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Main Water Shut-off Device
The main water shut-off device is a central valve that cuts the water from the outside source to the entire house, not just one faucet or device. This valve is usually located in the garage, basement or on an outside wall near your mechanicals.
The main water shut-off device is critical in the event of a burst water pipe. This valve shuts off all of the water to the house and will save your living spaces in an emergency. It's also necessary for plumbers during bathroom or kitchen remodeling jobs that involve more than just one sink or one faucet. During your house inspection, the inspector will make sure that this valve is functional and in good repair so that it's there when you need it.