Shut off valves are an integral part of your property’s water system. A shut off valve is exactly what it sounds like. The shut off valve turns off water to your pipes, appliances, and fixtures. Shut off valves are usually located near your water meter. Shut off valves are essential in the fact that they can stop water from flooding your home in the event a pipe is broken, or your toilet begins to overflow. If your home or business has a leak, you should call a professional plumber such as C4 Plumbing and ensure your shut off valve is turned to the off position. This effortless act could save you thousands of dollars in water damages and mold removal.
Your water meter could be located on the side of your home or business, underground, or attached to a post above ground. It is vital to know precisely where your shut off valve is located and how to turn it off. Most times, the shut off valve is below a metal cover or small hatch in the ground. You will see a water meter inside, and the shut off valve is likely located right next to it. Not all valves look the same, but they all have a moving part that turns it on and off. Some look like spigots, while others may be a piece of metal. If you cannot locate it, you can call your local water authorities or C4 Plumbing to assist you!
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If your home or business has sprung a leak, don’t hesitate to call us! Our team has decades of experience and will be happy to handle any of your plumbing problems. From burst pipes to overflowing toilets and leaky appliances, the team at C4 Plumbing does it all! Leaks are a common occurrence and you should always be prepared. Ensure you know where your shut off valve is before a disaster strikes. If you have looked and cannot find it, give us a call. We will gladly help you locate it and be better prepared in the event you need to turn off the water supply to your property quickly!