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How to Tell if Your Hose Bibs Are Leaking

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You might call them spigots, outdoor faucets, or hydrants but they’re all the same name for hose bibs, the water outlet attached to your house. This time of year, hose bibs get a real workout – – everything from watering the garden to washing the car and even cooling off the kids. It’s important to pay attention to your hose bibs every time you use them.

Each time you turn on the hose bib, pay attention and look for exterior leaks. If you see water pouring from around the handle or from the stem, trouble could be brewing. Hose bib leaks left unattended can cause expensive repairs to the outside of your home and even the foundation or eventually show up inside your home. These need immediate attention. You can begin by tightening the nut and replacing the washer around the hose bib. If you still see a leak, make sure to also check behind the wall; the hose may be leaking under your house as well. That’s when it’s time to call us. Most likely, we’ll need to replace the entire hose bib to ensure no further damage occurs to your home.

But don’t worry, we’ll give you all of your options and pricing before we do any work. That’s because we’re the good guys, Three Way Plumbing.

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