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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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  • Prompt, friendly, clean, professional, knowledgeable service.

    “I had Bob Larson Plumbing come out to our house for the first time yesterday and it was Bob himself. He texted me prior to being on his way for his arrival time, asking if I had any questions and then gave me a quick call 15 min before to let me know when he would be there--so helpful! Also, when I had called two days ago, she was able to get me scheduled for the next morning, but it didn't work for my schedule and since our plumbing issue wasn't an immediate threat I opted to do it two days later, but the idea that I can get my plumbing issues looked at in a timely manner was important to me. I was referred to Bob Larson Plumbing by another plumbing company that does more outside/excavation work. As far as the actual appointment went: We had an issue with our 80-gallon hot water heater not providing enough hot water. We have had two plumbers that were highly rated come and look at our water tank and neither had found the rusting or the broken valve on the expansion tank! He went about checking possible issues and found some other issues (a water expansion tank with a broken valve and a leaky rusted pipe) and charged according to a pre-prescribed charge rate. Since I know next to nothing about plumbing, this made me feel more comfortable that he wasn't just making up a price but that it was a standard rate for everyone. He was polite, friendly, clean, and possibly even Christian since he recognized my daughters Bible cards she was playing with. He kindly put the shoe covers on while in the house without being asked (I'm a bit of a germ freak so that put me at ease not having to clean up after out-side shoes even though we don't have carpet). We are looking at replacing a shower faucet to see if the valve is causing the issue and if not we will looking into possibly a tankless water heater. Bob was very detailed in my water tank options and how each works and the things we would have to do for each path, including pricing. I wrote them down to council with my husband about. I had read in other reviews about how some plumbers were disrespectful or dismissive of women and I had rather geared myself up for such a case but was absolutely at ease with Bob and his professionalism and kindness. We are doing some remodeling in the near future and hope to be able to work with him again. He was able to simply charge my credit card on his phone with one of those swipe attachments and I signed digitally and voila! Painless. After he left, I promptly received an email with the bill from his secretary. Prompt, friendly, clean, professional, knowledgeable service. It really doesn't get any better than that. Thanks again, Bob Larson Plumbing!”

    Mira N.

  • 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.

  • Business owner Bob Larson checked in with us to ensure all of our concerns had been addressed.

    “We invited Bob Larson Plumbing back to our home last week. We had two separate issues - a clogged toilet and clogged line to our laundry room. Technicians Robert and James did a wonderful job at diagnosing and fixing both issues. Business owner Bob Larson checked in with us to ensure all of our concerns had been addressed. Fair, honest and friendly. There are very few businesses I say I trust completely. Bob Larson Plumbing is one of those few. Just wish there were more businesses like BLP out there. We will call them again when the need arises.”

    Roy Y.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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