Stopcocks may not come up in your everyday life, but they are crucial to the proper maintenance of your plumbing. If you need stopcock replacement or repair services in Portsmouth, call No1PHD today to book an appointment on, 01425 208031
Many people will go through a significant period of their lives without ever knowing what a stopcock is, never mind having to use one. But this small component is perhaps one of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing, in particular when a problem occurs or when you want to have work carried out. That’s why any repair or replacement work should be carried out by experts who will ensure the job is done right. Call No1PHD and we’ll get one of our Portsmouth-based plumbing professionals to take care of you.
A stopcock is, in effect, a run of the mill tap, much like the ones you have on your kitchen sink and your bath, etc. The most significant difference between this tap and your sink, however, is that the stopcock controls the supply of water coming into your home. Turn this tap off, and you turn all the taps off. Not to mention cut the water to any appliances that use it, such as showers and washing machines.
The plumbing in a standard home will only have isolation valves in certain places. A washing machine, for example, will typically have its isolation valve so that the appliance can be disconnected without disrupting the whole home. But many outlets, such as taps, showers, and toilets, are not guaranteed to have one, which means there is no way of turning the water off for that specific part of your home. This isn’t a problem in general, but if you ever want to have your taps replaced and there is no way of cutting the water supply to those taps, the reason for a stopcock will soon become apparent. Beyond simply replacing and repairing things, there is also the potential for plumbing faults such as leaking pipes. Any repair work that is carried out on a pipe in your home will need the water travelling through that pipe to be shut off, or it could be a messy and costly repair. No1PHD will always ensure that all the necessary measures are taken before any work is undertaken, of course.
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It’s important to familiarise yourself with the location of your stopcock. While No1PHD can have an expert at your Portsmouth residence in very short order, a serious leak can still do a lot of damage in that time if it is left to its own devices. If you know where your stopcock is, you can cut the water supply and protect your home from more damage. The location of a stopcock will vary from property to property. As a general rule, they are low down, typically close to where the water main enters the building. They will also usually be out of the way, both for aesthetic reasons and to avoid accidental damage. If you’re unsure where your stopcock is, a No1PHD professional can help you find it.
Now that we’ve impressed upon you the importance of your stopcock, let us impress upon you the importance of having it repaired or replaced by trained professionals. No1PHD have a wealth of experience and local experts in Portsmouth ready to carry out work to the highest quality. Call us today on 01425 208031 to book an appointment or email us at; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.