Hot Water System Melbourne
Hot Water Service FAQs
How much does hot water plumber cost in Melbourne?
If your hot water system is not functioning appropriately, you will need to engage a plumber to test the water and gas lines, check for blockages, consider the components of the hot water system and conduct relevant tests.
The average cost for a repair varies between $300 and $1000 depending on the nature of the issue and the type of hot water unit.
How much does a plumber charge to install a hot water tank?
The cost to install a hot water tank will include the cost of the hot water system, labour costs and any incidentals. This assumes that all the pipes (water and gas lines) have been correctly installed in accordance with plumbing codes.
The average cost varies between $1200 and $2,200 depending on the type of hot water unit, the installation location and any incidental costs.
How long does it take a plumber to install a water heater?
The length of a time a plumber takes to install a water heater depends on whether the plumber is installing a new water heater or replacing an existing water heater, the location of the water heater, whether any repairs need to occur to the water and gas lines and the likelihood of any incidentals. Our plumbers do not favour speed over quality!
Do I need a plumber to install a water heater?
Yes. A water heater relies on water and gas that must be installed by an experienced, qualified and licenced plumber and gas fitter who knows the plumbing codes and regulations. Failure to install a water heater by a professional could void the water heater’s warranty and result in non-compliant works that are unsafe.
Do I need permit for water heater installation?
This depends on the type of water heater. Consult us prior to installation and we will advise on the permits required (especially for commercial or industrial operations). Notwithstanding, a plumber or gas fitter must install a water heater. This is because the professional is licenced and insured.
Do plumbers fix hot water heaters?
Yes. Sometimes a water heater can be repaired rather than replaced. We will always check whether it is worthwhile conducting a repair rather than subjecting the client to pay for a replacement. We stock all parts necessary to conduct a speedy and effective repair in accordance with plumbing standards.
Do I really need to worry about hidden leaks?
Gas or water leaks should not be ignored. Especially in pressure pipes, a tiny pinhole leak can become a bigger problem if left unattended. If you sight a leak, immediately engage a professional. This will not only save you money in the future but protect your health too.
Should I repair or replace leaky faucets myself?
Under no circumstances should you repair any works yourself as you are not licensed and trained to do so. Manufacturers will only warrant their products if a licensed practitioner has completed the install and completed all necessary tests.
What are the most common causes of low hot water pressure?
The most common causes of low hot water pressure include pinhole leaks in the pipes, incorrectly installed pipes such that they are damaged, low water pressure from the water mains, blocked or rusted pipes and a poorly performing hot water system.
Why don’t I have hot water?
Hot water units typically have a lifespan of 8-12 years – it may be possible that a replacement unit is required given the life of the unit. Other possible causes could be issues with the pilot light, thermostatic mixing valve, and other components. Our technician will be able to diagnose and provide you with the best solution for your needs.
Why is my hot water service leaking?
If your hot water service is leaking, this would indicate the tank has burst. We will need to attend to confirm and likely replace the unit.
Why is my hot water running out so fast?
The size of the unit may not be large enough to meet the supply needs for your household. We can assess the best unit for both your household’s needs and budget.