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When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?


Your house has been your family’s home for decades. The hidden plumbing can be begging for replacement and you don’t even know it yet. It’s difficult to determine the condition of the plumbing since you don’t exactly see it. However, your dependence on your plumbing working properly is high. It is responsible for bringing water into and out of your house for showers, washing hands, dishes, clothes and more.

While your house might be in great condition, the truth is, pipes don’t last forever. Gradually, pipes rust, corrode and decays causing leaks and other types of water damage throughout the house if gone undetected.

Look for Signs of Trouble

If you notice any of the following issues in your home, it’s time to consider the age and condition of your plumbing.

  • Wet spots on the carpet
  • Water damage on ceilings
  • Water damage on walls
  • Water damage on wooden floors
  • Water stains on floor tiles
  • Mold growth in unusual areas of the house
  • Strong odors due to mold growth or leaks around the house
  • Orange tinted water due to rusty pipes

Opportunities for Replacement

If you have plans to renovate your home, replacing plumbing in that area of the home is recommended. It also gives a plumber the opportunity to expose areas of the plumbing that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. It’s essential to consult with a plumber during any renovation process that involves plumbing or gives you access to pipes that are hidden behind walls or under flooring.

Professional Checkup

Hiring a plumber to inspect the condition of the plumbing in your home is an excellent way to prevent leaks and other damage that can lead to expensive repair. Plumbers are capable of pinpointing issues and determining further issues that can arise in the future. They can also give you a time frame that you should get the repairs completed by.

Don’t Procrastinate

Replacing old plumbing should be on your priority list if your home is more than 10 years old and a plumber recommends replacement. Take into consideration the time frame allowed for the repairs to be complete. While you might find it expensive to replace, it will be more expensive if you procrastinate. This means a leak can turn into damage to the walls, ceilings, flooring and surrounding areas that will also need to be fixed.

Are you ready to replace the old plumbing in your house? Or, do you need an estimate? Contact us today for further assistance.


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How to Recover from Water Damage to Your Home


NO! Your home was damaged by water! Now, what do you do? This dilemma affects homeowners located throughout South Florida on a regular basis. There are various reasons that caused your home to be flooded. One of the most common reasons is a break or large leak in the plumbing. If your house has been flooded the following steps will help guide you to recovery.

Turn off the power

The first thing you need to do is cut off the power to the house. You can do this by contacting your electric company or you can turn all of the breaker switches to the off position. If you choose to turn off the breaker switches you can’t be standing in water because it can lead to electric shock. If you are unable to reach them safely you need to contact the electric company for further assistance.

Assess the damage

Use your cell phone to take pictures and videos of the damage done to the house. This includes how high the water has risen in the house and the damage it caused to the structure, windows, walls and other areas of the house as well as furniture and belongings. You will need to forward this information to your homeowner’s insurance company.

Locate your valuable possessions

Pictures, jewelry and other valuable possessions that you can easily get to can be removed from the house for safekeeping. Renting a storage unit during this process will help keep your prized and sentimental possessions safe.

Remove standing water

Use rain boots to protect your feet while removing standing water from your home. Open all the doors leading outdoors to the house and sweep the water outdoors to the best of your ability. Some companies offer water removal and use hoses to remove water from homes.

Clean up debris

Observe the house now that the water is mostly gone. Pick up and remove any debris that can harm you or your family, such as screws and other sharp debris. Also, remove any damaged furniture, clothing and belongings from the home that can no longer be used due to water damage.

Remove the mold

Where there’s water, there’s the possibility of mold. Inspect your entire house to see if mold has grown in any area. It needs to be removed quickly by you or a professional depending on the severity of the growth.

Did you experience a flooded house due to plumbing issues? If so, contact us today for further assistance.


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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.


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