Broken water pipes can cost thousands to repair and usually come at the most untimely times (near the holidays and in the middle of the night). The cheapest and easiest way to protect a home's water pipes is to cover the hose bib, or water spickett, with a hose bib cover.

Hose bib covers can be found at any Lowe's, HomeDepot, Ace Hardware, and E&E Lumber and are really inexpensiveness. I also did a Amazon search and found some hose bib covers for as low as a $1.50. So, pick up some covers and protect your home this winter and save yourself much unneeded frustration.

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