Ignoring a slow dripping leaking outdoor faucet can lead to huge amounts of water wastage. This wasted water will accumulate in your yard and stay there till you don’t clean it. A large number of insects and bacteria look out for stagnant water for their survival. These insects will then make an unhealthy environment in your yard and spread several ailments. You may have to encounter dangerous consequences just because you ignored that simple leakage.

Even if you clean your property regularly and don’t let that water accumulate most of the time, issues will remain. The floor can get slippery and cause slips for not only children, but also elderly people in your family. Here is how you can deal with this outdoor plumbing problem to save time and money.

Outdoor faucet may leak because of incorrect positioning or damaged washer inside either the spigot or valve stem. To fix this on your own you will need screwdrivers, crescent wrench, washers and lubrication (optional). Follow these steps once you have all the objects.

  1. Turn off the main water supply to the outdoor faucet.
  2. Turn on the faucet to drain out all the water from it. Make sure that no water comes out of the faucet before you start working on it.
  3. Using an appropriate screwdriver, unscrew the nut on the faucet handle. Now, turn the handle and take it off.
  4. Grip the crescent wrench on the faucet and turn it to remove it.
  5. The washer that is possibly responsible for the leakage will be inside this faucet. Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, remove the washer.
  6. Clean the area with a dry cloth. Put in a new washer of the same size. Make sure it is fixed tightly and in the correct manner.
  7. Put back the faucet and faucet handle like it was when you started.
  8. Turn on the main water supply to the faucet.
  9. Open the tap and let the water flow through it. Check for any more leakages.
  10. But, if the leakage still persists, turn off the water supply and remove the faucet and valve system again.
  11. You will see a washer at the base of the valve stem. Remove that and replace it with a matching one, like you did in the previous steps.
  12. Tighten the washer and put back the valve stem and the faucet.
  13. Turn on the water supply and check again.
  14. But if you still see the leakage, it can be because of their reasons like corrosion or rust in the system. You should call for a professional help then.

This is how you can easily treat the leaking outdoor faucet. If the leakage is too severe and you think you cannot deal with it, contact professional plumbers in Edmonton. They are experts in all kinds of plumbing services and use latest tactics, tools, and equipment to give you the best solution.

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