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How to find your stop valve

A guide for how to find your stop valve

1. Your stop valve controls the water supply entering your home. You often find this under your kitchen sink or sometimes it can be located elsewhere depending on where the service point enters your property. It normally closes by turning clockwise.


2. We recommend that you check valves every few months to ensure that they can be opened and closed easily.


3. Your stopcock is different from your stop valve. It’s located outside your property normally at your property boundary. The stopcock is where we would access your water supply to carry out any essential work or checks.


4. Now that you know where to find your stop valve, why not contact us to get one of our free quick reminder stickers for you to write on the name and telephone number of a licensed plumber in case of any emergency.

A step by step guide on how to find your stop valve.