Hose bibbs, known as outdoor faucets or spigots, are a crucial component of any home’s plumbing system. They provide a convenient water source for gardening, washing cars, and even filling up your pool.
They may seem like a simple fixture, but it’s important to make sure they’re in good condition to avoid potential problems. Now’s a good time to install a new hose bibb in Ferndale or the surrounding areas, or service the one you already have, and here’s why.
Preventing Leaks and Water Damage
Time isn’t the friend of your hose bibb. Wear and tear is unavoidable, but you can replace seals. When these deteriorate over time, leaks start springing up. If the bibb is close to your home, it can result in water damage that can impact your foundation. Replacing these seals is a bigger deal than it seems.
Upgrading to a Frost-Free Bibb
While they’re not a 100% guarantee, frost-free bibbs are designed to prevent freezing. If you’ve ever had to leave your outdoor spigot on just a little bit to prevent freezing in the dead of winter, upgrading to a new frost-free bibb may help.
Extreme temperatures can still cause freezing, but these have a higher resistance than your traditional hardware store bibbs that a lot of homeowners have installed. It’s a good step towards winterizing your home.
Avoiding Emergencies and Burst Pipes
Frost-free bibbs can help prevent water damage as a result of freezing, and may prevent the pipe connected to your bibb from bursting in frigid weather. Your hose bibb causing an emergency is probably the last thing on your mind, and with an upgrade or servicing your current bibb, it’ll stay that way.
Upgrade or Service Before Summer
Install that new hose bibb or get your current one serviced before it causes problems. We know it’s difficult to stay on top of all the plumbing in your home, which is why we offer a plethora of plumbing services. From the bathroom to the kitchen and beyond, trust Barron Plumbing to handle your home today.
Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Plumbing today for service.