We take advantage of plumbing systems every day, whether that be through using the shower, the toilet, or the sink. All of these utilities rely on the steady flow of clean water throughout our system, all of which is regulated by the stopcock. This small piece of equipment plays a large role in every plumbing setup, so it is vital that yours is in correct working order.
Many homeowners in Basingstoke encounter issues with their stopcock require either a repair or replacement. In this situation, local clients turn to our experienced team at No1 PHD who offer competent plumbing installations and repairs. Reach out to us today if you believe we can help with your stopcock needs.
In many ways, stopcocks are the key to your entire plumbing system. They control the flow of water into your home and act as a master key of sorts to turning it on and off. Stopcock can be placed anywhere throughout your plumbing system, but are usually found in a common-sense area that is easily accessible, such as:
Having a functioning stopcock is vital as it means that your water can be turned off if there is damage somewhere in your system. For instance, if you have a leaking pipe, your stopcock will cut the flow of water so that the pipe will cease to disperse water and can be repaired. The best way to test if your stopcock is working is by switching on a tap anywhere in your home, then turning the stopcock clockwise. If the water cuts off, it means your equipment is functioning correctly.
If this test indicates that your stopcock is not working, or you encounter signs such as irregular water pressure, it is imperative that you have it seen to by professionals. It may be a case that your stopcock is suffering due to a build-up of dirt, or that it is an older more than has become faulty over time and has started to seize. Whatever the reason, it is essential to organise a stopcock repair or replacement before your plumbing system encounters any severe damage.
Often, the best way to significantly reduce the chance of a stopcock breakdown is to have a new one installed. Our team at No1 PHD in Basingstoke understand that plumbing systems cannot function without a working stopcock, so they’ll work with speed and efficiency to fit a new model promptly. Rest assured we will carry out thorough tests after the fitting process to ensure that your stopcock is working correctly.
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Stopcocks that require repairs should be turned off immediately if possible. Our team will do their utmost to arrive at your site quickly to assess the state to the equipment. It may be that the problem does not lie with your stopcock, but instead is to do with another aspect of your plumbing system. Whatever the issue, our staff will deliver repairs that are both effective and lasting before advising you on how to prevent similar faults in the future.
Unfortunately, the damage done to a stopcock sometimes means that a repair is impossible. In these cases, our team are happy to arrange a replacement as soon as possible to get your system back up and running. We will advise you on which type of stopcock that would best fit your current setup before carrying out our standard stopcock installation service. Rest assured, we will remove your faulty model with care so as to not damage the surrounding pipes.
Having issues with your stopcock, or thinking of a replacement? Contact us at No1 PHD in Basingstoke today to learn more about our excellent stopcock replacement and repair services. You can reach our team over the phone now by calling 01425 208031 or by sending an email to email@example.com, where we’ll reply shortly.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
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