Brighton East Plumber

O’Shea assist a client with a gas leak on their Brighton East property Nicki from Brighton East woke up Saturday morning and went outside to enjoy her morning coffee. As Nicki was sitting outside she noticed the smell of gas and was concerned about it. She immediately shut the isolation valve off at the gas meter and went about finding a plumber. Nicki found the O’Shea Plumbing phone number. After reading some reviews and noticing that a plumber could come out that day, she contacted our staffed office and organised a plumber to attend her property. Andrew (an O’Shea Plumber) was on-call this weekend and left his home straight away. Within 45 minutes Andrew arrived and had a chat with Nicki about the issue she was experiencing. Together they came up with a plan and Andrew got a quote written up which was quickly accepted. Andrew started by pressure testing the entire gas line on the property to confirm that there was in fact a gas leak. From here Andrew went to each gas fixture and isolated them one at a time, completing a gas test between turning off each fixture. This allowed Andrew to help identify if the gas leak was occurring at a particular fixture or if there was a leak occurring on the gas line before the fixtures. After isolating and testing the hot water unit (HWU), ducted heater and gas stove, Andrew found that the pressure held in the main gas line and determined that the gas leak was in fact on the gas stove. Andrew notified the client of the issue and then turned the HWU back on and attempted to re-light the ducted heater, however, the ducted heater would not stay lit. After a few minutes of examining the ducted heater, Andrew found that the gas pipe had been undersized. Further conversations with Nicki found that the unit was installed less than one year ago and that it had not been working properly (switching on and off) since it was put in. Andrew offered to rectify this issue as well as the leak on the gas stove, but Nicki declined the offer stating that she would get the company who installed the ducted heater to come back and fix their mistake (a very reasonable request). Nicki also said that she did not utilise the stove often so said she would also leave the stove isolated and not use the stove. From the initial call, Andrew had been out and stopped the gas leak within two hours. O’Shea Plumbing has a plumber on-call every weekend and long weekend throughout the year, meaning that any emergency can be dealt with, with minimal fuss and waiting. Call the plumber Melbourne locals can rely on for a fixed price quote today – (03) 9888 2887 03 9888 2887CALL FOR A FAST QUOTE WE’LL COME RUNNING03 9888 2887CALL FOR A FAST QUOTE WE’LL COME RUNNING NO surcharge for weekends + NO CALL OUT FEES for jobs that proceed 7 days a week, no surcharge for weekends (excluding Public Holidays)

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St Kilda Plumber

O’Shea Plumbing help a client with a gas leak in St Kilda Andrew arrived at Mr Gemmill’s home in St Kilda first thing on a Monday morning to cap off the gas supply to the ducted heating which was located in the roof. Andrew provided a quote to do so which included a gas pressure test on the existing gas supply pipes. Mr Gemmill approved the works and Andrew got straight to work. The initial gas pressure test failed with a pressure drop suggesting that there is a gas leak somewhere on the gas system. Andrew notified Mr Gemmill and suggested that they wait before further discussions were had as it may be that the faulty ducted heater was allowing gas to pass through showing a pressure drop in the gas line. Unfortunately, it turns out this was not the case and the second pressure test after the works were completed also failed. Andrew notified Mr Gemmill of this and straight away.  Mr Gemmill was concerned that he needed a gas renewal, but Andrew suggested that he take a closer look at the existing gas fixtures like the Stove and Hot Water Unit to see if there was anything that he could see in his experience which may cause a gas leak. Andrew found what we call a “butterfly valve” (a very old gas isolation valve) at the Hot Water Unit, which can often dry out and allow gas to leak from the valve. Andrew provided Mr Gemmill with a reduced quote to change the valve to a more modern one in an attempt to stop the gas leak. Mr Gemmill approved the new quote and said that he appreciated Andrew’s efforts to find the issue and provide a more affordable option to fix it, rather than immediately suggesting renewing the gas pipes. Once this new valve was in place Andrew completed a third pressure test which was successful, meaning that this valve he replaced was in fact the cause of the leak. This affordable fix allowed Mr Gemmill to spend his money on other things which he would like as opposed to works around the home which he may not have accounted for. Great work Andrew! We put in the effort to find a range of tailored solutions, meaning you can choose the solution that fits your budget. Call O’Shea Plumbing on (03) 9888 2887 now – The plumber Melbourne locals can turn to for all kinds of plumbing problems. 

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