Water Shut-Off Valve Malfunction in Moorhead?
Have you ever watched a home renovation show where someone accidentally drills through a pipe and causes water to flood a floor, and no one knows where the water shut-off valve is? SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to many water damage emergencies each year. Knowing where the main water shut-off valve is and how to turn it off can make the difference between an inexpensive repair and a costly one!
Here is some information on locating and shutting off the main water shut-off valve:
Start by locating the main shut-off valve. The main cut-off valves are usually outdoors in warmer climates, and in colder climates, these valves are generally indoors. The water shut-off valves have either round wheel or lever handles.
It is important to note that if a valve is difficult to turn – DO NOT force it. Call a licensed plumber or the local public works authority for assistance.
- Round wheel handle valves will turn off by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). A few turns should stop the wheel.
- Handle valves should slowly be turned clockwise ¼ turn. The handle should no longer be parallel with the pipe, and it should stop at a ¼ turn.
When you have a water damage emergency in your Moorhead home or business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of Moorhead to mitigate and remediate the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.
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