Do you know how to shut off the water to your house?
Stupid question but one you should know the answer too! If a pipe bursts OR you find a leak somewhere, you are going to want to be able to restrict water flow to the location in question.
Water main valves are typically found in the furnace room of your basement. You should make a habit of checking your shut off valve at least semi annually and make sure to spray some sort of lubricant like WD-40 or Jigaloo on it while opening and closing it a few times.
This process should be performed not only with your water main but all shut off valves such as under your kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, toilets and laundry room washer valves.
If you spring a leak you will be well prepared to mitigate loss by quickly shutting off the proper valve!
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