Locate the main electric fuse box, water service main, and natural gas main. Learn how and when to turn these utilities off and teach all responsible family members how to do the same. It is a good idea to keep necessary tools near gas and water shut-off valves.
Remember, turn off the utilities only if you suspect the lines are damaged or if you are instructed to do so. If you turn the gas off, you will need a professional to turn it back on.