How to Shut Off Your Water Heater

Need help shutting off your water heater?

Follow these easy steps for either Gas or Electric Water Heaters:

Gas Water Heaters

  1. Turn off the gas using the valve located on your water. Just turn the valve clockwise to the OFF position.
  2. Shut off the water supply to the water heater.

Electric Water Heaters

  1. Using your home’s electrical panel, find the breaker marked
    “Water Heater” and click it to the OFF position.
    • If you’re not sure which breaker is connected to your Water Heater, you can turn the whole panel off.
  2. Shut off the water supply to the water heater.

Goettl Pro Tips

  1. If your water heater is leaking and there is no water valve, you may need to turn off your water supply at the water meter.
  2. Make sure to unplug any accessories you find around your water heater, such as an electric recirculating pump.

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Since 1939, we’ve been the total home comfort solution provider for our communities, delivering personalized care for each and every plumbing problem that comes our way. 

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a clogged drain or a leaky pipe, which is why we take great care to offer our customers fast, reliable plumbing repair services they can trust. We know how important it is to have a fully-functioning plumbing system that you can count on!

From 24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services, to Water Heater Repair and Gas Line Replacements, you can trust the experienced team at Goettl for all your plumbing repair service needs.  

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