Exterior Faucet Installation
Hose bibs are exterior faucets on the outside of your house used to attach a garden hose so you can easily water plants or wash your car. Dierolf Plumbing and Water Treatment can repair, replace, or install a new hose bib to give you easy access to water outside of your home.
As with all plumbing projects, we recommend you call a professional instead of attempting to install or replace a hose bib yourself. Leaky bibs can waste a lot of water, and eventually cause structural damage to your home. If you notice dripping water, rust, or any strange sounds when you turn on the facet, it’s time to give us a call.
Here in Pennsylvania we recommend frost-free hose bibs instead of the standard model to prevent winter water damage. If a standard hose bib isn’t drained before the temperature drops, water could freeze inside it, leading to burst pipes and a huge mess. The shut-off valve for a frost-free hose bib is further in your house, where the warmer temperature will keep it from freezing. Frost-free hose bibs should be installed by a professional. No matter what type of hose bib you have, be sure to detach your hose before winter!