Our Melbourne plumbers recently undertook a leak investigation in Armadale. After a water leakage appeared on the external part of the building, Gallant was contacted and acted fast. Water leakages are a plumbing issue that should be acted upon quickly. If left to worsen, they can escalate to bigger and harder to manage problems.
Detecting the Problem
The first issue we noticed during our leak Investigation in Armadale was water running out near the top of the window on the second level of apartments. This meant that the origin of the leak was most likely coming from above in unit 5. The next step was for our plumbers to investigate. We inspected inside the unit 5 bathroom but found that there were no visible signs of water or even a leakage. In the apartment below, unit 3, the source of the leak was discovered; water was found to be dropping from the top of the window.
Our plumbers began some testing through isolation of hot and cold lines. From this test, we were able to determine the cause of the water leakage and a solution. Our plumbers eventually worked out that shutting off unit 5’s hot water metre blocked the leak.
To detect its exact location, we drilled some small holes in the mortar brick courses. The source of the leak appeared to be coming externally from the top left of the window in unit 3. We also determined the area of the leak at approximately 6.5 metres high. After evaluating the situation our plumbers decided that the best method of reaching the leak would require a scissor lift due to its size and location within the driveway. We also assessed that we would need to remove bricks to find the actual leak and make the necessary repairs.
We communicated to our client to allow a day for this to be done with 2x plumbers and offered them a quote. Luckily, the client got in contact with us before the leak worsened and we were able to fix the issue.
Are You Experiencing Any Water Leakage in Your Home?
At Gallant Plumbing, we are experienced in residential plumbing for leak investigations and repairs. We evaluate and inspect all kinds of plumbing issues to identify specifically where the source is, and any solutions to fix it.
If you’re experiencing a similar issue or leak and want to get to it before it turns into a disaster, contact Gallant Plumbing or give us a call on 1300 830 956 for a quote on to repair your water leakage.