Leaving for Vacation?
Ensure you come back to a proper home!
The holidays are coming up and maybe you’re dreading a conversation with your in-laws, or even worried about holiday surprises being spoiled. Whether it’s leaving the country or even driving away from your home for the weekend, one thing is for sure: you’ll be asking yourself, “Did I lock the door? Did I leave the stove on? Are the windows open?” These are all things to add to your checklist, but a common mistake is forgetting to turn off the main water.
You might be wondering, “Why would I need to turn off my main water supply?” Well, you wouldn’t want to come back to a flooded home! Now, it’s not as common as it may sound, but the possibility is still there. The smallest leaks can cause pipes or your supply lines to burst and start flooding your home. One single toilet supply line can produce up to 2-3 gallons of water per minute. In 24 hours that’s up to 2,000 to 3,000 gallons!
Turning off your main water supply
The main water supply is supplied by the city, and is normally located either in the front of the house or by the side. It can be identified by a red valve, along with a water meter or a regulator with a psi meter. Turn the valve clockwise and it’ll shut off your main water supply. Simple as that!