The great british public spend approximately 1.8 billion each year to carry out repairs to the damage that has been caused by their plumbing system springing a leak in their property, this is following research carried out by a leading british insurance company. Blackheath Plumbers tradesmen fit new appliances. Water leaks from dishwashers, washing machines, split water tanks, pipes, showers and baths result in damage?to around 3.3 million homes each year. A large number could be avoided simply by the homeowners in around a third of these incidents knowing where their main stopcock is and how to isolate it. This is really no surprise?as they are normally hidden away in the most inaccessible areas, like kitchen cupboards, or under floorboards. If you do find your stopcock, they can be hard to operate, especially for the elderly. They can sieze up, which can do more harm in an emergency leak situation. There is a new product available that can easily control the water supply in your home. In an emergency it is easy shut down your water supply and limit water damage that might occur.?The (Surestop) Remote Water Switch.This system consists of a valve that fits straight into a homes water supply, just after the existing stop cock. This valve is connected to a remote switch by two metres of flexible tubing. It is called the Surestop remote water switch. When it has been installed you just need to press the switch to switch the water supply on or off. A Blackheath Plumber can fit the sure stop valve.?The Surestop is great because it uses water pressure for the switch and needs no electrical or battery power. If you need go out for a long or short time you can switch off your Surstop and it will protect your home from the damage that split pipes can cause.