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Check Your Outdoor Water Faucets!

Farmers have not finished their harvest and yet winter weather has hit Central Illinois. The rain and snow mixed with the cold temperatures has made for a sloppy and uncomfortable Halloween. If you are like me, you expect decent weather to continue through Thanksgiving and therefore wait to winterize your home until after the pumkin pie has been finished and the turkey dinner has been slept off.

Get out there though and make sure your hoses have been removed from your outdoor faucets. A hose that is left attached to an outdoor faucet does not allow the water to drain out properly and is then susceptible to freezing and breaking and potentially a flooded basement.

So take a moment and brave the soggy, snow covered ground and save yourself a headache. Your future self thanks you!