Most common problems and answers
Disconnect all garden hoses from exterior water valves. Drain and store hoses for the winter. Close inside valves supplying hose bibs. Then open exterior hose bibs to allow excess water to drain off and keep the valve open so any remaining water can expand without bursting the pipe. Keep exterior doors closed to protect interior pipes. Keep cabinets open underneath sinks to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing. Do not let the temperature drop below 55 degrees inside the home.