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Hoffmann Brothers Plumbing Services- Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my toilet is leaking?

You can find out if you have a leak in your toilet tank by putting a couple drops of food coloring into the toilet tank and waiting for about 30 minutes. When you check on it, see if there’s any discoloration in the toilet bowl. If there is, call Hoffmann Brothers Plumbing right away! Even a slow leak can double your water usage and costs.

Can I prevent a toilet clog?

You can help prevent toilet clogs by keeping the toilet lid down and only flushing toilet paper down the toilet. Toilets were not designed to break down diapers, rags, paper towels or feminine hygiene products. Flushing these things can cause your toilet overflow if they get into your pipes.

How do I know if I have a broken or clogged water pipe outside my house?

There are a couple signs that you may have a broken or clogged water pipe. You may see an excessively high water bill, hear the sound of running water- even if no water is being used, or see puddles in your yard. Plumbers from Hoffmann Brothers can look inside your pipes using our video inspection tools. With video inspection technology, we can precisely find the source of your water or drainage pipe clog.

What will a video pipe inspection reveal?

A video pipe inspection will show the Hoffmann Brothers plumbers the specific location of any plumbing blockage or problem. Video pipe inspections uncover:

  • Broken, cracked or collapsed pipes

  • Leaky joints

  • Offset or shifted pipes

  • Blockages from grease buildup or foreign objects

  • Corrosion

  • Root infiltration

If I have an outdoor plumbing problem, will you need to dig up my yard to find the water pipes?

No! The plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers have been trained to locate outdoor drainage and sewage pipes, without causing any disruption to your lawn. With the latest plumbing technologies, we are able to determine the exact location of your water and sewage pipes, before beginning any work.

What should I do if my bathroom sink is clogged?

Over time bathroom sinks will drain more slowly and eventually clog because of hair, body lotions, and soaps collected. If clearing the debris from the J pipe, after you remove the J pipe with a wrench, doesn’t work- then call the professionals! At Hoffmann Brothers, we will send out a plumber with same day service and clear your sink today!

Can I prevent my kitchen drained from becoming clogged?

It’s hard to prevent your kitchen drain from becoming clogged because of all the types of food, grease, soap, and waste being put down the drain. A garbage disposal helps prevent build up in your drainage pipes, but over time the pipes will become more clogged and run more slowly. Call Hoffmann Brothers to remove any debris build up in your kitchen pipes.

What should I do if I smell odors from a floor drain?

Floor drains can be found in laundry rooms, basements, garages, and even outside your home. These drains are designed to remove water from your home. If you are smelling odors from these drains, check to make sure the trap is filled with water. If there is water in the trap but the water is draining slowly, or backing up into your home, then call the plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers. We’ll conduct a video inspection to make sure that your pipes aren’t damaged or corroded and remove any debris blocking the water flow.

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Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning:
1025 Hanley Industrial

St. Louis, MO 63144
Office: (314) 664-3011
Fax: (314) 256-2716

Hoffmann Brothers St. Louis Mechanical Contractors:
1635 Tower Grove Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110
Office: (314) 664-3536

St Louis Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer
Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC

10900 Manchester Rd, STE 213
St. Louis, MO 63122
Office: (314) 821-9013
Fax: (314) 821-4580

Hoffmann Brothers Geothermal Contractors
4301 Lafayette Avenue

St Louis, MO 63110
(314) 631-5892

St Louis Water Heater Contractors
4312 McRee
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 664-8574

The Law Offices of Stephen J Hoffmann
105 Concord Plaza, Suite 209
St Louis, MO 63128
(314) 729-0803

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