Maintenance: Stopping Leaks

Braided flexible water hose and Water ball valve

Water damage can be a huge headache. Here are some common sources of leaks and ways to stop them prior to a maintenance technician’s arrival.

Toilets

Locate the supply line and shut off valve.

  • Turn off water supply: Turn Clockwise (Right)
  • Turn on water supply: Turn Counterclockwise (Left)

Sinks

  • First and foremost turn off water to the sink.
  • Then, locate the supply line and shut off valve.
    • Turn off water supply: Turn Clockwise (Right)
    • Turn on water supply: Turn Counterclockwise (Left)

Using a Manabloc

Manablocs are residential water control units located in the basement of some units; these can be used to quickly shut off the water supply at the source.

  • Each arm supplies water to a different part of your home.
  • You can shut off all water by turning the knob at the top Clockwise (Right)

    Manabloc shut off
    Manabloc