In Unit Water Shut-Offs
Posted By jgoodman on May 7, 2021
Each unit is equipped with two main water shut-off valves; hot and cold. In some units, the valves are located above the kitchen cabinets. In others, they’re located in the ceiling of the closet in the living room/dining room. Some key points to note:
- The valves allow Owners to make plumbing repairs in the unit without having to shut off water to the entire building.
- If they don’t work, a building water shut off is required to make repairs.
- Owners/Renters should exercise the valves every 6 months to prevent them from locking in place. Exercising them is also good practice to prepare for emergency in unit leak events. If you are out of town it is a good idea to shut the water off in your unit.