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How Do I Locate And Shut Off My Main Water Valve?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 @ 09:57 AM

Knowing where your home's water shut off valve is can save you a lot of grief in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong with your plumbing.When plumbing emergencies strike, you want to act fast to prevent lasting damage to your property and possessions. Water can ruin wood floors or cabinetry, soak carpets or rugs leaving mold in its wake, and create a mess you will be cleaning up for weeks - or even months. A simple pipe break can leave a lingering trail of destruction, as well as frustration and avoidable stress.

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Tags: main water valve, how to turn off water, Emergency Plumbing

Water Works: Know How to Manage Water in Your Home

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:48 PM

A common location for Floridians' shut-off valve is underground near the hose bibbAlmost every room in your home has access to plumbing, and even rooms like your bedroom have adjacent access. From showering, to brushing our teeth, to doing laundry, to cooking, most of our daily activities require water. Despite this fact, most homeowners don’t know a ton about their plumbing. But knowing how to shut your water off can become essential very quickly in the case of emergencies. It can also be helpful if you’re doing some quick DIY plumbing that you learned in our eBook or in one of our blogs.

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Tags: DIY, Tips, main water valve, water regulation, piping, how to turn off water

How To Locate And Turn Off The Main Water Valve

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Hopefully the water you have coming into your home, and the systems installed to provide this, work properly and you don’t have to think much of them. Normally, the main water flow system doesn’t require much maintenance. However, when something does go wrong, it happens very quickly and causes a big mess. The first thing that should be done when this happens is to locate your main water shut off valve and get the water to stop as soon as possible to prevent secondary damages.

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Tags: main water valve, water regulation, plumbing inspection, how to turn off water

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