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How to Maintain a Water Heater

    You might assume your water heater doesn’t need maintenance, but if you check the instruction manual, you’ll see it recommends a simple checkup once a year. Here’s how to maintain a water heater so it performs efficiently and lasts years longer. Make Preparations The night before your project, turn off the natural gas […]


How to Find a Great Plumber

    Unless you’re an avid DIYer, you need someone to help you deal with clogged drains, leaky pipes and your broken garbage disposal. Performing more extensive work requires a professional plumbing license. Before you team up with one company or another, follow these tips to help you find a great plumber in San Jose, […]


Garbage Disposal 101

    You would never dump food scraps into the bathroom sink, but you don’t think twice about rinsing your plate in the kitchen sink. You have your garbage disposal to thank for your confidence. However, even this robust little appliance needs some care and attention if you want it to last. Follow the instructions […]


Drain Cleaning Tips for Clogged Sinks and Tubs

    Indoor plumbing is wonderful as long as your pipes flow smoothly. However, slow drains are quite common. If you continue to use the sink or tub in question, it will soon become completely clogged. Until you clear the blockage, your bathroom is useless. You might instinctively reach for chemical drain cleaning products, but […]


How Do Water Softeners Work?

    If you have hard water, then using a water softener will protect your pipes, clothing, dishes, hair, and skin from damage. Hard water not only causes physical damage to your home and body, but it can cause bad odors and stains. Fortunately, you can treat hard water by using water softeners. Your plumber […]


Every Homeowner Needs to Know These Signs of Water Leaks

    Most people envision water leaks causing instant flooding, but a leak could be hiding in your home for a long time before you even know it is there. The longer a leak is around, the more water it will waste and the more damage it will cause. By being aware of the signs […]


How to Clean a Smelly Drain

    Do you notice a strong stench every time you get near your sink? You could have food on your garbage disposal blades that is getting smellier by the day. Fortunately, a quick drain cleaning with things you probably have around the house can help. This video shows how you can clean your garbage […]


Spotlight on Loyalty Pricing from Mike Counsil

    As a homeowner, plumbing services are something you are going to need periodically. From water heater maintenance services to drain cleaning and tune-ups, it’s inevitable that you will need a plumber to keep your home in top condition. Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter is here to make calling your plumber easier and more […]


Renovating Your Home? Check Out These Popular Bathroom Sink Styles

    If you’re renovating your home, changing your bathroom sink can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your room. You are no longer limited to installing a simple basin with a cabinet in your bathroom. Today, there are numerous different bathroom sink styles available to suit a different room sizes and styles. […]


Common Water Heater Problems and Solutions

    There is a good chance that you don’t give too much thought to your hot water heater—until it stops working. That is when you find out just how much you rely on a steady supply of hot water any time you need it. Unfortunately, there are many different problems that can and do […]