What Is a Hose Bib?

Simply put, a hose bib is a spigot that protrudes from the exterior of a building with plumbing, allowing those who garden or work in the yard to attach a hose and use water while outside. Hose bibs can be newly installed after a home was built or may be as old as the home itself. Regardless of when it was installed on the property, it is important to keep the hose bib in good shape and have a professional plumber assist if hose bib replacement becomes necessary. Hose bibs can easily be damaged by inclement weather, particularly rapid freezing and thawing cycles. Unlike the plumbing inside your home, a hose bib is far more exposed to the elements and can be damaged by freezing weather or simple old age.

Why Do Hose Bibs Need to Be Replaced?

Most times, a hose bib needs to be replaced by a new one because of either a slow leak or previous pipe damage, often due to freezing and thawing in the fall, winter, and spring months. Many homeowners deprioritize the hose bib when it comes to plumbing repairs, but not having an operational hose bib can be very problematic if you need to water something outside or wash a vehicle. Additionally, leaking hose bibs that still work can cost you money over the long run, as slow drips add up to huge waste.


In some ways, a leaky hose bib is easier to ignore than a leaky sink tap or dripping tub faucet. It won’t keep you awake at night with persistent dripping. It will likely not be noticed by family members or guests unless they are outside, working in the yard. Over time, that dripping hose bib can result in hundreds of gallons of needlessly wasted water. Also, a leaky hose bib is more likely to have water accumulate during the frigid winter months, increasing the likelihood of freezing and pipe damage. If it’s dripping now or it’s frozen in the past, you should call Jiffy Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today!

How Can Jiffy Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Help with Hose Bib Replacement?

There are so many plumbing companies in the Metro DC area; you need to know that you can trust the company you call to provide you with a competitive quote and quality service. You also need a company that works with your schedule without charging a premium to do so. Jiffy Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is an established, trusted service provider in the Metro DC area, also servicing Prince Georges County and Montgomery County.

Our expert experienced service providers can provide you with a competitive quote before beginning the work of replacing your hose bib. We won’t charge you premium fees or overtime charges for service calls on weekends or evenings. Our work is dependable, and our company prides itself on having a solid, trustworthy reputation. If you need a hose bib replaced, you should contact Jiffy Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today!

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Jiffy Plumbing & Heating


4623 Baltimore Ave

Hyattsville, MD 20781

Toll Free: 877-860-2001

DC 202-828-9111

VA 703-456-9111

MD 877-860-2001

Phone 301-277-9111

Fax 301-277-9144

Business Hours

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