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Winterizing Lawn Faucets

October 1, 2009

How To Winterize Lawn Faucets

There are three steps when it comes to winterizing your lawn faucets: Turn  the shut off valve for the faucet to the off position, open the lawn faucet, and drain the pipe through the valve.  After these steps are finished, turn the faucet off from outside.

The Location Of Lawn Faucet Shut Off Valves

This may be tricky at times.  If possible, follow the water line from the lawn faucet until you see a shut off valve.  This valve should have a small cap located on the side.  This cap is for drainage purposes.  Having trouble finding the shut off valve? Either it’s hidden somewhere, or it was never installed.  For preventative maintenance purposes, a professional plumber will be needed to either find or install a proper shut off valve.

When To Winterize Your Lawn Faucets

Does the temperature drop below freezing in your area?  If so, you need to winterize your lawn faucets.  Depending on where you’re from, the time of year can vary as to when your lawn faucets need to be winterized.  Located in White Bear Lake Minnesota for over 100 years, Roger Vadnais Plumbing suggests that your lawn faucets should be shut off at the valve and drained as soon as October in some instances in order to prevent frozen or broken pipes.

Preventative maintenance is the key.  Whether you’re in White Bear Lake or surrounding areas, At Roger Vadnais Plumbing, our experienced plumbers can assist you with any of your winterization or plumbing needs.  Contact us at (651) 429-3303 or check us out on the web at rogervadnais.com

 

 

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