ServiceMaster of the Tri-Counties is always looking for ways to assist the public. We are furnishing this yellow main water tag to place on the shut-off valve, to encourage you to locate the valve yourself and so the valve can be more easily located by someone unfamiliar with your home, in case you are away from home and an unexpected water break occurs.

We found many people do not know where their water main shut-off valve is located and even if they do, if they are away from home and someone else has to locate the valve, this tag can help them locate it quickly.

1) Did you know a 1/4 inch supply line to an ice maker, with normal household pressure, can pump 700 to 1,410 gallons of water into your home within a 24 hour period?

2) A 3/8 inch supply line from a toilet can pump enough water to fill a small swimming pool, say 12’ x 3’, within a 24 hour period. That is 3,000 – 4,000 gallons of water!

3) Water from a 5/8 inch washing machine hose would fill a pool 18’ round, 4’ deep in 24 hours, or 14,000 – 17,000 gallons of water!

Would you know where your water shut-off valve is in your home during an emergency?

From the examples above, you can see how quickly shutting off the water supply could save you a considerable amount of damage!

ServiceMaster encourage you to install this water valve tag today! Call or stop by at ServceMaster Clean at 243 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY for your free water tag.