O’Shea Water Leak Detection Melbourne

Water Leak Detection, Underground Water Main Leak Repairs, and Pipe Renewal – The O’Shea Point of Difference

Our experienced plumbers conduct water leak detections in Melbourne while using the latest in water leak detection technology. From underground water leaks and water main leakage to pipe maintenance and repairs, O’Shea’s team of plumbing professionals has you covered.

Water main leaks can be dangerous for your home, which is why plumbing leak detection is very important. With O’Shea, all your piping and water leak issues are solved. Using the latest leak tracing technology, we’ll sort out your water leaks quickly and efficiently.

O’Shea’s experienced professionals are accredited to conduct:

  • Replacements
  • Repairs
  • Alterations
  • Servicing
  • Testing

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What Are the Causes of Water Leaks?

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

  • Electrolysis, corrosion and or rusting of water pipes  
  • Corrosion in water heaters
  • Tree roots forcing pipes out of alignment, leading to underground water leaks and blockages  
  • Clogs in drains and toilets
  • High water pressures putting excess stress on pipes, joints, flexible connectors, mixer taps, hot water units and appliances, causing them to leak  (Pressure reduction valves not installed where required )
  • Water hammer (left unchecked) causing water pipe joints, and 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, whether it's an underground water main leak or a pipe in the walls, there are certain signs you can look out for. 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 main leak. By paying close attention to your bill, you can be alerted to leaks which will save you money in the long run. Not to mention that a burst water main leak can cause damage and corrosion in other areas, so catching it quickly will always be beneficial.

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

An underground water leak will cause the earth to move, disrupting 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 inside 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.

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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’ve been providing timely water leak detection Melbourne homes and businesses have trusted for over 40 years

How Can We Help You?

At O’Shea, we will find and repair your water leaks using the latest plumbing leak detection technology and tools. We use cutting-edge Metrotec and Rigid Pipe and leak detection equipment, and Testo Moisture Meters to find your leaks. Our systems are the best for pipe and water leak detection in Melbourne.

We even have options to use diamond hole 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
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Water Leak Detection FAQ's

Yes, a licensed plumber can detect water leaks using various methods such as visual inspections, pressure testing, and electronic leak detection equipment. Plumbers have specialised training and equipment to locate and repair leaks, which can save homeowners money on water bills and prevent water damage. It’s important to address leaks as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your property and ensure the efficient operation of your plumbing system. Ask your local plumber if they have the appropriate equipment and experience to find leaks.

Yes, though while thermal imaging cameras can be useful for detecting underground water leaks and leaks that may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, it’s important to note that they only measure surface temperature and may not be able to detect leaks in all situations. Additional equipment such as moisture meters, pressure testing tools, or acoustic sensors may be required to locate leaks in certain situations. It’s recommended to consult with a licensed plumber who has the expertise and equipment to locate and repair these leaks effectively.

Plumbers use various methods to detect water leaks, such as visual inspections, pressure testing, and electronic leak detection equipment. This is because each leak is going to be different, with underground water main leaks requiring certain tools that most above-ground issues won’t. For example, they may use specialised tools such as moisture meters or thermal imaging cameras to locate hard-to-find leaks. By identifying the location and severity of a leak, plumbers can make the necessary repairs to prevent further damage to your property and ensure the efficient operation of your plumbing system. If you suspect a water leak, it’s important to contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to address the issue.

The cost of water leak detection can vary depending on several factors such as the location and severity of the leak, the complexity of the plumbing system, and the equipment required to detect the leak. In general, the cost of water leak detection services can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. It’s important to contact a licensed plumber to obtain an accurate estimate based on the specific details of your situation. Addressing leaks promptly can save money on water bills and prevent costly damage to your property. Choosing a expert in the industry is also critical, as many underground water leaks can be complicated to find.

There are several signs that may indicate a water leak, such as a sudden increase in water bills, low water pressure, damp spots on walls or ceilings, or the sound of running water when all taps are turned off. Additionally, you can check your water meter for signs of water usage when no water is being used. If you suspect a water leak, it’s important to contact a licensed plumber to locate and repair the leak to prevent further damage to your property and ensure the efficient operation of your plumbing system.

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 in Melbourne.

We have the knowledge, equipment, and experience to assist you with everything from water main leaks to faulty wall piping. Plus, our reliable service means that you can solve your water leak issues in no time.

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.

Contact the right plumbers for water leak detection in Melbourne on 03 9888 2887

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