Our experienced plumbers cover water leak detection in Melbourne for all water leaks using the latest equipment. Water leaks can be dangerous for your home, which is why plumbing leak detection is very important. O’Shea’s experienced professionals are accredited to conduct:

  • Replacements
  • Repairs
  • Alterations
  • Servicing
  • Testing

With us, all your water leak issues are solved. Using the latest leak tracing technology, we’ll sort out your water leaks quickly and efficiently.



What Are the Causes of Water Leaks?

There are several reasons that may cause water leaks. These include:

  • Electrolysis, corrosion and or rusting of water pipes  
  • Corrosion  in water heaters
  • Tree roots forcing pipes out of alignment  
  • Clogs in drains and toilets
  • High water pressures putting excess stress on pipes, joints, flexible connectors,  mixer taps, hot water unit and appliances, causing them to leak   (Pressure reduction valves not installed where required )
  • Water hammer (left unchecked)  causing water pipe joints, flexible connectors  to break

Water leaks can cause serious damage to your home if they’re not repaired as soon as possible. This is why it’s vital to know if you have leaks at your home or office – O’Shea’s water leak detection in Melbourne can help you find any present leaks.


How to Spot A Water Leak?

Fortunately, there are certain signs you can look out for when it comes to water leaks. As a result, you’ll be able to sort out a hidden leak before it gets too severe. So, what are the signs to look out for


Fungus, Mould and Mildew

One of the most overlooked dangers of water leaks is fungus, mould and mildew. If you can see the leak, it’s possible to mitigate the build-up of fungus, mould and mildew. On the other hand, if you can’t see it and don’t tackle it early, it might lead to:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Asthma
  • Increased allergies

Often, fungus, mould and mildew only present themselves when it’s too late. The best defence against these dangers is to perform routine inspections of your home or business to uncover potential leaks.


Increased Water Bills

If your water bills have unexpectedly risen, this may be an indication of a water leak. By paying close attention to your bill, you can be alerted to leaks which will save you money in the long run.


Damage to Land and Building

When water mains leak, it can lead to subsidence of land. This results in damage to your:

  • Pathways
  • Driveways
  • Gardens
  • Home
  • Office

A leak causes the earth to move which disrupts whatever is built on top of the soil. For this reason, water leaks from pipes, tanks or central heating systems can cause irreparable damage to your property. Ultimately, this increases costs which can be avoided by detecting leaks early.


Increased Presence of Insects, Bugs and Mites

Insects, mosquitoes, bugs and mites love damp environments. These pests will take up residence in your home or office if there are leaks on the premises. They live in walls and floorboards and wreak havoc on the health and safety of everyone on the property. Sorting out your leaks is the best way to prevent an infestation.

What Should You Do If You Suspect A Leak?

If you suspect water leaks, it’s important to take action immediately to prevent further damage. You should:

  • Make sure no water is being used inside or outside the building
  • Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it’s moving
  • Take a meter reading and then repeat the action one or two hours later to see if water was used
  • Call a professional to conduct plumbing leak detection and remedy the leak ASAP


Here at O’Shea Plumbing, we’re the professionals you’re looking for. We can help you with water leak detection in Melbourne and fix the problem as soon as possible.


How Can We Help You?

At O’Shea, we will find and repair all of your water leaks using the latest plumbing leak detection technology and tools. We use top of the line Metrotec and Rigid Pipe and Leak Detection Equipment, along with Testo Moisture Meters, to find your leaks promptly. Our systems are the best for pipe and water leak detection in Melbourne.

On top of this, we even have options to use diamond holes saws to make smooth clean holes through walls, ensuring the integrity of your building. Additionally, we’ll use stainless steel screws and strong coated metal clips for fixing pipes to walls.

We’ll even handle the legal matters, such as organising:

  • Dial B4 U Dig
  • Road opening permits
  • Victorian Building Authority Certificate of Compliance

All of our work meets or exceeds AS/NZS 3500 standards. On top of this, we’ll even arrange:

  • Bins for removing excavated soil and backfill with crushed rock
  • Concreters for repairing pavement
  • Licensed electricians to check earthing systems, to make sure that you are safe on completion of our work

Why Choose O’Shea Plumbing for Gas and Water Leak Detection?

O’Shea Plumbing has been in business since 1978 and has been a member of The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia for over 40 years, so you can rest assured that we’re trusted professionals when it comes to gas and water leak detection. Our quick, reliable service means that you can solve your water leak issues in no time. Contact the water leak detection Melbourne specialists on 03 9888 2887


Call Us Now for Plumbing Leak Detection

If you want your water leaks handled efficiently and timeously, you should call our professionals at O’Shea Plumbing. We’ll find your leaks using innovative plumbing leak detection practices and remedy them for a fair price. You can contact us on 03 9888 2887.

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