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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C in Plano, Texas provides maintenance & repairs for all brands of Central A/C, Gas & Electric Furnace, and Heat Pumps.  Additionally we sell and install new HVAC Systems from American Standard (same company as Trane), Ameristar (same company as American Standard) and Coleman HVAC (same company as York HVAC).

Al’s also provides full service plumbing maintenance, repairs and replacements for every plumbing component in your home.  Al’s sells and installs Rheem Professional Series gas & electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Al’s is near your home in Plano, Allen, and Frisco.  We service all homes in southern Collin and Denton Counties with no travel charges.

Call Al’s today to discuss any concerns or problems you have with your HVAC System or Plumbing.  We will arrange an appointment at your convenience and offer 24/7 Emergency Service.

Exterior Water Shut Off Valve (for entire house)

This Information Applies Only To Homes In Dallas-Ft. Worth Area

 

Click Here To See A Photo Of A Private Water Shut Off Valve Inside A Lawn-Box: Private Water Shut-Off Valve Inside A Lawn-Box

 

Do you know where to find the water shut-off valve if you need to turn the water off to your entire house?  This water shut-off valve is needed for repairs and maintenance, or in the event of an emergency.

There are two places to find a water shut-off valve:

  • Your Home’s Private Water Shut-Off Valve
  • The Water Shut-Off Valve Inside The City’s Water Meter Box (you must have a key for it — a key can be purchased).

 

Exterior (private) Water Shut Off For Entire House

DFW homes built with slab foundation often do not have a water shut off inside the house.  The water shut off will be outside near the house, and often within view of the City’s water meter box.   Being quite near the house, it may be covered with landscaping.

It will likely be inside a plastic box with a green cover.  You will see only the lid (it will be level with the soil).  It will look much like this:

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NOTE: This box may be difficult to find because it may be covered with dirt, mulch or landscaping-rock, or shrubbery.

 

The City’s Water Meter Box Also Has A Shut Off For The Entire House 

Click Here To See A Photo Of A City Water Meter Box (in relation to the house): City Water Meter Box (in relation to the house)

Most residential water meter boxes are located near the street, between the sidewalk and curb. You may need meter box “key” to open the city’s meter box. **

** Water Meter Keys can be purchased at Home Improvement Stores.   There are different sizes, so you must know which size you need for your city’s meter box.  You can see several different water meter keys here:  Water Meter Keys

 

A Side Note: An Irrigation / Sprinkler System Has A Separate Shut-Off

It’s Shuts The Water Off Only To The Irrigation System 

Irrigation systems can usually be shut off at 3 locations:

  • Inside your home’s private water shut-off box
  • Inside the City’s water meter box (if 2 meters are present)
  • At an Irrigation System Valve-Control Box *

The valve-control boxes are set level with the ground. They are typically rectangular green plastic. Inside the box there will usually be 2 shut-off valves and sometimes a series of smaller bleed valves. Either of the big shut-off valves will shut the water of to the Irrigation System.

Note: The valve-control box may be covered by a layer of dirt and grass. Inside the box there will be two shut-off valves (and perhaps some smaller bleed valves). Either of the wheel valves will shut-off the water.

SUMMARY:

This article discussed where to find water shut-off valves which turn the water off to your entire house, and how to turn them off.  Also discussed is the shut-off valve to turn water off to only the Automatic Irrigation System.

Al’s Plumbing, Heating and A/C provides full-service maintenance, repairs and replacements of any plumbing component plus any central heating or air conditioning component.  Al’s provides 24-Hour Emergency Service 7 days a week.  Call Al’s today to make an appointment for any plumbing, heating or cooling needs you have.

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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C in Plano, Texas provides maintenance & repairs for all brands of Central A/C, Gas & Electric Furnace, and Heat Pumps.  Additionally we sell and install new HVAC Systems from American Standard (same company as Trane), Ameristar (same company as American Standard) and Coleman HVAC (same company as York HVAC).

Al’s also provides full service plumbing maintenance, repairs and replacements for every plumbing component in your home.  Al’s sells and installs Rheem Professional Series gas & electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Al’s is near your home in Murphy, Rowlette, and Wylie.  We service all homes in southern Collin and Denton Counties with no travel charges.

Call Al’s today to discuss any concerns or problems you have with your HVAC System or Plumbing.  We will arrange an appointment at your convenience and offer 24/7 Emergency Service.