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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.


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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

 

 

 

Is the Water Polluted in Your Home?


The United States adheres to strict regulations when it comes to the water that comes out of the faucet in our homes. However, there are times water can become contaminated. This is the moment when the local news issues a boil water alert in certain areas. Boiling water helps kill bacteria that can be harmful to our health. If you aren’t sure if your water is contaminated, consider the following causes.

The Location of Your Home

Where is your home located? Are there work industries or construction located nearby? A common cause of water pollution is contamination due to construction errors and materials. If your water appears cloudy, discolored or has a strong taste, it could be contaminated.

Swimming Pool Maintenance

South Florida residents often install a swimming pool in their backyard for a variety of reasons. One of them is to cool off in the hot humid weather. Swimming pool water needs to be balanced and treated with chemicals to maintain a healthy swimming environment. If not properly treated your family can be exposed to algae and harmful bacteria. Some bacteria are dangerous, especially if it enters an open cut on the skin.

Indoor Water Pollution

Rusty pipes can easily contaminate your water as it flushes through the pipes. You can be drinking rusty water and tiny particles as well as bathe in them without realizing it. If your water appears to have an orange tint to it or have a strong taste, chances are the pipes are rusted and exposing your family to contamination.

Well Water

If you have access to well water, it probably saves you plenty of money. However, well water is not tested or held to US standards and regulations. It is your responsibility to test your well water on a regular basis to assure you are consuming and using healthy water. There are test kits available that will help you maintain access to healthy water from your well.

Drainage Systems

Do you wash your car in the front yard? Some car wash detergents contain toxic chemicals that can harm your health. As you wash the soap off your car the water flows into the drain that leads directly to local waterways or the ocean. In addition, weed killers and fertilizers drain into the same areas when it rains, or the sprinklers are used. You can do your part by using organic or non-toxic detergents and lawn care.

If you think your water is contaminated, 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