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How To Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets

Thursday, October 11, 2018   /   by Brian Ness

How To Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets

Outdoor Faucets – Disconnect any hoses, drain them, and remove splitters or any other items off them. Last step is to store them wherever possible until the the springtime.


Shut-off Valves – Every faucet should have a shut-off valve inside your home. Locate all valves and shut the water off in a clockwise direction.


Drain Exterior Faucets – Turn on all faucets to drain any water left in them. If you notice water continuously flowing, check the valve to make sure it’s completely off. *Leave the faucet handle turned on throughout the winter.


Add Protection – To protect your home and your plumbing system even further during the winter, insulate your pipes! You can even add a faucet cover to your outdoor faucets to give extra protection.


Another option for homeowners is to install freeze-proof faucets. They’re specifically designed to have water automatically go to the shut-off valve once the faucet is turned off.

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