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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!


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Why Should I Hire A Licensed Plumber?


No! The toilet is overflowing! Quick grab the plunger and all will be ok. Many homeowners have experienced the exact situation mentioned here. While a quick plunge to unclog a toilet might be helpful, it is still best to have a licensed plumber inspect the situation further. Sometimes a toilet that clogs on a regular basis can be a sign of something more serious. Below is a list of reasons you should hire a licensed plumber.

  • Control who comes into your house – These days the news is always reporting plumbing scams. This usually happens when unsuspecting homeowners decide to hire a plumber with the lowest prices. Or, choose to hire a neighbor or friend to do the job. Contacting a licensed plumbing company will assure they will send a professional that has passed a background check. This assures all customers that the person entering their home is safe and doesn’t have a criminal background or history.
  • Avoid further damage – Sometimes homeowners take the situation into their own hands and decide to do a DIY plumbing project. While most small DIY plumbing tasks are successful, serious issues can become worse. Choosing to do it yourself puts you at risk of making a mistake that could cause serious damage and result in an expensive repair bill. It’s always best to bring in a professional from the beginning.
  • Proper training – Licensed plumbers are required to study sewers, drains, water, piping materials, gas lines, equipment upgrades, billing codes, safety concerns and more. As you can imagine, plumbing can become a serious danger and harm your family. Sewer odor alone could cause you and your family to become sick in a variety of ways.
  • Save money – Saving money is on the mind of every homeowner. Nobody wants to pay higher prices for a job when they can find it for less. This topic is sensitive among homeowners. You might have already had a debate with your neighbor about it. While low prices are attractive you also need to consider the quality of the work and replacement parts. Sometimes replacement parts are not as durable as others and will require you to have it replaced on a regular basis. This can become more expensive than just paying the slightly higher price for the better-quality part from the beginning.

As a homeowner, you can see how important it is to hire a licensed plumber. It will keep your family safe, repair and replace parts, save you money and help you avoid a DIY mishap. Give us a call today for further assistance with all your plumbing needs.


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Rusty Water: Find the Source


Homeowners count on their tap water to be clear and clean for drinking and showering. But, what happens when you notice the water has a colorful tint to it? Or, the taste seems a bit off? Generally, rusty water could originate from the public water supply. But, chances are the issue is coming from inside your home.

Find the Source of the Rusty Water

Since you can’t drive down to the public water supply location and test the water, you need to find out if the issue is coming from inside your home. Begin your investigation by going to the water fixture where you noticed the discolored water first. Fill a drinking glass with cold water and set it on the counter. Then go to all the water fixtures in the house such as sinks and showers to collect the same samples. Place all of the glasses on the counter and compare the color. If they all look the same color chances are the issue is coming from the local water supply.

If only one of the samples is showing discolored water the issue is in your home where that water sample was taken. This helps you narrow down the area so you can contact a professional plumber for further assistance.

The Outcome

A plumber will guide your further to fixing the issue causing the rusty water. However, if the issue is coming from the public water supply, you need to contact the public water authority to alert them of the issue. Often this issue is due to corrosion of the pipes. An extensive pipe replacement project needs to be conducted as quickly as possible.

If the rusted water is affecting your drinking water it is best to purchase bottled water until the issue is fixed. Taking shorter showers and minimizing your exposure to the water is also recommended.

A common culprit for rusted water is the water heater. This option often goes undetected since it is usually hidden behind closed doors. If you suspect the water heater has rust, you should inspect it immediately. Look for signs of leaking or small orange rust stains along the top, edges, side, and bottom of the hot water heater. Any sign of rust should be taken into consideration immediately. The water heater should be replaced first, before the contacting the water authorities. Get a professional opinion by making an appointment with us 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