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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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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 and Vulcan.

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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

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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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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

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

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


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