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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.


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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

 

 

 

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