It’s that time of year again. Cold weather season is upon us in Connecticut, which means it’s time to get your house Winter-ready.
One very important (and easy) way to get this done is by turning off your hose bibb for the season. We’ve broken this process down step-by-step to help ensure that you can get it done accurately and efficiently.
STEP 1 - DETACH THE HOSE
Go outside and detach your hose from the hose bibb. You’ll want to remove as much water as possible from the hose before storing it for the season. It’s best to keep your hose stored in a heated area, like your basement.
STEP 2 - TURN ON THE HOSE BIBB
After you store the hose, turn ON the hose bibb to let the water run. Leave the hose bibb open during the winter in case your shutoff valve leaks.
STEP 3 - TURN OFF THE SHUT-OFF VALVE
Locate your hose bibb’s shutoff valve, which will be found inside your house, typically in the basement on the same wall as the hose bibb. Cut off the water flow.
Simple as that. Just a few minutes of your time saves you the headache of dealing with flood damage in the middle of winter and allows you to focus on the important things…like football.