Have you ever experienced a plumbing emergency? If so, you likely had to think fast to protect your home from water damage. If you have not yet experienced a plumbing emergency, we have taken a moment to lay out some of our best advice. When it comes to a water leak, every second matters, and if you act quickly, you can save yourself hours of clean-up and repairs.
Find Your Water Shut Off Valves Today
Do you know where all of the water shut off valves are in your home? It is essential that you locate each valve before an emergency happens. Outside of your home, you should find the master valve for your entire home. Sometimes, this valve may require a wrench. This valve will stop all water from flowing in the house, which is ideal for if you experience main line break. However, if your sink is the only fixture affected by the emergency, turning off the water to the whole house in unnecessary and very inconvenient. The majority of your fixtures will have their own valve, such as the ones you see behind the toilet. For sinks, you will find the valve underneath, and for your fridge, or washing machine, you can find the valves behind. Showers and tubs often have the valves hidden in the wall, so you may need to remove a fixture to locate them.
Finding your water shut off valves will save you time when you need it most. After you’ve turned off the water, be sure to give your reliable plumber a call at (716) 894-4382 for fast and speedy repairs!