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What to Know About Flushable Wipes


At some point, just about everyone uses some wipes. Here in the Miami area there are people who use them daily to help change their babies, clean their kid’s hands, remove makeup, and so on. Wipes may be handy and are effective at helping you to clean things, but they can pose a problem when it comes to your plumbing.

Around the nation, there have been reports of wipes clogging city sewer treatment plants. They don’t appear to break down enough, they accumulate, and they end up creating massive clogs that cost cities millions to address. They can also cost homeowners money if they get flushed down the toilet and create clogs.

Some wipes are labeled as being “flushable,” which makes people feel they can safely put them down the toilet. Here’s what people need to know about flushable wipes:

  • While the companies that make flushable wipes stand behind the idea that they can safely be flushed, many city sewer workers and homeowners are saying otherwise. Even with them being considered flushable, they seem to be causing some unexpected clogs.
  • Not all wipes are even labeled as being safe for flushing down the toilet. It’s important to read the package to see if the manufacturer says they are safe for toilets, septic systems, or that they should not be flushed at all.
  • It’s a good idea to also avoid putting the flushable ones down the toilet. At this point, there are people who are reporting clogs from flushing them. You can avoid the risk of them clogging your toilet by putting them in the trash instead after you have used them.
  • In 2015, the Miami Herald ran a story about flushable wipes, saying that the Miami-Dade sewage system declared flushable wipes as being the enemy. The county issued a press statement asking residents to not flush them down the toilet, but to instead put them in the trash.

Give us a call if you are having plumbing issues, whether it’s from wipes being flushed down the toilet or not. For over 50 years, we have provided great professional plumbing services to the Miami-Dade area. We are happy to help you 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

5 Tips for Caring for Your Septic System

It’s estimated that 30 percent of Florida’s population has a septic system. The use of septic systems can be found all around the state, including here in the Miami-Dade area. It is important that those with septic systems in Florida take care of their unit properly. Not only will that keep things in better working order, but it will also help to protect the environment, so that hazardous waste is not leaking from the system.


The good news is that caring for your septic system is not as difficult as it may seem. Septic systems are essentially onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems. Here are 5 tips for caring for your septic system:

  1. Properly dispose of waste. Make sure that everyone in your household knows what is safe to flush down the toilet and what is not. Such things as condoms, floss, cat litter, flushable wipes, and medications should never be flushed down the toilet.
  2. Avoid putting toxins down the toilet, such drain openers, paints, toxic cleaners, etc. Inside the septic system there is a collection of living organisms that treat the household waste by digesting it. Putting harmful toxins down the toilet may ruin this delicate balance.
  3. Keep maintenance records on your septic system. Log when it’s been serviced, repairs have been made, etc. This is a good way to keep up on ensuring it’s being properly taken care of.
  4. Protect your drainfield. Locate where the drainfield is for your septic system and then make sure people do not park or drive over it. Also, be careful about what landscaping you put near it, because some things may grow roots large enough to damage it.
  5. Be sure to have your septic system inspected by a professional at least every three years. If you have a system that uses advanced technology, you may want to opt for a yearly inspepction.

A septic system can be a safe and effective way to handle household waste, but only if the system is being properly maintained and cared for. If you have a septic system and have questions, or need an inspection or repairs, give us a call. We provide the top plumbing services in Miami and beyond!

Contact us 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


5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Plumbing

Plumbing is something that most homeowners take for granted. We know need it, we use it every day, but we don’t think much about something going wrong, until it does. Once something goes wrong then people have to scramble to try and figure out what to do. Having provided great plumbing services in the Miami area for over 43 years, we know there are a few things that homeowners should be aware of.

Being prepared for a few plumbing issues can go a long way toward helping to save you money, reduce potential damage caused from a plumbing emergency, and help you get your house running smoothly again. In order to gain those benefits, there are some things you have to do ahead of time.

Here are 5 things every homeowner should know about plumbing:

  1. Not only does every homeowner need to have a plunger in the home, and know where it is, but they need to know how to properly use it. Many people do not know how to use a plunger, but if they do it can help with many minor clog issues. Be sure that when plunging, you have a good seal at the base.
  2. Every homeowner needs to know where their main water shut-off valve is in the home. This is a crucial thing to know in case there is an emergency situation and you need to quickly shut off the main water valve. If water is overflowing, you don’t want to be running around trying to find that main valve.
  3. It’s always a good idea to know where your house’s water meter is, and how to read it. It’s difficult to know if there is a problem with your water bill if you don’t know how to read the meter, or even where it is located.
  4. The toilet has a water shut-off valve, and it’s something that every homeowner should be familiar with. This way, if there is an overflow, you can quickly shut off the water supply to the toilet, and reduce the risks of damage.
  5. Every homeowner should have the name of a great plumber handy at all times. Don’t wait to try and find one once there is a problem. By keeping Mokher Plumbing contact information handy, you will be able to immediately get the 24/7 help you need if there’s an emergency.

Plumbing is a big part of our lives that we may not think about much until there is an issue, but if we take measures to be prepared we will be better off. At Mokher Plumbing, we have helped many people throughout South Florida with all of their plumbing needs. We have built a great reputation over the last four decades.

Contact us 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