How to Find & Turn Off The Main Water Supply Valve in Your Home

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If you have discovered a leaking or burst pipe, it is important to know where the main water supply valve is in your home in order to shut it off immediately.

Firstly, it is important to know where your main water supply is in your property. The location of the main water supply can vary from property to property, try checking the basement or crawl space below your house. Alternatively, it may be near your water heater or garage.

To turn off your water supply, simply turn the valve clockwise as far as it will go. If you are still having problems with finding your water supply, or cannot turn it off for whatever reason, find the water meter and turn it off this way (you will need a meter key to do this).

Alternatively, if you have a plumbing emergency and need a professional plumber you can rely on to be with you in under 90* minutes, we recommend East London Plumbers.