When a stopcock is faulty, it can have a knock-on effect that isn’t always obvious until you need it. This is because the stopcock is the entry point for water getting into your house. If it is faulty, it can make repairing any other plumbing problems in your house a nightmare. Due to the nature of a stopcock, it’s not something your average DIY enthusiast can tackle. No1PHD are professionals, though, and we can repair or replace your stopcock with minimum fuss so you can go about your day, safe in the knowledge that the utmost expertise has been applied to your problem.
Put simply, stopcocks are a tap. But are the tap for your property. All the water entering the building travels through the stopcock. This allows the water flow to be completely turned off, a feature that is essential for any kind of repair or maintenance work to be carried out in the building. Even a relatively simple job like replacing a bathroom tap would result in lots of water damage and an angry plumber if the water was in full flow when the tap was removed!
There are two main ways a stopcock can go faulty. The least obvious of those ways is an internal problem that causes the stopcock to fail to prevent water flow when the tap is closed. This problem would not be noticeable until someone attempted to turn the water flow off (see angry plumber above). The good news is this problem doesn’t typically cause damage or inconvenience when it occurs. The bad news is you won’t know your stopcock is faulty until you need to use it. No1PHD have plenty of experience in replacing and repairing stopcocks. If you’ve called us out for something more straightforward like tap repairs, we’ll be able to handle a faulty stopcock for you.
The other main way in which a stopcock can go bad is far more obvious, and a much more pressing issue. When a stopcock leaks, it can cause water damage in your home, not to mention a health risk if you were to slip on a spreading puddle of water. In serious cases, it can also reduce the water pressure to your building, but that probably won’t be your main concern should that happen. No1PHD are equipped for plumbing emergencies so don’t panic. Keep calm, call No1PHD, and we’ll take care of it.
Any property owner should know the location of their stopcock. While plumbing is always best left to trained professionals, knowing how to shut down the flow of water into your building can mean the difference between an inconvenience and some very expensive water damage. Stopcocks are usually located out of the way, such as in basements or utility rooms. Make it a point to learn where your stopcock is so that you can shut it off in the event of a leak. This will prevent too much water damage from occurring while you wait for a No1PHD expert to arrive and take care of the problem.
When you encounter a problem such as a minor leak, it can be tempting to put off getting it repaired. It’s only a small leak, right? When it comes to water damage, however, a small leak over a long period can easily do more damage than a big leak that is quickly dealt with. This is especially true for out of sight leaks, such as under floorboards. If you notice damp patches on your ceilings, call us immediately!
The importance of fixing leaking pipes, taps, and stopcocks cannot be understated. Avoid greater damage to your property by calling No1PHD today on 08006906777. We can arrange for a trained professional to come out and deal with your problem, quickly and efficiently, leaving you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pipes and taps are leak-free.
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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