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Water Shut Off Valve

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Do You Know Where Your Home’s Main Shut Off Is?

Knowing how and where to shut off your home's water supply is as important as knowing how and where to turn-off or reset an electric breaker or replace a fuse. Water leaks from burst pipes, water heaters, toilets, and sinks can cause significant damage in a short amount of time. In order to prevent costly damage, turn off the main water supply as soon as a leak, flood, or spill occurs.

The main water line valve to a house is usually located in the basement, utility area or an outside wall near the meter. However, there isn't a standard location specified in any home. If your home does not appear to have a shut off valve, call a local plumber and consider having one installed.  

At least twice a year, test all the valves in your home. Simply turn them completely off and on again to ensure they aren't stuck in place or include faulty parts. That way, if an emergency ever does occur, you can have peace of mind that you'll be able to fix the problem quickly and efficiently.

If water damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

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