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Available 24/7, plumber out within the hour!

Same-day hot water service plumbers

With 24/7 availability and one-hour emergency turnarounds, our plumbers are always ready to give your hot water units professional servicing. Give us a ring to set up a regular hot water system service.
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Based on 299 reviews

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Day or night

We’re happy to service your hot water systems outside of peak usage hours.
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1h rapid response

Found a leak? Sudden breakdown? We’ll be there in one hour, guaranteed.

5-star plumbers

Read our countless glowing reviews, and you’ll see how we earned our reputation.

Veteran plumbers

With 30 years of experience, our plumbers know how to fix any hot water unit.

Gas or electric hot water systems need servicing? Easy.

A house only becomes a home when it finally gets hot water. We’d argue hot water is the lifeblood of any building, from apartments and hotels to restaurants and gyms. Whether you’ve recently installed a new hot water system or have an older yet trusty model, you’ve got to make sure it runs smoothly for as long as you need it. We’ll make sure it does.

Inner City Plumber’s hot water specialists are capable of servicing all makes and models of hot water systems, from single residential units to connected commercial systems. We service all types of hot water systems and all brands, including; Aquamax, Bosch, Dux, Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan and Zip.

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We’ll guarantee your hot water systems are impeccable

Servicing a hot water system takes more than just a quick look. The more complex the system, the more comprehensive the servicing, but even single heating units require careful attention to detail. Our plumbers and licensed gas fitters will ensure every pipe, fitting, screw, and tank are perfectly secure and capable of meeting your hot water demands.

Hot water services in Melbourne

With regular servicing, you can extend the life of your hot water system for years. But as full-servicing plumbers, we can help with everything from hot water installations to hot water repairs.

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Hot water system installation

We install all electric, gas and solar-powered water systems.

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Hot water system maintenance

We offer comprehensive system servicing and cleaning.

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Hot water system repairs

From minor leaks to major floods, we can repair all system damage.

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Hot water system replacement

When your hot water unit has run its course, we have units in stock for immediate changeover.

We’ll clean up after ourselves

Servicing a hot water system isn’t always a disruptive task — but we can’t guarantee that. What we can promise you is that we’ll do everything we can to minimise any disruption to your home or business by working quickly, efficiently and neatly.

Suppliers we work with

Have your water heater serviced
in three easy steps

An expert plumber who can’t be reached and shows up late isn’t much use. With our streamlined process, booking our team is easy.

Step 1
Make the call
Morning, noon or night, our team are always available to take your call.
Step 2
Approve the plan
We work with you to design a service schedule that suits your needs.
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Step 3
We’ll send you a courtesy call when we’re coming, but you can leave us to work.

Our service areas

‘Inner City Plumbing’ is a spot-on name for a plumber operating within the inner city. That’s why we picked it thirty years ago. Of course, our operation has expanded quite a bit since then.

Today, we’re still based in the inner-city suburb of Abbotsford, but our always-equipped service teams patrol nearly 170 suburbs stretching from the Melbourne CBD to the outer suburbs.

Wide as our service area is, you better believe we still guarantee our one-hour emergency response time.

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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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Who is Melbourne’s best plumber? Depends on who you ask.

Browse our dozens upon dozens of 5-star reviews, and you’ll see our satisfied clients have a pretty definitive answer for you.
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All-industry expertise

We offer hot water installations and servicing for city councils, businesses and homes.
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Top-rated plumbers

Experienced, professional and punctual — everything a tradie should be.
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Tailored service

We’ll happily collaborate to personalise your service schedule or upgrade your systems.
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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

Like every business, we aim to set ourselves apart by delivering unique services, hiring the best people and training them on the best techniques and technologies. But at the core of our business is a set of two simple principles shared by every company that cares about its craft:

  • Respect the client and their needs, time and budget
  • Respect your team and their needs, time and ambition

Following those principles has brought us lasting success. We won’t be changing them anytime soon.

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Frequently asked questions

You should have your hot water system serviced at least once a year.

A yearly service should be fine for residential settings with low to medium usage. But in high-use commercial or industrial settings, you may need to have your hot water units serviced every six months. After our initial on-site consultation, we can advise you on the most appropriate schedule for your needs.

Yes, we can. While we aren’t able to service or repair your solar energy system itself, we can ensure that every element of your solar-powered water heater system is in pristine condition.

Yes, we are. Our plumbers are also licensed gas fitters, and we can have your gas hot water system installed and maintained safely and correctly.

Ready to book?

Our friendly team are ready when you are. Give us a call to schedule your next water heater servicing.


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