The time to prepare your home for colder months is here! The most important rule for frost free hosebib’s to work as designed, is to make sure the garden hose is never left attached to the spigot during freezing temperatures. An attached garden hose will not allow the water to escape the “barrel” and could cause the pipe to freeze and burst. A traditional style “silcock” hosebib must be turned off inside the home and opened on the outside, to allow the water to escape the areas of piping that can be compromised due to freezing conditions.
If you struggle with any outdoor faucet problems, please remember all of us here at Appleton Campbell are happy and eager to help!