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Pipe & Duct Insulation

October Satur-DIY: Winterize Outdoor Faucets

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Spending a little bit of time to winterize your outdoor faucets this month can save you a big headache later. Any water that’s in the pipes during a cold spell can freeze and expand when temperatures plummet, making pipes burst and causing massive water damage.

To weatherproof outdoor faucets, take these steps:

  1. Disconnect any hoses and store them for the winter.

  2. Turn off the water supply to your outdoor faucet. In older homes, the shutoff valve is typically located at the top of a pipe junction, close to the outside faucet. In newer homes, the valve is often next to the main water valve (and if you’re luck, it’s labeled!).

  3. Turn on the faucets to drain any water left in the pipes. Leave the handle turned to the “on” position all winter long.

Install a Frost King Faucet Protector over all spigots for extra insulation and to keep cold air from seeping into your home.

Watch our video for quick and easy installation tips.

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