Emergency Plumber Temecula
Most people don’t understand the importance of a little bit of plumbing knowledge. The more you know about how things work the better prepared you are if there is a problem. One piece of important info we are going to focus on in this article is the main water shut off.
All houses have one or more shut off valves. Usually here in Temecula the shut off valve is in the garage. But there can also be one out in the grass in front of the meter box. If the valves are ball-valve type (lever handle not wheel gate valve handle) shutting them off is easy and safe. It is important to exercise the valve from time to time to keep it operational. However if it is a wheel style handle to shut valve off there could be issues shutting it off. Those old gate valves often break after no use for a period of time. So you shut it off then go to turn it back on and it breaks in the off position. Not Good. In that case it would have been better to shut off the valve at the meter.
Understanding what and what not to touch can save time, money, and effort. Having a plan and being familiar with your house system is of utmost importance. See our video on water main shut off’s.
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