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Tacoma Outdoor Faucet Fixtures

Professional Outdoor Plumbing Services

It’s best to install new water faucets near existing interior water lines, but your overall concern should be to consider your main need for outside faucets. Bring us in early to help. Bob Larson Plumbing offers reliable outdoor faucet installation to homeowners throughout Puyallup, Parkland, Lakewood, and Pierce County. Backed by over 20 years of experience, our Tacoma plumbers can handle the job quickly and efficiently at a price you can afford.

To get started, contact us at (253) 780-0844 and schedule an appointment!

How We Connect Your Exterior Faucet

We search first in basements and crawl spaces under homes. We look for both cold and hot water pipes. If you are only looking for watering plants then cold water will do, but if you’ll use it for cleaning your car or others, then you might want both hot and cold. We will need to know what you intend with the new water outlets or whether you will be working in the garden, watering plants, washing cars or washing up after yard work. If your intended area of need is some distance from your home, then trenching and laying the pipe might be required.

No matter where your work area is located, however, it’s best if we can install a shut off valve inside the home to make winterizing easier. By turning off the valve inside the home and opening the faucets on the exterior of the home, water can be drained thereby eliminating most of your freezing worries. If a turn-off valve is not used, then we recommend frost-free outdoor faucets (also called a sillcock) for each exterior faucet.

How Do I Fix an Outdoor Faucet That Won't Turn Off?

Just like any type of faucet, once the fixture starts to wear down it will likely start to drip constantly. Replacing the worn out part with new ones isn't a terribly difficult project, and can typically be done with simple tools and some parts you can buy at your local hardware store:

  • Turn off the shutoff valve. Once this is done, open the outside faucet all the way to make sure the water flow is properly turned off and nothing remains in the pipes.
  • Take two adjustable wrenches to loosen the faucet. Use the first to loosen up the section just behind the packing nut and fasten the second where the faucet and the pipe connected to the building, preventing it from freely spinning.
  • Pull on the valve handle to slide the valve assembly out of the pipe. Use a wrench to remove any nuts in the assembly.
  • Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the washer from the assembly. Using the flat head screwdriver, unscrew and pry away the compression washer.
  • Replace the worn parts with new ones. The washers are the most likely culprit, but replace any stripped screws or worn out nuts as well before reassembling and reinserting the faucet to the water pipe.

Benefits of Having an Outdoor Faucet

Have you ever had to carry buckets of water from your shower or bathtub outside to wash the car? Have you ever been working in the yard and thought how much nicer it would be to clean yourself up a little bit before tracking much of the backyard into your home? Exterior faucets can make life easier for you. We take precautions both during installation and afterward to complete caulking and insulation steps to keep cold air from seeping into your home.

Here are some of the benefits of exterior faucet installation in Tacoma:

  • You won’t need extra-long garden hoses and connections
  • You can use hot water to clean your car, mower, or windows without using a bucket brigade
  • You can set up a drip system for your vegetable and flowers
  • You could lay the groundwork for an in-the-ground sprinkler system
  • You could connect water to a greenhouse
  • You could provide cold or hot water to a travel trailer or camper

Call us at (253) 780-0844 or contact us online to schedule an appointment!

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  • Very impressed with his professionalism and attention to great customer service.

    “Micah, the service technician/plumber, just left our home and we are very impressed with his professionalism and attention to great customer service. Our job was far from inexpensive, but he and his partner, John, had been here less than a week ago to service our tankless water heater that was 12 years old and suddenly quit giving us hot water. He had been here prior to that to diagnose the problem. To keep the story short, they spent over 2 hours here repairing the old heater and all seemed well...until the next night. Suddenly, hot water access was intermittent. This was on a Friday night, so my husband called on Saturday. Micah promptly returned his call and, after some discussion, we decided to purchase a new tankless water heater. We figured out a workaround to get by until the new one came in (2 days) and they just installed it today. While we were hoping to not have to replace the old heater, 12 years is quite a lot of time, so it wasn't a terrible shock. Even though Micah had spent quite a lot of time repairing the other one, he credited that whole invoice towards the purchase and install of our new heater, which turned what had been an unpleasant situation into a very pleasant experience. Thank you, Bob Larson Plumbing!”

    Dawn A.

  • I couldn't ask for better service.

    “Came home to a steadily leaking water heater on a hectic Monday evening. Since I live alone and know nothing about plumbing to even mitigate the leak I didn't have a whole lot of choice but to call after hours for emergency service. The operator connected me to the on-call tech (Wayne) very quickly and after hearing the description of the problem he right away explained that it would be a lot more expensive than it should be because it was after hours and suggested I wait if possible until the following morning. Due to my own schedule and just for general peace of mind I went ahead with the service that night, and he was able to come out to my location within a half hour of our phone call. After arriving, he very quickly assessed the problem, explained exactly what he would be doing, gave me his card and an estimate, and went to work. I couldn't ask for better service, and he helped bring the price down as much as possible. I'll definitely be going back to Bob Larson when I replace the whole unit in a couple of months.”

    Jordan L.

  • Would recommend if you need work done at a reasonable price.

    “Very professional and fixed multiple problems. Would recommend if you need work done at a reasonable price.”

    Anna C.

  • They are my hero's!!

    “Thank you for your amazing work on our failed water main! Wayne and John were troopers... it's bloody cold out and they got us all outfitted not only with a brand new main, but they even installed a new shut off valve in our front hall closet. They are my hero's!! Despite the cold and having to hand dig 4 feet of our yard which is all glacial till and a creek bed (ie: full of rocks!) - they were so nice and courteous, not to mention cheerful!! Can't thank them enough!”

    Susan. C

  • I'm very happy with the work that was done on a very snowy day and the cleanliness of the area when finished.

    “My Navien was definitely "sick" and I was looking for a certified Navien repair - Bob Larson's was the closest to me, and am I glad I called them! Thomas came out and made an assessment, and back a couple of days later with John. As I was in and out, Thomas explained each part of the system and I felt perfectly comfortable with the work that was done. I have a fairly complex house with multiple systems interacting and Thomas was alert to issues that could affect each and everyone from the changes made. I'm very happy with the work that was done on a very snowy day and the cleanliness of the area when finished. Definitely would recommend these guys again, and they will have my plumbing business in the future, Navien or not!”

    Pam G.

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