Burst Pipes, Leak Detection & Dripping Taps

Did you know burst pipes and leaky taps can waste more than 20,000 litres of water per year? If you water bill has gone up, there's a good chance you have an issue, we can help.


Has there been a significant increase in your bill for water usage? Do you think it is excessive or does it seem expensive?

Every day we come across this frequent problem, usually because a pipe has split or burst which causes the loss of a large quantity of water.

In our dry climate any water loss is significant and Zambezi Plumbing always act quickly and efficiently to protect this precious resource.

We are Burst Pipes and Leak Detection Experts

If you have a water leak, call us today and we will organise a leak detection expert to sort out your burst pipes Perth.


Ways to Identify a Burst or Leaking Pipe

Look out for the following:

  1. Your water bill has increased dramatically.
  2. Water pooling outside that does not appear to drain away
  3. Wall feeling damp or paint bubbling or mould patches
  4. Mouldy smell or damp smell in a particular area of the premises

If you have a burst pipe and need leak detection Perth experts, call the team at Zambezi Plumbing. We will organise a leak detection specialist to come to you. We have access to experts with the latest advanced digital leak detection equipment which locates the tiniest pin hole leaks quickly.

Leak detection identifies the exact location of the leak to enable a quick repair. We have all the resources required to safely repair leaking sections on the spot or if necessary, the entire line. If the line needs to be replaced, we will explain and show you why we recommend the course of action to be taken.

Pipes undergo corrosion, this is a reaction with the copper pipe and chemicals in the soil causing pin holes or cracks. There are many forms of corrosion, but pitting corrosion is most likely to culminate in pinhole leaks in copper plumbing.

Our aim is to attend site to ascertain the location of the burst pipe or leak and fix it straight away, so we prevent any further water loss. Once the leak has been stopped and repaired our technicians will assist in completing a leak allowance form. This form is to make a claim to the Water Corporation for a rebate on the excessive water use that has occurred.

Here is the link directly to the leak form which also has all the important information about making a claim.


Got a Dripping or Leaky Tap?

If you tap drips when it is turned off, it generally means the washer needs replacing. We can fix any leaky tap, showerhead, mixer tap or garden tap for you.

Precise Water Leak Detection Can Save You Money

When you have a leak or burst to your plumbing systems it can be costly. At Zambezi Plumbing and Gas we will send out a specialist with equipment and experience to conduct precise leak detection and handle all types of leaks or burst no matter the size or location.

Regular maintenance of your home can ensure any leaks are addressed quickly before they become serious issues. If your home was constructed more than 10 years in a well-established suburb – this may make it more prone to such issues.

Here’s a simple, three step check you can conduct yourself to find water leaks

  1. Turn of all taps and all appliances that use water in your premises.
  2. Locate your water meter and record the red numbers shown
  3. Ensuring no water is used during a 15-minute test period the recheck the numbers on your water meter, if they have changed you may have a leak.

If there is an indication of a leak common areas to check are the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry with dripping taps, leaking washing machine or dishwasher connections and leaking toilets being the main culprits. If you place a couple of drops of food colouring in your toilet cistern you can easily check if you have a leak. Simply if the colouring gets into the bowl without flushing it’s leaking.

Remember to check outdoors like garden taps, hot water units, reticulation and exposed pipes, if there is an unexpectedly moist area or an area of greener grass more than anywhere else this may also be a sign of a leak.

Water Leak Repairs in Perth

In Western Australia (Perth), water leaks should only be repaired by a licensed plumber or tradesperson working under the direction of a licensed plumber. If you have a water leak you may be entitled to a reduction in your water bill but only once the leak has been repaired by a licensed plumber to industry standards and a water leak allowance form has been completed.

If you find you have a leak or burst, you can turn the water off at the mains, but this is only a short-term solution call a licensed plumber today.

Many things can cause water leaks, but copper pipes tend to cause even more issues because they can become brittle and weak over time. Often pipes are encased in the wall or underground if they burst, they can cause extensive damage as well as being very costly and a waste of a precious resource. With leak detection, we can pinpoint the location of the leak and fix it causing as little disruption to your property as possible.

Whether you have leak emergency or suspect them in your home’s walls, floors, under foundations, in your garden or around your property boundaries – we can help. Our leak detection specialist will assist in locating the leak will prevent costly water bills or damage to your home.

Avoid potential structural damage that can be caused in your home by hidden burst or leaking pipes. Leaking pipework can be hard to track. Where water appears may not be its source, as water moves about and exits where it gathers. With Zambezi’s timely response we can help provide cost-effective solutions to fix any burst or leaking pipes.

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