How To Fix A Leaky Hose Bib
Your kitchen and your bathroom aren’t the only places in your home that experience plumbing problems. Homeowners should also keep an eye on the plumbing in their backyard. One of the most common outdoor leaks comes from your hose bib – or the faucet that connects a garden hose to water.
Step #1: Try A Simple Fix
In most cases, you can easily stop the leaking by tightening the packing area with a plier or a wrench. Keep the water running – this will help you decipher when to stop tightening the packing nut. If this is ineffective, move onto the next few steps.
Step #2: Buy An Appropriate Spigot
First, you will need to check your piping in order to determine which spigot is right for your hose. Different kinds of piping will require different hose bib fittings, so try to match materials whenever possible.
Step #3: Replace Your Hose Bib
When working with threaded pipes, all you have to do is unscrew the faulty fixture, wrap Teflon tape around the pipe, and screw your new hose bib onto it. Soldered pipes on the other hand, require more specialized equipment, knowledge, and experience.
Step #4: Call The Pros
If you’re uncertain as to what kind of hose bib to buy or how to replace it, call a professional to help. It’s a small price to pay for a leak that could end up causing serious damage to your plumbing system.
If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing while you’re watering, don’t hesitate to give our technicians at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! We’re here to help you keep things running smoothly – for less!
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