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Pittsburgh Plumber Services provides. 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service offers prompt 24 hour service in the event of a broken pipe, major leak or other plumbing or septic emergency. To minimize water damage you should quickly turn off the water to your home.
How to turn off the main water valve to your home.
Most one and two family dwellings have two places to shut off the water. The first main shutoff valve is at the curb or property line connection. The second is near the point where of the water service enters the home. In most cases it will be easier for you to access the second which may also be connect to the same pipe as your water hose.
Image 1 (above) shows a properly installed main water shutoff valve on the bottom with a separate drain valve on top. The main shutoff valve is closed by turning the handle in a clockwise direction and the drain valve is opened by turning the handle in the counterclockwise direction in order to “bleed” the water left in the plumbing supply system.
Image 2 shows the main water shutoff valve in the curbside box with the water meter. This valve is different from the valve shown above in that it normally requires a “key” to operate. This key is a special wrench fitted at the end of a long handle (available at most hardware stores). Though other tools may be used, only a proper key should be used in order to avoid breaking the valve stem. When this happens, the local water department will have to turn off the water supply to the neighborhood or a temporary valve will have to be installed until the damaged valve stem can be repaired properly.
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