Knowing where your water shut-off valves are located can save you a significant amount of damage if a leak occurs. Your earthquake shut-off valve will automatically kick into action when it senses an earthquake, but here is how you can find your shut-off valves at other times.


Main water shut-off valves are in different places in different homes. If you have a basement or crawl space, look for the valve in the area near from the your home. If you have a garage, the valve may be in there. In other instances, it may be outside, buried underground close to the road. You will be able to identify it because it will be covered by a lid that says water meter. If you only need to shut off water to a specific appliance or sink, look behind the appliance or inside sink cabinets.

Your plumber from Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter can also help you locate your water valves. For dependable plumbing services, including drain cleaning, tune-ups, and water heater repairs in San Jose, call (408) 618-8002.