Hurricane season has the potential to spell disaster, as we’ve already seen this year with Irma. In the event of an emergency, it can be crucial to know where your water shut off valve is. This year has had one of the most active hurricane seasons to date. In case of an emergency, it's important to know where the water shut off valve is located in your home. Even outside of hurricane season, you will find the ability to close the water valve useful for sudden pipe leaks, minor repairs, and even bathroom fixture inconveniences.
Before calling for plumbing repair, Jacksonville residents might want to learn how to repair a burst pipe on their own. Fixing a burst pipe isn't as hard as you might think. It only requires a few simple tools and items as well as some moderate soldering skills! We promise, it isn't as daunting as you might think!
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.
Almost 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.
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.