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Outside Water Faucets

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Routine Care Task

Re-open faucets (cold climates)

Priority

This task prepares faucet for seasonal use.

Timing: 

April (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Outside Water Faucets are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Outside Water Faucets.

How To

outside water faucets care To re-open the faucets:

Check to be sure the drain plug for the inside valve is tightened.

Open the valve just inside of the house or building from for the faucet.

Open the outside valve for the faucet.

Check the inside valve for any leaks.

Helpful Accessories

Spigot Timers
Spigot Timers

Programmable sprinkler system that turns on/off base on the set time

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Spigot Freeze Preventer
Spigot Freeze Preventer

Helps prevent water systems from freezing

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Outdoor Faucet Insulators
Outdoor Faucet Insulators

Helps prevent pipes from freezing during winter

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Faucet Sock - Faucet Cover
Faucet Sock - Faucet Cover

Protects outdoor faucets from freezing

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Benefits

  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Health & Safety
  • Appearance

The benefits of this task are that it allows you to use your spigot again.

Costs

The cost of this task is low, from an investment of time standpoint. Turning water back on to your outside water spigots is easier than turning it off, since you do not need a bucket to drain the valve to the spigot, you just open it back up.

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Outside Water Faucets