This time of year people are using their hoses to wash off their dirty driveways and even wash their cars from all the winter salt. It’s a good idea to test the sillcock, commonly referred to as the outside faucet.
The easiest way to test it is to put a spray nozzle turned to the off position on your hose attached to the sillcock, then turn the water on and listen for the water to run inside your basement or inside your house near where the sillcock is. The water flow should run momentarily and then stop. If you continue to hear the water running, you could have a leak. Or, if you see that it is dripping on the outside of your house, you might want to get it repaired or replaced to not only save water but also to insure that it doesn’t run into the inside of your walls of your house, which you might not notice until it’s a real flood.