Tips for Sewer Safe Landscaping

Your home’s drains are connected to the main sewer line that extends across your front yard.  One risks your sewer faces is blockages caused by tree roots growing into cracks in the line. A failed sewer can end up in toilets that won’t flush, drains that are clogged, or even waste backing up into your home. This can cause a health hazard and an unpleasant cleanup for you and everyone involved. No matter how much you enjoy your yard’s beautiful landscaping, if it adversely affects your home’s plumbing and sewer systems, you will…Read more

Where Is My Main Water Shutoff Valve Located?

Knowing how and where to shut off your home’s main water shut off valve is crucial in case of a plumbing emergency. You might be surprised to find out that not many people actually know how to do that, or even what the main water shutoff valve actually does! Trust us, waiting until a plumbing emergency happens is not the time to figure it out. If there is a plumbing leak in your home and the fixture’s shutoff isn’t working, you’re going to need to turn off the water to your entire home! And that is why understanding what the…Read more
Can I Flush Wipes Down the Toilet? 4 Problems Wipes Can Cause in Your Sewer Line or Septic System

Can I Flush Wipes Down the Toilet? 4 Problems Wipes Can Cause in Your Sewer Line or Septic System

You've probably seen those wipes in stores that say "flushable," "sewer safe," or "septic safe". These companies claim that their products are convenient and you can simply toss them in the toilet. But you may want to think twice before you flush those wipes. The dirty truth is that wipes can easily clog up your sewer line and cause problems in your septic system. Wipes do not disintegrate and break down in water the way toilet paper does. Therefore, Heil Plumbing recommends throwing wipes in the trash rather down flushing them down the…Read more
Do I Have a Polybutylene Water Line?  3 Ways to Determine If You Have Polybutylene Plumbing

Do I Have a Polybutylene Water Line? 3 Ways to Determine If You Have Polybutylene Plumbing

Call for a Free Estimate in Polybutylene Replacement 410-921-0339 Polybutylene, also known as blue pipe or poly pipe, is a material used to connect houses to the county water line. Unfortunately, polybutylene is known to leak and burst without any warning. Here are 3 clues to help you determine if you have a polybutylene water line. 1. You Have Blue Pipes and/ or Grey Fittings Check the plumbing in your house for a blue pipe and grey fitting. Look at where the water line enters your house through the basement wall or floor…Read more
Got A Leak – Water – Gas – Sewage?

Got A Leak – Water – Gas – Sewage?

Leaks can be a bit of a nuisance and a little tough to find at times.  Leaks can show up a little at a time leaving ugly stains on your ceiling or they can cause a lot of damage at one time. Let one of our professionals come out and locate your leak and make the necessary repair or make suggestions on how to handle your situation whether it’s a water leak, gas leak or even a sewage leak.  If you smell gas in or around your home you should call your local…Read more