Proper Winterization of Outdoor Faucets
With the freezing temperatures during the winter season, it is important to winterize your outdoor faucets or hosebibs properly to prevent burst pipes due to freezing.
Steps to Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets:
1st: Turn off the indoor shut off valve to each hosebib.
2nd: Disconnect hoses and open outside hosebibs to relieve the water pressure and begin the draining process of the water lines.
3rd: Open the bleeder valves (small round brass cap on the side of the indoor shut off valve) to each hosebib. Make sure you have a towel or cup to collect any water that may come out. This is an important step as it allows air into the water lines to let the water drain out completely.
If you have an questions or if for some reason the valves do not shut water off completely or they do not work at all, then give us a call at 703-402-3773 and we can help you with replacing the valves to prevent catastrophe.
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Alamo Drafthouse DC Area
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Asbhurn & Woodbridge) is offering all federal employees free movies throughout the month of January to help cure the Government Shutdown blues.
Mondays through Thursdays in January government employees affected by the shutdown are eligible for one free ticket per day with the presentation of a federal ID at the box office.
The free ticket is only for the federal employee -- no guests. The free movie ticket is valid for any new or current release and cannot be used for any specialty programming (Advance Screenings, Movie Parties, Afternoon Tea, etc.).
Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville and our friends over at Alamo Drafthouse Winchester are also participating!
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EatLoco's 2nd Annual Pie-Baking Contest is HERE!!!
Are you a Home-Baker and a Lover of pies? Are you willing to win some cash? Join EatLoco's PIE BAKING CONTEST at the Brambleton Farmers Market on Sunday, August 12th!
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~ All proceeds going to Loudoun Hunger Relief ~
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In the latest draft of the Loudoun County 2040 comprehensive plan, released Monday, Loudoun leaders envision a county with a mixture of rural, suburban and – for the first time in the county’s history – urban living.
businessinsider.com Evidence is mounting that Amazon's next headquarters, dubbed "HQ2," could land in an area of Northern Virginia where the company has been quietly expanding.
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Buying a vacation property can do plenty to enrich your life. Here's what you should consider before making the jump.
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Bring the outdoors right into your kitchen with these herb gardens.
cb1.so Here's proof that a lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.
Home sales across the country see significant growth.
cb1.so U. S. new-home sales in September recorded the largest single-month increase since 1992, a sign the market remains resilient.
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It's an excellent time to buy as demand for new homes remains high; with a big part of that demand coming from millennials.
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Smart home technology is seeing plenty of demand from millennials.
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Do you know what it really means when a home has "good bones?"
cb1.so Good bones: Home buyers are apt to hear this phrase when touring a home—i.e., their Realtor® will say,
Agriculture and forestry continue to lead the economy.
cb1.so Agriculture and forestry combined is a $91 billion industry in Virginia, and part of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Lindsay Reames’ message at the Halifax County Farm Bureau annual producer membership meeting Tuesday evening was the importance of continuing to make investments in th...
These have been the hottest trends in celebrity homes this year.
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First time selling your home? Avoid these common mistakes.
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Loudoun County took the top spot.
cb1.so The three richest counties in the United States with populations of 65,000 or more, when measured by their 2016 median household incomes, were all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to data released today by the Census Bureau.
If your property needs a little work, hiring the right contractor is key.
cb1.so A successful home renovation is contingent upon many factors, but none is more important than finding a reliable contractor. The person you hire should be able to do a stellar job without running way over your budget or delaying the project. So what's the best way to locate someone to tackle your re...
Here's some great advice when you're trying to pay off your mortgage quickly.
cb1.so For most of us, there's an implicit understanding that buying a home will nearly drain your bank accounts. You'll shell out for the down payment, the home inspection, and—just when you think you're done—the closing costs.
Coding is a regular subject for Loudoun County students.
cb1.so Three elementary schools in Loudoun County have become the only computer science immersion schools in the commonwealth.
For $70 million, this beachside residence can be yours.
cb1.so If you’re going to live in Hawaii, you may as well do it right. An estate in Kauai, Hawaii was just listed for $70 million, reports the Wall Street Journal, making it the most expensive property currently listed in the state.
The actress bought a $3.25M home in Pasadena.
cb1.so Post-split with longtime partner Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson is starting fresh with a brand new Pasadena pad. She recently bought the grand mid-century mansion for a whopping $3.25 million, according to Trulia, in one of the area's wealthiest neighborhoods, Linda Vista.
Here's how to close the deal.
cb1.so It doesn't matter whether you are selling your home as a short sale or as a traditional seller, your checklist for home selling is identical. There are certain things on a home selling checklist that every responsible seller should do.
It's about to get much easier for Virginia homeowners to add renewable energy to their daily lives.
cb1.so With the price of solar panels dropping, more people are opening up to the idea of installing renewable energy in their homes and businesses to help offset electric costs.
Put your DIY skills to the test with these t-shirt craft ideas.
cb1.so Warning: Your casual wardrobe is in serious danger of becoming cute household crafts.
Learn how refinancing can affect your credit.
cb1.so Refinancing your mortgage presents a great opportunity to save money by lowering your interest rate and monthly payments. If interest rates have fallen since you originally obtained your mortgage, or if you’ve diligently worked on repairing your credit and improving your credit score, you might bene...
Virginia may see great job growth thanks to a switch to solar power.
cb1.so Virginia could create 50,400 new jobs if it developed enough solar energy to meet 10 percent of residents’ electricity consumption over the next five years.
Picking the right color can help your home's selling price.
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Some of Virginia's best schools made the list of the best nationwide according to the Wall Street Journal.
cb1.so Four universities in Virginia have been named to the top 100 in the Wall Street Journal’s rankings of colleges in the U.S.
Smart home products aren't always expensive, and these picks prove it.
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Don't have a permanent job? You can still get a mortgage.
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The job markets have improved across Virginia.
cb1.so The Virginia Employment Commission reported on Wednesday that seven of the state’s metropolitan statistical areas saw their jobless rates dip in July. In four other metro areas, unemployment rates remained unchanged in comparison to June figures.
Plan your next renovation with inspiration from these great celebrity bathrooms.
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The unemployment rate in Virginia stayed stable in August.
cb1.so Virginia’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in August at 3.8 percent.
These bright homes are sure to stand out on any street.
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