When There’s a Leak…

Locate your home’s main water shut-off valve. If there’s a plumbing leak, you can go straight there and quickly turn off the water to the entire house.  OR

Locate shut-off valves at individual appliances and fixtures. That allows you to keep water flowing in other areas of the house while making site-specific repairs. If you’re working on a fixture without shut off valves, your first job should be to install them, usually where the water supply comes through the wall.

  • The water heater shut off valve should be located on the top of the water heater. You may also want to turn the water heater off.
  • The kitchen sink shut off valve is located under the sink.
  • The bathroom has shut off valves under the sink and behind the toilet.