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How to Winterize Your Home Exterior

Winterizing Your Home: Preventing Frozen Pipes with Easy Exterior Preparations

Preparing your home for the cold winter months ahead can be fast and simple! One of the first things you should do is to winterize the exterior of your home to prevent your pipes from freezing. Make sure to disconnect your hose from your hose bibb on any exterior faucets. To do this, unscrew the hose attachment and let the water drain from the hose bibb. Once you’ve done that, insulate the hose bibb to prevent pipe freezing. You can purchase products specifically for this (like a frost-proof hose bibb) at places like Home Depot or Lowe’s. Alternatively, you can use something simple from around your house like a small towel or rag to insulate your exterior faucet. Just make sure it’s secured around the bibb and won’t fall off. Check out our video showing you exactly how to disconnect your hose from your outdoor faucet here!

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