If you need emergency plumbing repairs, you can call Tankersley Plumbing day or night – 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. But first, you need to minimize damage by turning off the water supply to avoid further damage.
If you have water leaking, spraying, or flooding your home, you should try to turn off the water supply immediately to avoid major damage. Here’s how:
Leaky Fixtures & Sinks
Turning off the water supply to a leaky fixture is fairly straightforward. Simply close the shutoff valve, located most often directly under the fixture, to turn off the water supply. This will allow you or your plumber to repair the faulty fixture.
Tubs & Showers
Tubs and showers are a little more difficult, but not by much. Most showers and tubs have an access panel, sometimes on the other side of the wall against which they’re positioned.
If the panel is not on the opposite side of the wall, it’s usually located under the tub, in the basement or the ceiling of the floor below. With the panel open, you can simply turn off the valve like any other fixture.
Shutting off the Water to Your Entire Home
Finally, there’s the shutoff valve for the water supply for the entire house. This valve is located at your home’s water meter. Looking at your meter, you’ll see one supply line coming into your house from outside, with its own valve, leading into the water meter.
This is the valve you want to close to turn off the water to your home. There’s a second supply line coming out of your home, but closing this valve won’t turn off your house’s water supply.
After you’ve successfully turned off the appropriate water supply, or if you need help by phone call Tankersley Plumbing of Memphis at (901) 282-6989 to get immediate emergency plumbing service.