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How to Winterize Your Plumbing: 3 Quick Tips To Prevent Winter Woes [Video]

Temperatures across Maryland and the DC area are dropping below freezing and so it’s time for a refresher on how to winterize your plumbing! So when do pipes freeze? As you may already know, your home’s plumbing is especially susceptible to damage when the temperature is below 32 degrees. That’s because when water freezes, it expands. And when the water

How To Remove a Hose Stuck on Spigot in “10 Seconds” [Video]

Is your garden hose stuck on the spigot (aka outdoor faucet or hose bib)? While this is incredibly frustrating, the good news is that this can be a simple DIY project. Click the video below or continue reading to learn how to get a stuck hose off a spigot. Follow These Steps for a Hose Stuck on Spigot Before jumping

The 7 Critical Parts of a Water Heater Homeowners Must Know [Video]

Access to hot water, whether for hand washing, showering or doing the laundry, has become an essential part of everyday living. It’s therefore necessary to keep your water heater in good working order at all times. To do so, you should have a basic knowledge of the key parts of a water heater. (You should also keep a water heater

2 Fixes for a Garbage Disposal Not Working + What To Do With a Clogged Garbage Disposal [Video]

If you are having issues with your garbage disposal not working try these two tips before calling a professional. Click the video below or continue reading if you think you have a clogged garbage disposal. Garbage Disposal Not Working – Identify and Fix a Jam Before seeking to identify and fix a garbage disposal jam, make sure your garbage disposal

Hot Water Not Working – 7-Step Electric Water Heater Element Testing Guide [Video]

There you are. You’ve turned on the hot water, and you wait for a few seconds, and nothing happens. What can you do? While hot water not working is a pain, diagnosing the issue and even fixing it does not necessarily require a plumber (though we are here for you if you need us). Read on or click the video

How To Replace a Sump Pump Like a Professional (Easy Pictorial Guide) [Video]

Hi, I’m Eddie from Heil Plumbing DMV, and today we’re going to learn how to replace a sump pump. Click on video below or continue reading on to learn more. Sump Pump FAQs What Is a Sump Pump Check Valve and Should I Replace It Also? If you are going to replace your sump pump, you really ought to go

How to Replace Bathroom Pipe Nipples and Install Water Shut-Off Valves [Video]

If you’ve noticed a slow leak beneath your bathroom sink, it could be a rusted pipe nipple (i.e., nipple pipe fitting) that you’ll need to address before the leak gets worse. The job involves removing the shut-off valve, so if it’s old, you might want to go ahead and replace the water shut-off valve under your bathroom sink as well. Keep

Fix-It Guide: How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink [Video]

Are you wondering how to unclog a bathroom sink? If so, you’ll be relieved to know it’s an easy job almost anyone can do at home by simply snaking the drain. All you’ll need for this DIY is a drill snake.  While the job is simple, use caution when operating the snake, especially if you have old pipes. They’re often

Sink Clog Emergency – How Much Does a Plumber Cost to Unclog a Drain [Video]

Your drain is clogged and your natural at-home remedies aren’t working. You’re in need of a plumber. So, you find yourself asking the question: how much does a plumber cost to unclog a drain. A basic search could give you a range of estimates, but here’s an example of why a plumber may charge $1,600 to unclog an old drain.