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Steps to Winterize Your Faucets
Each year during my winter inspections I will find exterior faucets either leaking or with the hose still attached.  During extend cold spells the water from a leaking exterior faucet or water trapped inside a hose will freeze and cause the pipe inside the wall of your home to burst, which will be an expensive repair - (believe me I know from experience).  

1. Fix Leaks
Even the smallest water leak can turn into a big problem when temperatures drop. Take the time to check all exposed pipes indoor and out for leaks.

Insulate Pipes
2. Insulate Pipes
Make sure that any exposed pipes are well insulated. To locate exposed pipes, look in your attic, crawl space, and garage. If you can see the pipe, it needs to be wrapped with insulation foam. Pipe wrap insulation is inexpensive and easy to install.

3. Exterior Water Faucets
-  Remove hoses
-  Repair dripping faucets
-  If you have an interior shut off valve for the faucet, turn the water off, then open the faucet in order for any remaining water to drain.
-  Install insulating covers which are relatively inexpensive at your location home improvement store.
About Cravens Home Inspections
Cravens Home Inspections is one of Tulsa's oldest and most respected  professional home inspection companies performing over  6,000 inspections. Charles Cravens served as a member of the board of directors for the  National Association of Home Inspectors . He also served on the national sub-committee to set the standards for energy audits. Cravens Home Inspections earned an  A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau .

Our goal is to provide you with high quality, thorough home inspections. We specialize in residential home inspections, mold inspections, roof inspections and septic inspections. Serving Northeastern Oklahoma. Including Tulsa, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Sand Springs, Owasso, and Muskogee.
I look forward to hearing from you!  

Charles Cravens 

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