How to quickly and easily shut off your water supply
One of the most basic how-to’s that every homeowner should know is how to shut off water supply to your home.
Whether you’re looking to work on a DIY project or you need to shut off your water supply in the event of an emergency, failing to shut off your water supply in time can lead to a huge mess – water spraying everywhere or damage from flooding. For most in-home jobs, all you’ll need to do is switch off an indoor supply valve
Find the cutoff valve closest to the fixture. A majority of fixtures will have a shut-off located beneath the fixture. Sinks and showers usually have two valve – for hot and cold water. Turn the valve(s) clockwise to cut off water to the fixture.
Stopping water supply to your home
Identify the main shut off valve. This is usually a brass valve that has a rounded handle, often located near the main water pipe leading into your home. This pipe may be in your kitchen, basement, or a utility room. Turn the valve handle clockwise.
Cutting water supply to your property
Contact your water supply company. Most companies will allow you access to your shutoff valve with good reason.
If you need help fast, contact A-Abel Plumbing.