About Canberra Water Leak Locating & Detection Service

About Canberra Water Leak Locating & Detection Service’s history as plumbers, drainers and gasfitters, our ethics and contact details, and the suburbs we service.

What We Do

We provide water and gas leak detecting, locating and repair services, provide CCTV drain camera inspections, pipe locations and plumbing inspections, and get unapproved plumbing work approved. We repair, replace and re-route broken and burst water and drainage pipes. We repair walls, slabs and ceilings once the repair work is completed, and offer a complete service from start to finish. We provide all these services in the Canberra and Queanbeyan region.

Our Ethics

As members of the Master Plumbers Association since 1994, we are bound by rules of honesty, integrity and excellent workmanship. Our reputation is our most valuable asset and we do all we can to ensure that our customers get the most efficient and professional leak locating and CCTV drain camera inspection service possible.

Our History

Our owner Robert Edwards started as a plumber in 1985, working in the NSW snowfields. Most of the water leaks he attended were the result of frozen water pipes. Back then, no one had electronic leak locating equipment, and drain cameras and drain locating equipment were not available. Water leaks and drainage pipes were found with pure plumbing knowledge, intuition and a lot of digging. The mot-difficult water leak he located was at Perisher, where he had to dig through 1,500mm of snow and another 900mm of frozen soil to get to a leaking valve, whilst in a blizzard.

Robert went on to start 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing and has been operating in the Canberra and Queanbeyan region since 1991. The biggest water leak he has repaired in Canberra was at a set of units in Fadden in 2012, where the excess water bill was $15,000.00. The second biggest was at the French Embassy where the excess was $8,000.00. Robert and the team have found ingenious ways to locate plastic pipes too. In 2014, at the Indian High Commission, our team found a water leak in a plastic pipe within 6 hours, in an area close to 12,000 square metres. The only hole they dug was with a shovel directly over the leak.

Others had tried and failed for weeks with large excavation equipment.

Our Qualifications

We are licensed plumbers, drainers and gasfitters, with restricted electrical licences. We are licensed in both the ACT and NSW.

Our Equipment

We have the latest water leak locating and detection equipment; small cameras for probing in walls and large drain cameras that can travel 50+m into drains, as well as gas leak testing equipment. We have small and large jackhammers, concrete saws, a mini excavator, trench compaction equipment and concreting equipment.

Suburbs we Service

We provide leak locating, pipe inspections and repairs in the following areas:
Belconnen, Bungendore, Burra, Carwoola, Googong, Gungahlin, Jerrabomberra, Kambah, Murrumbateman, North Canberra, Queanbeyan, South Canberra, Sutton,  Tharwa, Tuggeranong, Wamboin, Weston Creek, Woden, Williamsdale, and more.

Contact Us

Our office hours are 7am -5pm Monday to Friday, and we offer 24 hour –  7 day emergency water leak locating and repair services.
If you need emergency water leak detection, locating and repairs call 0448 844 911 now.

We can provide expert water leak advice over the phone to anyone who needs urgent help.

If it is not a water leak emergency or if you just want to make a general enquiry, please call us during office hours. We would be more than happy to provide all of the advice you need during normal working hours.

For expert help today call Canberra Water Leak Detection & Locating Services now on 0448844911

Know about Canberra Water Leak Locating & Detection Service contains our history as plumbers, drainers & Gasfitters, our ethics contact details, & the suburbs we service

Robert and Sally Edwards own and operate the following businesses under the ABN 71 318 357 743. Canberra Water Leak Locating & Detection Service, 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing, Canberra Solar Hot Water Repairs and Canberra Hot Water Repairs. We have specialists in all fields of plumbing. We advertise this way to make searching for our specialised services on the internet easier

After Hours Emergency Leaks

5pm - 7am   Monday to Friday

including weekends & public holidays

Phone: 0448 844 911


General Enquiries & Comments

7am - 6pm  Monday to Friday 8am - 12 Midday Saturday  excluding Sundays & public holidays

Phone: 0448 844 911


Service & Technical Enquiries

7am - 6pm  Monday to Friday 8am - 12 Midday Saturday  excluding Sundays & public holidays

Phone: 0448 844 911


Accounts & Billing Enquiries

9.am - 4pm Monday to Friday excluding weekends and public holidays

Phone: 0432 689 001


Mail: PO Box 5708, Hughes ACT 2605

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