Winterize Outdoor Faucets

Temperatures in Northern Virginia are going to be close to freezing the next couple nights, so make sure to winterize outdoor faucets. Shut off the interior shut-off valve to the water line leading to the faucet, then open the faucet and leave it open for a few hours until the water inside the pipe drains out. Close the faucet again. For extra protection, you can install faucet covers like the one shown below. They are only a few dollars at home improvement stores. I have also seen DIY versions of these made from plastic liter soda bottles or foam cups.