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How to Fix an Outdoor Faucet

How to Fix an Outdoor Faucet
March 19/2021

How to Fix an Outdoor Faucet

Outdoor faucets provide enormous convenience for yardwork and even cleaning the area and your vehicles, but what do you do when they start malfunctioning? Leaking faucets can damage the foundation of your building and cost you bigly. Before you jump to call a local plumber, why not try to repair the outdoor faucet on your own? In this article, we will go over some ways to fix some common outdoor faucet issues. You are always welcome to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Jersey if you prefer to have a certified plumber take a look. Our professionals are available 24/7/365, so don’t ever hesitate to call.

How To Repair A Leaking Outdoor Faucet

Outdoor faucets are made of sturdy material, but the components sometimes loosen, leaving spaces between them that leak water. In fact, most leaks are due to part of the faucet being loose or worn. Fixing these leaks quickly can save you from increased water bills and damage to your foundation.
Tackle a leaking outdoor faucet with these simple steps:

  • Examine the external area of the faucet and tighten the packing nut.
  • Replace any worn washers, screws, and other internal parts that might be worn out or loose.
  • If these steps do not stop the leak, then we recommend replacing the outdoor faucet with a new one.

How To Fix A Broken Handle On An Outdoor Faucet

What good is a faucet if you can’t turn it on and off? If your outdoor faucet’s handle is broken, then you are best to replace it:

  • Unscrew the screw holding the handle to the faucet.
  • Take this part to the local hardware store to find an exact replacement.
  • Screw the new handle onto the faucet and test to make sure it works.

How To Replace An Outdoor Faucet

Ideally, you will be able to repair faucet issues but you may have to replace it. Luckily, replacement faucets are affordable and replacing an outdoor faucet is simple:

  • Purchase your new faucet and shut off the main water supply.
  • Unscrew the valve of the faucet to drain out the water in the old faucet.
  • Unscrew the whole faucet from the wall by rotating it counterclockwise with a large wrench until it comes free.
  • Reverse the steps by screwing the new faucet into the wall by turning it clockwise.
  • Turn the water supply back on and make sure there are no leaks.
  • Fill any gaps with concrete and let it dry.

Need Professional Assistance?

Not everyone has the time or patience to deal with an outdoor faucet. If you prefer to have a certified plumber take care of it, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Jersey. We can have a plumber dispatched to your location in as soon as within the hour. We offer free price quotes upfront and pledge to never charge overtime. Our lines are available around the clock, so do not ever hesitate to call. A live representative is on standby to take your call now.