Outdoor Faucet Inspections And Upgrades

Posted on: 27 October 2021

Irrigation systems, a decorative fountain, and a swimming pool all require the use of an outside faucet. If multiple water features will be used on your property beginning next spring, you should hire a plumbing contractor to inspect your outdoor faucets and install the plumbing components necessary to support the connection of a hose.

Independent Faucet Upgrades

Independent faucets can be used to fill up small buckets or other containers that are not large in volume, but they may not be beneficial to you for any other outdoor applications. Most projects that require the use of water will need a viable way to transport the liquid.

If your property encompasses multiple lots or will soon have decorative and recreational water features spread out across its expanse, upgrading the faucets on your property will likely be necessary. Standard water hoses that are thin in diameter may not reach the length that you desire. Additionally, thinner hoses may not transport water as quickly as you would like. 

Improved Faucet Features

You should first assess any outdoor faucets that are already on your property. Consider how you are currently using each faucet. If you have experienced low water pressure or water leaks, a plumber may need to perform an inspection on your entire plumbing system. A worn-out washer could be responsible for water that is constantly dripping. Flushing a plumbing system or replacing damaged faucet materials may be necessary.

If you will be upgrading the types of hoses that you use to deliver more water in a shorter timeframe, you may not want to use an adaptor to attach a wider hose type. An adaptor could potentially accommodate the use of a new hose, but the amount of water that is flowing directly from a faucet opening that is narrower than the end of a hose will not be the same as what a larger hose is designed to support.

You are better off purchasing an upgraded faucet that contains a wide opening. This type of faucet will allow a hose to be directly connected to the spigot opening. You will be less likely to deal with leaks in the future, since additional plumbing components won't be attached to the end of the faucet or the hose. After upgrades have been made, you can ask a contractor about faucet winterization techniques. Winterizing the faucets will prevent plumbing components from freezing when the temperature drops.