Woodford Frost Free Faucets
If you’ve ever forgotten to drain and winterize your garden tap in time for the first deep freeze, you know that having a frozen and burst pipe replaced is inconvenient and costly. It costs even more if you don’t discover the damage, the pipes thaw, and you get water damage to your home.
Woodford is the gold standard for outdoor faucets that resist freezing and bursting. Since 1929 they’ve been manufacturing reliable outdoor faucets of all kinds, and DS Plumbing has been installing them for over 10 years with great results. Their Model 19 is so good it’s warrantied for 5 years, even if you leave the hose attached.
Features and Benefits
There are several great reasons to choose a Woodford faucet:
No need to shut off the water supply every fall and turn it on again in spring. Just remove or attach your garden hose.
Made to last with quality parts and replaceable washers.
Anti-siphon valve at the top of the faucet prevents absorption of harmful materials, for example if your hose gets dropped in a pesticide spray container.
Model 19 comes with a patented Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) that ensures even greater burst resistance, even if you leave the hose attached.
Many models can be upgraded with the substitution of a few key parts.
Optional stem lock feature prevents water use by vandals.
Adaptable to many home siding materials: lap siding, stone, stucco, or brick.
Considering they can prevent hundreds or thousands of dollars in water damage, it’s a worthwhile investment. Even if you never experience a freeze up, it’s more cost effective to install a good faucet once than several cheap ones.
How Does a Frost Free Faucet Work?
A frost free faucet has the shut off valve located not at the opening but far back along the pipe. Because it remains inside your home where it’s warm, it doesn’t freeze. When you turn off the tap, the water drains out the front because of the downward angle, which is why correct installation is critical.
You still have to remove your garden hose, however. But as long as water has somewhere to go, you’ll enjoy decades of worry free use.
Freeze-proof faucets go one step further. They have a special pressure relief valve that gives the expanding water somewhere to go as it freezes and expands. They’re great for people who travel a lot, or who forget to remove their garden hoses.
Why Hire DS Plumbing for Your Frost Free Faucet Installation?
Since 2004, DS Plumbing has been striving to provide the best possible service to the people of Ottawa and the surrounding areas.
Predictable pricing. There’s no guesswork with our price quotes – we tell you the final cost in advance, including labour.
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