Like most homes, it’s safe to say that your property has at least one outdoor faucet. Although you may not use it regularly, it’s good to keep it in good working condition.
Here are several outdoor faucet maintenance tips to keep in mind at all times:
- Check all faucets once a month to ensure proper water flow. If the faucet is barely dripping, the pipe may be cracked and in need of a repair.
- Winterize your outdoor faucet. When the cold weather arrives, be sure to turn off the water flow to your faucet and then cover it with a protective case. This goes a long way in preventing a frozen pipe, which increases the likelihood of a crack.
- Search for debris. If the water pressure is inconsistent, there’s a good chance that debris is getting in the way. This could be happening in many places, including but not limited to the spigot, washer, or aerator. You’ll need to clear the debris to solve this problem.
As long as you properly maintain your outdoor faucet, you should be able to avoid serious trouble that calls for a professional repair.
If for any reason you run into an issue, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can visit your home, inspect your faucet, and tell you what’s going on!