Know Where Your Water Shutoff Valve is
If a pipe or a water supply line suddenly bursts inside your home, there is not a lot of time before the water can travel from your kitchen to the hallway to the dining room and beyond. Floors get wet, walls get wet, cabinets get wet and before you know it you have an official water damage that can be very expensive and time-consuming to deal with.
Would you know what to do if this unfortunate situation ever happened in your house?
Well, if it does the first thing to do is to get the water to stop flowing. If the situation is as we described above, you will need to shut off the water at the main water shutoff to your house. The secret to success here is to know the location of the turn-off prior to the damage occurring. You will typically find your water shutoff in the front of your home and it is usually located near an outside faucet. Once you have found it, it is as easy as pulling a handle into the off position or turning a valve clockwise until the water stops flowing.
Of course, the shutoff valve could be someplace else, so it is definitely worth your time to find out where yours is located before an emergency arises. After things calm down and it comes time to clean up the mess, call SERVPRO of West Sacramento 916-626-0426.