When it comes to water leak detection, it’s essential that you know where to find your emergency water shut-off mainline. It’s usually found outside where the water pipe connects to the main house. For those in cold climates, your shut-off valve may be located on water pipes or on the wall that goes to the heater. If your water originates from a well, the shut-off valves may be located on the sides of the pressure tank. Once you have the emergency water shut-off main line, you can proceed to turn off the water in an anti-clockwise motion. If it doesn’t turn anymore, then you are good to go!
For gas leak detection, the first thing is to be aware of the appearance and sound of the gas meter in your home and how it changes with various conditions. Better still, the location of the gas shut-off valve should never escape your knowledge.
• There is a fire outbreak in the vicinity
• There is the smell of natural gas
• There are chances of structural damage in your home
• Leaking of natural gas is heard through a hissing, roaring, or blowing sound
• Identify where the wrench is located.
• The location of the shut-off valve is usually near the meter at the inlet pipe.
• An emergency gas shut-off wrench should be used to turn the valve to either side for it to crosswise in relation to the pipe.
You should also be aware that it’s only professionals who can turn back the gas once turned off.
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