Now is the time of year to start thinking about protecting your pipes from changing temperatures. Fall is a great time to disconnect and turn off the water connection to your hose bib(s) outside.
When temperatures drop outside, water can often expand and freeze in pipes. This can put a lot of stress on pipes and can result in a burst or cracked pipe. Typically, this affects outdoor hose bibs and water supply pipes in unheated areas like basements and garages.