The best time to know about your home’s water supply is before an emergency happens. Make sure everyone in your family knows where your emergency shut-off valve is located and how to completely shut it off.
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Shut-off valves are typically located:
- In the crawl space or basement, where the water line enters the home.
- In the garage where the water line enters the wall or ceiling, near the water heater or laundry hookup.
- Outside near the foundation, typically protected by a concrete ring or clay pipe.
- Shutting off water in an emergency can minimize the potential of water damage, particularly when the weather gets colder and pipes are at a greater risk for freezing.