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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 and Vulcan. On top of that, we also repair all types of water heaters, including:

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 minor damages to your hot water system.

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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.

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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

Jane OliverJane Oliver ★★★★★ I've had Inner City over a couple of times and really appreciate them. Always prompt, easy to work with and they get the job done. Their rates seem pretty competitive too.Hugh GarnerHugh Garner ★★★★★ We recommend Inner City Plumbing highly. We called the company for a big leak in the pipes in our kitchen. Guy and his assistant came quickly, diagnosed the problem, fixed it and were able to provide the needed supplies. They were knowledgeable and worked efficiently. We’ll definitely call them again for other plumbing needs. HGTrudi HarrisTrudi Harris ★★★★★ Robert WallheadRobert Wallhead ★★★★★ They arrived quickly, when they said they would, and were professional and helpful thought. Excellent service!Khadijah Turk.Khadijah Turk. ★★★★★ Victoria DavisVictoria Davis ★★★★★ Really helpful and efficient guys. Decent quotes. Would certainly recommendrosemary dicksonrosemary dickson ★★★★★ These guys turn up on time, are efficient, polite and even clean up after themselves! What's not to like?? 😁👍Danica DjajaDanica Djaja ★★★★★ Guy Smith-Steane came to fix sewage blockage at my house today. He was punctual and professional, and very pleasant to deal with. Very grateful that he was able to resolve the issue, and my toilets were finally functioning properly again. Highly recommend Guy and Inner City Plumbing.Ed MacaulayEd Macaulay ★★★★★ Prompt service with from a plumber who identified my problem and quickly fixed it at a reasonable price (taking account of the fact the service was outside normal working hours) I will keep this company in mind when I require plumbing work in the future.Ashrakat CharmyAshrakat Charmy ★★★★★ Big thanks to Jack & Guy for installing a couple of wall hung vanities.They were quick, efficient and excellent value for money.Would def hire them again for any plumbing issues!Liz KLiz K ★★★★★ Highly recommend. Courteous & helpful plumber, job efficiently done. Thank you.Rachael LudowykeRachael Ludowyke ★★★★☆ Responsive and reliable but somewhat expensive.I called Inner City Plumbing 7am Monday morning after a burst pipe overnight had our water off at the mains and unable to shower for work.They were one of the only plumbers that answered the phone and arrived promptly at 8:30am and resolved the issue in 1.5hours.I thought normal rates would apply but I think we were still charged "emergency" rates based on the final bill.Louie BizilisLouie Bizilis ★★★★★ Fantastic service very good guys to deal with very good rates and prompt on time serviceLouise BullockLouise Bullock ★★★★★ Fast, friendly and efficient service. I highly recommended Inner City Plumbing.Mirabella CalugaruMirabella Calugaru ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing attended property to assess hot water issue. They were prompt, efficient and honest in their assessment. Extremely professional and thoroughly communicated their professional opinion. Highly recommend!eva kahanseva kahans ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing fixed my hot water problem quickly, as well as alerting me to another potential issue in my bathroom. They responded to my initial phone call promptly and arrived at the appointed time, which was great. I will definitely use Inner City Plumbing again as the service was professional and efficient.George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos ★★★★★ Prompt, professional and very honest. I will continue to use this company and definitely tell family and friends about them. Refreshing to see that customer service still exists. Explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. Honestly the best company as far as tradies to work on my extensive renovation. Thanks guys!!John KiriakidisJohn Kiriakidis ★★★★★ Fantastic service received from Inner city plumbing yet again! Prompt call out, reasonable fees & friendly team. Thanks again to Sam & Inner city Plumbing for doing an amazing job!!!Highly recommended!!!!! JohnJSSTEANEJSSTEANE ★★★★★ JSSTEANEJSSTEANE ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service, both over the phone and with plumbers who fixed my gas leak and hot water. Explained the problem and quoted the cost before carrying out any work.Thanks for the help.Highly recommend Inner City PlumbingLouis 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.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.Tab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ 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!Nicholas “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.

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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