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Plumbing Fixes for Florida Pipe Lawsuits


Florida home or commercial property owners with properties built before 1975, most likely own property that contains a cast iron plumbing system that has failed or is nearing failure.

Cast iron pipes corrode and deteriorate over time. Mokher Plumbing has the experience to inspect and give you accurate estimates of the damage that needs repair or replacement. Many Florida home and property owners have contacted their insurance company about replacing old piping or repairing damage from broken pipes, only to have the claim denied or underpaid. As a result, lawsuits have been filed. Estimates from professional plumbers are needed so that the property owners can receive compensation.

Pipe deterioration can lead to water damage, water back-ups in the house, clogged or slow drains, leaking sewage, pest infestation. This poses possible health risks to building occupants. Check for these signs that your plumbing system has problems:

  • Drain or toilet backups
  • Slow drains
  • Foul smells (such as a “rotten egg” smell)
  • Roach or rodent infestation
  • Leaks and water damage
  • Gurgling sounds from drains or toilets
  • Water around the floor drain in the basement
  • Raw sewage back up from drains
  • Floor tiles that are broken, cracked, raised or loose
  • Water-stained or discolored carpets or floor tile and grout

Not So Normal Wear and Tear

An estimated 76 million American homes have failed cast iron pipes that need replacement. In Florida, 2.4 million homes have this serious plumbing problem.

Wear and tear is normal in residential pipe systems. Cast iron waste pipes last between 50 and 100 years. However, with defective pipes, cast iron pipes will have to be replaced long before their lifetime is up. Deterioration of cast iron pipes is normal after just 25 years, so homeowners should conduct routine inspections. Mokher Plumbing can do an inspection of your home and advise you of the condition of your pipes.

One of the consequences of plumbing problems is that it can greatly lower a property’s market value. It can also lead to extensive water damages and pollute local aquifers. Many houses built prior to 1975 contain cast iron pipes that are approaching the end of their lifespan.

Protect your property and get an accurate estimate of the cost of damages by getting an estimate from an experienced plumber at Mokher Plumbing. Our plumbers can give you recommendations for services upon inspection of your home. Contact me personally, Chip Mokher at Mokher Plumbing today to get a quote at 305-446-8266


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

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.


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

 

 

 

 

Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Water Bill


Start your New Year off right by saving money on your water bill. We have come up with easy things you can do to save. Implementing these tips into your life is the perfect timing. A report that was released by the American Water Works Association, infrastructure improvements and upgrades to the drinking system in the United States will cost about $1 trillion by the year 2035. Chances are consumers will see this cost hike up their water bills. It’s best to start saving on your bill now with the tips listed below.

  • Take shorter showers – Ask everyone in your household to reduce their shower time by four minutes. This has the potential to save about 4,000 gallons of water per year. Which can save you $100 or more, depending on how many people you have living in your house.
  • Shut the water off when brushing your teeth – Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes per session. If you let the water run while doing this you are wasting gallons of water. It might not seem like it but if you put a bucket under your running faucet you will see how much money you are washing down the drain.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead – You can reduce the amount of water you use by 50% by using a low-flow showerhead. This combined with shortening showers by four minutes will lower your bill.
  • Fill the dishwasher and washing machine before using – Washing a few dishes and running a full cycle can waste water and hike your bill up. Always fill the dishwasher and washing machine before starting.
  • Avoid hand-washing dishes – Hand washing dishes might seem like a way to save water, but it actually uses more water than the dishwasher. If you live alone and only have a few dishes, pre-soak the dishes in a bit of water first, then use a faucet attachment that only uses water when you are rinsing the dishes.

If you are tired of seeing your water bill go up, try the helpful tips shown above. If you are able to use all of them your savings per year will be substantial. If you try all of these tips and your water bill is climbing higher every time you could have a hidden leak, you need to contact a plumber 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