This simple trick can save you THOUSANDS of dollars in a plumbing emergency. Turning off the water to your house is super easy to do, anyone in your home can do it, and everyone should know how to. This video covers a quick and effective way to turn off the water to your house at your water meter. The process is very easy:
– First make sure that you have the proper tools to get into your meter box and shut your valve off.
– Then locate your water meter, sometimes it’s in the front yard by the street, sometimes it’s in the driveway. You need to know where yours is, because it might be in a unique location.
– Using your meter key, unlatch and pull off the lid.
– Once you’re in, put your wrench on the valve and turn it until the arrow etched onto the valve is facing away from your house.
That’s it! Now the water has been shut off at the main, preventing more water from flooding into your house. This is a handy skill to have and everyone in your house should know how to do it.
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