Lil’ Dutch-Uncle- Guide You In Every Aspect Of Your Life Like A Dutch Uncle. This is what describes our website perfectly. 

Perhaps, you know the meaning of this word- Dutch-Uncle. It means a person giving firm but benevolent advice. And Lil- we use this word as the acronym of little. Thus, the history behind the name of our website. 

Who We Are

LilDutchUncle.Com is a reader-based website whose primary focus is to help readers troubleshoot water heater, sump pump, and space heater problems

We are not an affiliate or plumbing service provider. You can think of us as an advisor who advises you to resolve a problem when you encounter a problem with your water heater, sump pump, or space heater. 

The goal is to educate homeowners like you on how to use and care for appliances like water heaters, sump pumps, and space heaters you use daily. 

It will help you learn the proper use of those appliances and take care of them so that you encounter fewer operational problems. 

If you experience any issues with your water heater, sump pump, or space heater, please know that we are here to assist you. 

Our troubleshooting guide will help you DIY fix the common problems you face with your water heater, sump pump, and space heater. 

Explore the following categories to resolve issues you experience with water heaters, space heaters, and sump pumps: 

By reading articles in those categories, you can fix the regular problems. In other words, you don’t need to call a plumber to resolve an issue unless it’s a complex problem that requires expertise. 

Note: Don’t misinterpret us. We don’t demotivate you to ask for professional assistance. We (our articles) are not a substitute for an expert plumber. Instead, we insist that our guides will only help you resolve that problem that you can fix yourself. Call a certified plumber if the problem you experience with your appliance is complex and beyond a DIY fix.  

Meet Our Team

Eric Alvarez: The Head Of Content On LilDutchUncle.Com
Eric Alvarez: The Head Of Content On LilDutchUncle.Com

Eric Alvarez

HVAC Expert | Head Of Content

Eric Alvarez is an HVAC guy based in El Paso, Texas, United States. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University Of Texas at El Paso. Years of experience in the HVAC field have taught him many lessons, not the least of which is that the value of quality and knowledge far exceeds any promised initial savings. He has a good standing reputation for superior skills in heating, air conditioning, hot water tanks, and indoor air quality systems.

Sohel Rana

Sohel Rana Profile
Sohel Rana, the founder and Editor-in-chief of LilDutchUcnle.COm

Sohel Rana

Founder | Writer | Water Heater Enthusiast

Sohel Rana is an expert writer on plumbing, HVAC, and appliance repair & troubleshooting. Since 2020, he has written on these specific topics, though his writing journey began in 2018. 

As a homeowner, he often faces problems with daily usage appliances, aka water heater, washing machine, coffee maker, and others. 

It’s impossible to call a certified plumber every time to shell out for a simple problem like why the water heater won’t heat or the fan isn’t spinning. 

From this sense, he started joining forums like TerryLove, Reddit, and participating in several plumbing events. 

His eyes were opened by joining those online communities and emerged with this idea: Why don’t I do something meaningful that helps thousands of homeowners?

On 27 December 2021, he launched Lil Dutch-Uncle to help his readers- solve plumbing-related problems. Here are some screenshots of his readers’ comment, which proves how he helped them: 

You can find him on Medium, X.