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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

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  • We sure are glad we called Bob Larson and will be using them again should another plumbing need arise.

    “We had an old water heater that started showing signs of imminent failure. After a panicked call to the after-hours dispatcher, Robert gave us a call to inquire about our situation and scheduled a visit that afternoon. He arrived exactly when he said he would, offered us some great feedback regarding the plumbing in our home and did quality work in a timely manner. We sure are glad we called Bob Larson and will be using them again should another plumbing need arise.”

    Charles Spencer S.

  • Great service! I would definitely use them again!

    “Had our hot water heater go out on a Thursday. After contacting multiple companies who either couldn't get to it until next week or had supposed emergency 24/7 services ...yet wouldn't call back, Bob Larson's Plumbing came through and replaced our hot water heater on Sunday. Great service! I would definitely use them again!”

    Dan N.

  • For as long as I live in this area they will always be my "go to plumber".

    “I have absolutely NOTHING but wonderful words for the fine people at Bob Larson's Plumbing. The courtesy and understanding that they bring to nerve-racking​ plumbing situations are the best I've ever encountered. ​These people not only are professionals in the plumbing industry they know how to LISTEN to their customers and that is becoming a lost art in today's society. For as long as I live in this area they will always be my "go to plumber" Most recently thank you...Brian and Deborah.”

    Sheila M.

  • I would definitely recommend them.

    “Very reputable company. I think I've called on them three times and on one occasion they didn't charge me for the service or for the call because I had had them out 2+ years prior and they felt that there was a chance they could have done the job better those years before so they covered the repair for me -- and I would have gladly paid them, so this was all on their initiative. I would definitely recommend them.”

    J.B.

  • This is an excellent company that I am very happy to know and to do business with.

    “I've hired Bob Larson a few times, Kevin is my plumber, they do excellent work, find whatever way they can to help bring the costs down for you, Kevin had worked on the house before I lived there so he helped me plan my work based on the plumbing history of the house too. When I had a weekend emergency and couldn't afford an after-hours service call, he explained how I could manage it for the weekend without having to pay the after-hours fees and walked me through it by phone. This is an excellent company that I am very happy to know and to do business with. I already have a year membership with them and am very glad that I do.”

    Elizabeth T.

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