How to Shut Your Home's Water Off

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If you're a homeowner, there may come a time when you have to turn off the water supply. Maybe there's a leak, or maybe you're doing some plumbing work and need to shut off the water temporarily. Whatever the reason, it's important to know how to do it correctly.

Keep reading as we walk you through the steps of shutting off your home's water supply!

Locate the Shut-Off Valve

If you have a serious leak in your home, as you wait on your local plumber to repair the leak, you can turn off the water. Locate your home's main water shut-off valve. This is usually located in the basement, near the water meter, or where the main water line enters your home.

If you can't find your main shut-off valve, or if it's not working properly, you'll need to call your local water utility company for assistance.

Turn the Valve to "Off"

Once you've found the shut-off valve, turn it to the "off" position. You may need a wrench to do this. If the handle is hard to turn, don't force it - this could damage the valve. Instead, call a professional to help you.

Check for Leaks

After the shut-off valve is turned off, check all areas of your home for leaks. If there are any, make sure to mark them so you can easily find them later and direct your plumber to areas of concern. Once the leak is fixed, you or your plumber can turn the water back on by turning the shut-off valve to the "on" position.

Contact Nautilus Plumbing for Plumbing Services in Los Feliz, CA

Need help finding your shut-off valve or fixing a leak? Contact Nautilus Plumbing! We're here to help with your plumbing emergency, and we'll have one of our experienced plumbers out to your home in no time. We're proud to serve homeowners in Los Feliz, CA, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (323) 629-4627 today!

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