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Here's a quick tip for homeowners out there in Gilbert, AZ. Knowing how to shut off your main water supply line can help prepare you for household water leaks, burst or broken plumbing pipes or natural disasters. If you take a few minutes to learn the procedure now, you'll be ready to prevent a flood in your house. A burst pipe could cause thousands of dollars in property damage and leave you with sky high water bills in the event of a serious leak or broken pipe. To turn off your home's water supply, follow these simple steps:
1. Locate your main water shut off valve.
• You may find the valve in the basement or crawl space below your house, or on a wall near the front.
• If your home is on a slab, the valve may be near your water heater or in the garage.
• If you don't find the supply valve in any of those spots, look for a water pipe outside entering your house and attempt to follow it.
• Alternatively, find the shutoff valve outside, near the street in front of your home, in a covered water meter box buried in the ground.
2. If you found the water shut off valve inside your house, turn it off. Just turn the valve to the right (clockwise) as far as it goes, with a wrench.
3. Release pressure from your pipes by turning on a hot and a cold tap until they run dry.
4. Store the tools (crescent wrench and screwdriver or water meter key) in a safe, convenient place.
5. Tell others in the house where to find them and how to handle the water shutoff.
That's it! You've learned how to turn off your home's main water supply line if necessary in an emergency. You're prepared to save your home and property from damage and contain your water bill in case of a water leak on your property--and save yourself a lot of stress.
If you need more information on How To Shut Off Your Main Water Supply Line in Gilbert, AZ, or if your house floods and you need professional help, please contact Five Star Carpet Cleaning & Restoration at 480-450-5871.