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No matter the Hot Water System, we can install, service or repair it fast!

No one wants to be caught out in the cold with a broken hot water system. Luckily Metropolitan Plumbing is always on call for repairs, maintenance and installation. Whatever the issue, we can get your hot water flowing in no time!

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Hot Water System Repairs

Dealing with an underperforming or broken hot water system is never fun. Cold showers in the morning, boiling the kettle for dishes, it’s such a hassle.

That’s why Metropolitan Plumbing is here to get your hot water fired up again 24/7! That’s right, when something goes wrong at 8am on a school day or 10pm on the weekend, our plumbers are always ready.

You can say goodbye to leaks or frozen water, and say hello to a freshly repaired gas or electric hot water system – or perhaps even a brand new one!

With over 25 years’ experience in the hot water industry, we have seen it all. Metropolitan has seen hot water units evolve into environmentally friendly, eco-efficient appliances, and we know all the tips and tricks to get your system working again.

So when you’re in a jam and need an emergency after hours plumber, or just want to book in a weekday visit, Metropolitan Plumbing is the team for you.

Benefits of a Hot Water Service

No matter the type of hot water system you have, we can see to all of its needs. But you may be wondering why you actually need a service – or how often.

You should have a hot water heater serviced regularly to prolong its life. You’ll certainly encounter some plumbing problems during its life, and there are some clear signs you need to call in a qualified plumber.

Some of the most common hot water problems include:

  • Discoloured or rusty water
  • Running out of hot water quickly
  • Strange noises from the tank (banging, whistling)
  • Leaking or pooling water around the tank
  • No hot water at all
  • The pilot light regularly goes out (gas hot water systems)

Working with everything from continuous flow, to electric storage tanks, to solar hot water systems and even heat pumps, Metropolitan Plumbing has knowledge of all hot water systems. Our expert technicians will always give you a long term solution and maximum benefit.

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How Long Do Hot Water Systems Last?

Hot water systems are expected to last anywhere between 10-15 years. Your location, usage and the type of hot water heater will always determine exactly how long it does survive.

Some parts within the system will last longer than others, which is why a regular yearly service is often best to pick up any minor imperfections or faults. When a plumber checks out your hot water they can accurately identify any parts which need to be repaired or replaced.

Or they may even recommend a full replacement of the hot water unit if age and other factors mean it’s beyond repair. A regular service will help you save money on large costs down the track, though, and can keep your water steaming hot!

While on site, your plumber will inspect parts such as the following:

  • Tempering valve
  • Pressure relief valve
  • Sacrificial anode
  • Thermostat
  • Thermocouple

A gas storage hot water system will have some unique features when compared to a wall mounted gas instantaneous system, whiles solar and electric will also need their own specialised service.

Metropolitan Plumbing can do it all, so call us today for a reliable and thorough inspection.

Emergency Hot Water Plumbers

Our plumbers operate 24/7, every day of the year for your absolute convenience. That’s because we know there’s no rhyme nor reason to a hot water system deciding to break down. When that happens you definitely want a local plumber straight away.

Metropolitan Plumbing can alleviate your worries. We’ll be at your door within the hour* for all hot water emergencies and no matter what time you call there are no after hours charges.

We charge fixed rate prices on all jobs. So when you give us a call for a hot water checkup, we’ll investigate the issue then provide an upfront, fixed price quote so you know exactly what’s coming. There are no surprises with Metropolitan Plumbing or your local 24/7 plumber.

Not sure if you need a plumber, electrician or gas fitter? Metropolitan has licensed technicians available for all emergencies, with experience in all areas! That’s so we can take care of any and all problems for your:

Interest Free Hot Water Systems

There’s no need to be worried about the cost of your hot water system installation or repairs with Metropolitan Plumbing. We have a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** which take away all the stress associated with a bigger job.

With hot water systems lasting anywhere between 10-15 years on average, sometimes you still can’t plan for a major breakdown. Even the most prepared homeowner or renter can never quite be ready for hot water failure.

With access to our payment plans through Humm, Zip Pay or OpenPay you can spread out the cost and ensure you’re always in charge of your own finances. You can choose from a range of weekly or fortnightly repayment options in manageable instalments which you’re always in charge of.

This means your hot water repairs can begin straight away! There’s no need to put up with cold water for days on end.

For more information on all of our hot water services, or to book a hot water expert today, contact Metropolitan Plumbing.

Brands We Work With

Regular servicing will prolong the life of your hot water system, and also ensure it is working efficiently. An inefficient hot water system will waste water and energy, ultimately costing you more money.

For your convenience, we work with a range of brands, styles and models of hot water units. When it comes to installation, we can even supply our own from recognised and reputable companies. We work with the likes of:

Hot Water Systems in Adelaide

Wherever you live in Adelaide, Metropolitan Plumbing can sort out your hot water system. We know all there is to know about hot water systems in Adelaide because that’s been our core business for the last 25 years. Metropolitan supplies, installs and services solar, electric storage, gas continuous, gas storage and heat pump hot water systems. Every suburb from Aldinga to Andrews Farm is part of our 24/7 within the hour* service in Adelaide. If you want rapid restoration of your hot water, contact Metropolitan Plumbing.

Hot Water Systems in Brisbane

Brisbane can get really steamy, but no-one wants to have cold showers. When your hot water goes cold in Brisbane, the people to call are Metropolitan Plumbing. We can get your hot water flowing again on the same day with our unrivalled within the hour* 24/7 service. Whatever sort of hot water system you want – electric, solar, gas or heat pump – Metropolitan has the expertise to install or service it. With years of experience with all sorts of hot water systems in Brisbane, Metropolitan has the expertise to deal with any hot water emergency.

Hot Water Systems in Melbourne

Got a problem with your hot water system in Melbourne? Metropolitan Plumbing has been repairing and installing hot water systems in Melbourne for a quarter of a century, so we definitely have the experience you need to restore your essential hot water. There isn’t any sort of hot water that our talented team can’t put in for you, including electric storage, solar, heat pump, gas storage and gas instantaneous. Anywhere you are in Melbourne, Metropolitan has a van that can get to you fast.

Hot Water Systems in Perth

You don’t have to wait around for days to have your hot water fixed in Perth. Metropolitan Plumbing is a 24/7 hot water specialist. It doesn’t matter what brand or type of hot water system you have or want, because we work with all of them. We also work in every Perth suburb. Most of the time we can get to you in under an hour to get on with restoring your hot water. If you want a same day hot water specialist in Perth with a dedicated team of qualified and experienced plumbers and gas fitters, get in touch with Metropolitan.

FAQ - What You Need to Know About Hot Water Systems

Whatever you hot water system question is, we've answered it here.

Each manufacturer will recommend a different amount of time between hot water services. Each component and mechanism will need to be checked at different time intervals. Here is a rough guide as to when they should be tested:
  • Pressure relief valve – every 6 months
  • Expansion control valve – every 6 months
  • Pressure limiting valve – every 3-5 years
  • Tempering valve – every 3-5 years
  • Isolation non-return valve - every 3-5 years
  • Sacrificial anode – every 3-5 years
  • Element - every 3-5 years
  • Thermostat - every 3-5 years
  • Thermocouple - every 3-5 years
The age of your system may determine whether it’s better to repair or replace. On average, hot water heaters last 10-15 years. If you’re in the last few years of that lifespan then replacement is typically going to be more cost efficient in the long run. Modern units have better efficiency and will save you money on running costs. You may also be able to upgrade from a storage tank to a more efficient instant hot water unit, or swap from electricity to gas or solar. If the hot water heater is a newer model then your plumber can probably repair it and, unless it’s a serious problem, won’t need to consider replacement.
Few things are worse than jumping into the shower on a cold morning to find your hot water pressure just isn’t cutting it. It’s a common problem in Australian homes, but the good news is that it’s normally a relatively straightforward fix. Common causes include:
  • Sediment in the system
  • Water main problems
  • Partially closed valve
  • Water heater malfunction
Low water pressure could also be caused by leaking or rusty pipes, or in the shower perhaps a lackluster showerhead. If that’s the case and your hot water system isn’t to blame, our plumbers will still see out the job and fix your pressure.
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What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

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Metropolitan Plumbing are proud winners of 2021 and 2020 Product Review awards in the plumbing category. These awards highlight our dedication to outstanding customer service. Product Review provides a platform for real-life experiences. Check out some of our customers' reviews below:
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Trent was brilliant, arrived on time and did a great job replacing our kitchen mixer tap on a Saturday evening after our existing tap fell apart. Hoping we don’t need emergency services again, but would definitely use them again!

Marc - VIC
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Metropolitan arrived at my door quickly and promptly. Joel diagnosed a gas leak coming from the fittings to my freestanding cooktop and sorted the issue fast. He had my gas back up and running again in no time.

Adrian - WA
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Metropolitan was the first to respond to me as I had a leaking shower. They were quick to send out a plumber within the hour. Jake phoned before arriving and he gave plenty of options. The service was quick and easy.

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