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Best Plumbers

A reliable plumber can come to the rescue by fixing blocked drains and burst pipes in your home. They can sometimes also perform tasks you might not expect, like installing a solar hot water tank or the piping required to accommodate a new AC. Continue Reading...

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PlumbFirst
  • Award Winner 2021

PlumbFirst

4.5 from 3,203 reviews
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  • Customer Service
    4.7 (700)
  • Timeliness
    4.8 (676)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (651)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.0 (647)
Hello Plumbing
  • Award Winner 2021

Hello Plumbing

4.9 from 168 reviews

Latest review: I woke up to find water all over my bathroom floor, the pipes under my sink were leaking. Hello Plumbing arrived at our agreed time, on short notice, fixed the pipes and the tap at the sink in just a

  • Customer Service
    5.0 (143)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (144)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.9 (139)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.5 (136)
Silverwater Plumbing
  • Award Winner 2021

Silverwater Plumbing

4.9 from 163 reviews

Latest review: Plumber arrived on time and fixed the problem efficiently. He was friendly and did a great job. Including cleaning up after. We will use Silverwater plumbing again. Highly recommend their

  • Customer Service
    4.9 (89)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (85)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.9 (85)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.4 (79)
Fluid Plumbing Services

Fluid Plumbing Services

4.8 from 143 reviews

Latest review: Came same day that I called with a problem - same day service that has to be a positive - he was punctual - polite - took his shoes off and more importantly he fixed the

  • Customer Service
    4.9 (63)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (60)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (58)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.4 (59)
Metropolitan Plumbing
  • Award Winner 2021
  • 2020

Metropolitan Plumbing · includes 5 listings

4.6 from 898 reviews

Latest review: Jatender came to do a service on the ducted split system air conditioning right in time before the hot weather. Cleaned the filter and serviced the unit. He advised me how to maintain cleaning the

  • Customer Service
    4.7 (636)
  • Timeliness
    4.7 (633)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.6 (564)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.1 (602)
Inline Plumbing & Electrical

Inline Plumbing & Electrical

4.7 from 210 reviews

Latest review: Requested a quote and received a phone call. My hot water tank unit was replaced and installed, in just under two hours. That’s all the recommendation you need. Thank you.

  • Customer Service
    4.9 (71)
  • Timeliness
    5.0 (71)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.9 (69)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.6 (68)
PlumbFirst
  • Award Winner 2021

PlumbFirst

4.5 from 3,203 reviews
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  • Customer Service
    4.7 (700)
  • Timeliness
    4.8 (676)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (651)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.0 (647)
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Should I get a plumber?

Plumber fixing pipe

Plumbers can be expensive, which can make it tempting to embark on a DIY plumbing project. However, when it comes to pipe problems, toilet repairs and fixing the other plumbing-related machinery of your home, there’s often no substitute for a professional.

Good plumbing ensures hot showers stay hot, toilets flush, and that there are no unpleasant smells caused by clogged pipes. A DIY job may offer a quick fix but create more plumbing issues down the line. You might need to call an emergency plumber later - which is going to be more expensive.

A plumber has the requisite tools and expertise to assess a situation quickly and suggest viable solutions. For example, if you have a leaking tap, a plumber can advise whether you should replace the tap altogether or just an individual part like a valve seat/washer. If you have a clogged drain, they can use a plumbing snake to investigate the cause of the blockage – food, hair or other gunk – and remove it.

Licensed plumbers

Since plumbing is a skilled trade, make sure you only seek out licensed plumbers who’ve completed a certificate or apprenticeship.

More specialised plumbing services may require a tradie to hold additional licenses. For example, gasfitting jobs and those involving hot water units require more than a standard plumbing license. Ensuring a plumber is correctly licensed can help give you peace of mind that you’re getting your dream tradie and not a dud.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

The hourly rate and overall cost is unique to each plumbing job. It will generally factor in a call-out fee, labour costs, replacement parts/ materials used, and a potential emergency plumbing fee - which can range from $50-200 on top of the actual job.

To know the ballpark figure for plumbing work, getting few quotes online is a good place to start. It’s better than just typing ‘plumbers near me’ into Google, because it factors in the details of your specific job for a more realistic estimate of the costs involved.