The Cost of Installing a Outdoor Water Faucet

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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Blog Highlights:

  • Having outdoor faucets can help you avoid frustration as it will allow you to have immediate access to water when needed
  • Some plumbers can work faster if you have a crawlspace or if you have an unfinished basement, these factors can help you minimize the cost
  • If the plumber has to go through the wall or the ceiling, you might have to hire a separate contractor to fix them afterward
  • Leaving the hose attached to the outside faucet during winter can easily become a costly mistake as this can result in problems when the spigot freezes
  • If the spot outside your house is too far from the water line, it might cost you more to have a faucet installed there

Water is very important not just for survival, but also when it comes to functional and practical uses.

We need water inside the home, but did you know that it can be very difficult to not have any water outdoors especially when you need to clean stuff outside?

This is why houses are supposed to have at least one outdoor faucet or spigot as stated in the local building code. Having multiple faucets that are placed strategically outside your home can help you save a lot of time. This is why most homeowners who want one or want more faucets outside, want to know how much it costs.

Having outdoor faucets can help you avoid frustration

Adding more faucets can be ideal for homeowners who need to do tons of cleaning or gardening outside. It can also help you avoid having to run a hose all over the yard.

The cost

Most plumbers say that having a faucet installed can cost you around $400. Of course, it will all depend on the contractor, as well as the actual conditions in your property. If you have an existing water line, the contractor can easily install a faucet, if not, then the contractor will have a lot more stuff to do.

The cost can also vary if you have a crawlspace or a basement. This is because some plumbers can work faster in unfinished basements, crawlspaces, or properties that have immediate access to the water line. Faster work will also mean lower costs.

For those who have finished basements, on the other hand, they can expect to pay more. This is because the plumber will now have to go through a lot of different obstacles first before they can get to the water line. As a matter of fact, the plumber might have to go through the wall or the ceilings. What’s more, you might have to hire a different contractor to fix the ceiling or the wall after the plumber is through with it.

Another factor that you have to consider is the exact location where you want your faucet to be installed. You can determine the spot on your own, or you can ask the plumber for a strategic spot. If the location is too far from the water line, you might have to pay more for the job.

Caring for the outdoor faucets

Outdoor faucets and accessories need to be cared for especially during winter. Repairs can reach around $300 so you might want to make sure that the hose is removed at the end of the summer. Failure to do so can cause the remaining water to freeze, this can also cause damage to the spigot.

If you really want to have an outdoor faucet, try to read and get more information about its advantages and disadvantages. Find out where the best spots are, and try to figure out how many faucets you need to have installed outside your home.

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