The inside stop valve allows you to control the water supply entering your home, allowing you to turn the water on or off. It is important to know where the inside stop valve is for your home or business in case you ever need to turn off the water in the event of a plumbing issue or major leak.
Inside stop valves can look different but they all have the same purpose, to control the water supply entering your home.
Inside stop valves in homes are most commonly located under the kitchen sink but depending on the type or age of your home, the inside stop valve may be found in one of the following locations:
If you have tried the above locations and are still having trouble locating the inside stop valve for your home, it’s a good idea to ask a neighbour where their inside stop valve is, as nearby homes usually have them in the same location. You can also check if any extensions, renovations or architectural changes have been completed in the property as this may help to determine where the kitchen or kitchen sink used to be located.
If you cannot locate the inside stop valve for your home or if you have issues operating it, you may wish to call a qualified plumber who will be able to help.