Many people panic and appear stranded, whenever they are faced with plumbing emergencies, especially at odd hours. In such situations, the most appropriate action is always to call the local plumber. However, this may not be an ideal option if you have a leaking pipe late in the night, or even worse, on a weekend or a public holiday.
There are some corrective measures any homeowner must be conversant with to deal with 24/7 plumbing emergencies in Noble Park. The very first thing you must be quick in doing is to shut off the water supply. First, shut off the supply of water to specific house units; say the toilets and the water heater.
The water supplies to these units have specific valves through which you can use to shut off the water supply. Studying the home's plumbing plan is the surest way to understand where these valves are located in the house.
One caution though, ensure that the valves you shut off are water's and not gas taps as you may get mixed up and confuse the two.
If you are experiencing a more serious water leak, shut off the whole house's water supply by locating the main valve. In most plumbing plans, the regulator is usually close to the water meter's that are normally installed by the city technicians. It is usually below a concrete rectangular lid by the curb.