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Outside hose bibbs, also known as a water spigot, is what provides the access from your home’s plumbing system to your yard. Most homes have water spigots in both the front and back of the home, which makes it convenient for lawn maintenance and other outdoor water related chores. Contact Culler Plumbing Services for outdoor hose bibb installations and repairs for those in the Collinsville, Illinois area.
Hose Bibb Installation and Hose Bibb Repair
While there are numerous ways and locations that you can access water from the inside of your home, there are only one (maybe two) places to access it outside of your home, and these are known as your outside hose bibbs. Having a well-placed hose bibb allows gardening, washing your car, filling up a pool, etc. to be much easier for you and your garden hose.
If you aren’t satisfied with where your current hose bibbs are installed, we can install new ones for you. What that requires is installing a tee fitting into your home’s pipe that supplies cold water, which can be hesitant for some homeowners. If you want to install a new outside hose bibb or need your current one repaired, contact Culler Plumbing Services.
At Culler Plumbing Services, we are proud to have a team of experienced plumbers with over 20 years of experience in the plumbing industry. This experience ensures that no matter your problems, big or small, you can rest assured that you are in good hands when you need work done on outside hose bibbs.
Not every homeowner wants to undergo the installation, repair, or replacement of outside hose bibbs. However, if you want a professional job at an affordable rate, Culler Plumbing Services can help. Call us today and request a free quote!
Common Hose Bibb Problems
Outside hose bibbs, also known as spigots or outside faucets, have become a modern plumbing convenience for residential homeowners. However, just like every other plumbing appliance, they are also susceptible to problems. Outside hose bibbs are low-maintenance and are easy to use but do require some attention in order to keep them performing well. Common issues with hose bibb problems include:
In Illinois, especially during the winter, water tends to freeze. Outside hose bibbs are extremely susceptible to freezing and cracking when hoses are attached. If there is water still in the hoses, when it freezes, it will expand, which can cause damage to the faucet and to your plumbing lines. The best way to avoid this is by detaching your hose whenever you are done with it. You can also have your outdoor faucets inspected to ensure that they are correctly installed and winterized.
Leaks tend to happen anywhere there are cracks within your plumbing lines. It can also happen if your shut-off valve isn’t properly secured or you have a hose incorrectly attached and the spigot is left on. Not only does that waste water, leaks from your hose bibb can result in sever damage to your foundation, especially if you don’t notice it at first.
Broken handles can result in various problems, such as leaks and even hinder your ability to shut the water flow off. If you have a broken handle, turn the water off immediately and have a professional attend to it ASAP. The slightest leak can lead to significant damage.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is a common issue, but it isn’t normal. Poor water pressure can be because of various reasons. The best-case is that it is sharing pressure with another source. The worst-case is a water line leak or break. Poor functioning valves and pipe obstructions can be other reasons that you are experiencing low water pressure. If left ignored, your system can burst which results in more costly repairs. It is best to have a professional examine the situation as soon as you notice the first signs of low water pressure.
What to Know About Your Outside Faucets
Outdoor hose bibbs are fairly simple, especially with our experienced plumbers. However, there are certain things that you should know for you to be a responsible homeowner that wants to avoid major plumbing issues.
Turn Off Hose Bibbs When Not In Use.
Pretty easy task: make sure that you turn off your hose bibbs whenever they are not being used. Even if it is attached to a sprinkler and the sprinkler head is turned off, doesn’t mean that you should leave the water source on. This can lead to pressure building up which results in pipe breaks, leaks, and potential bursts. Play it safe and turn the water off once you are done using it.
Disconnect Hoses and Winterize.
In addition to turning the faucet off whenever not in use, make sure you disconnect any hoses from the spigot. This also helps you remember to turn off the water from the source to help prevent freezing. Feel free to leave the hose next to the hose bibb, just make sure that it is detached, allowing for both the hose bibb and the hose to drain.
Know Where the Main Water Sources Is and How To Turn It Off.
Every homeowner needs to know exactly where the main water shutoff is located. If there is a separate outdoor water source, you need to know where it is and how to turn it off. Even if you don’t understand all the aspects of plumbing (we don’t expect you to), at least know how to turn off your water supply until you can enlist the services of a professional plumbing company.
Culler Plumbing Services is here to help those in the Metro East area with their outdoor plumbing issues. From performing maintenance to installation to repairs, our plumbing professionals can help you understand your plumbing system and the best ways to avoid possible problems. With over 25 years of experience, contact us today for your plumbing needs and request an estimate!