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Melbourne hot water service replacement

Ready to install a new hot water system at your home or business? Our veteran plumbers are available 24/7 to get your systems up and running. Let’s chat.
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Our hot water plumbers are ready when you are

Day or night

Need us to work around business hours or over the weekend? Easy.
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1h rapid response

Sudden emergency? We’ll replace your hot water unit in a flash.

5-star plumbers

When you need a reliable plumber, you know who to turn to.

Tailored solutions

We’ll help you choose the best replacement hot water system for your site.

How do you choose the best replacement hot water systems?

You ask the experts. Whether your old hot water unit was a reliable tank that simply aged out or a useless clunker that finally kicked it, you’ll need to reassess your needs to choose the right replacement unit.

Inner City Plumbing’s master plumbers assess different makes and models against your site’s unique needs. We’ll then shortlist the most efficient hot water systems so that you can make the best possible choice.

Whether you want to replace your hot water system with the same brand, or change brand, our expert plumbers can make a recommendation. We regularly work with all the big brands, including; Aquamax, Bosch, Dux, Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan and Zip. On top of that, we install all types of water heaters:

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We never settle for less than the best

Upgrading a hot water system isn’t always just a matter of switching out the unit. Sometimes, the best way to improve efficiency and reduce energy bills is to replan your internal plumbing or optimise it with better components. We design comprehensive plumbing solutions to maximise efficiency and minimise risk.

Hot water system services in Melbourne

Our full-service plumbers can maintain your hot water systems for the duration of their lifespan. There’s a good reason why countless homeowners and building managers around Melbourne have our number on speed dial.

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Hot water system installation

We can install all gas, electric and solar-powered units with ease.

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Hot water system maintenance

With a yearly service, we’ll guarantee your units are in perfect condition.

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Hot water system repairs

Our plumbers can be there in an hour if you need emergency repairs.

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Hot water system replacement

Let us help you compare choices and choose the best one.

We’ll keep your site neat and safe

Hot water installations can get a little messy if we’re replacing corroded pipes and installing new fittings and supports. Rest assured that we’ll make every effort to minimise disruption and to leave your site as clean as we found it.

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Replace your water heater in three steps

A day without hot water is like a day without sunshine. Not to worry. With our 24/7 phone line, you can book our plumbers as soon as you need them.

Step 1
Make the call
Need advice on a replacement water heater? Know which one you want? Tell us how we can help.
Step 2
Approve the plan
We’ll offer our recommendations with transparent replacement water heater costs and service scheduling.
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Step 3
Go ahead and get back to work or see what’s streaming on TV. Our plumbers will let you know when they’re done.

Our service areas

Thirty years ago, we started an inner city plumbing business and called it ‘Inner City Plumbing’, because we’re plumbers, not writers.

While we’re still based in Abbotsford, our trusty plumbers and gas fitters now patrol over 160 suburbs around Melbourne. We can reach any location within our service area within one hour, guaranteed, to attend to emergencies.

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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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Melbourne’s best plumbers? We’re flattered!

We do our best to be the best, and we endeavour to treat all of our clients with the respect they deserve by offering transparent prices, arriving on time and taking their unique needs seriously. Based on our reviews, we’re proud to see our efforts have paid off.
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All-industry expertise

City councils, commercial building managers and real estate developers trust our plumbers absolutely.
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Top-rated plumbers

Don’t just take our word for it — browse our reviews and see what all the fuss is about.
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Tailored service

We’re always happy to collaborate to ensure you’re confident in every decision you make.
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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

Every successful business is built on the same set of principles:

  • Respect the client and exceed their expectations
  • Respect your team and encourage their development
  • Take pride in the work

As a family-owned business, pride is everything to us. We’re in the awesome position of being able to practice our trade surrounded by our loved ones, and to pass on our knowledge and learn from each other every day. Sticking to our principles has kept us on track for thirty years. We look forward to working with each other for thirty more.

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Frequently asked questions

Water heaters should be assessed for replacement every ten years.

With proper maintenance, a water heater can last fifteen to twenty years. But you should be vigilant about signs of wear and tear and have them serviced yearly.

It’s not necessarily true that an electric hot water system is better than a gas one. Our advice is to clarify your site’s needs before you look at the specifications of a replacement unit. You might find that while electric units have cheaper upfront installation costs, your gas prices might make a gas-fed unit a more cost-effective option in the long run.

Our plumbers can help you assess different options against your requirements.

Ready to book?

Give us a call 24/7 for a consultation to discuss replacing your water heating system.


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