Tips and Tricks

Shutting off the water to a leaky fixture:

1. Look for shiny valve under the fixture or cabinet,

2. Turn clockwise. If it is frozen in place, get some pliers and gently work back and forth until it turns freely.

3. See my video demonstration below.

Shutting off the house water

Usually the shut-off valve is near the front part of the house in the basement or in a utility closet with a water heater and furnace. Look for a handle usually 2′-3′ off the floor. Turn handle clockwise. If frozen, get pliers and gently work back and forth until it turns freely.

Relight a waterheater

1. See my video describing this below.

Unclog a toliet

Increase faucet water flow

Turn off a leaky water heater