How To Shut Off The Main Water Supply To Your Home

Here's a quick video that is important for homeowners (and home renters) too.  The folks at the plumbing company Mr. Rooter® want you to know how to shut off your home's water supply.  Be prepared to handle a water emergency by knowing how to use the water shut off valve 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.


Lisa Von Domek


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Comment balloon 4 commentsLisa Von Domek • April 10 2017 02:42AM


Lisa this is such an important post, first thing I always ask the seller to show us where shut off valve is even for an Open House, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

That's a great tip! 

Last summer we bought a villa and as I was painting in one of the bedrooms, I noticed a puddle of clean water coming up through a tiny crack in the floor. Turns out the water supply lines had burst under the slab and I had to quickly find where to turn off the water supply. If my son hadn't helped me locate it, I would have had a much bigger problem to deal with.

Posted by Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322, When you're thinking of (PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties) over 3 years ago

This winter, we had a pipe burst after a long week of single digit temps.  I had to dig through 4.5 feet of snow to get to the meter at the street to turn off the water.  In fact, I dug in a couple of spots.  The vertical marker showing the location of the meter was buried under the snow too.  Now I have a ribbon on the top of the fencing to show the location.  And hoping the snow remains under five feet next time.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 3 years ago

No one likes emergencies, but this helps folks be prepared.

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