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Plumbing leak detection services Brisbane & Gold Coast

Ryan Old Plumbing offers comprehensive leak detection services throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast. Our experienced local plumbers will find the leak using the latest leak detection equipment, uncover the cause and, provide practical, efficient solutions to resolve the problem.

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Signs you could have a water leak

  • Is your water meter ticking over even though no taps are on?
  • Unusually high water bill?
  • Do you have patches of lawn which are always muddy?
  • Are there trees or shrubs that are growing much faster than those around them?
  • Do you have area’s of concrete that always seem damp?
  • Are there stains or paint bubbles on your ceiling or wall?
  • Do you have mould growth on the walls or ceiling?

These are all indications of a leak in your water pipe or drain pipes, delaying repairs allow significant damage to occur. Contact our leak detection team today.

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Your local leak detection specialists

Ryan Old Plumbing guarantees a well-done job with the following standards:

  • State of the art leak detection equipment – We utilise new, state of the art technology to ensure accurate, reliable results. Using the Acoustic Leak Detector we can locate leaks everywhere, including under concrete or pavers.
  • Comprehensive testing – We still use traditional tests such as Hydrostatic Pressure Testing, Flood Test, Static Testing of waste line, and visual inspections of taps and spindles. These tests have proven to be very reliable, employing these methods we are able to identify the cause and location of any drain or pipe leak.
  • Highly-experienced plumbers – Technology and tests will not work without experienced plumbing professionals conducting them. Ryan Old Plumbing plumbers fully licenced and have years of experience using specialist equipment and carrying out leak detection test. Moreover, should you decide to have the leak fixed by our team after the test, you can be sure that our plumbers can do it with both efficiency and quality.

Whether the leak is under a concrete slab, in a wall, garden or under the tiles in the bathroom, we can find the leak for you by combining high-tech equipment with knowledgeable plumbers and comprehensive testing methods.

Water leak detection outside the house

Older methods of finding water leaks include randomly digging into your lawn/garden, cutting into concrete nonspecifically, or removing several pavers just to visualize the leak.

These procedures are tedious and involve unnecessary work which can now be avoided. With today’s advancement in technology and the availability of Acoustic Leak Detectors, there is no need to dig to get answers. No need to destroy your perfectly manicured lawn or beautifully patterned driveway just to find a leak.

Our leak detection specialists can efficiently find the leak for you to save time and money.

Leak inside the house

Leaks inside the house are always troublesome. Leaks can cause damage to plasterboard, ceilings, timber, flooring, and cabinets. On a larger scale, they can even cause the whole house to shift/move. We have seen a house with cracks in concrete walls due to concealed leaks in pipes.

Any suspected leaks inside your house or building should be attended to as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary and costly repairs.

To uncover a potential leak in or under your home we use a series of tests to identify the cause and location of the leak.

Hydrostatic Pressure test

This test is conducted to see if the water line will hold pressure. A drop in pressure at a specified time confirms a leak.

Static test

This is performed using a fluorescein dye mixed with water to trace leaks through waste lines. The waste line is plugged off and the shower tray is filled with coloured water to test the condition of the waterproofing.

Flood test

This is a very simple test but is highly effective. The tiles and screens are flooded with water and if water shows in the affected area, then it will confirm a leak.

Visual inspection

This is one of the most important indicators when uncovering a leak. A meticulous inspection of the taps, spindles, pipes, toilet cisterns, drains, and other plumbing fixtures around the home is vital in identifying the area of concern.

Leak detection report

It is our aim to provide extra value for our service and expertise. Therefore, after completing the inspection at your property, a detailed report with photos taken during the tests will be generated. This will include our conclusion and recommendation to repair the leak.

Leak detection Brisbane & Gold Coast

If you suspect you have a water leak in or around your home or business, do not hesitate to contact Ryan Old Plumbing at 1300 055 940 or book online using our leak detection test booking form.

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Get upfront pricing, guaranteed workmanship and a free plumbing inspection, when you book one of our expert Ryan Old plumbers today!

Ryan Old Plumbing Reviews

Here at Ryan Old Plumbing, we've helped thousands of Brisbane & Gold Coast residents just like you with plumbing emergencies, repairs and installations. What did they have to say about Ryan Old Plumbing team? Read some of our many five-star reviews to find out!

Excellent service very professional and the plumber was extremely helpful with dealing with Power and Water great team.

Hayden Graves

Great service and happy with the price! Would definitely recommend and refer Brisbane Plumbing to anyone in need of a plumber.

Julius Dyer

Fast efficient and friendly service. Thank you sincerely for your prompt assistance and managing to complete all jobs in a very short time...

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Water Leak Detection FAQ

How much does it cost to detect a leak?

The downside to having all of our plumbing pipes concealed is that a leak can be incredibly difficult not just to fix, but simply to detect or pinpoint in the first place. But without sophisticated, professional leak detection services and the strategic use of highly specialised equipment like CCTV plumbing camera technology, the cost of doing nothing will be much, much higher. Those huge costs will be counted in disruption to your daily life, devastating structural damage to your home, and massive repair, utility and clean-up bills.

So how much is professional leak detection? It’s as little as one of the most minor jobs a trusted plumber near you will charge – which is typically less than $100/hour in Australia. However, a more extensive repair job could cost quite a bit more, and serious plumbing services can set you back thousands.

How do I find out where a leak is coming from?

The tricky thing about water leaks is that they can be extremely easy to ignore – and even impossible to notice in everyday life until serious damage has been done. Those pipes are located under the ground, behind your walls, above your heads – everywhere! So keep an eye on those water bills for higher-than-usual numbers, see if the water meter out the front is moving even if every water-using fixture or appliance is turned off, and watch for drips, wet patches, puddles and signs of mould and rotting.

To stay vigilant about water leaks that can cost you a lot of money in repairs and damage, also remain eagle-eyed about:

  • Signs of plasterboard damage
  • Loose taps
  • The ceiling below the kitchen in two-storey homes
  • Loose toilets
  • Peeling paint
  • Loose bathroom tiles
  • Ceiling stains
  • Damaged or damp floor coverings
  • Overgrown spots of lawn or sinkholes.
How do plumbers detect leaks?

Water and drainage are crucial for our daily lives at home and work, but it all starts to go wrong when those plumbing pipes and fixtures start to leak. The nightmare scenario is when a leak starts happening and it’s basically undetectable in daily life – until a massive amount of often irreparable structural damage is done. Stay vigilant every day by watching those water bills, looking out for drips and damp spots, and monitoring the water meter for movement even when every tap is closed tight.

The good news, however, is that a regular plumbing inspection will be able to detect even the most hidden or inaccessible leaks before a huge amount of damage is done. The creme-de-la-creme of professional water leak detection is the CCTV plumbing camera, which can snake far beyond human reach in high definition to locate and diagnose those most hidden of leaks.

Professional water leak detection also involves:

  • Inspecting appliances & fixtures
  • Conducting detailed home ‘walk throughs’ of properties
  • Using electronic leak detection equipment
  • Using acoustic listening devices
  • Using heat scanners to monitor for temperature changes
  • Using manual leak detection skills based on training & experience.

Next steps


Call Ryan Old Plumbing and speak with our customer service team. Tell us about your plumbing problem and when you would like us to attend.


Once details have been taken, our dispatch team will contact you to confirm a suitable date and time.


We will contact you to confirm your scheduled appointment. We will contact you when we are 30 mins away from arriving at your property.


We will contact you in advance to confirm your scheduled appointment and then again when we are 30 mins away from arriving at your property.


With your approval we will do the job on the spot or arrange for our install team to carry out the works.


We ensure you are happy with the work carried out, clean up after ourselves and leave your property in great condition.


We accept payment and provide a receipt on the spot.


After the job is complete we welcome your feedback and provide you with a lifetime workmanship warranty.

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Get upfront pricing, guaranteed workmanship and a free plumbing inspection, when you book one of our expert Ryan Old plumbers today!