Have a plumbing emergency? Looking for a Canberra emergency plumber you can rely on? Kennedy Plumbing & Gas provides a wide range of 24 hour plumbing services in Canberra and Queanbeyan. We attend to all plumbing emergencies, including burst water pipes, blocked drains, gas leaks and faulty electric / gas hot water systems.

If your plumbing emergency involves public water infrastructure, Kennedy Plumbing & Gas is authorised to deal directly with Icon Water in Canberra. In cases involving public water infrastructure, Icon Water may reimburse us for certain “network” repairs. As an ethical Canberra emergency plumber, we don’t double-charge our clients for such work.

Burst water pipes

Burst water pipes are fairly common in Canberra, particularly during winter. Burst water pipes are typically caused by physical deterioration (rust, tree roots), blockages, freezing water or physical impact (excavation). Symptoms of a burst water pipe include flooding, water discolouration and/or loss of water pressure.

If you suspect or encounter a burst water pipe, you should turn off your water main immediately and call a Canberra emergency plumber. As a general rule, a burst or leaking pipe on private land (downstream side) is the responsibility of the property owner – rather than Icon Water. As experienced Canberra emergency plumbers, we’ll ensure that your burst or leaking pipe is fixed ASAP.

Blocked drains

Unfortunately, blocked sewer and stormwater drains are inevitable. Over time, drains accumulate debris, including soil, grease, food scraps, plant matter, litter and dead animals. Blocked sewer and stormwater drains become a plumbing emergency when they overflow – potentially causing water damage to property.

At Kennedy Plumbing & Gas, we operate a 24 hour plumbing service in Canberra and Queanbeyan. If your sewer or stormwater drain is overflowing, our Canberra emergency plumbers will solve the problem in no time. What’s more, we’ll liaise on your behalf with Icon Water if your blocked drain problem involves public water infrastructure.

Faulty hot water systems

A faulty hot water system is a major inconvenience, especially in the middle of winter. Symptoms of a faulty hot water system (besides no hot water) include water leakage, loss of water pressure and/or water discolouration. A faulty gas hot water system may also exhibit other symptoms, such as a broken pilot light, gas smell and/or hissing sound.

At Kennedy Plumbing & Gas, we’re qualified to work on both electric and gas hot water systems. Our Canberra emergency plumber will either fix your system on the spot or mitigate any potential risks until replacement parts are available. If your hot water system is beyond repair, we have the ability to supply and install a new gas hot water system.

*** Kennedy Plumbing & Gas has a portable 50-litre electric hot water system available for short-term hire (subject to availability and technical suitability) ***

Gas Leaks

If you smell or suspect a gas leak (you might hear hissing), it’s imperative to call a Canberra emergency plumber straight away. Kennedy Plumbing & Gas provides a 24 hour gas plumbing service in Canberra and Queanbeyan. If we can’t attend immediately, we’ll advise you on the best course of action.

In the event of a gas leak (real or suspected), you should turn off your gas at the meter (gas isolation valve) straight away. In addition, you should ensure all gas appliances are turned off, extinguish any naked flames (candles, cigarettes, etc) and ventilate your home (open windows). Upon arrival, our Canberra emergency plumber will work to locate the gas leak and secure the site.

For assistance with any plumbing emergency in Canberra or Queanbeyan, please call Kennedy Plumbing & Gas on 0422 751 560.