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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Part 2/8

HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Find the Water Main Shutoff
(Part 2/8)

Welcome back as we continue with the 2nd segment of our HOUSE REPAIRS 101 Series… Explore another emergency that can arise and some basic instructions on how best to deal with it…


When a water pipe leaks, it needs to be fixed right away, otherwise, it can do significant damage to your home and your finances.

Water shutoff valves for individual pipes are typically found along supply lines and near fixtures, but those valves can break. Therefore, it’s important to know how to stop the water supply to the whole house.

The main shutoff valve might be right next to an outdoor meter or may even be inside the house. Some water lines have 2 shutoff valves, one on each side. If yours does, it is recommended that you use the valve farthest from the street.

As a precautionary measure, it is a good idea to close and open the main water shutoff valve once a year to help prevent it from corroding.


Of course, we all know that most homes don’t come with instruction manuals. Without a doubt, little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them…

Please review our list of BLOG posts that address some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your house BUT it’s a great place to start…

  • Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Previous Blog
  • Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Today’s Blog
  • Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8)
  • Reset the Electrical Power(Part 4/8)
  • Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8)
  • Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8)
  • Change Your Air Filters (Part 7/8)
  • Open Garage Doors With No Power (Part 8/8)

We hope you found the 2nd of 8 segments regarding HOUSE REPAIRS 101 informative and interesting… Watch for our next BLOG POST in 2 weeks covering “Restarting a Garbage Disposal”.

To locate our recommended “Trusted Vendors” in Spring Hill and Brooksville of Hernando County, Florida, be sure to visit our website at www.gailsellsfloridahomes.com/trusted-vendors/.

Until then… it’s all about YOU!
About Gail Spada

Gail Spada’s real estate career began in 1990 and it didn’t take long for Gail to discover her love for the industry. In 2001, she began her real estate sales profession with Century 21 Alliance Realty in Spring Hill, FL. Gail has worked diligently to stay on top of her game. She is a Florida Licensed REALTOR® and has earned the following designations/certifications to include: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ePRO (Internet Savvy Real Estate Specialist), AHWD (At Home With Diversity – One American) and SFR. It is that well-rounded training and experience, coupled with her intimate knowledge of the Hernando County real estate market, that enables Gail to deliver results to her customers.