Our experienced plumbers cover leak detection for all gas and water leaks using the latest water leak detection equipment, including electronic pipe and leak locating devices.

 

Gas leaks can be dangerous for your employees, and detrimental to your business as a whole. Our gas fitting professionals are accredited in conducting replacements, repairs, alterations, servicing and testing using the latest in leak tracing technology.
WATER LEAK

If not repaired quickly and efficiently, water leaks can cause serious damage to your home. There are many dangers associated with water leaks, so it’s vital that you know what to be aware of in your home or office. Read on to discover what signs you need to be wary of that could point to a hidden water leak.

Fungus, Mould and Mildew

Although it may be common, one of the most overlooked dangers of water leaks is fungus, mould and mildew. If you have a leak that you can see, you can mitigate the build up of fungus, mould and mildew. However, if the leak is hidden, that is not the case. Leading to respiratory issues, asthma and increased allergies, fungus, mould and mildew often only present themselves obviously once it is too late. The best defence against these dangers build up is to perform routine inspections of your home or business to help uncover potential leaks before it’s too late.

Increased Water Bills

If your water bills have unexpectedly risen without a change in service or water usage, this may be a cause of a water leak. Paying close attention to your water bill can help to alert you to any potential water leaks, saving you money in the long run.

Damage to the Land and Building

Often, a water mains leak can lead to the subsidence of land, such as pathways, driveways, gardens, or even your home or office! A leak can cause the earth to move, which in turn can cause what is residing on top to move also. As well as this, a water leak from pipes, tanks and central heating systems can cause irreparable damage to your home or office, which can end up costing you an arm and a leg (literally and sometimes figuratively, too!).

Failure of Your Heating System

If your central heating system has a water leak, you and your home or business could be left without heating – even in the dead of winter! Moreover, central heating systems that constantly need to be refilled are prone to oxidation – which means that your radiators and pipes will rust from the inside out.

Increased Presence of Insects, Bugs and Mites

Insects, mosquitoes, bugs and mites love to be in damp environments. These pests will take up residence in your home or office, living in your walls and floorboards, wreaking havoc on the health and safety of those who inhabit the space.

Causes of Water Leaks
  • Clogs in drains and toilets
  • Shifting and deterioration of pipes
  • Condensation and overflowing of drainage pans
  • Rusting and sediment in water heaters
  • Roots and external leaks in plumbing
What You Should do if You Suspect a Leak?
  • Make sure no water is being used inside or outside of your house
  • Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving
  • Or, you can also take a meter reading and wait 1 or 2 hours and take another meter reading (make sure no water is used during this time)
  • Call the professionals at O’Shea plumbing on 03) 9888 2887 to help you detect exactly where the leak is in your home, and what the process is to remedy it
GAS LEAK

Gas leaks can be dangerous for your employees, and detrimental to your business as a whole. Not only are they a health risk for those that are working with you, but they are also a danger for your business premises as well.

The problem with gas leaks is that they can happen in any building, at any time. If you smell a gas leak, whether it’s in a public place or your own home, don’t ignore it. As with many gas leaks, when they become apparent in the home, the stream of gas is, in fact, flammable. This means that if there is a flame of a spark in the area of the leak, it can cause a fire or an explosion.

Our gas fitting professionals are accredited in conducting replacements, repairs, alterations, servicing and testing using the latest in leak detection technology.

Causes of Gas Leaks

Gas leaks can occur from a variety of causes. For example, gas leaks can happen if a gas pipe is damaged, such as when an underground gas line is accidentally broken. Most commonly, gas leaks in the home can result due to faulty, poorly fitted or badly maintained appliances, such as boilers, heaters and cookers. Thus, it’s vital that you undertake the appropriate leak detection steps to ensure your home is safe, which can be difficult without the right tools and experience. For example, it is always a good idea to have your older appliances serviced by a professional, as they are also a common cause of gas leaks.

How You Can Detect a Gas Leak
  • Smell of gas or rotten eggs
  • Unusually high gas bills
  • Cooktop won’t light
  • Heating isn’t working
What to do if you suspect a gas leak

If you smell gas, feel dizzy, your heating won’t work or you suspect a gas leak for any reason, you need to call a professional plumber in Melbourne to perform a professional water or gas leak detection. Highly flammable, a gas leak poses serious risks – for both your home and your health. As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you do suspect a gas leak, ensure that you follow these steps carefully:

  • Call O’Shea Plumbing immediately on (03) 9888 2887 to book in for our leak detection services
  • Turn off all gas appliances as well as the main gas supply valve to your home or building
  • Ventilate the area by opening all doors and windows
  • Do not use any electrical appliances, overhead lights and do not ignite any or spark open flames
  • Move yourself and any other residents of the building to a safe place until the professionals arrive
Why Choose O’Shea Plumbing for Gas and Water Leak Detection?

Having been in the business since 1978, you can rest assured that O’Shea Plumbing are the trusted professionals when it comes to gas and water leak detection. Providing fast, reliable service our gas fitting plumbers are accredited in conducting replacements, repairs, alterations, servicing and testing using the latest in leak tracing technology.

 

 

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