Winterize Outdoor Plumbing
DID YOU KNOW?
You can protect your OUTSIDE PLUMBING this winter in 4 easy steps:
1. Caulk around pipes where they enter the home.
2. Close all foundation vents and fill vent openings with wood or StyrofoamTM blocks.
3. Wrap outside faucets or hose bibs with insulation if you don’t have a separate outside valve to turn them off. Use molded foam-insulating covers which are available at hardware stores.Newspaper or rags (covered with plastic wrap) are another option.
4. Disconnect garden hoses and drain in-ground irrigation systems.
For additional info, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/