Not many of us give much thought to the stopcock in the house until we have a plumbing emergency. Only then do we often find that it’s awkward to get to or difficult to turn because it’s seized up. That’s really not what you need when you’ve sprung a leak!
Stopcocks tend to be located somewhere near the sink which does make sense but all too often that ends up being at the back of the cupboard behind a load of stuff or, if the kitchen has ever been remodelled, it could be somewhere else entirely. Not great if you need to get the water supply turned off quickly. They’re also usually made of brass which can seize up over time and be difficult to turn.
A Surestop is a remote stopcock that can be installed in an accessible place (such as above your kitchen worktop) and operated with a simple switch rather than a turn – no rummaging around under the sink and no need to use a wrench. Plus it’s easy to see whether it’s in the on or off position: useful for everyone but especially older people or those who are less mobile.
Turning your water supply off becomes as easy as turning a light off and precious minutes saved in a plumbing emergency can make all the difference in minimising damage from leaks and burst pipes.
A lot of people realise the benefits of doing this and have one installed AFTER they’ve had an emergency. That’s fine but we really would recommend being proactive and having one installed to avert potential disasters should they happen in the future. We can supply and install a Surestop for £159* which could be a lot cheaper than the potential damage caused by a flood.
To arrange for a Surestop to be fitted in your property complete the form opposite or give us a call on 0333 577 0151.
* Price correct at time of posting
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