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Do You Know Where Your Water Shutoff Valve Is Henderson County?

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Know Where Your Water Shutoff Valve Is Henderson County? Do you know where your water shutoff valve is in case of an emergency?

When most people think of a home flooding, they imagine a terrible storm being the culprit of the massive amounts of water that spread through their house. While storms do cause flooding, there is often another culprit right there in your home and you use it everyday to cook, clean and shower... Yes you guessed it, your plumbing. Should your plumbing system ever spring a leak, it can very quickly fill your home with water and sometimes depending on where the leak sprung, it can effect multiple floors of your home. In this emergency situation it is essential that you know where your homes main water shutoff valve is and be prepared to use it. 

Every home has a main water shutoff valve that was put in place during construction, this valve cuts off the supply of water from running through your pipes. You’ll need it for situations where the plumbing system springs a leak that you can’t stop, or if there is a leaking pipe and you can't find its location. By using the shutoff valve, you can prevent:

  • Water Damage : The longer a water leak persists, the more damage it will cause to the structure of your home. By knowing where the shutoff valve is, you can stop the leak quickly and keep your house safe and sturdy.
  • Mold Growth : Plumbing leaks provide the amount of moisture necessary for mold to infest your house. Shutting off the water supply until you can fix the leak prevents you from having to clean that pesty mold and deal with the resulting structural damage.
  • High Utility Bills : Major water leaks waste an enormous amount of water, sending your utility bills sky rocketing through the roof. By using the shutoff valve as soon as a big leak strikes, you can help prevent an increase in cost. 

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