How to Shut Off Your Main Water Valve

In the front or side of your house, find the house valve.

• If it’s a handle-type valve, turn it ¼ to shut it off.
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• Then, open a hose bibb to relieve the pressure.
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To shut off your entire property’s water…

Every house has a meter box at the street curb. Open the box (careful of the spiders). You may see a ¼ turn valve. Turn it a ¼ turn to shut the flow off.
NOTE: Not all homes have a valve that you may turn off.

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To shut your water heater off…

At the tank, up on top you should find a ¼ turn or round type valve, (see tip #1), shut the tank off the same way described in #1 direction.

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If you have toilet water coming up in your shower or bathtub and nothing in the house drains out…

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In your front yard, open the mainline clean-out by pulling the cap off or spin a threaded cap off to relieve the pressure and allow sewage to spill into yard. Better than in your house!.

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If you have a kitchen stoppage…

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Open the outside clean-out (if you have one). Right behind your kitchen sink.

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To turn off your gas meter…

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To turn your gas off, find the slotted valve and turn the valve ¼ turn to shut the gas off.

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*Disclaimer
All tips are suggestions on stopping a flood or relieving pressure of a stoppage. Any damage that may occur to your property is soley the responsibility of the homeowner. Call Plumbtastic for service first.