Expert Hose Bibbs Services in Jessup
Hose bibbs are exposed to the elements 24/7, causing them to wear out and lose their seals. If you need hose bibb repair or replacement in Howard County, call the experts at QSP Plumbing Services at 301-453-6377.
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What is a Hose Bibb?An outside hose bib is a water outlet that is typically installed on the exterior of a building. It connects hoses to provide water for activities like washing cars, watering the lawn and plants, etc. Hose bibbs are typically made from brass or bronze and have a threaded connection that attaches to the water supply line. However, because hose bibbs are exposed to extreme temperatures all year, they wear out over time.
Signs You Need Hose Bibb Repair or ReplacementHose bibbs make working outside more convenient, but as mentioned, these devices wear out through use and age. Here are the most common signs that it may be time to replace your hose bibbs. Leaks: If you notice water dripping from the bibb even when it’s turned off, it’s a sign the seals have worn out. Difficulty Turning On/Off: Have you noticed turning the hose bibb on and off is harder? This could mean the internal components have worn out, and, depending on how old it is, it may be cheaper to replace it. Low Water Pressure: A sudden drop in water pressure when using a hose could indicate a blockage or damage in the valve that needs replacement. Age: Hose bibbs have a limited lifespan between 10-15 years. If your bibb is past its prime, it’s best to replace it. Freezing Risk: If you live in an area with cold winters and freezing temperatures, you may want to replace your old hose bibbs with frost/freezing-resistant ones to prevent bursts. Inconsistent Water Flow: When the water flow is uneven, it suggests the internal components are damaged or there’s a blockage. It’s best to hire a professional plumber to replace your hose bibbs to ensure a proper fit and smooth operation.
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