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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O’Shea Plumbing

O'Shea Plumbing

4.9 

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Dan's Plumbing

Dan's Plumbing 🏆 2024

5.0  (3,399) Summary
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Shelley
Shelley2 posts
  Verified
Hot water repairMicheal and Fraser were great at finding a problem with our hot water and fixing it straight away
JR Gas & Water

JR Gas & Water 🏆 2024

5.0  (789) Summary
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Margie M.
Margie M.QLD7 posts
  Fair Incentive
Couldn't fault them...great serviceBrilliant service from Josh at
JR Gas and water. who just installed my new electric hot water system. On time and efficient, with everything cleaned up. Show 2 replies
Ferguson’s Plumbing

Ferguson’s Plumbing

4.9  (908) Summary
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Abby
Abby
  Verified
Great experienceGreat and friendly service from Jacob and Heath. Highly recommend
Silverwater Plumbing

Silverwater Plumbing

4.9  (458) Summary
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Linsay C.
Linsay C.
 
Great service and great heat pumpAli and RIski were great! They were very polite and very professional. Show reply
O’Shea Plumbing

O’Shea Plumbing

4.9  (492) Summary
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PrueH
PrueHVIC3 posts
 
Hello Plumbing

Hello Plumbing

4.9  (271) Summary
Nig
Nig2 posts
 
Nigel. Bad water leaks in long drivewayHello Plumbing repaired and replaced the water pipe supply to my house . They were punctual, efficient and reasonable priced.An excellent friendly team.I would recommend as a good local plumbers
Ozwarm

Ozwarm

5.0  (173) Summary
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Soumendra
Soumendra
 
The business you can trustGreat communication, efficient and quick. Professional and caring. I will surely recommend to my friends
Hilton Plumbing

Hilton Plumbing 🏆 2024

4.8  (603) Summary
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Emma
Emma
 
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Willson's Plumbing

Willson's Plumbing

4.9  (239) Summary
Razi
Razi
  Verified
Washing machineDon and Jordan installed our new washing Maschine perfectly thanks
General Home Services

General Home Services 🏆 2024

4.7  (492) Summary
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John M.
John M.
 
ToiletRhys and liam were very professional and helpful, would defientlu recommend
Inline Plumbing & Electrical

Inline Plumbing & Electrical 🏆 2024

4.7  (343) Summary
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Ramesh K.
Ramesh K.2 posts
 
ABA Plumbing and Gas

ABA Plumbing and Gas 🏆 2024

4.7  (499) Summary
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Mike
Mike
 
Top work!Brendan and Gordon attended and gave excellent service, punctually and courteously. Could not be happier!
Jetset Plumbing

Jetset Plumbing 🏆 2024

4.6  (1,033) Summary
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ACH
ACHQLD
  Fair Incentive
Job Well DoneAs always with Jetset the job was started on time, what was to be done explained and work carried out without issue. Job site left as found and shown video of drain work. Future Warranty explained and paperwork left.
Victorian Hot Water

Victorian Hot Water

5.0  (103) Summary
Andrew M.
Andrew M.VIC2 posts
 
Excellent workmanshipVery happy with the work done by this company I recommend and came when they said they would
Fluid Plumbing Services

Fluid Plumbing Services

4.7  (335) Summary
S. Jones
S. JonesNSW
 
Worst ever scumbagsWorst rip off scumbag plumbing company ever. Just charged my elderly Mum $700/hour . We supplied all the fittings. This was just labour and he was an apprentice. Other guy was there for 30 minutes. $2700 for around 4 hours work. Never use these pack of badtards. Karma is coming for you.
Harley Plumbing

Harley Plumbing

4.9  (115) Summary
Jane.L
Jane.LVIC
 
Reliable plumbing serviceI have called on Harley plumbing a few times in the last 5 years and l have always been happy with the service provided. They get the job done efficiently and are prompt and polite. Today they came out to look at my ducted heating and thankfully got it working again.
HomeFirst Services Plumbers

HomeFirst Services Plumbers 🏆 2024

4.5  (4,582) Summary
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Mark
MarkVIC
  Melbourne
Same Day Trades

Same Day Trades 🏆 2024

4.6  (1,446) Summary
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Brenda
BrendaWA
 
Electrical works.Isaac was very efficient and helpful. Worked in good time and was always polite and explained what was needed. He also cleaned up and left house tidy. Pleasant personality to talk with
Ritz Plumbing & Electrical

Ritz Plumbing & Electrical 🏆 2024

4.8  (145) Summary
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LNH
LNH
 
Very happyHighly recommend.Everyone I dealt with was friendly and extremely professional .And it all happened so quickly
DCM Plumbing & Drainage

DCM Plumbing & Drainage

5.0  (81) Summary
Sharyn C.
Sharyn C.2 posts
  Fair Incentive
Drainage and shower head install great jobChristian and his apprentice did a fantastic job for us today highly recommend.
Waterite Plumbing & Sealing

Waterite Plumbing & Sealing

4.9  (90) Summary
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Sandra
Sandra
  Verified
TOILETEwan went above and beyond to fix our toilet issues and as always arrived on time and tidied up afterwards. He also addressed an annoying issue in our kitchen at no cost. Once again 10 out of 10 for Waterite.
Mr Emergency Plumbing

Mr Emergency Plumbing

4.5  (1,262) Summary
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Adam B.
Adam B.
 
GreatRW - Called at 3:30 and they arrived at 4:10, great service and quick recognition of issue. Quoted and provided advice without any pressure or commitment required. Professional, polite and responsive service.
Ureco Hot Water

Ureco Hot Water

4.7  (134) Summary
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Andy Lisa
Andy LisaWA
 
Adelaide Emergency Plumbing

Adelaide Emergency Plumbing

4.9  (82) Summary
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Roger J.
Roger J.
 
ExcellentExplanation of cause was exceptional and what was required to fix the problem was exceptional
Hero Plumbing

Hero Plumbing

4.6  (198) Summary
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Con
ConNSW2 posts
 
WOW !Magnificent service from Jesse.
Gave a major service to my gas heater and it works like new.
Dynamic Tradies

Dynamic Tradies

5.0  (68) Summary
Beverly Babington
Beverly BabingtonNSW
 
Highly recommendI called Dynamic Tradies in the morning and by that afternoon Ryan had been and fixed my plumbing problem.
So quick and professional. I highly recommend them. Thanks so much! Show reply
Plumbdog Plumbing

Plumbdog Plumbing

4.5  (193) Summary
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Sambo
SamboWA4 posts
 
Plumbdog experienceJames was quickly on site after my call with a blocked drain carried out the job in a very timely manner and explained the process throughout the job supplied lower and higher quotes ended up being the high one but was happy with the prompt efficient service Show reply
Capital Plumbing Gold Coast

Capital Plumbing Gold Coast

4.8  (87) Summary
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wayne
waynegold coast qld 42113 posts
 
Great serviceActually early , very quick service, explained very clearly what needed to be done ... will be our new plumber cheers
Rhino Plumbing & Drainage

Rhino Plumbing & Drainage

4.7  (104) Summary
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garry h.
garry h.
 
Great serviceQuick friendly professional. Took time to explain issues and next steps if needed. Highly recommended
Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage

Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage

4.5  (189) Summary
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Jared p
Jared pQLD
  Verified
Replacement tapsBrad was very helpful. Great and honest appraisal of the work.work was completed quickly and to a high standard and would definitely recommend
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O’Shea Plumbing

O'Shea Plumbing

4.9 

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A plumber fixing pipes underneath a bathroom sink.

Should I get a plumber?

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 or small CCTV camera to investigate the cause of the blockage – food, hair or other gunk – and remove it.

Types of plumbing services

Plumbers often offer a variety of services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Emergency plumbing: Typically available 24/7, an emergency plumber will arrive at your home or commercial space at short notice, taking anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours. They deal with urgent plumbing situations such as burst pipes, overflowing toilets and gas leaks.

  • Drain plumbing: If you have a blocked drain, a plumber will determine the cause of the blockage, such as a build-up of grease in the drain underneath your kitchen sink. They will then proceed to remove the blockage, or recommend that you replace your old drain with a new one.

  • Toilet plumbing: Plumbers are perhaps best known for working on toilet repairs. A plumber can help if there is water pooling near the toilet base, the toilet tank is slow to refill, sewage isn’t being removed properly, or water is either constantly or irregularly running. Plumbers can also install new toilets or inspect them as part of routine maintenance.

  • Fixing pipes: Plumbers can fix leaking pipes, burst pipes (an emergency plumbing service), or the issue of hot water not being delivered to your household due to a pipe problem.

  • Hot water plumbing: If your home’s hot water system needs maintenance, repair or replacement, a plumber can help. This may be the case if your water takes a long time to heat up, or you’re third in line for a shower in the mornings... but when you finally turn the taps on, your teeth start to chatter. Alternatively, if your water is hot but is accompanied by low water pressure (for example, your shower feels more like a trickle even when turned on full blast), hot water plumbing might also be what you need.

  • Laying new plumbing pipe: If you’re installing new plumbing as part of a kitchen or bathroom renovation, a plumber may be required to do the job properly the first time around. Plumbers also install kitchen sinks, as well as bathroom and laundry sinks.

  • Plumbing traps: These are designed to stop unwanted waste materials from the sewers from entering your home via the plumbing. This unwanted waste may include sewer gases, odours and insects in the bathroom, or grease in the kitchen. A plumbing trap will seal these materials inside a small amount of liquid, which can't escape and contaminate the water supply in your home.

  • Gasfitting: A gas plumber will work on the installation, maintenance, or repair of the following: LPG and natural gas pipes, gas flues, appliances and fittings. This includes plumbing work on gas BBQs and stovetops, gas hot water heaters, gas ovens, as well as gas heaters or fireplaces. Gas plumbing is a specialised skillset within the plumbing trade, so any prospective gas plumber should be fully qualified, with a license to do gasfitting work.

  • Roof plumbing: A plumber can install, maintain or repair your roof plumbing or guttering, which includes roof coverings, roof flashings, stormwater piping, and the drain or tank that collects stormwater. This helps to prevent flooding or other issues caused by faulty guttering, in the event of heavy rains.

  • Mechanical services plumbing: Heating, cooling and ventilation systems operate using pipes and fittings. If they need installation, maintenance or repair, a plumber can help. For example, if you’ve just invested in a ducted air conditioner a plumber can install fabricated sheet metal ductwork in your roofing.

What to consider when choosing a plumber

Licensing

Since plumbing is a skilled trade, make sure you only seek out licensed plumbers who’ve completed a certificate or apprenticeship. A fully qualified plumber will be listed under NSW Fair Trading.

More specialised plumbing services may require a tradie to hold additional licenses. For example, both gasfitting jobs and those involving hot water units require more than a standard plumbing license.

Insurance

Ensure the plumber you choose has insurance so that they, their work, and the place they work in are covered.

Ask about the following:

  • Home building compensation: This provides cover in the event that a plumber cannot finish the job. It covers the building's owner for projects that cost over $20,000.
  • Public liability insurance: This covers the plumber and their tools in the event of an accident.

Customer service

It can be hard to get a sense of a plumber's customer service before you've met them - this is where reviews come in handy.

Reading reviews and testimonials of the different plumbers you're considering will tell you what others have had to see about their customer service, professionalism and reliability, as well as how satisfied customers were with the job the plumbers did.

It's also worth looking at how they respond to any negative reviews they might have. How a plumber responds to a dissatisfied customer can give you an insight into how much they care about their reputation.

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, to give you a more realistic estimate of the costs involved.

While the cheapest option may seem the most attractive, it's also important to consider quality of work, reputation and things like licensing and job guarantees to ensure you choose the best person for the job.

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