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Melbourne hot water system repair plumbers

Our licensed gas fitters and master plumbers repair all makes and models of water heater systems. With 24/7 availability and one-hour emergency repair services, our water heater plumbers are ready to go. How can we help?
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Day or night

We’ll schedule our hot water system repairs at your most convenient time.
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1h rapid response

Major breakdown? We won’t let your tenants, guests or loved ones freeze. We’re on our way.

5-star plumbers

Read our reviews, and you’ll soon see why we’re Melbourne’s preferred plumbers.

Tailored solutions

We can modify your hot water heaters to ensure they meet your needs without breaking down.

No hot water? Not on our watch.

As plumbers, our greatest fear might be a little different to yours, but we struggle to think of a nightmare more terrifying than a world without hot water. The thought of even a day without it brings us to our knees. It’s not just about enjoying hot showers — countless businesses and industries rely on a steady flow of boiling water.

Inner City Plumbing’s thirty-year veteran plumbers are capable of repairing all residential-, commercial- and industrial-scale hot water units.

Unique sites and venues require equally unique solutions. We repair all brands of hot water heaters, including; Aquamax, Bosch, Dux, Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan and Zip. On top of that, we also repair all types of water heaters, including:

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Reliable repairs, guaranteed

Good enough’s never good enough. Quality repairs require quality parts, and we always use the best tools, tech and components available to us to conduct our water heater repairs. We know what you’re thinking: premium parts come with premium prices. Not to worry. We’ll offer you a range of solutions with transparent costs and straightforward reasoning so you can make a decision you’re comfortable with.

Hot water system services in Melbourne

Whether you’re renovating a new home with a broken heat pump or need to ensure your hotel’s hot water units are always running at full capacity, our full-service plumbers have your back.

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Hot water system installation

We’ll have your new custom-designed hot water system installed in no time.

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We’ll plan a yearly maintenance schedule to make sure your hot water flows freely.

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Leaking tank or burst pipes, we can repair all types of damage no matter how extensive.

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Ready to upgrade from gas to a solar hot water system? Leave it to us.

Professionals, through and through

Plumbing is a messy business. But as a family-owned enterprise, our elders have taught us to keep our toys neat and to clean up after ourselves. Rest assured that we’ll keep our worksite as safe as possible and minimise disruption as much as we can.

Suppliers we work with

Have your hot water systems repaired
in three quick steps

Our 24/7 phone lines make it easier than ever to book a plumber.

Step 1
Make the call
Tell us what’s wrong and how bad it is. We may be able to guide you through temporary fixes till we get there.
Step 2
Approve the plan
We’ll explain what it will take to fix your hot water heater and provide a quote. When you’re happy, we’ll get to work.
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Step 3
Feel free to get back to your day. We’ll get started and let you know if we need anything.

Our service areas

‘Inner City Plumbing’ was a great name for our company when we first set up shop. It told our clients everything they needed to know about us. But that was decades ago. We’ve grown a bit since then.

We’ve expanded our service area to cover over 160 Melbourne suburbs.

As expansive as our service area is, we still guarantee our one-hour response time to all homes and businesses within it. You can count on us to be there when you need us.

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What our customers say

Louis ClayLouis Clay ★★★★★ Shane was on time, found the problem and fixed it quickly - great service from Inner City Plumbing.Cameron MiltonCameron Milton ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were fantastic, everything from booking in the appointment, to the plumbers Jack and Lauchlan turning up on time, giving advice, and honestly working hard, would call them again any day of the week if I or when I need another plumbing problem resolved. I highly recommend themTsets GibbonsTsets Gibbons ★★★★★ David BruceDavid Bruce ★★★★★ Quick, efficient and friendly and most importantly did an excellent job.Nathan ChaniagoNathan Chaniago ★★★★★ Just got off the phone with Inner City Plumbing, where they saved me a few grand. Was looking to get drain grates installed on my roof. I had a previous plumber quote me a suspicious price, so I wanted a second opinion. Called up Inner City where I was redirected to Sam. After some back and forth, he explained that it was something I could easily do myself for a fraction of the cost. They could've easily charged for a visit, but instead just gave me honest and practical advice.Sean SextonSean Sexton ★★★★★ I couldn’t say enough good things about Shane, and Inner City Plumbing. Bang on time, fixed what needed to be fixed and saved me from botching replacing the shower head myself. Chilled, happy to answer questions, his ultra positive early morning vibes got the bathroom back to 100% in next to no time. Thanks so much. Cheers. Sean.Aaron MorrisonAaron Morrison ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were absolutely outstanding!! We needed emergency plumbing after the sewer surged back into our wet areas and flooded the floor. They were diligent and thorough, taking care of furnishings and cleaning up after themselves as they went. Extremely professional, pragmatic and very impressed.DarrenDarren ★★★★★ I was having trouble getting plumbers to commit to my job or even just call me back.Inner City Plumbing were quick to respond, came out to quote when they said they would, did the job when they said they would. The result was fantastic and hassle free.Will use them for all future needs.Costa HaraCosta Hara ★★★★★ I called Inner City Plumbing as we had a gas leak. I tried a number of plumbers in our area and no one was available to come out on the same day. Inner City Plumbing had plumber Shane arrive within the hour. Shane was awesome! He let us know the price at every stage. He showed us what needed doing and made sure everything was safe.Happy to recommend these guys. Price was great and the job was completed properly.Kerrie MaherKerrie Maher ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service. Really obliging and well organised. Would definitely recommendTom BoswellTom Boswell ★★★★★ Guy and Jack came to check a leak in our ceiling. They were incredibly professional and friendly, and patient in explaining the issue and next steps. Would highly recommend.Joy SchafferJoy Schaffer ★★★★★ Inner City responded immediately when we described our urgent situation and organised for Shane to come and investigate the leaks. He was very thorough, reassuring and considered before saying it was necessary to break some bathroom tiles. He was professional and persisted in a very difficult event. He and his team cleaned up carefully. We highly recommend ICPLONG PENGLONG PENG ★★★★★ Steve and James are professional, friendly and efficiently find the root cause of my gas plumbing issue, then fix it and test it to make sure everything is secure and working. Great job and highly recommend it if you are looking for a good plumber.Nick CrawfordNick Crawford ★★★★☆ Jean JamesJean James ★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. Very personable plumberTab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ Sally PeacockSally Peacock ★★★★★ Thank you for a great service, and very professional.Chris BChris B ★★★★★ Great service from initial call to job resolution. Ty explained the different options and was able to perform an immediate repair to our leaking roof. Thanks!Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ 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 workNicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
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Are we Melbourne’s best plumbers? Who’s to say?

Our clients are, that’s who. We’re extremely proud of the reputation we’ve built over the decades. Our clients trust us to be transparent and punctual and to take their concerns seriously, and that’s how we’ve managed to secure so many long-term working relationships.
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All-industry expertise

We’re the go-to plumbers for city councils, residential developers and business owners around Melbourne.
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Top-rated plumbers

We can sing our own praises all day long, but nothing we say can beat a word from our satisfied clients.
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Tailored service

We’ll happily work with you to design custom hot water systems or set up business-friendly repair schedules.
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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

Our business has weathered all kinds of challenges over the last thirty years, but we’ve survived and thrived through them all. There really isn’t a secret to our success, just three simple principles that keep us grounded.

  1. Do our best to go above and beyond for each client
  2. Do our best to refine our services and expand our expertise
  3. Enjoy the job

Being a family-owned business, joy really is the critical factor. We’re lucky enough to share our expertise with the next generation and learn a great deal from them, too. That’s what fuels us to be at our best. It certainly pays off for our clients.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are five signs our hot water system might need to be repaired:

  1. It has leaks and puddles around it
  2. It constantly makes clanging and banging noises
  3. It heats water slower than it used to
  4. It runs out of hot water extremely quickly
  5. The hot water it produces smells or has an odd colour

If you notice any of these signs, give our repair plumbers a call.

Electric hot water systems tend to be more technologically advanced than gas hot water systems and are typically more reliable. However, you’ll need to consider other factors before choosing between them, such as gas and electric prices, heating capacity, or your access to solar power.

Ultimately, the reliability of a water heater depends on how well-maintained it is. If yours breaks down, our repair plumbers can advise you on how to upgrade or replace it.

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Let’s get your hot water flowing

Our Melbourne plumbers are standing by for all your hot water installations and repair needs. Give us a call 24/7.


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