Have you tried to turn on your outdoor faucet, only to notice that it’s broken, leaking, or simply not turning on at all? If this happens, what do you do? Knowing how to repair an outdoor faucet properly is the key to preventing leaks that could damage your foundation and become a costly hazard to your house. Read on to learn just how to conduct an outdoor faucet repair! If you’re having trouble with fixing up your outdoor faucet, give the folks at B&D Plumbing a call to check it out!
Conducting an Outdoor Faucet Repair
If you are experiencing a leaky outdoor faucet, it is most likely due to part of the faucet is worn or loose. We’d recommend making this fix as quickly as possible, as even smaller leaks can increase your water bill. To conduct an outdoor faucet repair the right way, take a close look at the external area of your faucet and tighten the packing nut. If the packing nut seems loose, this could be the reason for a leak. If the leak keeps up, replace any worn washers, screws, and other internal components that could be allowing leaking water to come through. If you have attempted both steps can’t still find the issue, its recommended to buy a new faucet, as the problem could be that your stem is too corroded and old.
Replacing your Outdoor Faucet
If your faucet has to be replaced, despite you attempting a repair, then consider purchasing a frost-proof water faucet and shut off the water supply to prevent flooding, water waste, and potential damage. Completely drain the water from your faucet by unscrewing the valve. You might need to use a second wrench to hold the pipe in one spot. Consider possibly drilling holes into the concrete around your outdoor faucet to loosen it. Just be careful that you don’t dig into the existing faucet. Then unscrew the faucet with a large wrench. Screw the frost-proof faucet back into the spot where the old faucet was. Make sure its twisted tightly. Turn on the water again and test that there’s no leaks and that the new faucet is working the right way. Fill in the gaps with concrete and then let it dry.
Why Isn’t Water Coming Out of My Outdoor Faucet?
If there’s no water coming from your outdoor faucet, that could mean there’s an issue with the vacuum breaker or a blockage within the faucet. If this is the case, give the professionals from B&D Plumbing a call!
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!