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Shut-off Valve for Your Business

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

A disaster can happen at any time, anywhere. It's important to be prepared for the worst-case scenario when it does. One of your biggest concerns will be shutting off utilities if there is a break in the stormwater pipe or gas line. To help you prepare, we have compiled information on where commercial shutoff valves are located and how to locate them during an emergency situation. This way, you'll know what needs to get turned off in order to prevent further damage from happening!

Commercial shut-off valves are located in a variety of places inside a building. They might be in the basement, in the yard, or even inside the building. The location will depend on what type of business you have and if there are high-pressure gas lines that need to be shut off. Below are some helpful hints to finding your valves:

Look for an opening where there is a handle and a piece of pipe that goes up through the wall. This is known as an "wye" valve and you'll need to shut off both sides of it to stop water or gas from leaking into your building if there is a break.

If you don't find any valves on the outside of your property, look inside your building for valves located near hallways or other interior passages. Now, find out what type of business you have so that you can identify which valves will need to be shut off and in what order.

If you can't find your commercial shut-off valves, call SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville at 615-868-5324.

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