If you find yourself needing to shut off the water to stop a leak or to fix a plumbing problem in your house, it’s important to know where you can shut off the water. There should be 2 or 3 places in your house where you can shut off the water and get to work on solving the problem. Here’s where they are:

Where can I shut off the water in my house?

The Fixture

Many plumbing fixtures have water shut-off valves located right next to them. Look behind or under the fixture for a valve. Turn it to the off position and you’re good to go!

Hot Water Heater

The shutoff point for the hot water in your home is located right above the hot water heater. When you turn this valve off, you’ll have no more hot water but you’ll still have cold water.

Main Shutoff Valve

This valve is the entry point for water to your entire home. Look for it along the outside of your house, or in the basement.

The Water Meter

If you’re on a municipal system, there’s likely a shutoff valve at the water meter. There may be two valves: one on your side, and one on the city’s side.

Turned the Water Off but Still Need Help?

If you’ve turned the water off but still need help, contact your Baltimore plumber, Abbott’s Plumbing! We’ve been helping people in Baltimore with their plumbing problems for more than 20 years. Whether it’s a small leak or a major backup, we’re here to fix your plumbing in Baltimore.

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Please contact Abbott’s Plumbing by calling 410-796-0442 or contact us to request an estimate!

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