How to Winterize Your Hose Bibs

It’s that time of the year again…. don’t forget to drain your hose bibs.

Preparing your hose bibs for winter isn’t hard – here are the steps to follow to ensure you are ready to go next spring!

1.  Remove any hoses and store in a dry place

2.  Turn off the hose bib valve(s) that are located in your utility room. They should be marked and near the main water supply shut off

3.  Go outside and open the valves to let the water drain out. Leave them open for the winter.   If the supply valve ever malfunctions inside and sends water out then the lines won’t freeze. The actual valve attached to the hose bib is inside the house where the insulation protects it.

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