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How to Replace an Outdoor Faucet

With the summertime in full swing, you’re probably looking to get some water running! Before you fill the inflatable pools, make sure your outdoor faucet is working properly. If your faucet is leaking or not giving you the right amount of pressure, then you may have to repair it or replace it altogether. We’ll share a quick guide on replacing an outdoor faucet here, but if you’d rather have a uniformed plumber take care of it, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to spend your time on better things!

Steps to Replacing the Hose Spigot

There can be differences in the mechanics of outdoor faucets, but we’ll share some general steps to replacing a conventional spigot. First, grab your tools, including an adjustable wrench, a cloth, plumber’s tape, and a screwdriver. If the faucet is soldered on, then you may need a pipe cutter or hacksaw!

Begin by locating the water shut-off valve to cut off the water supply. Then, turn on the tap of the outdoor faucet to drain the plumbing system and release any remaining water pressure.

With the plumbing safe and clear, you can remove the existing spigot. Unscrew the mounting nut or screws that secure the outdoor faucet to the wall or siding. Next, use your adjustable wrench to disconnect the faucet from the water supply pipe. If the pipe is soldered or threaded directly into the faucet, you may need to cut the pipe close to the faucet using a pipe cutter or hacksaw.

Now that the old faucet is removed, you can prepare the new one. Wrap plumber's tape around the threads of the new faucet, and make sure the end of the water line pipe is clean. Use sandpaper or a rough cloth with cleaner to remove gunk and muck.

All that’s left is to attach the new faucet onto the pipe by screwing it on. Use your wrench to make it snug but do NOT overtighten! If there were mountings or screws, replace them to secure the faucet to the wall.

You’re ready to test your new faucet! Slowly turn on the water supply and make sure the faucet is working properly. Check for leaks and turn on the faucet to check the water flow.

Hire a Uniformed Plumber

An outdoor faucet replacement can take time. There’s also that comedic risk of water gushing out of the water supply line because you didn’t turn off the water supply properly.

If you’d prefer to have experienced plumbers handle your outdoor faucet replacement, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. It may even turn out your faucet can be repaired! Our plumbers come prepared to handle most plumbing repair on the first trip.

Get Your Price Estimate Upfront – BEFORE the Work Begins

As a professional business, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is invested in its reputation. We know we don’t have to rush to be fast, and we know what it takes to get the job done. This means we can get you a price estimate BEFORE the work begins. Why put up with price tricks and gimmicks? Call Mr. Rooter for honest pricing upfront.

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