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Being a proud new homeowner is an amazing feeling. It's fun to imagine all the potential improvement projects that await once you move into your new home, but be careful not to jump in without some basic preparation.

As soon as you move in, take a minute to locate your water shutoff valve. This valve can stop the flow of water in the event of a pipe bursting, and is usually found in the basement.

With spring in full bloom, you may be tempted to break out the shovel and start making room for new plants or a fence. However, don't forget to call the national dig hotline at 811 so workers can mark where vital utility cables and pipes lie.

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