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Replacing taps, plumber needed

I would like to replace taps in my apartment. It's not a lot of work, there are just three of them. The thing is, I cannot locate any water valve in the bathroom (there is one in the kitchen, but it's stuck). There are two in the cellar, but they cut water access to all the apartments on the left and right sides of the building. Is it possible that those are the only way to block the water flow in my bathroom? If so, what is the right thing to do?
1. Ask the neighbors on my side (it's 4 apartments) if they are OK with no water access for an hour or two during the day?
2. Just post a notice on the entrance door or leave a message in their mailboxes ("there will be no water on this-and-this day, sorry for the inconvenience")?
3. Don't inform them and hope they won't notice ?

I want to hire a plumber for the job (English speaking preferred). Any recommendations in the Zürich area?
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Re: Replacing taps, plumber needed

Shouldn't take more than a few minutes to actually swap the taps over, assuming the old ones come off ok and you're not changing pipe diameters.

We had the water cut to our apartment for a couple of hours one morning (as did most of the street) and the company which did this simply stuck a notice on the entrance to each block of flats.

So if I were you I'd write a note saying the water will be off for an hour (but should be less) between x and y, and leave a contact number so someone can call if that time really doesn't work for them.
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Googled, http://www.handymanservice.ch/en/
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I would like to replace taps in my apartment. It's not a lot of work, there are just three of them. The thing is, I cannot locate any water valve in the bathroom (there is one in the kitchen, but it's stuck). There are two in the cellar, but they cut water access to all the apartments on the left and right sides of the building. Is it possible that those are the only way to block the water flow in my bathroom? If so, what is the right thing to do?
1. Ask the neighbors on my side (it's 4 apartments) if they are OK with no water access for an hour or two during the day?
2. Just post a notice on the entrance door or leave a message in their mailboxes ("there will be no water on this-and-this day, sorry for the inconvenience")?
3. Don't inform them and hope they won't notice ?

I want to hire a plumber for the job (English speaking preferred). Any recommendations in the Zürich area?

I just learned this a couple of weeks ago that some Swiss taps are fitted with a valve right at the nut the tap is attached to. The valve is in the form of a screww. Turning the screw perpendicular to the pipe turns it off. Turning it in the direction of the pipe turns it on. Look for a screw before the nut that attaches the tap to the pipe.
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Thanks for your tips!
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