What Damage Emergencies and Water Shut Off Locations

The last thing any homeowner wants to experience is gushing water flowing throughout their home. Water damage can occur in your home from a variety of factors. Some of it is unavoidable such as flooding from an outside source. However, if the water damage occurs from a burst pipe, leak, or another issue within your own plumbing, most times you can shut off your water supply to limit the amount of damage. As a homeowner, knowing where your water shut off is located for water damage emergencies is extremely important. It can help stop water from flowing throughout your home and give you a chance to find out what the problem is by calling in a professional team.  

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Where is your water shut off located?

Depending on the structure of your home, the water shut off could be in multiple locations. And sometimes, it can be difficult to find yourself. Here are some common locations where it could be located in your home. 

  • For homes built on a slab- your water shut off should be located either under or above your water heater tank. 
  • For homes with a basement- your water shut off should be located on the inside of the wall where your hose is hooked up outside.  
  • Under the sink or next to your water heater. 
  • On the perimeter wall of your home. 
  • Near your outdoor water meter. 

If you search your home and still cannot find your water shut off, you can check your property inspection report. It should be listed under the plumbing section of the report. If it is still not listed in the report, make sure to look up the city’s water department phone number and keep it handy. It’s important to call them in an emergency to come and cut off the water from the street.  

Finding Water Damage Restoration Professionals in Albany, NY

If extreme water damage still occurs after shutting off your water supply, give us a call. Hiring water damage restoration professionals is the key to addressing water damage and getting your home put back together quickly and efficiently. The team assesses the water damage and creates a restoration plan that covers you and your home from point A to point Z.  

Professional Fire Restoration should be the first call you make after experiencing any kind of water damage in your home. We have over 35+ years of experience of turning crisis into calm. We’re here to help you along your path to starting new. Contact us today so we can help clean the water damage in your home and repair it to what it was or make it even better.