Faucet covers for the outside of your home are an inventive way that is purposed to prevent freezing hose faucets when the cold weather sets in. The idea of these covers is wonderful, but are they really necessary or logical for Tacoma natives when our weather doesn’t seem to be too harsh during most winters? The answer is both yes and no. Yes it gets cold enough locally to have some harsh freezing of pipes, but no faucet covers a.k.a faucet “socks” although a good thought, is not the best way to prevent freezing. This might work for an overnight frost, but I wouldn’t rely on it for an entire winter. The temperature outdoors won’t be any warmer with the “sock” on it. It may prevent snow fall or freezing rain from reaching the faucet itself, but it ends up being more decorative than anything.
These are a few things that should help with the fear of freezing faucets. If there is any cautions you would like help checking out, we are available here at Harts Plumbing & Excavation LLC 24/7 for emergency services.