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How to Handle Emergency Plumbing Issues

Plumbing is an everyday part of our lives. This means that we are using it so often that we are bound to come across emergency plumbing problems once in a while. We have helped many people with emergency plumbing service in the Miami area. Knowing what to do when you have that plumbing emergency can make a big difference and help save you money in the long run.

There are times when we see the signs that there is something going wrong with our plumbing. Yet people often try to put off fixing things, even if only out of convenience. Whether you can see a problem coming or not, it’s important to know what to do if you suddenly have an emergency plumbing problem. Perhaps it is an overflowing toilet, a busted pipe, or another issue that suddenly wreaks havoc. No emergency plumbing issue is ever welcomed, but it must be swiftly dealt with.

Here are some tips on how to handle an emergency plumbing issue:

  • The first thing that needs to be done is that the water supply needs to be shut off. You should always know where your main water valve is so that you can quickly shut it off if there is an emergency situation.
  • It’s also a good idea to turn your water heater off. This can help to prevent any type of damage to your water heater following the plumbing emergency. You don’t want to add to the problem by needing water heater repairs.
  • Look for small leaks that you can catch the water from. Even after you have shut off the water at the main valve there will still be water left in the pipes, so some water will continue to come out of the pipes. Use buckets or towels to catch the water that continues to come out of the small leaks.
  • Call a plumber as soon as possible. You will most likely need the assistance of a professional in order to address the plumbing problems. The sooner you get a plumber out, the better you will be. The system will get fixed and you won’t add to the problems that are already there. Left untreated, water leaks and plumbing problems can lead to more expensive problems.

It is common for plumbing to get leaking pipes, clogs, or become plugged up. It’s important to know what to do when that happens. At Mokher Plumbing, we have helped countless people in the Miami-Dade area with emergency plumbing services. Give us a call to help with your plumbing needs!


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Since 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

5 Things to Know About Your Water Pressure

When it comes to needing a plumber in South Florida, countless people have turned to using our services. We have helped many people with all aspects of plumbing, including those that involve water pressure. Many people have concerns about their water pressure, especially if it seems to low or even too high. The more you know about your water pressure, the more comfortable you will be.

There’s an episode of the popular comedy sitcom “Seinfeld,” where the water pressure has went down in Jerry and Kramer’s apartment building. They walk around with their hair flat and they are miserable, wanting the water pressure to come back. Theirs was due to the building manager installing low flow shower heads, but there can be other reasons for people to have a low water pressure. Nobody wants a low shower pressure, so it’s important to ensure that your water pressure is right where it should be.

Here are 5 things to know about your water pressure:

  1. Water pressure matters more than you realize. Most people take it for granted, like most plumbing issues, until there’s a problem. You will notice a problem if the water pressure is coming out to low when you take a shower, for example, so keep in mind that it really does matter.
  2. A home’s water pressure is the amount of force that is being used to bring the water into your home from out at the main line.
  3. Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). A home’s normal water pressure will usually be somewhere between 30 and 80 PSI.
  4. If you have noticed that your water pressure seems to have gotten weaker over the years it may very well be from a buildup in the pipes. If it’s happened quickly then there could be something blocking it that is causing the problem.
  5. Your water pressure can be too low or too high and neither are ideal situations. You want your water pressure to be within a normal range so that your family is comfortable and your pipes are being cared for properly.

At Mokher Plumbing we have been helping people with their plumbing needs for over four decades. Call us today if you need help with your water pressure. We can help ensure your water pressure is at a safe and comfortable level, and we can address any problems that may be keeping it from being too high or too low. We provide our expert plumbing services to the entire Miami-Dade area.

Since 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


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Since 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

Tips for Checking for Water Leaks in Your Home


One of the last things a homeowner wants is to have water leaks coming from their plumbing system. Sometimes those leaks are easy to find and are right in front of us, but other times they can seem hidden and difficult to locate. Our plumbing professionals have helped many people in the Miami-Dade area to locate and address plumbing leaks. Being able to find water leaks can help save you money, as well as help you avoid emergency situations later on.

Water leaks can be problematic for homeowners, renters, and those with commercial properties alike. Not only can leaks lead to water damage, which can be costly to repair and can even lead to mold and mildew problems, but it can also be a sign that there’ s a bigger problem on the way. The small leak could turn into an emergency situation if left unchecked. It’s a good idea for people to stay on top of any water leaks that maybe in their home.

Here are some tips for checking for water leaks in your home:

  • Make sure all of your faucets are off and that you are not using any water and then go out and take a look at your water meter. If you know you are not using any water in the home, it should reflect that. If it doesn’t, there may be a leak that is causing it to continue to show usage being calculated. You can also monitor it over an hour or two to see if it continues to show usage, even though nothing is being used at the time.
  • Monitor your water bill to see if it is showing more usage than it usually does. If you see this sudden spike and you can’t account for it, then there may be a leak somewhere in the plumbing that you are not aware of.
  • Grab some food coloring and put a couple of drops in the back of the toilet in the tank. Give it 10-15 minutes to sit in there and then take a look in the toilet. If you can see the coloring in the toilet bowl then you know the water is leaking into the bowl.
  • Take a look at your faucets, which is where many leaks take place. Even a slow drip can add up to a lot of water being leaked out over time. Leaky faucets are usually a quick fix for those who have the right tools on hand.
  • A plumber can always help you locate, as well as fix, any leaks in your home. Call a plumber to get assistance if you feel you have a leak that you can’t locate.

Leaks in your plumbing are no fun and nobody wants them, but finding them is crucial. Anytime you suspect a plumbing leak it’s wise to identify and repair it as quickly as possible. We at Mokher Plumbing have been serving the Miami area for over 40 years. We have helped countless people with their plumbing leaks, and we can help you, too.

Contact us to help with all of your plumbing needs!

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Since 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