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How to Fix an Outdoor Faucet

May 25, 2020
How to Fix an Outdoor Faucet

An outdoor faucet makes gardening, landscaping, and outdoor cleaning so much easier. So, your chores are going to be affected when the faucet is broken, leaking, or otherwise not working. Luckily, the professionals at Neighborhood Plumbing know a thing or two about fixing outdoor faucets. This article will go over some troubleshooting and quick repair tips. If you prefer to have a certified plumber handle the frustrating work, then give Neighborhood Plumbing a call now to speak with a friendly staff member and request an urgent dispatch or schedule your flexible appointment.

Repairing A Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet can damage your home’s foundation, pose a safety hazard, and run your water bill unusually high. Therefore, we recommend repairing a leaky faucet as soon as possible. Fortunately, the leak is possibly a quick fix and is usually due to two common reasons.

First, take a look at the packing nut on the exterior of the faucet. A loose packing nut can cause leaks. Simply tightening the packing nut could resolve your leak. If the leak continues, then you may have an issue with internal components. Take a look at the washers, screws, and internal components; replace worn ones. If neither of these works, then you may have to replace your faucet altogether.
Call Neighborhood Plumbing to have an expert handle the replacement or continue reading if you would like to attempt the replacement on your own.

Replacing an Outdoor Faucet

If you have a knack for handywork, then replacing the outdoor faucet should be a quick and easy job. Go out to the local hardware store or order a faucet online. We recommend a frost-proof faucet for outdoor settings, especially if you live in the north. Before you begin the replacement, be sure to shut off the water supply and completely drain the water from the faucet by unscrewing the valve. Next, unscrew the faucet from the wall. You might need to first loosen the faucet from the concrete surrounding it and you may need a second wrench to hold the pipe in place as you turn the faucet counterclockwise to unscrew it. Screw the new faucet into its place and turn the water supply back on.
If you still experience leaking or other issues, then please call the experts at Neighborhood Plumbing to have a certified plumber take a look. Our plumbers in Pittsburgh are available around the clock to take your call.

Why Choose Neighborhood Plumbing to Resolve Leaky Faucets?

Neighborhood Plumbing is a leader in the industry serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and all surrounding areas for years. Our team of certified plumbers and friendly staff members are dedicated members of the community committed to providing exceptional customer service in addition to top of line plumbing service. We are available around the clock with 24-hour emergency service and offer regular promotional discounts for our customers. When it comes to your plumbing system, don’t settle for mediocre work. Call Neighborhood Plumbing to have certified plumbers handle the job right the first time around!

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