Every woman should know how to turn off the main water supply to her house in case of a pipe burst or appliance leak! I remember when our dishwasher decided to leak all over the kitchen and I couldn’t find the shut off because we’d just moved to a new place and I hadn’t familiarized myself with the valve placements. What a mess!
Since every home is built differently and your cut off could be one main valve at the road or in your yard, or you could have multiple valves indoors, it’s important for you to know where they are and how to operate the cut-offs. Prepper or not.
Some water shut offs may require special tools, while others will look like your standard hose bib or spigot. If you can not find your water shut off, call your water supply company, your landlord or a plumber!
How to Shut Off the Water to Your House
Reasons to Turn Off Your Home’s Water Supply:
- Leak in the house
- Pipe burst in or under the house
- Utility work being done nearby
- Extended travel during winter months
Have you ever had to shut off your home’s water supply?