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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

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 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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