Credit cost – 2 Credits
Add-on cost – $33.00
Why we do this:
Winterizing your hoses offers several benefits for protecting your outdoor water fixtures and ensuring their longevity.
Firstly, by disconnecting and draining your hoses before winter, you prevent water from freezing and expanding within the hoses, which can lead to cracks or bursts. This helps to avoid costly repairs or the need to replace damaged hoses in the spring.
Secondly, winterizing your hoses helps to prevent water from remaining trapped in outdoor faucets or spigots, which can also freeze and cause damage to the plumbing system. By removing the hoses, you allow any residual water to drain out completely, reducing the risk of freezing and subsequent pipe damage.
Additionally, storing your hoses in a sheltered location during the winter protects them from exposure to harsh weather conditions, such as extreme cold, snow, or ice, which can deteriorate the material over time. This extends the lifespan of your hoses and ensures they are in good condition for use when the warmer weather returns.
Lastly, winterizing your hoses promotes water conservation by avoiding unnecessary water waste during the winter months when outdoor watering is typically unnecessary.
Overall, winterizing your hoses safeguards against potential damage, preserves the integrity of your plumbing system, extends the life of your hoses, and promotes responsible water usage, ultimately saving you time, money, and resources.