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Burst pipe repair Melbourne

Your pipes may not work under pressure — but we certainly do. Our burst pipe emergency plumbing services are available 24/7 with guaranteed one-hour response times. Call us immediately.
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Catastrophes happen when you least expect them. But our professional burst pipe repair team are always ready.
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Instant emergency

The longer burst pipes flow, the worse the damage they cause. We’ll be on-site within an hour — guaranteed.


With thirty years of experience, we know how to act decisively, precisely and effectively. We’ll stop the flood.


We won’t forget our manners just because we’re in a rush. Expect punctuality and respect as well as expertise.

Prepare for the worst. Hope for the best.

It’s so easy to think of a burst water pipe as a gushing torrent of water flooding a room. There’s actually a silver lining to that — at least we’ll know where the flood is. The truth is that most burst pipes occur in areas that are hard to see or access, like under your house or garden, or within a wall.

There’s nothing you can do to stop an accident. It’s in their nature to sneak around even the best-laid plans. All you can do is prepare for what happens after. As full-service plumbers, we have the experience and technological expertise to quickly locate and stop leaking pipes.

Inner City Plumbing’s veteran plumbers have conducted burst pipe repairs at suburban homes, city apartments, inner-city businesses and outer-suburb factories. No matter how complex or far-reaching your plumbing system, our level-headed experts will know just what to do.

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We cut costs, not corners

We use the best detection technology and repair tools in all burst pipe repairs. We insist on it. At first, you’ll be glad you’ve got a professional on your side. But then that little voice at the back of your head will ask, “Is there a cheaper way to do it?”

Our advice: an expensive solution is far more cost-effective than a cheap one. Cut costs today, and you’ll pay the price tomorrow.

Burst water pipe repair services in Melbourne

Our specialist plumbers are trusted by homeowners, site managers, homebuilders and insurance agents around Melbourne for our wide range of services. Here are our key duties.

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We can stop water leaking through shifting house slabs and hidden pipes anywhere on your property.

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Prevention is the best solution. Our specialists can assess your site and recommend solutions to prevent burst pipes.

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Our pipe detection tech lets us map out your plumbing system to prevent future leaks or renovation accidents.

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Once the worst occurs, we need to act decisively. We can be on-site to repair burst pipes within an hour.

On the job

As much as we wish burst pipes only leaked refreshing, filtered sparkling water, that just never seems to be the case. Oh well, maybe one day. But even when we’re dealing with lashing torrents of fetid water, we know how to keep the place neat. We’ll treat your site with absolute respect.

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We’re only three steps away

With our plumbers constantly patrolling Melbourne’s suburbs in fully-equipped vans, we’re always ready to respond to your needs. Just tell us how we can help.

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Our phones are open 24/7. We'll call you back in minutes if we’re serving another client.
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Give us the details, and we’ll talk you through your immediate next steps.
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We’ll either send our emergency plumbers out or schedule an appointment at your convenience.

Our service areas

Our name is a reminder of where we started, but rest assured that we aren’t confined to the inner city anymore. Today, Inner City Plumbing provides water leak repair services to over 160 suburbs across the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

As wide as our service area may be, our one-hour arrival time still stands. Just let us know if it’s an emergency, and we’ll focus all of our attention on you.

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What our customers say

Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Ethan ToshiEthan Toshi ★★★★★ I recently had Dean's team out to complete a few jobs for us. They were punctual, professional and delivered great customer service. It's a real struggle finding good, honest and quality tradespeople these days, but if you need a plumber, Your Pro Plumber is the way to go. Seriously, you can't beat these guys!Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Another fantastic experience with Inner City Plumbing. This time with Shane who removed and installed a new hot water system on the same day. Could not recommend highly enough!TaniaTania ★★★★★ Steve arrived within an hour of calling about our hot water system. He was courteous, fixed the issue and gave us a reasonable quote if we needed a replacement in the future. He also called a few days later to see if our hot water system was ok. Highly recommend this service.JD2021JD2021 ★★★★★ Guy from Inner City plumbing came out today to diagnose my faulty hot water service.There was no push for an upsell and he went above and beyond to ensure the new product was functioning as I required.Lovely guy who provided a fantastic service.Thanks Guy, greatly appreciated.Celia MurrayCelia Murray ★★★★★ It's such a relief to find local plumbers who were so professional and thorough. The team worked incredibly hard to resolve issues with bathroom plumbing in a heritage house. What we initially thought was hopefully a small issue turned out to be a massive problem with old piping. Inner City Plumbing kept us informed every step of the way, fixed everything quickly, and worked tirelessly so that we could use our bathroom as fast as possible. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Melbourne, and am thrilled that we've found a company we can trust and call on again if we need.Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Fantastic experience with Guy who attended my property, quickly and efficiently rectified my plumbing issue. Very personable and positive experience. Highly recommend!Nok RoutledgeNok Routledge ★★★★★ Our flat metal roof had some spots that needed recaulking. Inner City was professional and friendly. Explained to us what needed to happen to fix those in an honest manner as they would a friend. We had another (large) company came in to make a quote and glad we didn't go with them. Inner City team was much more reasonable and friendly.dong hyuck Kimdong hyuck Kim ★★★★★ Service was very quick and prompt. Call, visit, fix and sorted.greg t charltongreg t charlton ★★★★★ excellent workSharon KnightSharon Knight ★★★★★ Peter HardingPeter Harding ★★★★★ David WhittDavid Whitt ★★★★★ We were lucky we found inner city plumbing when our boiler was leaking.Shane arrived punctually and explained the issue and why a new boiler was the best course of action given the model and its age.He sourced the new boiler within hours and had fitted it in under two hours on the same day.We would thoroughly recommend inner city plumbing and Shane. They were polite, thorough and professional from start to finish.Any further plumbing issues and I’ve got number of the people I’m going to use from now on.5 Stars Guys all round.Leanne shineLeanne shine ★★★★★ Extremely polite, on time. flexible. Great service.Julyan MamoJulyan Mamo ★★★★★ Riley BadawyRiley Badawy ★★★★☆ Very happy. Picked up things that were clearly missed by other plumbers I’ve had look at my kitchen & finally resolved some issues. Prompt, clear & genuine. Would use again.Rocket Roger and the Pocket RocketsRocket Roger and the Pocket Rockets ★★★★★ ben jaminben jamin ★★★★★ So happy with my experience with these guys. I looked up a few plumbers in my area and choose Inner City as they seemed to have the best rates. When the plumber arrived he was courteous and thoughtful (asked if he should take off his shoes, and was careful not to let the cat out). He identified a fault I didn't even notice I had, and fixed everything with parts he had on hand. 10/10!Machine HeadMachine Head ★★★★★ Very impressed with the service for a replacement water heater.Brett HBrett H ★★★★★ Unlike other plumbers who wanted to diagnose the issue over the phone or charge an over the top call out fee inner city came out were thorough and charged a reasonable call out fee. Replaced hot water service for me ASAP.. were efficient, very helpful and on time..Pauline PearsonPauline Pearson ★★★★★ Excellent manner. On time. Explained the situation fully. Professional. Highly recommend.deidre rubensteindeidre rubenstein ★★★★★ Steve was kind, professional, understood exactly what was required and did the job efficiently.Nick MurphyNick Murphy ★★★★★ Really prompt response to a minor plumbing issue that I had ignored for too long and was threatening to get worse. Charges were clearly explained upfront and less than an hour later the problem was fixed! Shane was careful and quick and I appreciated the professionalism. Highly recommended.Warren GayWarren Gay ★★★★★ Had a water leak in my apartment, Tyron Waring was the tech.Professional and thorough as he located the fault. Would recommend you guys to anyone askingPeter EllisPeter Ellis ★★★★☆ Good response and happy with the hot water unit installation.The system is working fine.Nicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
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Are we Melbourne’s best water leak detectors? You tell us.

Every tradie puts a little sugar on their claims of expertise. But we can’t all be the best, can we? We could make a couple of unique claims about ourselves (and we still might), but if you really want to know if we’re Melbourne’s best plumbers, you don’t have to take our word for it. Just read out countless 5-star reviews.
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Servicing all industries

Double-storey homes, thirty-storey apartments, fifty-hectare factories — we’re trusted by everyone.
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Quality tradecraft

Promising quality is easy. But after thirty years in the industry, we know how to keep our guarantees.
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Personalised service

Let us make your life easier by operating outside of your business hours or even on the weekends.
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Customers adore us for our speed and honesty. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
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About us

Maybe the most important thing to know about us is that we’re a family business. You’ve probably heard other businesses say the same, and it’s not always so easy to see how that’s relevant to you, is it? Let us explain.

Every day, we get to practice the trade we love with the people we care about the most. That’s what allows us to be the best at what we do. It’s all the motivation we need to push the boundaries of our expertise and to go the extra mile to exceed your expectations.

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Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got a burst pipe hidden somewhere on your property, but you can’t see any leaks or puddles, then look for these other signs:

  • Your water bill will inexplicably increase
  • Your site has constant issues with mould and wood rot
  • Your hot water system is consistently low on water pressure
  • The water coming from your pipes has foul odours and odd colours
  • New cracks appear in the floors and walls of your home

You can also check your water meter if you suspect a leak or burst pipe. Take note of its reading, avoid using water for an hour, and recheck the reading. If you have a leak, your water meter will give you a higher reading.

Many homes and units built in the last 15 years do not have copper pipes for hot and cold water supply. Instead of copper, modern pipes are made of plastic polybutylene, making them harder to locate.

We use infrared imaging to trace the heat of the hot water running through the pipes. As the pipe itself heats up, we can map its path through your home and locate the leaks.

Let’s get to work

You’ve got our number; we just need your address. Call us at any hour to schedule an appointment.


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