Ask Samuele: November 2020
This month, Tony from Teddington asks…
Where’s my bloody stopcock? It seems to be in a different location in every house I’ve lived in.
And grazie mille for your question.
I’m glad you asked, because this is one of those things that most people don’t even think
about – until they discover a leak and suddenly need to switch off the water supply to
prevent a flood.
Depending on the type of property, your stopcock is likely to be under your kitchen sink, in
the airing cupboard, or perhaps out in the street.
It should be a T-bar style tap attached to a pipe. Or older stopcocks look a bit like a metal
flower… You’ll need to turn it clockwise to stop the water from passing through the pipes.
I suggest you go and locate yours right now, make a mental note, then put the kettle on!
I hope this helps
All the best,