With the crazy weather that the greater Pacific Northwest, turning the outdoor faucet back on is always a question, is it finally time?  If you think it is time, we have some pointers for you before you twist that nob!

  1. If you have a cover over the exterior faucet, make sure that it is removed.
  2. Make sure that the faucet is firmly off.  If you have multiple faucets from the same water cutoff, make sure that all faucets are closed.
  3. Turn the water on at the cutoff.  Listen to the pipes, you will hear water flowing for a very short period of time.
  4. Walk the path of the pipes from the cutoff that was just turned on to the faucet.
  5. Turn the water on, and let it run for 10 to 15 seconds.  Then turn the faucet back off and attach your hose or whichever item you need to get water into.

During the steps above, specifically between steps 2-4, if you hear water running hard, water gushing, or see water, quickly turn the water back off at the cutoff and give Pristine Plumbing a call to help tackle the leaky or damaged pipe.

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