Most outdoor faucets are made of stainless steel or brass, both of which are weather resistant. However, these faucets have a rubber washer that creates a watertight seal to prevent the faucet from dripping when the valve is closed, and the rubber seal can crack if the water it’s holding back freezes. The faucet can be repaired by replacing the rubber washer each time the faucet drips, but a better solution is to replace the faucet with a frost-free model that keeps the washer and water in the line out of freezing temperatures. Frost-free faucets have a long stem that positions the rubber washer and water inside the home, preventing the line from freezing in cold temperatures. Learn about replacing an outdoor faucet with a frost-free model.

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