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Rain head installation and maintenance

Backed by thirty years of experience, our Melbourne roof plumbers excel at installing, servicing and repairing rain heads. With 24/7 availability and one-hour emergency response times, we’re always ready to help.
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Gutters overflowing? Let us service your rain heads.


24/7, 365

We’re happy to schedule a service for whenever is most convenient for you.
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1h response

Our fully-equipped vans have everything we need to repair and clean your rain heads on the spot.

3 decades
of experience

Our veteran plumbers have mastered their craft and are trusted by clients in all industries.


Our 5-star client reviews should tell you everything you need to know about us.

Rain heads are a simple, effective solution to roof flooding

Roof water management isn’t a great mystery. On an ideal day, rain flows off your roof and into your gutters, which carry the water laterally to the downpipes and down into the sewer. That’s an ideal day. But heavy rains and leaf debris can quickly overwhelm your gutters, forcing water to overflow and leak through your roof and into your home. Rain heads stop that from happening.

Rain heads are junctions that connect the lateral gutter to the vertical downpipe. The purpose of the rain head is to slow down heavy-flowing rainwater and to filter out debris that could clog your downpipe. Keeping your rain heads clean is critical for safe and effective stormwater management.

Inner City Plumbing is the preferred roof plumber for countless Melbourne homeowners, site managers and builders. We can install, repair and service your downpipes to ensure your property is well-protected during Melbourne’s heavy downpours.

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We get the job done right

Installing and repairing rain heads isn’t always a challenging task, but that doesn’t mean it requires any less patience and expertise than plugging a burst pipe. We always use the best available parts and equipment to ensure your new rain heads are sturdy enough to withstand the next torrential rain.

Rain head services in Melbourne

Our thirty-year veterans can take care of all of your plumbing needs. You’d be hard-pressed to find an inner-city homeowner or site manager who doesn’t have our number on speed dial.

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Our team can help you source and install the perfect rain heads for your property.

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We can clean and unclog your rain heads to ensure they work effectively.

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Worried about stormwater overflow leaking into your building? We’ll find and fix it.

emergency services

If your rain head is overwhelmed, we can be there in an hour to prevent leakage and flooding.

Our plumbers in action

Rain head installation is just one of a bevy of plumbing tasks our full-service specialists can provide. Whether you need a quick fix or a site-wide solution, we’ll always take exceptional care of your site and clean up after yourself.

Rain head installation and maintenance

A newly installed domestic rain head to a home in Melbourne.

Suppliers we work with

Book us in three easy steps

We’ve beefed up our booking process to ensure that you can always reach us when you need us.

Step 1

The call

We’re available 24/7. Leave a message, and we’ll call back in under an hour.
Step 2

The details

Let us know if you need help ordering new rain heads or how many you need serviced.
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Step 3
The solution
We’ll schedule a regular maintenance appointment or send our emergency team for immediate help.

Our service areas

‘Inner City Plumbing’ seemed like a great name when we first started our business. It’s clean, direct and literal. Of course, we didn’t quite realise just how much we’d grow over the following decades.

Today, we proudly service over 170 suburbs across Melbourne.

While we’re still headquartered in the inner-city suburbs, we can still guarantee our one-hour emergency response time no matter how far out you are.

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What our customers say

Alex StanleyAlex Stanley ★★★★★ These guys are really efficient in getting to you as required.If you are fortunate enough to get Ty, he did both my friend's cisturn and my own.He worked hard. He worked fast. He was neat and even cleaned up afterwardsMy friend, Tim and I are so very grateful.Thank you, Ty ❤Tom BoswellTom Boswell ★★★★★ Guy and Jack came to check a leak in our ceiling. They were incredibly professional and friendly, and patient in explaining the issue and next steps. Would highly recommend.Joy SchafferJoy Schaffer ★★★★★ Inner City responded immediately when we described our urgent situation and organised for Shane to come and investigate the leaks. He was very thorough, reassuring and considered before saying it was necessary to break some bathroom tiles. He was professional and persisted in a very difficult event. He and his team cleaned up carefully. We highly recommend ICPLONG PENGLONG PENG ★★★★★ Steve and James are professional, friendly and efficiently find the root cause of my gas plumbing issue, then fix it and test it to make sure everything is secure and working. Great job and highly recommend it if you are looking for a good plumber.Nick CrawfordNick Crawford ★★★★☆ Jean JamesJean James ★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. Very personable plumberTab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ Sally PeacockSally Peacock ★★★★★ Thank you for a great service, and very professional.Chris BChris B ★★★★★ Great service from initial call to job resolution. Ty explained the different options and was able to perform an immediate repair to our leaking roof. Thanks!Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ 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 ★★★★★ b sb s ★★★★★ 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!Kuputnik KakastankoKuputnik Kakastanko ★★★★★ Very impressed with the service for a replacement water heater.Nicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
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Why settle for the rest when you can work with the best?

It would be wildly conceited of us to call ourselves the best plumbers in Melbourne. However, our satisfied clients have gladly volunteered to do it for us. We’ve worked diligently over the years to create the best and most comprehensive plumbing service in Melbourne. Browse our endless stream of 5-star reviews, and see if you think we’ve succeeded.
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Servicing all industries

Our experienced plumbers service all residential, commercial and industrial sites.
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Quality tradecraft

With industry-leading technology and techniques, we design versatile, effective plumbing solutions.
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Personalised service

We’ll happily schedule our services around your busy hours to minimise any disturbance.
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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

We’ve thrived over three decades by running our business on three simple principles.

  • Every client deserves our absolute best
  • Our teams deserve every opportunity to upskill and broaden their expertise
  • We’ve got to enjoy the work to be good at it

That last point is critical; our passion for our trade is precisely why we’re able to exceed expectations. As a family-owned business, we have the opportunity to work with our nearest and dearest family and friends, and that joy has given us plenty of fuel over the last thirty years — we have no doubt it’ll give us thirty more.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, rain heads are required for gutters and stormwater systems. They help to:

  • Filter leaves, twigs and other detritus out of the gutter
  • Unblock gutters and downpipes
  • Prevent deeper blockages
  • Prevent overflow and leaks

You can also install a rain head on the collection pipe of your water tank to prevent debris, animals and insects from getting into your tank.

Gutters, downpipes and rain heads are all components of your roof’s water management system.

  • Gutters travel laterally along the side of the roof. They feed water into the rain head.
  • Rain heads, installed at the ends of gutters, filter rainwater before it enters the downpipe.
  • Downpipes travel vertically along the walls of your building and carry water into the sewers.

Get your rain heads serviced ASAP

Our friendly team is happy to help schedule a yearly servicing appointment to ensure your rain heads, gutters, and downpipes are always in order. Call us 24/7 to organise.


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