Every year in the Fall all outdoor faucets, spighots, and hose bibs must be properly winterized. If the outdoor fixtures are not properly winterized or not winterized at all for the season, any water in the hose bib or outside faucets will freeze, expand, and crack the valve and/or piping. After Winter, in the Spring, when outdoor fixtures and hoses are turned back on and if the piping happens to be cracked, water will flow and leak into the wall and flood the area.
The way to properly winterize a hose bib:
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