A stopcock is a tap that controls the flow of water into your home. This tap is essential when you’re dealing with a leak and need to turn water off quickly. But if it’s stuck and water keeps flowing, you could be looking at a lot of damage later.
If you need to turn off your water supply and the stopcock is stuck – don’t force it. When it won’t turn, it normally means limescale and other debris have built up around the tap. And because plumbing parts are made of non-ferrous metals (like brass or copper), lubricating oil won’t work either. It’ll just make the tap slippery to work with.
We recommend calling a qualified plumber for help. They’ll quickly identify the problem and look for alternative ways to isolate the problem and turn off your water supply. Armed with the right tools, they’ll fix the faulty part and if the tap is beyond repair, they’ll suggest the best replacement. If they have a new tap at hand, they’ll install it immediately.
We make sure our tradespeople abide by the highest levels of service and standards – both in work and demeanour. They are honest and fair and will always give you a quote before starting the work. If they’re running late for some reason, they’ll let you know in advance and call before they arrive. All our Local Heroes are polite, friendly and will treat you and your property with respect. Our team vets every single one of them to make sure they have the right qualifications, skills and tools to get the job done quickly and professionally.
They’ll keep you posted throughout the job, so you’re never left in the dark. Our platform also makes it easy to pay – simply use your debit or credit card to settle up online and we’ll guarantee the work for 12 months.
The services of a handyman often conflate with those of a plumber, especially when kitchen or bathroom revamps are involved. This makes it confusing when deciding which tradesperson you need for specific jobs i.e. fitting new taps. For any plumbing jobs, a plumber is almost always the best option. Plumbers are qualified in their specific field and are not thrown off by complications when completing a job.
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