Do you Know How to Turn Off Your Water Supply?
The amount of water that can leak from a 1/2-inch pipe is about 50 gallons per minute. If the pipe breaks and is left unattended for up to 12 hours, you could have up to 36,000 gallons of water damaging your business. To gain some perspective, a 20 X 40-foot pool (6 feet in depth) holds about 36,000 gallons of water.
Time is of the essence to shut off the water to your property. Review these helpful tips before water strikes:
- Main shut off valves are usually located by the entrance of the water in the commercial building.
- You will usually find a water meter box close to the street, as well.
- If you are unable to locate your main water shut off, reach out to your local water department.
- Once found, make it a point to let employees know the main shut off location(s).
It is always best to be prepared and SERVPRO of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia is here to help. We are here when the unthinkable water damage occurs and will get your business back to normal.