Do you know where your water shutoffs are? For your sinks? For toilets? For your washer? What about the main valve that controls your whole house or business? If you don’t know the locations of your water shutoffs, you need to!
Knowing where your shutoffs are is important for variety of reasons. If you’re replacing your kitchen sink, you’ll need to know how to shut off the water. If your toilet is running, you can shut off the water between uses until it can be repaired. Most importantly, if you are experiencing a burst pipe, you can shut off the water to the whole building to lessen the possibility of flooding!
Our Claims Department has seen many instances where shutting off the water could have saved home or business owners’ time, money and hassle, but they didn’t know where the water shutoff was. Our advice- find your shutoffs! Show your family where to find them, show your employees where these are located, tell anyone who is housesitting for you where to find them, and put a tag on the main valve so it’s easily visible in an emergency. We have a printable tag on our site for just this purpose.
Quincy Mutual Group is dedicated to helping you maintain your lifestyle, and that includes easy tips that allow you to act quickly if an emergency arises. Prevent flooding; prevent hassle; prevent a claim! If you’re not a Quincy Mutual client yet, find your closest agent here.