Minor Freeze Warning
We are expecting below freezing temperatures for long enough to cause a Febco PVB to break. If you are reading this we would like you to take a few steps to help prevent your backflow device from freezing.
Step One: Locate your backflow preventer. It is a copper/brass device located on the side, back, or front of your home that looks like this picture.
Step Two: Take two towels and drape them over the backflow device. This will add plenty of insulation to prevent the backflow preventer from failing during a minor freeze event. This picture is an example of this step.
Step Three: Place a garbage bag over the towels and backflow device. This will prevent the towels from getting wet. Here is an example of what this would look like.