Outdoor water faucetNow that we’re heading toward summer months and warmer temperatures, it’s time to get out the garden hoses and connect them to your outdoor faucets. Most of you will do this without a hitch, but some of you are going to find out that your faucet won’t work anymore.

One of the most common causes of faucet failure is the damage done by years of exposure to freezing and thawing. We’ve seen plenty of cases where an ageing faucet stem breaks over the course of a winter, even a relatively mild one like the one we just had in Northeast Ohio.

You can preserve the life of an outdoor fixture by shutting off the supply line inside the house and then opening up the faucet outside to let any water drain. Unfortunately, many of these outside spigots don’t even have a shutoff valve in the basement. If this is the case in your house, you need to fix it. Adding a shutoff valve when you replace your faucet is well worth the modest additional cost.

So what do you do if your faucet is leaking or dripping water? It’s always a good idea to repair or replace, if necessary, any fixture in your home. First of all, a water leak is always going to cost you money. Second, the last thing you want is to deposit water down along the foundation of your home. This can only lead to more trouble down the line.

So if you have trouble connecting your hose, getting good water flow from your faucet, or encounter a faucet that just won’t work at all, call us at The Plumbing Source. We’ve been providing plumbing repairs to all of Northeast Ohio for more than 30 years. We have an entire fleet of well-stocked trucks and nearly 20 qualified technicians and plumbers who can quickly and efficiently get your repairs done.

Call us toll-free at 877-768-7239. We’ll treat you like family – that’s the way we treat all of our customers. We want to be your plumber for life.

When you call The Plumbing Source, you’ve made the right call!