Hose Bib Replacement in Brevard County, FL

Hose Bib ReplacementPart of proper home maintenance is knowing about the different parts of your home, both inside and out. And, possibly even more importantly, which ones you can take care of yourself and when it is best to call in a professional. At Brevard’s Best Plumbing in Brevard County, we take pride in helping homeowners know about their plumbing needs. One that you may recognize, but not know the name of, is the hose bib. If you need hose bib replacement in Brevard County, FL, the information below may be helpful!

What is a Hose Bib?

Many people can recognize a hose bib outdoor faucet and have even used it but may not know its name. A hose bib is an outdoor spigot that extends from the exterior of your home (usually on a copper pipe), to which people often attach a hose connector, providing access to an outdoor water supply for outdoor sinks, outdoor hoses, yard hydrants, etc.

Why Replace a Hose Bib?

Hose bibs may need replacing if they have frozen, are attached to a broken pipe, are leaking and causing puddles, water damage, water wastage, or reduced flow of water, or have rusted to the point that it is causing contaminated water and/or making the mechanisms, such as the handle or garden hose thread outlet, difficult to use. Hose bibs often last for many years, particularly with stainless steel or brass options that resist corrosion.

Common Types of Hose Bibs

Standard Hose Bib: This is the most common type of hose bib but, if you live in cold regions, it is essential to winterize them to avoid freezes and damage during the winter months.

Frost-Proof Hose Bib: These tend to be more expensive than standard bibs, however, they have insulation which prevents them from cracking under pressure if the water inside freezes and expands during cold winter months.

Round Plastic Hose Bib: Some houses have indoor faucets such as in bathrooms or laundry rooms. These cost about the same as a standard hose bib but are designed to be used indoors.

Loose-Key Hose Bib: This type allows you to remove a “key” that allows access to the spigot. With this option, you control who can use the water supply.

When you need outdoor plumbing help in Brevard County, FL, contact Brevard’s Best Plumbing. Our licensed professionals will complete the work on budget. Contact us for a free estimate.