Hose Bib Repair & Installation
Tualatin Valley Plumbing offers hose bib repair and replacement in Portland, & surrounding communities.
What Is A Hose Bib?
Essentially, a hose bib is an outdoor faucet with an attachment on the end to accommodate a hose. These components go by other names such as sillcock, spigot, outdoor faucet or hydrant, but the purpose for them is all the same.
If you’ve ever tried to water your garden or wash your car using buckets of water from the kitchen sink, you will understand the need for an outdoor hose bib.
By creating a point outside to get water from your plumbing system, you can easily work outside without needing to go in your home to get water.
When to Replace Your Hose Bib
One of the most common signs that you need to replace your hose bib is if the component is rusted or corroding. Many older homes have hose bibs that were installed many years ago. These faucets are more likely to rust and cause problems and should be replaced as soon as the issue is noticed.
Although these faucets are fairly straightforward, there are a few issues that can occur and cause problems for homeowners.
Dripping while turned off: While this may seem like a trivial problem, a dripping outdoor faucet will eventually waste a significant amount of water. If the spigot is dripping while the faucet is turned off, you may need to replace a seal or tighten the packing nut.
Spraying water while turned on: If the unit is leaking or spraying water while it’s turned on, there is a simple fix. Typically, replacing the washers or seals will prevent these issues from happening.
If your hose bib is giving you trouble, call a Tualatin Valley Plumbing to assess the situation. Tualatin Valley Plumbing will be able to tell if the device can be repaired, or if installing a new one is the better option.