How to Shut off the Water on a Water Heater

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It’s important to know how to shut your water heater off in case it ever leaks or if there is a hot water leak in the house somewhere. Almost all water heaters have a shut off on the top.

Follow these steps to shut off the water on your water heater:

  1. Locate your hot water heater.
  2. Turn the valve or knob (depending on your type of water heater) at the top to shut off the water.

If you are not sure where your water heater’s shut off valve is or you are worried you may break it, call Garvin’s. We’d be happy to help you out.