Providing plumbing services to Canberra and Queanbeyan region


Emergency - Water Leaks

Emergency Water Leaks

Water leaks can cause a lot of damage fast. Call Canberra Plumbing Repairs now if you have a water leak emergency in Canberra or Queanbeyan. You will be in the safe hands of water leak experts with the best water leak technology available.
You will get a proper water leak repair rather than just “band aid” solutions.

9 Tips to deal with emergency water leaks.

  1. Don’t panic. We can send an expert immediately if you are in the Canberra Queanbeyan region.
  2. If water is coming from light sockets, is covering electrical equipment or power points do not touch them.
  3. If you have emergency water leak shut the water off at the main water meter immediately. If you are on a rural property turn your pump off at the power switch and shut the water off at your water tank.
  4. If water is coming out of the ground in the nature strip or street call ICON Water on 131193 or Queanbeyan City Council now.
  5. If you have a broken or cracked pipe do not touch it. You could make the leak worse and make the water leak repair harder and more complex.
  6. If you have a leak in the ground and you can turn the water off, carefully excavate around the pipe and bail out the water and mud. This will save the emergency plumbers’ time. This can save you money.
  7. If you have put a screw or a nail through a water pipe leave it in the pipe. This will slow the leak and the emergency plumber will remove it.
  8. Call your emergency plumbing service and explain the nature of the leak. Tell the plumber the colour of the pipe, the diameter of the pipe, the pipe material, the cause of the water leak if known and if the water is hot or cold.
  9. Move all obstacles away from the affected area. This will help the emergency plumber speed up the emergency water leak repairs.

Did you know

Small water leaks can turn into major water leak emergencies very fast. This can cause considerable water damage to your home. The sound of water running through your water pipes when no plumbing fixtures are in use is a sign that you may have a leaking water pipe. Flexible water connections under basins and sinks can rupture without notice. It is best to check them regularly for ware makes and brown stains. Be careful when digging in gardens. The main copper water pipe into your home may be just under the surface. It is the size of a thumb and has the appearance as a tree root. If you put a dent in it. Do not be alarmed. The water pipe repair can wait for a normal service call. Be careful when putting nails in walls and floors. Water and gas pipes are installed behind wall sheets and under floors. In most Canberra homes, the majority of plumbing pipes will be in under the slab. Leaks are likely to occur in water pipes under the slab. Most Canberra emergency plumbers do not have water pipe locating and water leak detection equipment. But we do?

We can help

  • You don’t have to go without water. Canberra Plumbing Repairs’ emergency water leaks team has the equipment and expertise to find and fix your water leaks fast. 
  • It does not matter where you are in the Canberra and Queanbeyan region. These are the Areas We Service. for emergency water leaks. 
  • You don’t have to put up with ongoing water leak problems. Our Canberra plumbers can quickly assess the most efficient water reroute options for you. 
  • You are in safe professional hands. We are members of the ACT Master Plumbers Association. We are bound by a strict code of ethics that ensures you get honest, reliable and professional plumbing help. 
  • It does not matter what kind of pipes you have. We find and fix UPVC pipes, irrigation pipes, copper pipes, galvanized pipe, poly pipes, plastic pipes, water and gas pipes.