As a full-service plumbing contractor specializing in water pipes repair in Springfield Missouri, United Plumbing offers repair and replacement options of outdoor spigots. At United Plumbing, we are committed to providing our community with the highest quality work at a fair price. One of our expert technicians will arrive at your home or business promptly, diagnose your problem, and present you with the options to get your outdoor spigot (more commonly referred to as a hose bib) back up and running.
When the option is available, a repair may be made to your outdoor spigot. This is most often an option when you have a leak or drip in your hose bib caused by a worn-out washer. Another scenario would be that a packing nut may need to be adjusted if you find that your spigot becomes difficult to shut off. Occasionally a spigot will need to be rebuilt entirely. This is typically only presented as an option when the replacement of your leaky hose bib would cause additional damage to other areas of the home, such as an interior wall or exterior brick. When repairing your outdoor spigot is not a cost-effective option, our technician will recommend the replacement of the spigot.
One of the most common reasons we replace an outdoor spigot is due to freeze-breaks. When a hose is left on the spigot through the winter, the water sitting in the hose siphons back into the spigot and causes a freeze break in the line. Replacement of your outdoor spigot is fairly straightforward and involves the replacement of the entire mechanism, including the pipe behind the exterior wall which is typically accessible through the crawl space or (in basement applications) by cutting a small square out of the interior drywall to success the pipe behind the wall.
If you are having an issue with your hose bib and need our services, don’t hesitate to call. United Plumbing will arrive promptly and give you a free estimate on your outdoor spigot repair or replacement.