It’s time to remove any garden hose that is still attached to an outdoor faucet. Freezing temperatures will trap water inside the faucet, causing pipe breaks inside the faucet. You should also drain the water from the outdoor faucet pipe following these simple steps:
- Shut off the water supply to the faucet using the shut-off valve for the outdoor faucet.
- Turn on the outdoor faucet after the shut-off valve has been turned off.
- Allow all water to drain out of the faucet, then shut it off.
- Wrap the faucet tightly with some type of insulation material then cover with plastic and secure with string or wire.