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    How can I make sure my water is turned off?

    Plumbers

    How can I ensure the water is turned off at my property before carrying out work at home?

    Asked by jonathan on 10th May 2022
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    Protec Gas Services

    "Turn off your stop tap and open up your taps down stairs and let drain. Please remember if cutting into any heating pipes those are on a separate system and will still contain water."

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Earth wind fire

    "Open the lowest cold and hot taps after turning stop tap off and leave until drained."

    Answered on 11th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Kevin Lancaster

    "Turn off. Mains water stop cock. Then all water is off open taps up until water stop running"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Build electrics

    "The smartest way is to if possible turn off the main stop cock which is located outside the property most likely it's a water meter so easy to turn. However an older property maybe it's seized also in side the property. More often them not there should be your main stop cock most cases it's located under the kitchen sink but depends what you intend to do as there is water inside the pipe's.. taps bath basin hot water cylinders etc all need to be drained down if you for example just want to change a bath or sink there could be local isolation values near the item the hot and cold water tanks have gate values or stop cocks near them as well"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Kkhheating

    "Open the taps in the property to make sure that it's not letting by"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "If you have a combination boiler, you can simply turn it off from the mains stopcock which is either situated in the kitchen usually underneath the kitchen sink or failing that outside of the property under a cap in the pavement."

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    J burrows plumbing & heating

    "Isolate from the water meter in the road & internal stopcock"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Bradshaw plumbing services

    "Turn your stop cock (mains water shut off valve) sometimes located under the sink in the kitchen, once turned fully turn your cold tap on and if no water comes out then your COLD water is isolated, however if you have a combo boiler then your hot water will also be isolated so you can carry out work on both hot and cold water pipes"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    M and O plumbing and heating ltd

    "Once the stop tap is shut off you open all taps to drain down, once they stop you will know the water is off"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    Reach N Shine Property Maintenance Service

    "Hi turn the stop tap off under the sink then turn the sink are bath taps on if no water is coming out then the water is off"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2016 - report

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