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When water leaks

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

When water leaks the first thing you need to do is shut off the source so that the water stops. It’s important to ensure that the water stops in response to turning off the valve. Example the supply line to the sink has burst. You turn off the valve to stop the water, if the water keeps coming out you will need to look for the shut off valve (The main). 

It is not uncommon for old shut off valves to go bad to the point that when you try shutting them off, it doesn't work. If this is the case in your property, you will need to locate the main water valve. This valve is usually located at the water meter for city water. If you have a well, it is typically located by your pressure tank. 

In the event of a water disaster in your home,  you want to limit the amount of water leaking. By locating the source of the leak and shutting off your main water valve, you are well on your way to recovery.

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