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Helpful tip for an ongoing water leak!

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

A helpful tip for an ongoing water leak from a broken supply line is to shut the main water valve to the structure off immediately to minimize the amount of water intrusion. If you are not sure of where the main water shut-off valve is or it becomes buried from outside debris and is taking more time to locate and turn off the water to the structure there is something else that you can do to help minimize the water intrusion. To minimize the water intrusion while the main shut-off valve is being located you can go around the structure and turn on all water faucets throughout. This would include sinks, showers, bathtubs, dishwashers, washing machines, and anything else that is connected to the water supply for the structure. What this does is reduce the amount of water pressure throughout the structure allowing less water to pump out of the broken supply line.

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