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Getting to Know Your Water Pipes

Indoor running water is a fixture of developed societies, and the envy of places where it is not available. Yet, this hallmark of civilization can change from friendly servant to intimidating enemy when water escapes the confines of it pipes. A little knowledge and planning can be a great asset when water breaks free.

  • Know where the shut-off valves are for your house. Most sinks, toilets, and appliances have their own shut-off valves. There should also be a master valve that will shut off water for the entire house.
  • We recommend closing the master valve if you are away for any lengthy period. If you are away, even a small leak can cause a lot of damage.
  • Consider an audio water alarm that sounds when water is detected. Better yet, install an automatic sensor system that detects water and shuts off water to a specific appliance or the whole house.
  • Keep the number of a reliable 24-hour plumbing service near the phone or in the contact list on your cell.

Knowing how to shut off running water can keep this reliable friend of civilization from transforming to a damaging foe.