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How Do I Turn Off My Water?

When the toilet water starts to rise, instead of going down the drain, or a burst pipe leaves water creeping across your kitchen floor, you’ll need to think fast — or you’ll have quite a mess on your hands. Do you know how to turn off the water in your home?

How to Turn Off Your Water:

There are two different ways to turn off the water running to your home. You can either turn off the water running to a specific fixture (just your toilet, just your sink, etc.) or you can turn off all of the water running to your home.

Turn Off the Water to the Fixture

How you turn off the water to a fixture depends on what the fixture is. You can usually find the water shut off valve for your kitchen or bathroom sink in the cabinet underneath it. There will usually be a valve that you turn. The valve to turn off the water to your toilet will usually be behind the toilet.

Turn Off the Water to Your Whole Home

You should also know how to locate your main water shut off valve. This is important if there are multiple leaks or you can’t find the source of the leak. The main water shut off valve will usually be located on the first floor or in a basement.

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