If you haven't already winterized your outdoor faucets, now is as good a time as any to get them taken care of to prevent major damage and headaches later on this season.
1. Locate your shutoff valve for the outdoor faucet or faucets. This is often times in the basement, crawl space or garage depending on where you live. Gently but firmly turn the water off. In a newer home you will see a lever style valve which you will want to turn one quarter turn to the "off" position. In other homes you may have a knob which you will rotate clockwise until it stops. If you have a much older home you may see a square post at a pipe junction. For these valves without a knob or a handle, a pliers can be used to turn it clockwise until it stops.