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Need to install a hose bib or replace your current one? Call (540) 271-3393 today to schedule immediate service in Harrisonburg.

Hose bibs (also known as outdoor faucets, spigots, and wall hydrants) are vulnerable to damage during the winter due to freezing temperatures and often need to be replaced in the spring. Whether your current hose bib needs to be replaced, or you’re planning to install a completely new outdoor spigot on your property, we can help.

R.C. Gochenour and Son Plumbing LLC offers professional hose bib installation and replacement services for homeowners in Harrisonburg and the surrounding metro area. Give us a call today to book an appointment with our experts.

Spigots Vs Hose Bibs: What’s In A Name

Spigot, hose bib, what’s the difference? Actually, not much! These two terms are used interchangeably to refer to the same thing: the outdoor faucet or valve that connects to a hose for all kinds of outdoor activities. It’s the fixture that lets you water your garden, wash your car, fill up a pool or just enjoy a cool drink on a hot day!

You’ll usually find these handy gadgets attached to the exterior of homes or buildings, ready to provide a reliable source of water whenever you need it. Whether you call it a spigot or a hose bib, it’s typically made of brass or chrome-plated brass, and is easy to operate using a knob or lever. Just attach your hose, turn the knob and you’re good to go! And when you’re done, you can disconnect the hose and turn off the fixture to avoid leaks or wastage. So, spigot or hose bib, it’s all the same – and it’s an essential part of any outdoor plumbing system!

Factors to Consider

Before Installing a Hose Bib

Frost-Free vs. Standard Hose Bibs

When selecting your new hose bib, you can choose between standard and frost-free options.

Standard hose bibs often become damaged during freezing temperatures. The base of the spigot will freeze, causing the water inside the hose bib to freeze as well; when this happens, the hose bib will split and require replacement come spring.

Since our winters here in Harrisonburg get extremely cold, we recommend installing frost-free outdoor faucets to avoid hassle. These units feature a valve that shuts down the water supply when the outdoor faucet is off, which reduces chances of water freezing inside the pipe. Frost-free hose bibs are low maintenance—the winterization process simply involves making sure the hose is disconnected from the faucet.

Older homes typically have standard hose bibs. If you currently have a standard hose bib and would like to install a frost-free unit, contact us to schedule a replacement.

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Contact Our Harrisonburg Plumbers Today

At R.C. Gochenour and Son Plumbing LLC we are committed to providing our customers with quality service from start to finish. We will take the time to go over your needs and concerns, and help you select the best type of outdoor spigot for your home. We are also happy to provide you with expert advice and recommendations on how to best maintain your hose bib and your plumbing system.

Call (540) 271-3393 now to discuss your needs and learn more about your options for spigot installation or replacement in Harrisonburg.

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R.C. Gochenour and Son Plumbing LLC is proud to serve the plumbing needs of Harrisonburg and surrounding areas, including communities in Page County and Rockingham County.

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