Inspect Your System
Find your main drain or inspector test control valve.
Controls valves must be open, or “turned on.”
The control is OPEN when it is in line with the pipe.
The control is CLOSED (“turned off”) when it makes a corner to the pipe.
Use a padlock to keep the valve LOCKED OPEN.
Tape the padlock key to the pipes or a wall nearby so you can find it when you need it.
Keep the area around your water controls clear.
Do not store anything within 1 foot (30 cm) of your water controls.
If sprinkler water controls are ever “turned off,” be sure to turn them back on.
The water needs to be turned on so the sprinklers can work to protect you from a fire.