Hose Bibs Broken After Winter Is Over? Call A Professional Plumber For Help

Posted on: 24 May 2018

Hose bibs connect your plumbing to a garden hose and let you water a garden or even wash your car. Unfortunately, these bibs can suffer from damage in the winter. That's why it is so critical to call professionals about this problem if you notice it occurring on your hose bibs.

Winter Weather Can Damage Hose Bibs

The hose bibs on a home are really easy to ignore when the weather changes. Unfortunately, this is a mistake because a hose bib exposed to low temperatures can suffer from serious problems. This issue is particularly problematic if you fail to get water out of the house and end up letting it freezing and expanding over the winter.

Even if it doesn't cause a serious issue right away, a failure to manage this problem over a period of years can lead to a failing hose bib. And when this problem occurs, you're going to have to get it fixed if you ever want to water your garden again. In some instances, you may be able to do these repairs on your own.

DIY Fixes Are Possible, But Tough

Fixing a busted hose bib on your own is possible but tricky. For example, you can replace a broken seal by opening up the bib and installing a new one. You can also completely replace the bib and install one that isn't broken. However, it is often tricky to do this properly and can cost you more money to have some fix your mistakes than you would have paid to do the initial repair.

Getting A Professional Is A Wise Choice

Spending all day repairing a hose bib is going to be a major chore that most people don't have the time to perform. Even worse, they are likely to make a mistake that could cause serious issues. For example, you might be surprised to know just how often people install hose bibs upside down.

Avoid this problem by contacting a professionals. These plumbers will replace the hose bib quickly and can even teach you how to prepare it for the winter. Most of the time, this service costs around $150-300 to perform. This makes it a fairly inexpensive fix that will keep your bib strong for years to come.

So don't hesitate to contact a plumbing service if you are concerned about your hose bib. They will take the necessary steps to ensure that your hose bib remains in great shape. They can also take a look at any other issues affecting your home's plumbing.

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My name is Jason Lawrence, or around my house I’m sometimes known as “Daddy Fix-It.” My wife Sarah and I have four children all under the age of ten. I didn’t start out as a guy who was handy around the house, but I am learning to become a do-it-yourselfer for sure. Did I mention that I’m a bit stubborn? There are times I struggle with projects a little too long, and it takes my wife stepping in to convince me that it’s time to call a professional. I’ve become especially handy with plumbing projects. I don’t know why kids think toys belong in the toilet and doll hair is good for the bathtub drain, but around here those are weekly events. I’m going to share some of my experiences, how I fixed some of our plumbing problems, and when it becomes time to call the plumber.

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