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Removing the garden hose from your house: A step-by-step guide

Removing the garden hose from your house: A step-by-step guide

As winter sets in, you’re probably hunkered down and watching the snow fall. You might have a few things to do before the holidays are upon us and things really get chaotic! As you make your to-do list, it’s important not to forget to disconnect your garden hose from your house before the temperature gets too cold. Keep reading to learn why this is such an important thing to do—and learn how to complete it quickly and easily.

Why is it important to remove the garden hose?

It’s always a good idea to completely remove the garden hose from your house every winter. That’s because, during the colder temperatures, even when the spigot is off, the water can freeze. This can cause the pipes to crack or burst, which ultimately leads to a big water loss, costly repairs and a potential insurance loss. However, by simply removing the garden hose from your house, water isn’t able to enter your pipes, which eliminates the potential problem.

How should you remove the garden hose?

It’s actually quite quick and easy to disconnect the garden hose from your house for the winter. Just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Unscrew and remove the garden hose from your house. After you’re done, put it away for the winter.
  2. Ensure that all plumbing that’s now exposed to the winter elements will be safe as the temperatures drop. You can do this by completely draining the outdoor faucet immediately after the hose is disconnected.
  3. Shut off the valves. Most homes have shut-off valves used to block a pipe that leads outside. If you do have these shut-off valves, they’re usually in basements or closets close to the outdoor faucet. If you don’t have a shut-off valve for the spigot, it’s best that you get one installed. This is best left to a professional, such as one of our experts here at Calloway.
  4. Get an insulated faucet jacket. Once you’ve made sure that your outdoor pipes are totally dry, buy an insulated faucet jacket. These make sure that, even if the faucet has no moisture, the freezing temperatures won’t affect any indoor plumbing. If you need help finding or installing one of these, just call us!

Ready to disconnect your garden hose from your house?

Here at Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, we’re happy to help you remove the garden hose from your house this winter before it freezes! Remember that we’re always just a call-o-way.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio office: 513-505-4656
  • Dayton, Ohio office: 937-204-1659
  • Kentucky office: 859-757-0534
  • Indiana office: 812-777-4587

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