Outdoor faucets are commonly located around the perimeter of a home to provide easy access for water. Hoses are often connected to faucets for watering lawns, gardens, landscapes and for washing cars. During winter months it is necessary to properly insulate and protect outdoor faucets from low temperatures that could result in frozen pipes and damage. Taking the time to properly insulate and protect outdoor faucets can help prevent potentially expensive repair bills later on.
Insulate faucets by wrapping rags around the base of the faucet. Continue to wrap the faucet out and around the opening of the faucet to seal out cold air.