Your outdoor faucet won’t turn on when you try to turn it on. What should you do? Properly fixing an outdoor faucet is key to preventing costly leaks from damaging your foundation.

How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

A leaky outdoor faucet is most likely caused by a part of the faucet that has become loose or worn. As even small leaks can lead to higher water bills, our Long Beach, CA Plumbers recommend that you get it done quickly.

These are the steps to fix a simple leaking faucet

  1. Closely inspect the exterior of the faucet. Then, tighten the packing nuts. The leak could be caused by a loose packing nut.
  2. Replace any worn washers or screws that may be allowing water to leak if the problem persists.
  3. If none of these steps work, you can purchase a new faucet. The problem could be due to a corroded stem.

How to replace an outdoor faucet

These seven steps will help you replace your faucet.

  1. To prevent flooding, water waste and other damage, purchase a frost proof faucet.
  2. You can drain all water from the faucet completely by unscrewing it. To hold the pipe in place, you may need to use another wrench.
  3. To loosen your outdoor faucet, you may have to drill holes in the concrete. Make sure you don’t drill directly into the faucet.
  4. Remove the faucet from its wall. To move the faucet from the pipe and wall, you will need a large wrench.
  5. The frost-proof faucet should be reinstalled where the old faucet was. To prevent leaks, make sure the faucet is tightly twisted.
  6. Test the faucet by turning the water off and on again.
  7. Fill in the cracks with concrete and allow it to dry.

How do I fix my faucet’s broken handle?

It is simple to replace a faucet handle that has become damaged. Here’s how:

  1. Locate the screw that holds the faucet handle together and remove it.
  2. Bring the handle to a hardware store in order to match it.
  3. Attach the handle to the faucet.
  4. To ensure that your faucet handle works properly, test it.

Why isn’t water coming out of my faucet?

If water is not coming out of the faucet, it could be a problem with the vacuum breaker. If the faucet is not leaking, remove the vacuum breaker. You could have a more serious problem with your plumbing if you take the faucet apart and check the vacuum breaker. For a high-quality home plumber diagnosis, call a licensed professional Long Beach, CA Plumber.