Solving Outdoor Spigot Problems
It’s a hot, humid summer day in Chicagoland and you’re all set to fill the kid’s inflatable pool with water, but the outside spigot is not working or has low water pressure. There are several possible causes, here are some things to check when the outside faucet stops flowing.
If it was turned off during the winter, did you remember to turn the water shut-off valve back on?
Check to see if the rubber washer has worn out. Sometimes the washer will disintegrate and block the flow of water. Replace the washer if necessary.
If the seal is not tight, the handle may be too loose to open the valve. The solution is to tighten the collar nut.
Has your water bill been higher than usual? There may be a leak further up the line. Have a plumber check the system.
High mineral content in the water can eventually build up and block the flow of water. If the clog is near to the opening you may be able to clean it out yourself, but if it’s farther down the line, it’s time to call a plumber.
Low Water Pressure
If you have checked the other possible causes above, the problem is likely related to low water pressure. Your plumber can help you identify the cause and recommend solutions.
Neighbors Are Saying About ABC
“Tom was awesome! He is very personable and explains the whole process well. He did a great job and ensured that he used 5-star service throughout the process. I will definitely use ABC and Tom again in the future for electrical work.”–
“Bill showed up on time to repair our broken air conditioner. ABC kept in touch throughout the day to let me know time he would be arriving too. Bill was professional, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We wound up signing up for monthly care package because Bill and ABC really made…”–
“We were very pleased with the service performed by Brett Pack in performing the annual maintenance of our air conditioning unit. He noted it was low on refrigerant, which he then added after consulting with us. He also made sure we took advantage of all available discounts.”–
“Tom did a super job fixing our electrical problem. He is one of the best electricians I have ever had in my home for repair work. I would highly recommend Tom and ABC Company if you need any type of electrical work. He took his time and explained everything and…”–
“I am so impressed with Chris and ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric. His friendliness honest approach to his Job is remarkable. Thanks Chris for making my day and believing that they are still great honorable people out there.”–
“Our AC was not working in the 90-degree summer heat. Josh identified that power was not going to the furnace blower. He identified that power was not going to the furnace breaker. His keen eye spotted that the wire leading into the breaker had frayed. He cut out the frayed…”–