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What is a main water shut-off valve?
As you know, your home is full of plumbing. There are pipes running behind your walls and under your floors that direct water to and from your plumbing accessories, such as your faucets, toilets and bathtubs. Although most, if not all of your accessories have their own shut-off valves located close to them (under the sink for the faucet, for example), there is a way to ensure all the house’s plumbing is turned off at one time. That’s where the main water shut-off valve comes into play. For typical city dwellings, there are actually two main shut-off valves: one that the city controls outside of your house and one that you can control inside the house. The city’s valve is always located on the street side of your water meter, often near the edge of your yard.  
home safety valves
The home safety valves are just as important as the main valve. Under each sink and toilet it is highly recommended that there will be a safety valve so that when you run off the tap or the toilet you can close the water quickly If there is any leakage from the faucets or the water supply line to the toilet and you do not have safety valves installed or that the safety valves you have are old and stuck, there can be a very significant damage to your home that can be from the ceiling/ walls/ electrical system/ Wooden floor and of course damage to furniture. Since that from the leak starts it will take you time to go down to the basement to search for the main shut-off valve and try to close it (sometimes because the valve is stuck or very hard to close it), this is a very critical time for the level of damage that can be done to your house.
It is very important to make sure that your main shut-off valve at home is in excellent condition and easy to close. 
The most important thing is to make sure that there will not be any leaking from the main shut-off valve, not even a drop of water.
Because if the main valve is drained, even a few drops of water, it can over time, explode and flood the entire house with water. In this case, it is impossible to close the water in the house, just from outside by the municipality and usually they arrive an hour to three hours later. During this time, the house will be in enormous damage. At very low cost you can avoid the possibility of water damage in your home.

So what is important to check?
1. Check that You have safety valves under each sink and of course a water supply valve for the toilet.
If you do not have valves at home, it is highly recommended to install valves urgently.
2. Check that the valves are not leaking and when you close the water valve Make sure the water stops flowing.
3. Check that the main valve of the house does not leak even a drop of water.
4. Perform a test and close the main valve. Make sure the water in the house is completely closed.
If there is a leak in one of the valves we at Plumbing Services will be happy to give you a quick service at a fair price.

Main water valve/ safety valve services

Main water valve/ Safety valve services:

  • Leaking / stuck main water valve replacement

  • Kitchen safety valve repair/ replacement

  • Bathroom faucet safety valve repair/ replacement

  • Toilet safety valve repair/ replacement

  • Laundry room faucet safety valve repair/ replacement

  • Outdoor faucet repair/ replacement

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