Hose Bib Shut Off

Home School Care & Maintenance

Prepare your home for winter by turning off the exterior water line and draining that line:

  1. Locate the water line, in your basement mechanical room, labeled “Lawn Service Shut Off & Drain.”
  2. Turn the knob on the water line so the valve wings are now sitting left & right – perpendicular to the water line.
  3. Go outside and open the hose bib(s) allowing the water to drain – leave the hose bib open all winter.
  4. Return to the basement and open the bleeder cap using a cup/bucket/container to catch the water that drains from the line.
  5. Once drained close the bleeder valve cap.