Outdoor faucets can be super handy. You may have a sink near your patio to use during barbecues or at your wet bar. You probably also have one attached to your home in order to allow you to water your garden and wash the car. Occasionally you'll find you have outdoor leaks that require attention. Here are some things to know about your outdoor faucets:
Fixing outdoor leaks is not always a job for a professional. You may be able to handle the task yourself with a few DIY tips. Once you've established that your outdoor faucet is leaking, you'll have to figure out the cause. First, check the handle. If it's not tight enough, you may find some water droplets escaping. If that's not the issue, it's possible that a seal in your fixture has worn out. When a leak escalates from a few droplets to a stream, it's best to call a plumber. Roto-Rooter has a vast outdoor plumbing service list that our professional plumbers can help you with. Not only will they fix the issue, they will arrive prepared and on-time, ready to provide outdoor faucet service.
In your home, if the bathtub or kitchen sink faucet leak, the water simply goes down the drain. While it is a waste of natural resources and can add some money to your monthly water bill, these small leaks are not a huge issue. Outdoor leaks, however, can cause real problems with your home. The water that drips out may seep into your basement or even lead to frozen pipes in the wintertime. Because there is often not a sink basin for the leaked water to run into, it works its way into the ground and can damage your home. There are some ways to prevent this, though. Consider the following three questions when purchasing a house: