NewsSurestop Ltd is delighted to welcome Selco
Surestop Ltd is delighted to welcome Selco Builders Warehouse to our extensive network of trade suppliers!Selco Builders Warehouse is one of the fastest growing retailers in the building supplies sector with 33 branches across England and Wales. Selco was originally formed as Sewell & Co (Timber) Ltd in 1895. From a small, family owned business in Birmingham. The company has now become a fast growing, highly competitive, and highly respected trade only builder’s merchants with branches spanning four regions in England and Wales, and plans for further growth
Surestop Platinum Installer gets recognition for 1st Class Service
Panic Plumbing & Electrics of Worthing get recognition for a first class service
Mr Stockman of West Sussex stated 'Having the SureStop water stopcock is a solution to a problem we have had for a long time. This was not the first occasion that the old stop-cock has become stuck and it is good to know that these problems are a thing of the past. We can control our water with a flick of the switch which is now in an easily accessible position. The service provided by Panic Plumbing & Electrics was first class, it is very easy to discuss things with Nigel and I would not hesitate in calling him again'
Mr Stockman, West Sussex
Are Water Leaks Covered in House Insurance?
Insure.com reports that water damage is a leading reason why policyholders file claims on their homeowner's insurance. Still, you have to be particularly careful of the terminology you use when describing water damage to your insurance agent. Depending on the extent of your coverage, your homeowner's policy may cover the damage a sudden water leak causes, but will not pay to repair what caused the problem in the first place.
Leaking water from troublesome plumbing is the number one cause of home insurance claims, research has revealed.
The big freeze followed by a record wet winter has caused serious problems with homeowners' pipework across the UK, according to Aviva.
Storm and accidental damage takes second place, while theft and fire lie in third and fourth position.
The insurer says while a leaking pipe could be a relatively minor issue, in comparison to fire and flood, it can ultimately cause a major problem which costs an average of £3,500.
Surestop 2013 Platinum Installer training dates
Dates are now starting to come through on our website for our Platinum Installer training sessions - The sessions which provide a full overview of all technical aspects of the installation of the Surestop product range.
Places are limited and in high demand, so please book early to ensure your place.
Even Martin Lewis from MoneySavingExpert.com has trouble finding his stopcock!
Martin the MoneySavingExpert wrote: A stopcock is your mains water tap (the off switch). Everyone should know where theirs is, especially at this time of year when pipes can burst due to frost. If you don't know where yours is, your house could be flooded with water everywhere, while you have no idea how to stop it.
Time to service your boiler?
With Winter soon to be upon us and with nights already becoming
darker, now is the time that you should be looking into having your boiler
serviced by a fully trained and professional plumber.
Have your boiler serviced annually to ensure it is reliable, efficient and safe. Get the plumber to check your stopcock isn’t seized up in case you have a burst pipe during the cold weather. Now would be an ideal time to have a Surestop water switch fitted for ease of use. It will save you money in the long run.
ShowerFlex – independence for the elderly and less able (a great adaptation of use of the Surestop switch)
We all know how important it is having choices and independence and that doesn’t change just because we become older or less able.
A designed incorporating the Surestop waterswitch, it will help to give confidence back and redevelop independent living skills. The ShowerFlex enables the elderly or disabled to be more independent when showering.
Escape of water is one of the most Costly claims making up a quarter (25%) of the cost of all home insurance Claims!
On average, water leaks cost £1,347.80 to repair but can reach a whopping £100,000. Escape of water is one of the most costly claims making up a quarter (25%) of the cost of all home insurance claims!
Nowadays, many homes have two toilets, an en-suite as well as a family bathroom and a string of domestic appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers all hooked up to the water supply.
Roger Ramsden, chief executive, Saga Services commented: "Prevention is always better than cure and it’s particularly important for people to maintain their homes in the run up to winter which is when many of these claims occur as they may have to prepare the Christmas dinner in a dressing gown and wellie boots.”
North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) have recently instructed the specification of the Surestop
North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) have recently instructed the specification of the Surestop product on their upcoming kitchen & bathroom replacement programme. Mitchell Gibb of NLC, said: The Surestop installation provides a much more accessible means of turning the mains water off from the easily positioned neat and tidy switch"
Surestop help raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Service.
Surestop was happy to sponsor the 18th hole at the 2012 Nankang Seniors Open - which was a great success. With over 100 players competing everyone enjoyed their day and the competition was won by N.Graham ( Hawkesyard Hall & Golf Club) and T. Butlin (Branston Golf Club) with a score of 43 points.
Surestops 1st Platinum Installer
Value Plumbing and Heating Of Derby, DE22 2LN, who are a well-established installation company offering domestic plumbing and heating services to clients throughout the Derbyshire area, signed up as Surestops 1st Platinum Installer in March 2012.
‘I am proud to be associated with Surestop. I think it is a piece of kit that is not only effective and efficient it truly delivers piece of mind, especially to the elderly and infirm. Many people apart from being impressed with the product are also very happy that it is of British design and manufacture. We pride ourselves on giving an honest reliable competitive service, and our aim is to give all our customers quality workmanship at a value for money price, total customer satisfaction is our aim,' Andy Hawksworth, proprietor of Value Plumbing and Heating stated
Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) providing homes to the 'Wakefield Standard'
Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) providing homes to the 'Wakefield Standard' - higher than the Government Decent Homes Standard. WDH has responsibility for over 31,000 homes, lived in by over 100,000 people and first introduced the Surestop waterswitch over five years ago.
3 million homes damaged by winter freeze
ONE in a thousand people have fallen victim to burst pipes during the past two winters.
While the odds of NOT being one of them may seem good, the risk is three times that of being burgled and 13 times greater than the threat of fire. Nearly one in ten (8%) of affected householders even had to move out of their home as a result of weather-related damage.
The extreme winter weather between October 2010 and February this year caused damage to over three million Brits' homes, according to a study by Churchill Home Insurance.
They saw a 45% increase in the number of claims for escape of water caused by issues such as burst and frozen pipes during winter 2010/2011 compared with the previous winter.
An average water leak now costs £6700!!
According to figures provided by the Association of Insurance Brokers (AIB) the cost of dealing with burst pipes and water leaks in the UK has doubled from £46 million in 2006 to £93 million in 2008. Escape of water now costs insurance companies more than claims for burglary!
Single burst pipe lost enough water to supply a town!
As the Belfast Telegraph revealed earlier this week one building lost enough water to supply a whole town during last winter's ‘big freeze' crisis in Northern Ireland.
Over a week the vacant property at Dunmurry in south Belfast leaked around 30m litres of water from a burst pipe.
Insurers helped over 450,000 customers during the December 2010 freeze
Insurers helped over 450,000 customers during the December 2010 freeze, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Each day they dealt with over 12,000 claims, totalling £38 million, for policyholders who suffered damage to their homes, businesses, and vehicles.