How to Find a Water Shut-off Valve Outside
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How to Find a Water Shut-off Valve Outside
Mar 26, 2022

How to Find a Water Shut-off Valve Outside

Knowing where the water shut-off valve is located can save the day in case you experience a plumbing emergency that threatens to flood your home. The water shut-off valve allows the flow of water into your home and turning it off cuts off the water supply to the entire home. This valve helps you to keep your home safe from water damage.

So, where is the water shut-off valve located?

There’s no standard location for a water shut-off valve, so you’ll have to search for it in different places in your home.

Here are some of the places you can find the water shut-off valve:

  • Check On the Perimeter Wall of Your House

If you are connected to a municipal water supply, the first place to search is on the perimeter wall of your house. In most cases, the water shut-off valve will be located on the side of the house facing the street, making it accessible for municipal water service employees.

  • Look for A Rectangular Cover Located Near the End Of Your Property Line

Find a metal or plastic utility box buried in the ground near the edge of your property. The cover may be labeled "water meter" to help you locate it. Some of these boxes may require a special "meter key" to open. Be careful when opening this box because small critters and reptiles could be hiding in there.

  • Look at Your Property Inspection Report

If you still can’t find the water shut-off valve in the places mentioned above, you can look at the property inspection report to see if the report highlights the location of the valve. You should find it in the plumbing section of the report.

You may also want to check your basement, crawlspace, in the garage, or near your water heater.

  • How To Turn Off The Water Shut-Off Valve

Once you’ve found the valve, simply turn it by hand in a clockwise direction or use an adjustable wrench if turning the valve requires a bit more effort. If the valve won’t turn off maybe because it’s damaged or corroded, call a nearby plumber in State College to help you.

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Perhaps your water shut-off valve is damaged, and you're looking to have it replaced, your faucet won't stop dripping, or have a leaky pipe that is threatening to flood your home. If you find yourself in any of these situations, you need to call a reliable plumber to help you with repairs. As a non-plumber, you should never attempt to make plumbing repairs yourself; otherwise, you may worsen the situation and spend more money on repairs down the road.

If you are located in Blair County and looking for a reputable plumbing company to help you with plumbing repairs and replacements, look no further than Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We provide a full array of residential and commercial plumbing services, including water line repair, water heater repair, sewer line repair, leak repair, drain cleaning, frozen pipe repair, hydro-jetting, and many more.