How long does it take to completely drain out the water after the main valve in the house is shut off? Are there extra steps one should expect to do after the main water valve is shut off or turned back on?
My main water valve in the house is located in the basement. When I turn off the main water valve, water doesn't complete stop, although it runs at a very low pressure, it doesn't stop for like a good 10 minutes. Since it didn't stop, I decided not to mess with it and turned the main water valve back on. Figured I need to do more research and ask the experts here.
This is my first time trying to turn the main valve off because I'm trying to replace a toilet valve. We've been in our house just over 2 years and haven't seen any leaks or water problems, so I'm not entirely sure if this is something I'd need plumber for.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
EDIT 6/23/23: Thank you all for the feedback so far. I still don't know what to do but I have added a picture of what my main water valve looks like. Obviously, the valve not closed in this picture.