Prevent Damage To Your Outside Faucet
Well folks, it’s getting to be that time of year again. Goodbye cold, snowy & cloudy days. Hello SPRING! With November, December, January & February gone and out of the way. Here comes March, April & May. The cold & FREEZING weather has left us yet again for another year. This means all of the froze & busted outside faucet calls are soon to be here.
So many of us leave are hoses connected to our outside faucets all year and or over the winter months. Most of the time doing so causes the most issues & problems when it comes to froze & busted outside faucets.
You typically do not notice the issue w/ a froze & busted outside faucet until you go to turn it on & use it for the 1st time (in the spring). When you go to turn the faucet on, you notice 1 of 2 things. 1, the water pressure is very low or 2, you have water/a water leak show up all most immediately on the opposite side of the wall as the faucet that is being used.
Before you go & turn on an outside faucet for the 1st time, here are some things you can do to help prevent further damage:
- Look & see if you did in fact leave a hose hooked up & or an aftermarket shutoff valve, splitter or cap
- Look to see if you can see any visible signs of damage. Such as a split, crack, bulge/expansion of the pipe or even broken pieces of the faucet lying on the ground
- If you have an open basement or “access” try & find where the water line supplying the outside faucet & the outside faucet meet/connect.
- Look to see if there’s any visible signs of damage.
If you notice anything that looks odd & not normal etc. Please feel free to give us a call for a FREE estimate or to even schedule a same day service call. Give us a call @ (937) 434-4343.
The typical outside faucet replacement runs between $295.00 & $350.00 installed, based on access. The replacement price includes a new Woodford model 17 outside faucet & a new ¼ turn shut off valve.