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Understanding the First Hour Rating

When you purchase a new water heater, one factor you will consider is the first hour rating. The first hour rating of a water heater will tell you how many gallons of hot water it can generate per hour, so you can determine if it has the capacity...

Meet Our President, Mike Counsil

Mike Counsil, president of Mike Counsil Plumbing, brings an extensive level of service experience to his job. He has a background in residential and commercial construction in the Santa Clara Valley, and he made the leap to plumbing in the 1990s...

Get to Know Mike Counsil Plumbing

At Mike Counsil Plumbing, we take our commitment to our customers seriously. As a family owned and operated business, we know the importance of being able to trust the people who handle your plumbing needs. With an experienced team of skilled...

Quick Fixes for Renovating Your Old Bathroom

If your bathroom is starting to show its age, you don’t have to tear it down and build a new room to revitalize its appearance. There are plenty of simpler ways to renovate your bathroom that you can do even on a limited budget. Here are some...

How Garbage Disposals Work

If you’re like most homeowners, you have probably used your garbage disposal more than a hundred times without ever stopping to wonder how it works. But garbage disposals serve an important purpose: They’re convenient, they help you keep your...

Hard Water Problems and Solutions

When the water that comes out of your taps has a high mineral content, it is known as hard water. While hard water is not actually harmful to your health, it can still cause numerous problems in your household. Here is a guide to some of the most...

Get Fast Help for Your Plumbing Problems

If you have a problem with your plumbing, such as a water heater that isn’t switching on or a drain that is clogged, fast repairs are a must. Failing to get timely plumbing service can allow a small plumbing issue to turn into a costly disaster...

Going Green? Give Your Water Heater a Blanket

Could your water heater be feeling the chill? If you want to commit to a greener lifestyle, you might be surprised to know just how impactful making sure your water heater is nice and warm can be. In fact, lessening your impact on the environment...

Is It Time to Schedule Whole-House Re-Piping?

Every house will eventually need to be re-piped, so how do you know when it is time to have new pipes installed at your home? Although re-piping is a major undertaking, doing so is necessary to prevent costly water damage from occurring. If you...

Learning about Synchrony Financing

If you want to keep your plumbing emergencies to a minimum and prevent your utility bills from getting out of control, it may be time to invest in some major upgrades and repairs in your home. If you’ve always wanted to bring your home’s plumbing...

Items You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

The fastest way to clog up your toilet is to flush something that shouldn’t be in there. Nothing other than toilet paper or human waste should go down your toilet drain—and that includes paper towels, napkins, and facial tissues, which aren’t...