If you happen to have an electric water heater, turn it off. I understand that back pressure from the water heater can cause water flow after shutting off the main valve. If you think your pipe has burst, turn off the water the home's main shut-off valve but leave the faucets turned on before calling in your plumber. I am guessing you want to replace the faucet, or possibly replace the washer if you still have that type. These “hidden” leaks can cause your home to be using water even when your main water valve is turned off. It slows to a trickle and then to a severe and the eventually stops. ... or maybe out side turn it on and the water will run out there instead in the kitchen. Answer 1 of 6: It depends on the faucet and whether the faucet has an aereator. The water in your bath tub shouldn't continue to run after the water has been shut off. Replacing a spout isn't difficult, and you don't even have to turn off the main water supply. Once your power is back on, reverse the actions in steps 1, 2, 5 and 6. If you’ve ever turned your shower on but noticed that there was still water running from the tub’s faucet, you may have wondered what was wrong with your shower. You say you know how to fix the pipes, but the pro will have more knowledge and experience in dealing with water still flowing after shut off valve has been turned off. And I do hear a "hissing" sound around the water heater when water continues to flow with the main valve shut. Even when the valve is turned into the off positions, there is still some residual water in the faucet, and aereator. How to thaw frozen pipes The first step is to figure out how the spout is attached. What do you want to do? Once all of the water on the room side of the faucet has drained out, the dripping will stop. The principle behind a faucet is simple: turn it on -- water flows; turn it off -- water stops flowing. There may be a hidden plumbing leak in the walls of your home, or maybe your toilet is running when it’s not in use. After shutting off the main water valve, water stops running on the top floor but continues to run on the 1st floor and basement. 4 year old Delta two-handle kitchen faucet model #21902-LF, Original problem: Water kept running for severalseconds after we turned it off. Backup Options During a Power Outage If the kitchen is the lowest one, then your water meter is the next and final choice. I turned off the main water shut off, but water still comes thru to the sink? If you feel unsure about any of the above tips, feel free to consult a plumbing professional. If you find that your water meter is still turning even when your water is off, it’s time to call a plumber. You’d probably be especially frustrated by the lack of pressure coming from your showerhead because it makes it difficult to shower properly. Shut off your hot water tank. 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