Where’s the Stopcock? Surestop – A Quick and Easy Alternative

Can’t find your stoptap? Tap seized up? Surestop offers a quick and easy way to turn off your stop tap when a leak occurs. According to a survey of 2,000 households carried out by Allianz Insurance, 16% have damaged their homes or their property while attempting to make improvements and according to research from Halifax Home Insurance Britons fork out over £1.8 billion per year to repair the damage caused by leaking water in their homes. These leaks can occur from washing [...]

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Protect Your Pipes For Winter

With the snow set to return it is expected we will also see a return in the number of burst pipes caused from the freezing conditions. According to research by AXA insurance the last two winters (2009 & 2010) cost insurance companies approximately £1bn in claims caused by escaped water, with the average contents claim of £6,100 and an average building claim cost of a whopping £19,000. However there are several measures you can take during these wintry conditions to protect [...]

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