Avoid frozen, split pipes by properly winterizing your outdoor taps.
Old turn-style taps should be replaced by new quarter-turn taps with proper indoor shut off valves.
To winterize your outdoor tap:
1. Remove the hose, remove water from the hose and store in a warm, dry location.
2. Turn off the water from inside, and open tap from outside to drain the access water in the tap.
3. Leave the tap open. To ensure a proper spring startup, leave a note on the shut off valve, to remind yourself the tap is open.
For any questions or concerns regarding winterizing outdoor plumbing in Niagara. Call or email Konkle Plumbing & Heating 905-563-4847.
Serving the Niagara area for over 37 years. Stoney Creek, Winona, Grimsby, Beamsville, Smithville, Vineland, Welland, Fonthill, Thorold, St. Catharines, Jordan and areas.