Stopcocks

Stopcock is the name given to a form of valve used to control the flow of a liquid or gas. WSC Plumbing regularly installs and repair these valves.

The term “Stopcock” is not precise and is applied to many different types of valves. The only consistent attribute is that the valve is designed to completely stop the flow when closed fully.

A Stopcock valve can often be found in the street outside your property, under a small flap in the footpath.

You can also find these valves underneath your kitchen sink to isolate the water supply to your kitchen or close to your boiler. Because isolating the water supply can save a lot of labour when repairing a boiler.

If yours needs repairing or replacing then we can take care of this for you. Alternatively, you might want a stopcock installed to shut off an outdoor water supply in winter. Because outdoor pipes bursting can damage your property.