This time around we’re going to be learning about…
The Individual Shutoff Valves/Stops Around Your House!
Wait… there’s multiple ones? Do they all do something different? Are they hard to turn on/off???
Every toilet and sink has a shutoff valve or stop. Toilets have one main valve that can turn off the flow of water to it, and faucets have two shutoffs- one for hot water, and one for cold.
These shutoffs are pretty easy to locate and use if needed. You can find them by peeking behind and under the toilet against the wall or by searching under the sink for two shutoffs valves near each other.
If you have a leak or plumbing emergency and the shut off valves are nowhere to be seen or simply aren’t working with you to stop the problem, it’s best to call a plumber out to analyze the issue and fix it. Sometimes parts can be installed incorrectly and work for a while before causing a problem, you never know!
It’s also important to look carefully at those areas of your home’s plumbing and check for any leaks or corrosion. You can test whether those valves need replacing by checking how smoothly then turn, if you have to force anything or it seems like rust has built up and is causing it to stick more than it should, that part probably needs replacing!
This is common knowledge to a lot of people, but for some people anything plumbing related is new and unfamiliar territory. We hope this basic knowledge with tips from our Next Level owner and master plumber helps!
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