Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to Shut Off Your Water Supply in an Emergency

The answer to this question is rather straightforward! What you will want to do is locate the internal stop tap on your property, and turn it off. Your next question probably is, where is my water shutoff valve located? Water valve placement is different for each property, but we can give you a few general tips on where it could be located!
  • Turn the water off using the main valve.
  • If you live in a mild-warm climate there is a good chance the valve is on an exterior wall of your home, or in an underground box.
  • If you live in a cold climate it is likely the valve is located in your basement.
  • Typically, there is also a main valve near the front curb. This is intended only for city workers when turning off water in a general area.
  • If you’re having trouble locating the valve give us a call!
  • Important note, we recommend finding the valve BEFORE you have an emergency.
    Please give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!