General Maintenance

Plumbing Services: General Repairs and Maintenance

O’Shell Plumbing in Hervey Bay provide reliable, friendly general plumbing services to local residents and business owners. Our friendly team of qualified plumbers have performed preventative maintenance services to countless homes and buildings, preventing a plumbing catastrophe from happening. We don’t charge a call-out fee, and our vehicles are always well-stocked to minimise the time we spend getting parts.

Our range of general plumbing maintenance services is extensive and includes:

  • Water Flexies replacement
  • Burst Water Pipes
  • Leaking Taps
  • Toilet, Tap & Showerhead replacement
  • Vanity unit & sink basin replacement

Get in touch with O’Shell Plumbing if you require some general plumbing maintenance to keep your kitchens and bathroom hassle free.

Water Flexies Replacement.

Under many domestic, commercial kitchen, toilets and vanity units you’ll find braided and insulated flexible connectors used to minimise vibration from pipes. The problem with these, however, is that they are thin and overtime, the rubber within will start to wear, and the outer braiding will begin to corrode. If left unnoticed, this can eventually lead to flexies fatiguing and eventually burst, causing extensive damage to home and property. It’s important, especially in older houses, to check that your flexible connectors are still looking healthy, and replace them if necessary.

O’Shell Plumbing team stock the newest in Water flexies with a  Pex centre and Kevla wrap to prevent any future fatigue and issues

Burst Water Pipes

O’Shell Plumbing Team have stocked vehicle on the road with most fitting to fix and repair burst water pipes.

With deferent weather conditions and ground matter burst water pipe s under ground are a regular issue and can be located and repaired by teams members.

Burst water pipes in dwellings often caused by faulty install or aged products.

If water is every notice on site we advise to isolate water mains and contact O’Shell Plumbing 24/7 for a urgent dispatch of a Team member. give us a call.

Toilet, Tap & Showerhead replacement

Whether they’re starting to malfunction, or you’re just after a new look, we’ve got high quality replacement fittings in all sizes and styles. Newly available and a favourite among older customers are our quarter-turn taps, which require much less effort to turn for high water pressure. Among our extensive range of taps and toilets, we can advise in style, brand, sizes for any plumbing fixture application.

O’Shell Plumbing have built a strong relationship with the plumbing suppliers and can recommend proven and trusted fixtures for any appliaction.

Plumbing Services

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for any of our general plumbing services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Storm Water

Repairs and Maintenance for Storm Water.

Had pipes overflow after heavy storm or rain? It’s important to have a plumber out as soon as possible, so repairers can be carried out.  Maintenance is vital to your stormwater system to prevent any overflow which can cause extensive damage to your carpet, walls, ceilings and roofing that might have been damaged by the flow of water. Our trucks are fully equipped  to tackle any issue that may arise, and we don’t charge callout fees. Please give us a call for one of our friendly qualified team members to take some of the stress off your shoulders.

Living in beautiful Queensland has its trade-offs, heavy weather likes to strike us without warning, and can potentially ruin buildings that have poor quality stormwater systems which have not been maintained to cope with harsh weather. We use high quality parts (including storm pipes large enough for the environment surrounding it) when we fix damage done to plumbing work by storms. This ensures that the risk of further damage when rough Queensland weather strikes again is reduced. When done, we’ll clean up any mess, leaving you with less things to worry about.

Storm Water

Get in touch to book one of our team members to visit your premises to repair any storm water systems issues. Call 0459 719 306

Leaking Taps

Tap Repairs for Leaking Taps and Fixtures

O’Shell Plumbing Hervey Bay provide fast and reliable leaky tap repairs with no callout fees. Our friendly and reliable staff come out at a time that suits you best and bring your taps and showerheads back to ‘as new’ condition. We’ve always got our truck stocked to the brim with all common parts for quick and easy repair with minimal trips to the supplier, reducing the cost for you. Please give us a call for quick and easy tap repair and get rid of that annoying dripping sound!

Beyond the restless nights they can give you, leaking taps, toilets and showerheads can contribute to high water bills if left unattended to. Leaking taps are typically a simple repair requiring a rebuild of the tap or replacement. Advantages of choosing O’Shell Plumbing to fix your leaky taps include:

  • No call-out fees
  • Well-stocked truck for minimal trips for parts
  • Expert advice and friendly service
  • Quality, long-lasting parts

Sometimes on older taps, rebuilding might become financially unfeasible after it’s been repaired many times, in which case, we’ll advise you of your options, including installation of high-quality brand new taps, such as levered and quarter-turn taps. Quarter-turn taps, are a great option for those who find their current taps require too much effort to turn.

After completing the job, we’ll take care of any mess we made when fixing up your tap, leaving the area in the condition it was in before we arrived.

Leaking Tap Repair Services

Get in touch to book one of our team members to visit your premises for any of our tap repair services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Blocked Drains

Blocked Drains and Drain Cleaning Services

Our professional team of plumbers are well-equipped to handle any blocked drains you have, and can analyse the problem carefully to prevent it from happening again. We don’t charge call out fees and we’re well-stocked to ensure we can repair and fix any blockage. Please give us a call for fast and friendly service from a qualified local plumber.

Camera Blockage Detection:

At your request, we can send a sewer camera down the blocked drain in question to identify what exactly is blocking it. This is beneficial to those getting constant blockages in the same area, as we can identify whether there’s something like roots continually growing, and future-proof your drains from blocking. Whilst camera is inspecting the drain any issues identified can be traced and located giving location of issue and also a depth of issue. It’s also favoured by body corporates and real estate agents, who may want to find out if the blockage is the result of the tenant flushing something that they shouldn’t have.

High-Pressure Water Jetting:

For long-lasting drain cleaning solutions, we use a high-pressure water jetting when necessary. Our high-pressure water jetter cleaner is fantastic for drains that get blocked regularly by tree roots, as they blast them with extreme power, making them disintegrate into smaller pieces, unblocking the drain and leaving it that way for a long time to come.

Emergency Drain Unblockage:

If your only sink or toilet has blocked in the middle of the night or on a weekend, this can be an absolute disaster. If such a thing occurs, we ask you not to panic. Give us a call on our emergency number and have one of our professional plumbers come out to you and get your pipes back in working order again.

Blocked Drains:

Get in touch to book one of our team members to visit your premises for any of our blocked drain services! Call 0459 719 306


Plumbing Installations: Appliances, Hot Water Heaters and Renovations

O’Shell Plumbing, Hervey Bay’s premier choice for professional plumbers, specialise in plumbing installations including new white goods, hot water heaters and plumbing fittings for renovation projects. Our scope of installation services is broad; we do simple appliance installations, shower-head replacements, and even more involved jobs like kitchen and bathroom renovations. Please get in touch with us for efficient, professional plumbing installation services so you can enjoy your new dishwasher, taps or hot water heater sooner!


Just bought yourself a new dishwasher, washing machine or other appliance that requires water supply? Having a plumber professionally install your new white good is necessary to make sure it operates as efficiently and safely as possible. Have O’Shell Plumbing install your new appliance correctly, ensuring the warranty stays intact, while also making sure the surrounding plumbing is in healthy, leak-free condition.

Hot water heaters

We install high quality gas-powered and mains-powered hot water heater replacements. Our team of expert plumbers can advise you on what sort of water heater would be best suited as a replacement for you or your business, offering solution on size and brands. Gas can prove more budget friendly in the long run, especially with rising costs of electricity and even more-so if you already have gas lines connected to or near.

We source high quality tanks and components, so the tank lasts you for many years to come, and generally recommend using a stainless-steel tank whenever possible. If installing a mains-powered hot water system, you will also require an electrician to complete the installation, and we’re more than happy to recommend a great local electrician for you.


We’ve worked on countless renovations, installing new fittings such as taps, sink basins and shower heads to help transform kitchens and bathrooms. Renovation projects often require putting in entirely new piping to accommodate for the changes, which we’re more than well-versed in doing. We also do all the standard fitting replacements, even if you’re not doing a complete renovation or fitout.

Flexible connectors

If you have a property, it’s important to have the flexible connectors within vanities, toilets and kitchens checked to ensure they’re still in healthy, working order. Because these use rubber with braided metal insulation, they do eventually wear and corrode, and once broken, can cause flooding within your property. When attending to your flexible connectors, we use high quality replacement parts, and we’ll also look for other potential plumbing issues within your property to save you in the long run.

Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades

We’re able to provide quality, cost-effective replacements including taps, showerheads, vanity units, basins and more.

Plumbing Installations

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for any of our appliance installation services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Gas and Water Leak Detection

Gas and Water Leak Detection Services

Gas and water leaks can pose serious threats to the health and safety of occupants. Fortunately for Hervey Bay locals, O’Shell Plumbing are here to keep your property and occupants safe with professional gas and water leak detection and repair. We’re certified plumbers and gas-fitters, and we’ve helped remove the temporary stress caused by gas and water leaks countless times since opening in Hervey Bay in 2013. Please give us a call immediately if you fear a pipe has a leak.

If the smell of gas is very strong call 000

Quite often people find out they have a burst pipe or underground leak by getting a letter from their council, or seeing a massive increase in the price of their water bill. Another obvious giveaway is if you have areas of your house or outdoor area that is damp or soggy. Water leaks can be hard to find when they’re underground, but fortunately, with the advent of modern technology, finding an underground leak is much easier, cheaper, and less headache inducing than it used to be.

Accurate Sound Detection:

For underground leaks, we use state-of-the-art, modern acoustic detection equipment to accurately detect the leak, allowing for minimal digging. Gone are the days of having a plumber tear up your beautiful driveway to find a leak.

Gas Leaks:

As certified gas fitters, we can accurately detect, clamp, fix and certify any faulty gas lines on your property. Naturally, because of the potentially dangerous aspect of gas leaks, we treat them very seriously, and attend to the problem as quickly as possible. For severe gas leaks, don’t hesitate to call our emergency services number. 000

What do I do in the event of a leak of gas?

If you can either physically see blurred gas in the air, or smell a rotten-egg like smell, we first ask you to remain calm. Vacate people in the local area of the house, and turn off your gas supply. Depending on the severity of your gas leak, there are a couple different courses of action after turning off your gas supply.

Obviously, if you can already start to smell fire or smoke, get out of there immediately and call 000. Similarly, if you’ve gotten home from a trip somewhere and your house is filled entirely with gas, it’s best to call  emergency service 000. If there’s a small leak you’ve just noticed, accidentally dug up or damaged a gas lines, give us a call and we’ll be out to you ASAP to keep things safe for you, your family and neighbouring businesses and households.

Gas and Water Leak Detection Services

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for any of our leak detection services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Domestic Gas Installation

Gas Installation Services

O’Shell Plumbing install and certify gas lines and appliances for domestic households and commercial applications. Our friendly team of expert gas-fitters provide professional advice and service with no call-out fees. Our truck is kept well stocked to ensure minimal trips to the supplier, making your install that much quicker and painless. Please give us a call for a measure and quote on a gas installation for cheap, reliable power!

Thinking of getting gas installed to your house? Gas hosts an array of benefits for those looking to heat their pools, their home water or cookin. Some people simply can’t stand cooking without it! We’ve safely installed reliable gas fueled appliances to numerous local residents, from cooktops to pizza-ovens to pool heaters, we’ve done it.


You’ll love the benefits gas power provides when cooking. Along with the ability to control temperature much more effectively, gas power provides even heat distribution, cheaper electricity bills, and the ability to cook, even during blackouts!

In addition to your home gas appliances, we install gas-powered heating solutions, such as gas hot water heaters and gas pool heaters. Gas-powered hot water heaters are fantastic, especially when blackouts occur and you’d trade anything for a nice hot shower!

Home Gas Installs:

Yes, we also install the lines! Even if you’re only after a single appliance for now, having gas lines is a great way to increase the value of your home and future-proof it for you or any future owner’s desires. We can install gas lines for homes, sheds and caravans.

Caravan Gas Certification:

Under Queensland law, sellers of gas-fitted caravans are required to obtain a certificate from an authorised gas fitter to ensure it is safe and fit for use before transfer of ownership can occur. As experienced gas fitters, we’ll come out to your caravan and do a thorough check of your gas system to make sure it’s safe and in good shape, before issuing you with a certificate to allow you to sell your van.

LPG vs Natural gas:

You might have heard about two different kinds of gas, LPG (propane) and Natural gas.

The major difference is that Natural gas is found in a network that is meters at your premises. LPG is of a storage system that can be filled or transported to site.

Appliances that use LPG or Natural gas are not interchangeable and must be converted, as they burn at different temperatures.

This ultimately depends on your situation and one of our qualified professionals can make a recommendation when they visit you for a measure and quote.

Gas Installation Services

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for any of our gas installation services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Commercial Gas Installation

Commercial Gas Installation and Maintenance

O’Shell Plumbing safely install and certify gas to businesses and property , providing them with a reliable alternative to electrical power for some of their appliances. We can install the pipework, regulators, safety valves and all styles of appliances. We don’t charge callout fees and we work efficiently to not cause disruption to the regular operations of your business. Please give us a call to have one of our friendly professionals set you up with reliable gas power, be it LPG or Natural gas.

We’ve installed gas lines for numerous property developments and businesses. From schools and hospitals to restaurants or residential complexes, gas can used for a huge range of appliances and applications including cooking and heating. For more information about our commercial gas installation services, give us a call on 0459 719 306.

Commercial Kitchen Plumbing & Gas Fitouts

Having gas installed is a great option for commercial kitchens, as gas-powered ovens and cook tops can have their temperature adjusted much more rapidly, allowing for quicker food turnaround in your kitchen. They also allow you to keep serving food during a power outage, minimising your generator usage to lighting and refrigeration. We’ve installed countless gas appliances for commercial restauranteurs, including:

  • Pizza Ovens
  • Cooktops
  • Combi Ovens
  • Ovens

As experienced local plumbers, we’ve done our fair share of commercial kitchen plumbing and gas installs. Along with the installation of all plumbing and gas lines in your kitchen area, we can also install all of your appliances. Our expert team of certified gasfitters will efficiently and safely install your new piping and appliances with minimal disruption to any other work being commissioned in the fit-out, reducing the time you have to wait until opening day!

LPG vs Natural gas

LPG (propane) and Natural gas are two different gases we often get asked about.

The major difference is that Natural gas is found in a network that is meters at your premises. LPG is of a storage system that can be filled or transported to site.

Appliances that use LPG or Natural gas are not interchangeable and must be converted, as they burn at different temperatures.

This ultimately depends on your situation and one of our qualified professionals can make a recommendation when they visit you for a measure and quote.

Commercial Gas Installation

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for any of our commercial gas services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Commercial Maintenance

Commercial Plumbing Service

O’Shell Plumbing provided scheduled and emergency commercial plumbing maintenance and installations for businesses, landlords, real-estate agents and Body Corps. The benefit of choosing O’Shell plumbing for your commercial maintenance is that, beyond not charging a callout fee, we have several vehicles that are always stocked with the most common and necessary plumbing components, allowing us to complete jobs with no or minimal trips to our supplier, saving you time and money. Please give us a call for friendly commercial plumbing maintenance from a skilled professional.

We realise scheduling maintenance on tenanted properties can be difficult and we do our best to adhere to your preferred maintenance time, or between tenancy contracts. Better yet, if you have a collection of properties in the same area, such as assisted living, or townhouse complexes, have us come out and perform all your regular maintenance and checks all in one go.

Failing to perform preventative maintenance on your commercial properties can prove not only unsafe for your occupants, but also costly in the long run when fittings and pipes break. We’ll perform checks on all your key plumbing components, such as flexible connectors, pipes and taps to make sure your building is safe, and that your occupants are happy.

Our rigorous commercial plumbing maintenance check includes:

  • Check of pipe health
  • Check for corroding flexible connectors
  • Leak check

In addition, we can also perform upgrades of your facilities, including new taps, showerheads, vanity units and sink basins. Once completing your maintenance, we’ll clean up any mess and leave the area looking just like we found it (minus the worn-out plumbing).

Commercial Plumbing Services

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for any of our Commercial plumbing and maintenance services with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306

Backflow Prevention Devices

Backflow Prevention: Device Installation, Maintenance and Annual Testing

As members of the Queensland Backflow Prevention Association, O’Shell Plumbing are committed to ensuring you stay safe by installing and regularly checking backflow prevention devices. Unlike other plumbers, we don’t charge call-out fees. We only charge by the hour, and come around to your home or business, checking up on as many backflow prevention devices as required with minimal disruption to your business or household operations. Please give us a call if you require a new install or annual testing of backflow prevention devices.

What are Backflow Prevention Devices?

Backflow Prevention Devices prevent the reverse siphoning effect of polluted water into potable water supply. On properties that have irrigation or plumbing handling polluted liquid, such as mechanic oil change bays, golf courses, schools, hospitals or restaurants, Backflow Prevention Devices are required by the local council to eliminate the potential for accidental water poisoning.

As Backflow Prevention Devices use moving parts to detect siphoned water, they require annual testing and preventative maintenance to ensure they operate safely. These checks are required by law and require proof to be submitted to the local council. For more information on the risks associated with having a faulty or non-existent Backflow Prevention Device, visit your local council plumbing division on Backflow Prevention Devices.

Backflow Maintenance & Annual Testing

Your Backflow Prevention Device is required by law to be checked annually by a certified plumber. O’Shell plumbing safely check for any faults within your backflow prevention devices efficiently, minimising downtime for you and your business and keeping your occupants safe. We handle all the administrative duties, including reporting to local council and keeping a maintenance schedule for you, minimising the things you need to worry about when managing your business or property.

Backflow Prevention Device Installation:

Just had a new water supplied to a hazardous business or location that requires a backflow prevention device? Have O’Shell Plumbing Attend to carry out a hazard rating and advise on the style of backflow device needed. We can then also install a new backflow prevention device to keep your occupants safe. O’Shell stay up to date on the latest and safest backflow prevention device technologies, regularly attending Queensland Backflow Prevention Association meetings to learn more on keeping safe.

Backflow Prevention Devices

Get in touch to book one of our friendly plumbers to visit your premises for our Backflow Prevention Device installations or checks with no call-out fee! Call 0459 719 306