Most of the time, a broken hose bib means that the water is gushing out, and the water needs to be shut off at the source, which means the water to the house is going to be off until the repair is done. This is an emergency plumbing problem, and Schrader Plumbing makes every effort to answer these calls in Arlington as fast as possible, so you can go on about your day.
To shut off the water to your house, and hose bib, you will need to go to the curb in most cases, and open the lid of your meter box. This may require a meter lid key as pictured.
Once the lid is open, you will need to turn the water off. To turn water off, place a meter key over the center of the angle stop. This meter key is different than the 1st, and can be found at most hardware stores. You can see what they look like here: http://www.homedepot.com/b/Plumbing-Plumbing-Tools-Water-Meter-Keys/N-5yc1vZca9c
When Schrader Plumbing arrives to work on your hose bib in Arlington, they will ensure the water is off, if you were not able to get it off, then inspect the hose bib. Many times, this will be a frost proof hose bib, and will extend into the wall, whether brick, or otherwise. Some Hose Bibs are threaded, and if not too old, be unscrewed, others are soldered on, and will have to be cut out.
Our plumber will give you an estimate for the work to be performed, and upon your approval get started right away. If the hose bib needs to be cut out, they will access it by removing some drywall, or in some cases if absolutely necessary, a small amount of brick.
Once the hose bib has been replaced, they will ensure your pipes are insulated properly, with code approved 7/8 wall insulation, and give you tips on how to avoid issues with frozen pipes in the future. Our plumber will turn your water back on, test the system, and leave the area clean.
If you have need of a quality affordable plumber specializing in Hose Bib in Arlington Texas, call the professionals at Schrader Plumbing today. 817-262-0989