Winter is coming. The temperatures are dropping, the skies are gray, and it’s beginning to snow. If you happen to be like me and live in a colder area, then the winter season might be an unwelcome guest that comes knocking on your door every year at this time. One of my least favorite things about winter is how quickly everything freezes outside – including our water pipes. With all the cold weather coming up, now would be a good time for you to take preventative measures so that your outdoor water doesn’t freeze.
With the winter season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your outdoor water from freezing. The best way is with a backyard hose bib heater. They are simple and affordable, but they will help prevent your pipes from bursting in the cold weather.
You must make sure to turn off any other outside faucets to ensure that only the one attached to the hose bib heater is active. This prevents any confusion when figuring out which faucet needs water turned on or off for them not to freeze during these colder months ahead of us. It can be a little tricky since sometimes, even well-insulated homes still have problems with frozen pipes each year.
Protect your water feature from winter weather
If you want to prevent your outdoor water from freezing, there are a few things that you can do. One of the most important is to ensure that all of the water is drained from your hoses and other equipment. You can also add insulation to any exposed pipes or use heat tape to keep them warm. You can cover it with a tarp to keep the snow and ice away if you have a garden. You can also use a heater to keep your water from freezing. By following these tips, you can help protect your outdoor water from freezing during the winter months.
If you are having problems with your outdoor water freezing, contact a plumbing professional for assistance. They can help you find and fix any problems that may be causing your water to freeze. They can also help you install the necessary equipment to keep your water from freezing. You can help ensure that your outdoor water stays warm and safe throughout the winter months by taking these steps.
Tips to ensure your outdoor water feature pumps through winter
Even if you take precautions to protect your outdoor water feature from the cold weather, there is still a chance it will not function correctly during the winter. Here are some tips to help ensure your pump continues to run throughout the colder months:
- Remove any debris or leaves from the top of the pond or fountain. This will help to improve water circulation.
- Check to make sure your pump is covered with a waterproof coat. If it is not, you can purchase a waterproof cover from most hardware stores.
- If possible, try to keep at least two feet of water in your pond or fountain. This will help to insulate the pump and keep it from freezing.
- If your pond or fountain does freeze over, use a hairdryer to thaw the ice. Be very careful when doing this, as you do not want to damage your pump.
- If all else fails, bring your pump indoors for the winter. This will ensure it does not freeze and is protected from any potential damage.
By following these tips, you can help increase the chance that your outdoor water feature will continue to run smoothly throughout the winter months. If there are any problems with your pump, be sure to contact a professional to help get it fixed. With a little bit of preparation, you can enjoy your outdoor water feature all winter long.