Now is a great time to start preparing your outside faucets and hoses for winter. While it’s still September and relatively warm it’s a great time to start preparing your outside faucets and hoses for the cold weather to come. As temperatures drop below zero any water still left in a hose will freeze. As the water expands it can bust a hose wide open or even worse, cause ruptured pipes behind your wall.
The best thing you can do to prevent ruptured pipes is to remove hoses from the outside faucet. Make sure to drain and blow hoses out before storing inside. That will ensure that there isn’t any water inside. This extra measure will help to save the hose from any winter damage.
By removing the hose from the outside faucet, it helps prevent any freezing damage that might occur to it and/or the interior pipes.