Whether you water your lawn and garden with a hose or a sprinkler, leaks could occur in your outdoor faucet, causing a massive amount of water to be wasted. Leaks in these fixtures are easy problems to avoid confronting; after all, as soon as you go inside, you no longer have to think about them. However, taking note of such leaks and getting them promptly repaired is key to saving money on your water bill, as a hose bib spraying and dripping everywhere evidently consumes lots of water.
Why do leaks occur?
Leaks in hose bibs can occur for a variety of reasons. A common source of the problem is cracks, which can occur if you do not detach the hose from the faucet in the winter, causing the water to freeze within the pipes. Another cause is simple wear and tear over time; replacing your hose bib if it appears worn out or rusted is a good step to prevent leaks and save you money.
How can I stop the leak?
You may be able to handle some leaks on your own, but tackling most serious leaks will require professional expertise. The best thing that you can do is to take preventative measures to make sure the problem never happens in the first place. This means regularly ensuring that your hose bib is in good shape, and detaching your hose in the winter. If your hose bib is already leaking, however, it will be beneficial for you to get it fixed as soon as possible before your water bill is affected.
So, you think it’s time to finally get that leaky hose bib taken care of. The experts at Service Specialties can help! For more information or to schedule a repair, don’t hesitate to call us or schedule a service call online today.