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4 Things Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Can Do for Your Home


Each year there are many homeowners in South Florida who decide to do a kitchen or bath remodeling project. There are many more that consider it, but remain on the fence. They may like the idea, but they never take the leap to make it happen. There are a lot of good reasons to opt for a kitchen and bath remodel in your home, and not a lot of good reasons to skip it. The more you know about the pros, the more you will want to make your remodel project a reality.

Here are 4 things kitchen and bath remodeling can do for your home:

  1. Increase value. People love upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, so if you want to increase the value of your home this is one way to do it. An updated kitchen or bathroom will be especially helpful if you plan on selling it anytime soon.
  2. Add appeal. Not only will a kitchen or bath remodel add to the overall value of the home, but it will add to the appeal, too. Buyers will notice that things have been updated, which will save them remodeling expenses and the time it takes to do it themselves if they decide to buy. If you are not selling, your guests are going to find your home more appealing, too. Upgrades are a great way to make your home look nicer and more inviting.
  3. Make you happy. You are the one living in the home and should be happy with it. It’s time to love your home again, and a nice kitchen or bath remodeling can be just the ticket that helps you get there. Remodeling puts you in control of how you want your home to look and function.
  4. Update materials. Many people have outdated materials that their home was built with. When you do a remodel you can replace those materials. This can make things safer and more durable.

Remodeling your kitchen or bath, whether you live in the Miami area or beyond, is a great way to add value to your home, as well as make it more comfortable to live in. It’s always a wise decision to work with a professional plumber to ensure your plumbing is held to the highest standards. Not only do you want to know that everything looks good, but that it was installed correctly and you can count on it to function properly for the long haul.

Contact us today for your plumbing needs for your kitchen and bath remodeling projects!


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5 Things That Can Clog Your Drains (and What to Do About it)


Whether you live in South Florida or somewhere else, there is a good chance that at one time or another you have had clogged drains. It’s something that just about everyone has experienced, and it can be quite frustrating. We tend to take our drains for granted when everything is draining just fine, but once we do something that may lead to a problem we are reminded of just what a problem clogged drains can be. The good news is that you can help prevent clogged drains in your home or office by knowing what helps create them!

In the areas of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, here are some of the most common things that end up clogging drains:

  • We love them, but kids can be culprits when it comes to clogged drains. Their curiosity can have them put things in the toilet that don’t exactly belong there. Toys, brushes, cups, and more may be flushed by unsuspecting curious children, which can lead to clogged drains.
  • People are using wipes in record numbers today and often flushing them. Most say right on the packaging that they are not be flushed because they can cause clogs. Put a few of these things down the drain and you may see a backup begin sooner or later that can’t simply be wiped away. If you use wipes, dispose of them in the trash, not in the toilet.
  • In the shower, it falls from our head, at the sink we have a lot of when we shave. All that hair can create an ugly mess in the pipes that lead to clogs, especially when mixed with soap scum. Aim to keep your drain free of hair as much as possible.
  • Some people are tempted to put grease down the sink, but even with having a garbage disposal you may be setting yourself up for a clog situation. It’s better to put the grease into the trash than down the drain, just to be on the safe side.
  • Potato skins. While they seem innocent enough, these tough skins can lead to a clogged drain. Get too many of them down there at once and even the garbage disposal has a difficult time and can get stopped up. Instead of down the drain, toss them in your compost or trash.

What you should do about clogged drains is to aim for prevention first and foremost. Teach everyone in the house to not put things down the drain that commonly cause clogs. However, that doesn’t mean you will be able to avoid ever having any problems. Both residential and commercial properties in South Florida routinely get clogged drains.

While some store-bought drain cleaners may be able to help, often times the problem requires the assistance of a professional plumber to address the issue. You may find that you have clogged drains if yours is draining slowly, gurgling, having unpleasant odors, or there are other noticeable problems.

Call us today with any questions you have about your clogged drains. We’re here to help South Florida with their clogged drain problems!


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

Best Tips for Saving Water and Money


How much is your water bill? Homeowners often report that the water bill is the least expensive compared to other household expenses. But, there are other homeowners that cringe at the sight of their water bill. It’s just too expensive! If you are tired of your water bill draining your bank account consider the following water saving tips.

  • Stop pre-rinsing dishes – Instead of using water to pre-rinse dishes just scrape the food off the plates and allow your dishwasher to do the work. Investing in a good quality dishwasher detergent is beneficial for this tip.
  • Fill up your dishwasher – Surprisingly, the dishwasher uses the same amount of water whether you have a small load or large load of dishes. Always make sure you fill the dishwasher to the limit before using it.
  • Store drinking water in the refrigerator – If you use tap water as your main drinking water source you are wasting water. Just think about how many times you let the water run until it gets cool enough for you to drink. That wasted water is running up your bill. Instead, fill water bottles with tap water and place it in the refrigerator on a daily basis.
  • Use appliances to heat water – If you enjoy cooking chances are your recipes will require a cup or two of hot water. Many cooks allow their tap water to run until it becomes hot enough to use. Instead, use a glass measuring cup filled with water and heat it in the microwave.
  • Limit garbage disposal use – Just think about how much water you flush down the disposal every time you use it. Try to limit the use of the garbage disposal so you use less water.
  • Shorten your shower time – A hot shower after a long day is something many of us look forward to. However, it’s when we stay in the shower longer than needed that causes the water bill to increase. Generally, a 15-minute shower uses about 37 gallons of water.
  • Repair leaky faucets – Leaky faucets that drip constantly is wasting water. To test the amount of water it wastes, place a bucket under the leaky faucet and see how much accumulates throughout the day while you are at work or while you are sleeping. You will be surprised to see the amount of water that goes to waste.
  • Turn the water off while brushing – Brushing your teeth for two minutes is the standard rule told to us by dentists. However, it can become costly when we run the water the entire two minutes. Turn the water off while brushing and turn it back on again to rinse your mouth. This is also recommended when shaving.

The tips listed above will help you save water and money. You can choose to follow all of the tips or just implement a few. Either way, you should see a lower water bill when using these tips. If you have leaks or plumbing issues causing your water bill to increase call 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