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Watch Out For Your Outdoor Fixtures!

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Summer is upon us and you know what that means - rain, droughts, bugs, storms, heatwaves, flooding, so on and so forth. These major, destructive events command your attention, and rightfully so.

However, sometimes that results in your outdoor plumbing fixtures being neglected and falling into disrepair. Remember, your outdoor fixtures need a friend too, especially in order to survive violent storms and unpredictable weather.

Take the time to hire a plumbing professional and keep your outdoor fixtures in excellent condition, instead of leaving them as an afterthought. And if you’re not sure how to tell if you’re in the midst of an issue, read on to learn more about your outdoor fixtures.

Fixture Repair: The Sooner the Better

fixturerepairTake the time to carefully examine your outdoor fixtures. Whether it’s the hose bibs that connect to your garden hose, an outdoor shower, a swimming pool and its components, a sprinkler system or otherwise, it’s highly beneficial to test every outdoor fixture to make sure that everything is working as it should be. A thorough examination can help you to identify and flag any potential problem areas.

Leaky hose bibs, rusty faucets, water accumulated around your swimming pool where it shouldn’t be, leaks in the sprinkler system and so forth are all problems that need to be addressed by a plumbing professional - the sooner the better. Waiting until a major problem occurs is not a smart idea - if you spot a problem, act fast.

Outdoor Plumbing Matters!

outdoorplumbingIt’s important to pay as much attention to your outdoor plumbing fixtures as your indoor ones. This means periodically using all of the faucets, hoses and water supplies to make sure everything is operating as it should be. It’s never a good idea to let a fixture to sit, unused, for an extended period of time.

If you live in a cold climate, of course, it is your responsibility to winterize your outdoor fixtures to reduce the risk of freezing and bursting. Failing to do so is not only a massive headache, but it’s also an insurance nightmare that you could potentially wind up paying out of pocket to mitigate.

Don’t fall into this common trap - simply pay attention to your outdoor fixtures. Yes, you have a lot of other issues on your plate as a homeowner, but make sure that taking care of your outdoor plumbing becomes an important priority.

Outdoor Fixture Installation: An Easy Solution!

If you’ve spotted an emergency plumbing problem with an outdoor fixture that is beyond repair and needs to be replaced, and want to install something entirely new, the solution is simple.

Call a trusted plumbing contractor to replace a damaged or outdated fixture, or install something entirely new (for example, in the event you are installing an outdoor shower or putting in a pool).

The question is, how do you know when an outdoor fixture is beyond repair and requires replacement?

  • outdoorfixtureinstallationYour outdoor faucet or hose bib is in constant need of repair and still malfunctions.
  • Your outdoor pipes are constantly leaking.
  • You didn’t winterize your outdoor plumbing, causing the pipes to freeze and burst.
  • There are large deposits of water outside of your pool.
  • There is a large accumulation of rust on any outdoor fixture.
  • The sprinkler system is leaking and/or constantly malfunctioning.

If any of the above apply to your outdoor fixtures, or you’ve simply spotted some potential problem areas, do not wait. Keep your outdoor plumbing fixtures protected! Call the expert plumbing contractors at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today at (913) 432-3342 and schedule an appointment for a consultation.