This bell-shaped piece of styrofoam with a strap cost me $1.99 but it could save me hundreds of dollars over the next couple of years.
We're in the South but in the mountains of the Asheville area cold fronts can bring temperatures that are well below freezing. This is cold enough to burst your pipes. The pipes that are most vulnerable are the exterior faucets. If the valve stem of your faucets burst inside the wall cavity of your house and you don’t know it, the repair could cost North of a $1000 dollars. It’s more common than you think and that’s why people talk about “burst pipes” with dread. We are not immune to burst pipes in the Asheville area.
Come November you should remove the hoses from your faucets and install this bell-shaped faucet cover to insulate and protect your pipes from bursting.