Winter is coming. It is time before temperature will fall below zero to disconnect
garden hose from garden faucet or hose bib. Also if you have garden faucet, it is
necessary to turn off the valve inside the house to make sure that water line is empty –
this is to prevent freezing and pipe burst/flood.
If you have a hose bib, you don’t have to turn off water supply to it. Hose bib is
designed to work any time a year. It is basically a long tube, and the end of it is inside of
the house, where the air is warm, and this is where water is shut off inside hose bib. You
can use hose bib in winter time – just don’t forget to remove garden hose after use. During
winter when garden hose is attached and especially when it has a spray head at the end, it
may not allow proper drainage from hose bib. So if any water will remain in hose bib
after use, it may freeze and damage hose bib. Just remove garden hose after use – and you
will be ok.
Hose bib is an excellent feature to have in your house. We can install one for you,
and it will work for you for many years to come. Call 24 Hours Plumber 647-660-5030