So if you know what a hose bib is, you are already way ahead of the game. Most of us just call it “that tap outside that house that I attach the hose to or get water from”. Not graceful at all, so when you need help fixing a leaky hose bib it helps to know the right terminology and how to take care of an easy hose bib repair. We are here to help with all of that!
You might have heard of a spigot, hose spigot, sillcock, or simply outdoor faucet and they are all different terms for the exact same thing. The hose bib is synonymous with all of those and they are all basically the same in residential applications. They are a water source with a threaded end where you can attach a hose.
If you have spotted this bib leaking, your repair job starts at the hose bib on the side of your house. If it is a minor leak and not a gushing waterfall, it is likely one of two issues. It is probably either a problem in the washer inside the faucet or a crack in the seat. The valve seat is the part in which the faucet “sits”. In any case, your first step is to turn off the water main, which is almost always a lever on the same pipe as you’ll see in our video.
Next, you can head to your local hardware store and pick up a valve and bib in the same shape as the affected set. Once back at the hose bib, It is a simple matter of loosening the faucet, removing it, and checking the washer. Now you can see your two possible culprits. If it is just the washer in the faucet mechanism, you have the simplest fix. Just replace that faucet piece and you are set. If that isn’t the issue, you want to check the seat and see if there is a crack, a scratch, or some other issue. If that is the problem, then you will just have to replace that section of the bib and you are all set.
Those simple cracks or scratches are the most common cause of hose bib leaks, but corrosion can cause problems and so can simply wear and tear, like the threads of the being eroded and allowing the water to leak out. Whatever the cause of the leak, nine times out of ten it is as easy as we’ve shown you in the video to fix it, but if you have any trouble or you find the leak is coming from somewhere else and you need to find out where you should reach out to us and our expert team can help. In fact, we can help you with any plumbing issue. Please check us out at https://phendplumbing.com/
If none of this is something you are interested in attempting then we are at your disposal. Give us a call at 480-388-6093 and let us do it for you!