North Carolinians know that winters can go from cold to freezing in an instant. Disconnect all hoses from hose bibs during freezing weather!
The hoses will trap water in the metal hose bibs, which can burst the metal if water freezes in the bib. And the freeze damage often occurs inside the wall behind the bib, so you may not notice the leak before it causes significant damage.
Some types of hose bibs (the supposedly freeze-resistant ones) are less susceptible to damage than others, but it’s best to remove the hoses from all of them to stay on the safe side. Call the pros at Steve Smallman Inspections for a risk-free, no-obligation estimate!