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Proper Winterization of Outdoor Faucets

Proper winterization is important during the freezing temperatures of the winter season. Doing this will protect your outdoor faucets or hosebibs and prevent burst pipes due to freezing. The alternantive to winterizing can cause significant water damage and destruction. 

Proper Winterization Steps:

1st: Turn off the indoor shut off valve to each hosebib.

2nd: Disconnect hoses and open outside hosebibs to relieve the water pressure and begin the draining process of the water lines.

3rd: Open the bleeder valves (small round brass cap on the side of the indoor shut off valve) to each hosebib. Make sure you have a towel or cup to collect any water that may come out. This is an important step as it allows air into the water lines to let the water drain out completely.

Contact us if the valves do not shut off completely or they don’t work at all. At Plumb Professionals, we can help you with replacing the valves to prevent catastrophe. Hose bib leaks do not always show up right away. Sometimes the leak is at the exterior wall and sometimes the burst pipe is inside the home. By the time our highly skilled expert plumbers arrive, the damage has already been done. Staying proactive with hose bib winterization

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