I’m always surprised at how many people who own homes and don’t know even the basic operations of it or locations of it’s main components.
1. Electrical Panel(s): You need to know this for safety when doing any electric work like changing a socket for example. And there could be more than one box.
2. Water Shut-Offs: If you are doing some DIY plumbing or there is a leak in your house somewhere
3. Gas Meter and Shut-Offs: Safety
4. Attic Access:
5. Sewer Access
6. Hot Water Temperature Gauge: “Water that heats to over 120 degrees F can quickly scald you and your family members (especially children).”
7. Property Line
If you don’t feel confident in this department, please give this article a read. It’s never too late to learn.