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How to Extend the Lifetime of Your Plumbing System 

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Homeowners usually don’t think about the plumbing in their home until disaster strikes. A broken water heater, clogged drains, running toilet or flooded house are the most common plumbing issues reported by homeowners. It’s essential to take care of the plumbing in your home to ensure it has a long lifetime and requires minimal maintenance and repairs. There are a few things you can do to extend the lifetime of your plumbing system.  

  • Check for leaks – Water leaks are the number one cause of increases in your water bill. Unfortunately, leaks can go undetected for long periods of time because they are quite small and leak slowly. An excellent example of a small leak is a drip coming from a faucet. If you were to put a bucket under a leaky faucet to collect the water you would be surprised how many gallons of water is wasted in a 24 hour period. Once you find a leak get it fixed immediately. Sometimes it’s as easy as replacing a part and other times it could be a serious issue.  
  • Check for running water – The toilet is usually the culprit of running water. If you notice your toilet constantly runs there is an issue with the internal part of the toilet tank. You can inspect the issue further by carefully removing the toilet tank lid and placing it on a flat surface. Take a look in the tank to observe if you see any rusted, broken or malfunctioning parts. Fixing the issue immediately will save you money on your water bill and help extend the lifetime of the other working parts in the tank.  
  • Invest in a plunger– Clogged drains are a common issue in households across the United States. Most of the time a quick plunge will remove the clog, and all is well. Other times a serious issue could be to blame which requires a professional plumber.  
  • Prevent clogs – You can help prevent clogs by avoiding putting starchy, greasy or large object down the garbage disposal. You can also invest in drain catchers that easily collect hair preventing it from going down the drain.  

Sometimes even when you try your best to prevent clogs, check for leaks, running water and more, there are still issues with your plumbing. Always consult with a professional for further assistance. If you need help with the plumbing in your home contact us today for an appointment.   

Tips to Reduce Water Costs in Your Home


Is your water bill high? If you answered yes to this question, there are plenty of things you can do to lower the cost. First, you need to determine if a leak is the cause of the high-water bill. Once you determine that you don’t have a leak, consider the tips below to save money on your bill.

  • Stop running the tap to the desired temperature – Homeowners throughout the United States often run the tap water until it cools down. Doing this several times per day multiplied with how many people are in the house can cause your water bill to rise quickly. You can lower your bill by putting water bottles in the refrigerator, so they are available to drink right away. Or, using ice in tap water to cool it down quickly.
  • Invest in a dishwasher – If your home doesn’t already have a dishwasher or has an outdated model, you should consider investing in a new dishwasher. Most of the current dishwasher models have water saving options that help save you money on your water bill as well as your electric bill. In addition, in most cases, a dishwasher uses less water compared to hand washing.
  • Use the garbage disposal only when needed – The garbage disposal is the most used appliance in the kitchen. You don’t realize how much you use it until it breaks. Then you will feel the loss of this beneficial appliance. Garbage disposals require water to flush through while in use. This means you are using plenty of water just to use your garbage disposal. You don’t have to get rid of the disposal, but you can limit it’s use to only a variety of foods. Keep in mind garbage disposals shouldn’t be used for starchy foods, oils, and other items.
  • Use devices – Technology has definitely made our lives easier. If you are still having trouble saving water and lowering your bill consider installing helpful devices. The most popular and common devices are water heater controllers and shower devices. These helpful items reduce the use of water without making you feel like you are missing it.

Sometimes you and your family become very comfortable using large amounts of water without realizing it. A perfect example is running the water while brushing your teeth. Dentist recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes. If you run the water for that long you are wasting water and increasing your water bill just to stand there and brush your teeth. If you are dedicated to lowering your water bill, 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

Reasons to Install a Home Water Filtration System


What is a water filtration system? Homeowners might have started hearing about home water filtration systems from their plumbers. It is often recommended by professionals to solve water issues such as odor, taste, sulfur contamination, chlorine contamination, scale buildup, dissolved iron, and more. One of the most common reasons homeowners get a water filtration system installed in their home is because it helps reduce utility costs and helps their appliances and plumbing last longer. Continue reading below to find out if a water filtration system will benefit your home.

  • Clean water – A filtration system provides clean fresh water to your entire home. Every water source in your house including your drinking water and shower/bath water will be clean.
  • Harsh chemicals are removed – Chemicals and chlorine in water are absorbed by your body as you drink and bathe in it. In addition, the odor of the chemicals is released into the air and breathed into your body and bloodstream. A filtration system prevents this from happening.
  • Prevent spots and scum on dishes – As a homeowner, you must have already experienced the moment when you serve a guest a glass of water and it has spots all over it. While this is an embarrassing moment you can avoid it with a filtration system since it removes chlorine from the water that causes spots and soap scum.
  • Save money on drinking water – Many households throughout the United States have high bottled water costs. Even if you get a good deal from a reputable bottled water company, chances are you are paying more than you want. A filtration system provides safe, clean and healthy drinking water for your entire family to enjoy.
  • Clean laundry – Washing your clothes in chlorinated water causes fabric and colors to fade quickly. If your clothes tend to look old after just a few washes, chances are chlorinated water is involved. A water filtration system will help your clothes look new longer and save you money from buying more clothes at a rapid pace.

The reasons a homeowner should consider installing a home water filtration system listed above will surely help you save money, drink healthier water, shower in clean water and provide a healthy environment for your family. If you have decided to install a water filtration system in your home call us for further assistance. This is definitely a job for a professional. Give us a call today!


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