Posted on Aug 29, 2019

Winterize Your Hose Bibbs (Outdoor Taps)

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With this summer coming to an end, and the threat of a real nasty winter approaching, remember to remove your hoses from your hose bibbs, drain them and store them for the winter. Leaving your hose attached to the outdoor taps over the winter will cause the water to freeze, and when water freezes, it expands, damaging the hose bibb.

You may wish to purchase a frost free hose bibb. This product can save you thousands of dollars in water damage. It shuts off water inside your home and is installed with a downward pitch to allow any remaining water to drain out through the hose bibb. The frost free hose bib also has a vacuum breaker, which is now code, and prevents non-potable water from being pulled back through a garden hose and contaminating your water system.

For added piece of mind, you can have shut off valves installed in your home, upstream of the frost free hose bibb. Call Northern Plumbing and Heating Ltd. at 780 750 6070 to schedule your appointment today!
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