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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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  • Both my wife and I were very pleased. I would hire them again without hesitation.

    “ Fantastic, friendly service, absolutely reasonably priced considering the difficulty of the job. ”

    Thomas F.

  • I always recommend Bob Larson Plumbing for these reasons! Great job!

    “They showed up within the one hour time frame they had given me and went right work. Our leak was inside a wall which of course means opening up the wall. They made the smallest openings they could to repair the TWO leaks and got the job done quickly. I always recommend Bob Larson Plumbing for these reasons! Great job!”

    Chris G.

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    Chris S.

  • We were kept informed of the progress and Robert was relentless in assuring the job was done properly at every step.

    “It is with deep gratitude that we share our re-pipe experience with Bob Larson Plumbing. Our home was built in 1963 and is a 2700 sf rambler with original pipes. We learned some repairs were performed haphazardly and certainly not to code and poor water pressure and frequent clogs were common problems. I don’t exaggerate when I say that we have had no less than twelve plumbing companies do repairs or give estimates on our home over the 12 years we have lived here. Most took one look under our house at the narrow crawl space and wanted nothing further to do with us. We hired several plumbers only to have them fail to return calls or show up when promised. For all these reasons, we were so happy to find Bob Larson Plumbing. From the moment of the first contact, we got a friendly receptionist who assured us that we would have a plumber out for an estimate the very next day. Robert J****** arrived on schedule and as promised and although it must have been a discouraging inspection of our plumbing situation Robert was very professional and offered us an immediate and very thorough estimate. Their price was very fair given the scope of work proposed and we were relieved to finally have a plan in place. Robert and his assistant explained what to expect during the process and they were true to their word. Throughout the process, we were kept informed of the progress and Robert was relentless in assuring the job was done properly at every step. When it appeared we might need a water pump to improve pressure he came up with an alternative plan to save us money and it worked! I cannot say enough about this company and Robert Johnson in particular. So many times he has gone well above and beyond what one would expect from their plumber to ensure the job was completed to our full satisfaction. I wholeheartedly recommend Bob Larson plumbing and will be a customer for life. Thank you for everything!”

    Kelly O.

  • The next day, in the time window they gave me, the actual Bob Larson shows up.

    “After waiting for two days on the infamous friend of a friend I needed a plumber quick. Two told me basically thanks but no thanks. I called Bob Larson and got scheduled for the next day. The next day, in the time window they gave me, the actual Bob Larson shows up. He gives me several, well-defined options and said let’s do The lowest option. He did the work and fixed my kitchen sink problem. Yes, I’d recommend Bob Larson Plumbing, competent work at fair prices.”

    Will S.

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