A broken water pipe in your home or business can cause thousands of dollars in damage—if you don't get it cut off quickly. Knowing how to shut down the water system in a home or business is a piece of knowledge every property owner needs. Although the location of main cut-off valves varies, most homes and businesses have cut-off valves for sinks, tubs, showers and ice makers. You need to know where your cut-off valve is located so you can turn your water off if needed. Most importantly, you need to know where your main shut-off valve is located.
Do you remember a time when you used a land line, your “home” phone, to make phone calls? This was before the popularity and advancements of cell phones. Well, you also will probably remember the stack of paper phone directories, or phone books, to find a business’s number. They were a great tool for the pre-Internet era, and now they are practically antiques collecting dust in your living room or are a part of some awesome DIY project.