As springtime sets in, you may find yourself using your outdoor faucet more frequently, whether watering the garden or spraying the pollen from your car. Inconsistent wintry temperatures paired with periods of non-use create less-than-ideal conditions for older hose bibbs. You may notice a new leak or water pooling on the ground beneath the spigot, which usually means you have an underlying hose bibb problem.
Because of the way they were designed, older hose bibbs (outdoor faucets) are at high risk of freezing during the cold months, and you often don’t realize there’s a problem until spring arrives. Fortunately, newer models of outdoor faucets have been developed that eliminate this risk entirely! If you need hose bibb repairs or want to install a freeze-proof hose bibb in your home, call Len The Plumber today!
If you’re tired of struggling with leaky hose bibbs or outdoor faucets, don’t wait – fill out the form to the right or pick up the phone and call us today! Our expert Baltimore, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware plumbing technicians will upgrade your old outdoor faucets so you’ll never need to worry about frozen or leaky outdoor pipes again!
Our Hose Bibb Services in MD, DC, VA, PA & DE
At Len The Plumber, we’ve seen what happens when hose bibbs freeze during the winter months, leaving you with leaks, corrosion, and rusted pipes.
Trust us – pipe problems are not something you want to deal with come spring! The Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware plumbing technicians at Len The Plumber can perform every step of the hose bibb repair and replacement process, including:
- Draining the outdoor faucet
- Cutting the supply line
- Removing the old outdoor faucet and installing a new one
- Fitting and soldering the pipe connections
- Reinstalling the stem assembly
How to Tell You Need Hose Bibb Repair or Replacement
Not sure whether your hose bibb needs professional repair or replacement services? There are a few steps you can take to thoroughly inspect it and identify any problems.
- Inspect outside. Look closely around the faucet for any sign of leakage, not just from the structure but around it, in the walls, and along the ground. Check it with the tap turned on and turned off.
- Inspect inside. The biggest danger from a damaged hose bibb is to your home’s interior. Check the adjacent wall in your basement, if you have one, or the ground floor walls and/or crawl space if you don’t, looking for water damage.
- Pressure test. Place your thumb over the spigot and turn it on. If your thumb is pushed aside as usual, no problem. If you’re able to block the water, you likely have a leak that allowed the water to escape elsewhere.
Hose Bibb Repair in MD, DC, VA, PA & DE
If you are dealing with a leaky hose bibb, chances are you’re wasting a lot of water. This water can cause damage to your home’s foundation and an increase in your utility bill. It can also lead to pesky mosquitos, which is less than ideal if you plan on being outdoors frequently in the summer!
Fortunately, Len The Plumber offers hose bibb repair services – whether it’s something simple like tightening the packing nut or replacing the washers, or something more complex such as cleaning the valve or replacing the rubber O-ring – our technicians are experts at getting to the bottom of what’s causing your leak. If we find that your hose bibb isn’t repairable, we will provide you with replacement options catered to your unique needs and budget.
Hose Bibb Replacement in MD, DC, VA, PA & DE
If your hose bibb needs to be replaced, you can rest assured that Len The Plumber will provide you with the best available options and take care of your replacement quickly! If you have an older hose bibb or outdoor faucet, chances are, it is particularly susceptible to freezing during the cold winter months. Len The Plumber can offer you replacement options that eliminate the risk of frozen and busted pipes.
Our freeze-proof hose bibbs, also called antifreeze spigots, utilize a longer pipe, keeping the water connection closer to the inside your home where the air is warmer and unlikely to freeze. This ensures that you’ll never have to deal with frozen or busted pipes causing wasteful leaks, expensive water damage, or increased utility bills.
Choose Len The Plumber for Hose Bibb Services
Don’t let leaky outdoor hose faucets at your Baltimore, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Delaware, or Philadelphia area home stress you out. Just give Len The Plumber a call and we’ll get to the bottom of it, fast! Our friendly experts are equipped with fully stocked trucks, allowing us to make repairs on the spot. So, whether you’re into gardening, running through the sprinkler, or maintaining a beautifully green lawn, we’ll get your outdoor faucet in working order quickly and let you get back to doing what you love.