Know Where To Shutoff Water Valves
Shut off water valves in case of emergency.
Knowing where the shutoff valves are throughout your home and business can save you a whole lot of time and headaches. It is handy to know each one’s whereabouts, in case any flooding occurs or water overflow of any kind happens. It is also good to know how to turn off each of the valves, even if it is just for routine maintenance. We will go over some common valves you will find in your home or business and show you how to turn them off.
The Meter - The meter is commonly found in residential homes towards the curb, near the street. It controls where your local city’s water begins and where it divides in your property. If you lift the lid, you will find the shut-off to the meter box, which controls the water of both the interior and exterior of the residence. This includes sinks, showers, sprinkler systems and pools, just to name a few.
Main Service – Located at the “main service”, a water line goes up to the front of the house and connects to the hose bib or water spigot. If it can’t be found there, try looking in the garage too. Shutting it off will turn off the water inside your home, but not disturb irrigation outside.
Water Heater – The water in your water heater is given by the “main service” line. You can find the shutoff valve at the very top, next to the water flex lines.
Locating and shutting off the water supply is crucial if an emergency occurs. With a little bit of preparation, knowledgeable homeowners and business owners can have peace of mind.