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The importance of knowing the location of your main shut off valve

It is essential to know where your main shut off valves are located in case of an emergency. A shut off valve is designed to turn off the main water supply to your home or business property in case of a leak or other plumbing emergency. If you don't know where your shut off valves are located, you could be putting yourself and your property at risk.

There are several reasons why you should find your shut off valves now:

1. Prevent Water Damage: If a pipe bursts or there is a leak in your property, shutting off the cold main water supply quickly can prevent significant water damage. The longer the water flows, the more damage it can cause. Knowing where your shut off valves are located can help you act quickly and prevent extensive damage.

2. Save Money: Water damage can be expensive to repair. By shutting off the water supply quickly, you can prevent costly repairs and save money in the long run.

3. Ensure Safety: In some cases, a plumbing emergency can be dangerous. For example, if there is a gas leak or an electrical issue, shutting off the water supply can help prevent a potential disaster.

To find your shut off valves, start by looking near your water meter. The main shut off valve is usually located near the meter. Under kitchen sinks, beside your main door and water toby's outside your property are all places to check. You may also have shut off valves for individual fixtures such as sinks and toilets. The best thing to do is have your plumber locate these for you and you or your plumber can add ID tags to each valve.

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