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Let SERVPRO of Vincennes prepare you for a storm

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Our mission at SERVPRO of Vincennes is to help you after you and your family face a disaster. But, we also want to give you tips on how to prevent water and storm damage in your home. 

It is vital that all household members learn how to shut off the water at the main house valve.

  1. Before an emergency happens, locate the shut-off valve for the water line that enters your house and label this valve with a tag for easy identification. Make sure all household members know where it is located.
  2. Make sure this valve can be completely shut off. Your valve may be rusted open or it may only partially close. If so, replace it.
  3. Cracked lines may pollute the water supply to your house. It is wise to shut off your water until you hear from authorities that it is safe for drinking.
  4. The effects of gravity may drain the water in your hot water heater and toilet tanks unless you trap it in your house by shutting off the main house valve. (This is not the street valve in the cement box at the curb – the street valve is extremely difficult to turn and requires a special tool.)

All information and tips are from ready.gov

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