Freezing water in pipes can create costly damage, which is especially common in cases where the piping is consistently exposed to low winter temperatures. Outdoor faucets in particular are prone to this kind of damage, sometimes bursting under the stress of expanding ice.
By draining all the water from faucet system, you can prevent ice from ever forming in the piping. Therefore, it’s important to start with cutting off the main supply to your outdoor faucets. Before your area starts experiencing freezing weather, locate and close the supply valve outside your home. Most houses have this close to the location of the outdoor pipe, but if you’re having trouble locating it, you may be able to contact your local water company for help.