How To Get Your Outdoor Spigot Flowing

Posted on June 6th, 2017 by Matt Connolly

Is it time to water your lawn, fill your pool, or wash your car? You’re going to need help from your outdoor spigot. But, what do you do if you notice that there’s no water flowing? Here are a few reasons why your outdoor spigot may not be working.

How To Get Your Outdoor Spigot Flowing | Staunton | VA | Blue Mountain Plumbing Heating and Cooling |

  • Shut off valve. Sometimes the solution is as simple as turning the valve back on from the winter.
  • Low water pressure. If the water pressure inside your home is fine, there may be issues down the line that lead outside. Contact your local plumber to check your outdoor piping.
  • Decayed washer. Since washers are made of rubber, they often become brittle and fall apart. If the broken pieces are blocking the flow of water, replace the washer.
  • Seal problems. One of the most common reasons why spigots leak are due to a faulty seal. This can be resolved by tightening the collar nut that surrounds the seal.

When in doubt, call your local plumber to fix the problem. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of expertise and the right tools, which all professional and licensed plumbers have.

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