By Sean McCahill

How to Turn Off the Main Water Supply to Your Home

Shutting off the main water supply to your home seems so simple, but surprisingly many homeowners don’t know how to do it or even where to look.

Cutting off the water supply to your home may be necessary in the event of a burst water pipe in your home, water leak, or any serious plumbing repair. It is also essential to know where to look in your home to find the water cut-off valves.

In warmer climates the main cut-off valves are usually outdoors, whilst in colder climates these valves are usually indoors. The water shut-off valves have either lever or round wheel handles.