Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Emergency Tips That Are Very Useful

  • Always know where the main water shut-off valve is located in case of a leak.

  • Know how to turn off the water heater. If it's a gas water heater, turn the switch to the "pilot" position.

  • Isolation valves located at each fixture will stop the flow of water to that location. This allows water to continue to service the remainder of the house while the leak is being repaired. It's a good idea to turn on and off each isolation valve in the house at least once a year to keep them in good working condition.

  • Using two wrenches at once turning in opposite directions is called "backing off" and allows the wrench to absorb the stress and not the plumbing.

  • Slip joint pliers can be used to loosen the collar nuts on a drain line.

  • If a supply tube break off is causing a leak, screw in a blind cap to seal off the leak until it can be fixed.

  • Occasionally, the ferrules in a supply tube can get scratched or dented causing water to leak. Use Teflon tape around the ferrule until a permanent repair can be made.

  • Use duct tape or pipe sealing tape to pull together a crack in a pipe, reducing the leak as a temporary solution.

  • A cup plunger can be used for small drains like bath tubs, showers and lavatory sinks. Forced cup plungers have a funnel that can apply extra force down the drain, which is good for sinks or toilets.

  • When unclogging a kitchen sink, use a second plunger to cover the other drain to get the most force to remove the clog.

  • To unclog a toilet, use a forced cup plunger.

  • For bathtub clogs, unscrew the chrome cap — this exposes the entire drain. Once the mechanism is removed, you'll be able to see the clog. Put the plunger on the drain, and then use the second plunger to plug up the tub's overflow. Plunge the drain to remove the clog. 

  • Allen wrenches are useful for working on a faucet and garbage disposals.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Aaron loves showing off his Mike Counsil Truck

We are happy to have Aaron on the Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter Team.  He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and will always get the job done for you in a reasonable time and with the quality you deserve.  He is our Technician of the month.  He is a shining example of our slogan "We'll Be There For You!" Great Job Aaron.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shane Cory on the job and looking good.  Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter Featured Employee

Friday, May 5, 2017

Brenda looks like she is having fun!  Go! Brenda!
Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter has a future location.  524 Brokaw Ave, San Jose, Ca  Check it out. Here is Brenda Counsil Breaking Ground at the new location.

 Brenda Breaking Ground