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  • Writer's pictureCurtis Stake

Water Wise: The Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Faucets

Standard outdoor faucet.

Outdoor faucets are a crucial part of your home, serving functions ranging from small tasks like watering a plant to creating cherished memories with your family, such as filling up your first pool. Indeed, outdoor faucets are an integral part of the house, yet they can sometimes be the source of significant frustration. There are different types of faucets to choose from, each with its own functionality.


Types of Outdoor Faucets

Standard Outdoor Faucets: Standard outdoor faucets are a direct connection of a valve to the plumbing pipe. They are commonly found and are suitable for regions with milder climates. However, in colder areas like Massachusetts, these faucets are at risk for freezing and bursting, which can lead to significant damage and costly repairs. To avoid this, standard outdoor faucets require winterization, which involves draining the water from the pipes and insulating the faucet to prevent freezing during the colder months.

Frost-Free Faucets: Frost-free faucets are designed with a long valve stem, ensuring that the actual shut-off portion is located within the heated space of your home. This design allows the faucet to pitch towards the outside, so when the water is shut off, any remaining water in the valve can drain out. This prevents water from being trapped in the pipe, reducing the risk of freezing and bursting in cold climates.

Aquor System: The Aquor system is a modern and innovative solution for outdoor water access. It features a unique twist-lock mechanism that allows for quick and easy hose connection without the need for threading. Constructed from durable materials, Aquor faucets are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and resist corrosion. This system offers a convenient and reliable water source for outdoor activities, making it an excellent choice for homeowners looking for a premium faucet option.

Aquor faucet


Each type of faucet offers different benefits and is suitable for varying climates. At Stake Plumbing and Heating, we specialize in helping you choose the right solutions for your home, ensuring that you create more memories, not nightmares. We are dedicated to providing you with the best options that cater to your specific needs, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

For more information about Aquor Water Systems click the link. To get in touch with us about your outdoor faucet click below!


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