Turning off the Utilities

When disaster strikes it often affects the utility systems in our homes. Therefore, it is important to know where the main controls are located and when and how to turn them off. It is best to learn these things before disaster strikes. Here are a few helpful pointers for how to turn off your water.
  • Clearly label the water shut off valve and learn to turn off the water supply.
  • Ensure valve can be fully turned off. If a special tool is needed, make sure one is readily available.
  • Shut off the main valve to prevent contaminated water from entering you water heater and plumbing.
Water Shut-off