Menu

24 Hour Emergency Service Available

Veteran and Family owned Plumbing Company

Where is Your Water Shut Off Valve?
Where is Your Water Shut Off Valve?
Where is Your Water Shut Off Valve?
Where is Your Water Shut Off Valve?
14 December,2022

Where is Your Water Shut Off Valve?

Uncontrolled water leaks in your home are a hazard, so if you ever find yourself in a situation with a water leak or a burst pipe, it's essential to know your house’s primary water shut-off valve, along with the individual shut off valves throughout your home.

How to Find Your Main Water Shut Off Valve

  • Check the inside perimeter of your home: If your shut off valve is located on the inside of your home, then it will typically be somewhere along the perimeter because that is where water first enters the house. It will also likely be located on the side of your home facing the street.
  • Find the streetside shut off valve outside: If you do not find the shut-off valve inside your home, the main shut-off valve may be located at the beginning of your property, bordering the sidewalk. If this is the case, contact the water company before turning off any valves. They may instruct you on how to do it or dispatch a team to do it for you.
  • Find the shut off valve location on your property inspection report: If you have tried both of these methods and still cannot find the water shut off valve for your property, then look for your property inspection report. The plumbing section of your report should be the location of your main water shut-off valve.

How to Turn Off Your Water Shut Off Valve

Most shut-off valves merely require turning the valve clockwise as far as it goes to shut off the water and then turning the valve counterclockwise to turn your water back on.

How to Turn Off Water Close to the Source

If you only need to shut off the water to specific areas of your home, look for valves close to the source. For example, the shut off valve for your toilet should be located on the wall behind your toilet. These shut-off valves work the same as your main water shut-off valve.

Call a Professional Plumber for Questions on Your Water Shut Off Valve

If you have questions about locating your water shut off valve, call a professional plumber at High Speed Plumbing. High Speed Plumbing can help you find leaks and/or burst pipes, along with shutting off the water to your home.

High Speed Plumbing is available 24/7 for all emergency plumbing issues, so be sure to call for affordable prices and fast service when you have problems.

Our Recent Blogs,Posts & Updates

Answers to the Most Common Water Heater Questions
15/04/2024
Answers to the Most Common Water Heater Questions

Water heaters are indispensable appliances in modern homes, providing comfort and convenience by ensuring hot…

Read More+
The Tools You Need to Set Your Clog Free
07/04/2024
The Tools You Need to Set Your Clog Free

Clogs in your plumbing system can be more than just a minor inconvenience; they can…

Read More+
Common Pipe Issues and Their Fixes
29/03/2024
Common Pipe Issues and Their Fixes

Pipes are the unsung heroes of our homes, silently carrying water to where it's needed…

Read More+
Emergency Plumbing Tips
27/10/2022
Emergency Plumbing Tips

Plumbing emergencies are the kind of situations that can turn a peaceful day into a…

Read More+