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Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractor Water Heater- Frequently Asked Questions


What is the lifespan of a conventional hot water heater?

With proper maintenance, your standard water heater should last about 11 years, or longer. However, without proper maintenance, it is likely that the lifespan of your hot water heater will be significantly shorter. Remember to call the licensed and certified plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors to have your conventional hot water heater regularly serviced or contact us here.


What is proper maintenance for my standard water heater?

 I. Before you begin any maintenance on your conventional water heater, make sure you turn off the power and read the owner’s manual

II. Remember to drain water from the water heater’s tank, at least every 3 months. This will prevent sediment and dirt from collecting at the bottom of your water heater and help ensure superior performance. If you are unsure how to drain the water from the tank, contact us and we can send a licensed technician out to your home.

 III. Inspect the water heater burner. Check for a blue flame, tinged with yellow, under your conventional water heater. If the burner appears sooty, or you see a mostly yellow flame, then your flue may be blocked or clogged. Call a professionally licensed plumber at Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors, and we will inspect your standard water heater.

IV. Your hot water heater should be inspected at least every 2 years by a trusted plumber. Our water heater technicians will check to make sure your standard water heater’s drain valves are sealed and that the anode rods remain free of corrosion. Call us today at (314) 664-8574 or request service here.


If Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors only install State hot water heaters, will you repair other brands of standard water heaters?

Absolutely! Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors work directly with State to provide the most reliable, durable, and energy efficient standard hot water heaters to our valued residential customers. However, our service technicians are trained to service and repair all types and brands of water heaters, including: Rheem, Whirlpool, Bosch, AO Smith, Kenmore, Bradford White, GE, and Rinnai.


Is there any sort of warranty or guarantee for water heater repair?

Yes! Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors are so confident in the work of our licensed and certified water heater contractors, we offer a manufacturer’s warranty on every standard State hot water heater installed. This warranty includes all the valves, supply lines, and other parts of the standard hot water heater. To learn more about the warranty Hoffmann Brothers provides with a new water heater installation, request a bid here.


How can I make my water heater last longer?

You can insulate the hot water pipes in your home’s plumbing system and turn down the thermostat on the water heater to extend the life of your hot water heater. The plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors also recommend draining the tank on the water heater to remove any sediment build-up at the base of the water heater. Call the plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers (314) 664-8574, to set-up an appointment today!


Why is there never enough hot water in the winter?

Because the weather is colder and the pipes are cooler in the winter, water takes longer to heat in the water heater. Insulating your water pipes will help maintain the water temperature in the pipes. To find out how you can have more hot water in the winter, contact Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors today!


What happens to my old water heater, when I buy a new one?

The plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors will remove and dispose of your old water heater, when we install your new water heater. We guarantee to remove and dispose of your old water heater in the most environmentally friendly way, following all EPA standards and regulations. Call a licensed plumber with Hoffmann Brothers Water Heater Contractors to request a bid on a new hot water heater today!