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Many people do not realize that the hose bib needs to be replaced every few years.
Have you ever gone to turn on your outside faucet, only to find that the handle is rigid or the water pressure is low? These are both common problems that can be caused by a faulty hose bib. A hose bib, also known as a spigot or sillcock, is the faucet located on the exterior of your home that provides water for your garden hose. Over time, hose bibs can become worn and damaged, resulting in decreased water flow or leaks.
At AM PM Plumbing, we are proud to offer our hose bib replacement service. Old hose bibs can be difficult to replace, and often require the help of a professional. Our service provides customers with an easy and convenient way to replace their old hose bibs. This service is a great help for every customer, as it can save time and money. We’ll test it out to make sure it’s working properly before we leave.
First, the water supply to the hose bib will be shut off by our team member. Next, the old hose bib will be removed by unscrewing it from the wall.
Once it has been removed, the new hose bib can be installed in its place. Finally, the water supply can be turned back on and our team will get the new hose bib tested for leaks.
The average lifespan of a hose bib is around 15 years. However, with proper maintenance, it can last much longer. If you live in an area with cold winters, it is particularly important to replace your hose bib every few years. This is because the water inside the hose bib can freeze and expand, causing the hose bib to crack and leak.
Another reason to replace your hose bib is because of leaks. Over time, the washer in the hose bib can become worn out and no longer seal properly. This can cause water to leak from the hose bib when it is turned on. A leaking hose bib is not only a waste of water but it can also lead to higher water bills.
The final reason to replace your hose bib is because of rust. Rust can cause the metal components in the hose bib to break down and eventually fail. This can cause water to leak from the hose bib and potentially cause damage to your home’s foundation or landscaping.