How to Turn Off the Water To Your House

How to Turn Off the Water to Your House

Water is a significant part of our everyday lives. We use it for drinking purposes, showering and bathing, cleaning clothes, washing dishes, flushing the toilet; the list goes on. There are certain circumstances in which the water needs to be turned off. Learn about the reasons why you may have to turn off your water supply as well as the steps to take to turn it off with the professionals at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Reasons to Turn Off the Water to Your House

There are a number of reasons why you may need to turn the water off in your home. It is possible there is a problem related to your plumbing, such as a leak, a burst pipe, sewer backup, flooding, and more. In the event that a fixture or appliance needs to be repaired or replaced, the water will most likely need to be turned off. Many choose to also turn their water off while they are away from their homes for longer periods of time to prevent any problems from occurring that might cause damage. 

Steps For Turning Off the Water

Now that you know the different situations that may require you to turn off your water, here are the two easy steps to follow in order to successfully shut it off. 

1. Locate the Shut Off Valve

In order to shut off the valve, it is important to know where it is located! Every fixture and appliance have their own shut off valve. For example, the valve for a sink is typically found underneath it and the shut off valve for a toilet is at the bottom of the tank behind the toilet. To turn off the entire home’s water supply, you must locate the main shut off valve which is usually in one of two places: the exterior of your home or in the basement. 

2. Shut Off the Water

Now that you have identified where the valve is, it’s time to turn the water off. To turn the water off, you simply turn the valve clockwise until you can no longer turn it. And just like that, the water should be off! If you’re experiencing difficulty with turning off your water, don’t panic. Call Stephens!

Contact Stephens for All of Your Plumbing Needs

At Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand plumbing issues are inconvenient and stressful. They can hinder your plans, cause damage to your home, and more. When faced with a plumbing problem, you can count on us to be there when you need us most. Our expert team serves local homes and businesses with a variety of plumbing services including bathroom plumbing, kitchen plumbing, outdoor plumbing, drains and pipes, sewer, sump pump, water backflow, water heater, and water damage. Knowing that disaster can strike at any time, we offer emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can trust our team of technicians to show up on time and provide you with quality work that is unmatched. Need help? We’re ready to bring your situation under control! Contact us today to schedule an appointment to begin the process and receive a free estimate.