • Make sure all of your faucets are off and that you are not using any water and then go out and take a look at your water meter. If you know you are not using any water in the home, it should reflect that. If it doesn’t, there may be a leak that is causing it to continue to show usage being calculated. You can also monitor it over an hour or two to see if it continues to show usage, even though nothing is being used at the time.
  • Monitor your water bill to see if it is showing more usage than it usually does. If you see this sudden spike and you can’t account for it, then there may be a leak somewhere in the plumbing that you are not aware of.
  • Grab some food coloring and put a couple of drops in the back of the toilet in the tank. Give it 10-15 minutes to sit in there and then take a look in the toilet. If you can see the coloring in the toilet bowl then you know the water is leaking into the bowl.
  • Take a look at your faucets, which is where many leaks take place. Even a slow drip can add up to a lot of water being leaked out over time. Leaky faucets are usually a quick fix for those who have the right tools on hand.
  • A plumber can always help you locate, as well as fix, any leaks in your home. Call a plumber to get assistance if you feel you have a leak that you can’t locate.

Leaks in your plumbing are no fun and nobody wants them, but finding them is crucial. Anytime you suspect a plumbing leak it’s wise to identify and repair it as quickly as possible. We at Mokher Plumbing have been serving the Miami area for over 40 years. We have helped countless people with their plumbing leaks, and we can help you, too.

Contact us to help with all of your plumbing needs!

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Since 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

What Our A+ Better Business Bureau Rating Means for You


If you are looking for a plumber in South Florida you will have many to choose from, but not all of them will provide you with the kind of customer service you deserve. In fact, one way you can determine the reputation of any plumbing company in the Miami-Dade area is to take a look at their Better Business Bureau rating. We’re proud of our A+ rating and what it means for our customers!

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gives us at Mokher Plumbing an A+ rating. While that may sound great, and it is, what exactly does that mean to potential customers who may be reviewing our rating? Here’s what that means:

  • The BBB ratings are an overall assessment of how the organization believes a company will treat its customers. The information is based upon the feedback that they receive from customers who have interacted with the company before. They also take into account any complaints they may have received from customers.
  • To come up with the rating the BBB factors in such areas as the business’s complaint history, type of business, how long they have been in business, how well they honor their commitments, how transparent they are, and how honest they are in advertising.
  • Combining all of this information together, the BBB comes up with a rating, so that potential customers can get third-party trusted information about what type of service they can expect from a business.

What our A+ BBB rating means for those who need expert plumbing services in the Miami-Dade area is that you will get the best service around. We have been providing excellent plumbing services throughout South Florida for over 50 years. We know how to provide great customer service and we are experts when it comes to all things plumbing. We provide all types of plumbing services to both commercial and residential customers in South Florida.

Whether you have a plumbing emergency, are working on a remodel project, or you have an overflow or leak, we are always ready to help you. Our offices provide plumbing servings 24/7 throughout the Miami-Dade area and we are ready to help you with your needs. Our team of professionals will provide you with excellent service and our workmanship is something you can trust.

See why we have earned an A+ reputation with the BBB. Contact us today with your plumbing questions and needs.


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 Help You Avoid Holiday Plumbing Problems

During the holiday season there are many people who have gatherings, parties, dinners, and a variety of get-togethers with friends and families. It’s also a time when many people in South Florida and beyond, will have some plumbing problems. If you find yourself with some clogged up drains after a dinner party you are not alone. But the good news is that there are some things you can do to help avoid the problems in the first place.

Here are some things to keep in mind with the holiday season upon us:

  • People have a lot of dinner parties during the holidays. This means more food, which means more opportunity for something to be put down your drain that shouldn’t there. Keeping this in mind can help you be on the lookout.
  • Avoid putting a lot of food down your drain. There are many things that can clog it, and sinks were not designed to be the place for all of your food waste to go. Know what can go down your drain and into your disposal and what shouldn’t go there, and make sure members of your family know as well.
  • When it comes to protecting your sink pipes some of the things you should avoid putting down your disposal include bones, potato peels, and grease. These things can easily get caught in your disposal and lead to a drain backing up.
  • Remind people that it’s not only okay, but it is ideal, to put food waste in the trash can, unless you are someone who is composting. When in doubt about something going into your disposal it is better to throw it out. That way you won’t risk clogging your sink and having a back up.

With more people visiting your home or business for parties and gatherings you may also experience plumbing issues in the restroom. It’s important that people know now to flush things down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed. That means to also keep an eye on small children who may be visiting, because they sometimes like to throw things in, not realizing it could cause a problem. Address any noticeable toilet issues, such as a rocking toilet, before having guests over, so that it doesn’t become a bigger problem once they are there.

If you find that you have plumbing problems this holiday season give us a call. We have been providing expert plumbing services to the Miami-Dade area for over 50 years. There’s a problem we haven’t seen or that we don’t know how to repair. We are available 24/7 and will help ensure your holiday plans run smoothly!


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