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Canberra’s Best Plumbers

By Mikonos 29 July 2017 49

Canberra plumbers

This has been updated for August 2017

It can be very beneficial to know which plumber to call before you actually need them. You don’t want to wait any longer than you have to in case of an emergency. To help you be prepared we’ve put together a list of the top 5 plumbers in Canberra based on our readers feedback.

What Makes a Great Plumber?

Let’s clarify what we think makes a great plumber.

  • Affordability. That means no hidden costs or nasty surprises.
  • Respect. They respect your home and property, and most of all, don’t leave a mess for you to clean up!
  • Reliability. This means they show up on time and ready to work.
  • Customer service. Service should be professional, friendly, and polite.
  • Efficiency. Plumbers should be experienced workers that don’t waste your time. They get the job done, and they get it done fast.

The Top 5 Canberra Plumbers According To You

We read through your comments, complaints, and recommendations and created this list of the five best Canberra based plumbers.

Duncan’s Plumbing Service

Duncan’s is the overwhelming favourite plumbing service among Canberra residents. The company was established in 1968. They have been providing plumbing services to Canberra and the surrounding areas since 1991. Owner, Jason Duncan, heads up the team of professional plumbers and staff. Each member contributes to the efficiency that has made them the “Best of the Best Canberra plumbers.”

Previous customers give Duncan’s a high rating for being “very reliable, professional, and honest.” Repeat customers mention that they are always very happy with the work they provide.  The company provides a long list of residential and commercial services. They also offer emergency plumbing service for those times when plumbing problems just can’t wait. Call them 24/7 for any situation that you need to have fixed now. After-hour plumbing services include burst pipes, gas leaks, clogged drains, burst hot water heaters, and more. Duncan’s Plumbing Services is conveniently located at 1/9 Page Place, Page, ACT, 2614 in The Page Shopping Centre. You can reach them at 02 6254 5678.

6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing

One of the biggest complaints from Canberra residents is that the plumbers they call never show up. 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing answers with the guarantee to have a team at your location within an hour. Customers agree that fast service is one of the reasons this company is one of the best Canberra plumbers. They also promise to clean up once the repairs are made. The company’s primary goal is to give you a good value. Customers give 6 Star plumbers great reviews for their “excellent and friendly work.”

6 Star offers a variety of services for hot water systems and plumbing problems. They also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing for hot water issues, blocked or overflowing drains, water leaks, and more. They are located in Canberra, ACT. You can reach them at 02 0448 844 911.

Priority One Plumbing

The team at Priority Plumbing knows how frustrating finding a reliable plumber can be. Many customers repeat the story of combing through the options and hiring the first plumber that bothers to take their call. However, Priority Plumbing gives their Canberra customers something different. They always show up on time and complete the job in the agreed upon time span. Customers also like the fact that Priority One “stays in contact” and they charge a flat rate that is agreed upon before they even start to work. They don’t leave problems unresolved and disappear like many other plumbers. You always get great work and pay the price you expected to pay.

Priority One’s customers think they are the best Canberra plumbers around. They can always count on them to be there as promised. Their plumbing services include everything from fixing small leaks to major system installations. You can contact them at 1300 786 753 24/7.

Flow Plumbing & Gasfitting

Founder and owner Ross Ingham founded Flow Plumbing & Gasfitting in 2012. His craft of plumbing combines with a diversity of experiences to create a successful plumbing business. Ross was taught by the best in the business. His devotion to his customers shows in their praise of his work and service. Customers mention that Ross was “The ACT Apprentice of the year a few years ago.” They don’t find that surprising since they have had nothing but good results from his work.

Ross prides himself on having a plumbing company that is “Customer focused and pride driven.” He offers a broad range of plumbing services from nagging drips and leaks to new multi-storey installations. He also offers 24/7 emergency plumbing services. You can reach Flow Plumbing at 0450 590 030.

Turek’s Plumbing & Gas

Turek’s Plumbing is another plumbing service that is popular among residents. Customers like that “Tim from Turek’s Plumbing & Gas was very professional.” He even called to let the customer know he was running late.  The plumbers are very knowledgeable and offer exceptional customer service. Plumbing services include maintenance, leaking pipes and toilets, burst pipes, hot water installations & repairs, and more. You can reach them at 0406 471 717.

Who Will You Pick?

Thanks to our commenters who provided insightful feedback on the best – and worst – Canberra plumbers.

Comment down below detailing your experience with Canberra based plumbers. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? And who would you steer clear of?

What’s Your opinion?


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mallie17 8:33 pm 15 Apr 18

Running Plumbing (Damian Peacock) is the plumber with the mostest. He responded quickly,
and was very honest and reliable. The price was right, and he made sure the problem was fixed before we paid. Can’t recommend him highly enough.

Dany Davis 5:16 pm 12 Feb 18

Priority one plumbing is the number one plumbing group . They arrived promptly on time for initial quote and gave a detailed explanation of the work to be done , including protecting the solar panels and other processes we were unsure of. Booked a day and time and the plumbers were on time, clean,professional and did awesome job. Highly recommend !!!great job!!!.
Thank you guys

KB jogger 1:40 pm 02 Feb 18

I would not recommend priority one plumbing. The plumber was 1 hour late (told us to come between 10am – 2pm, came at 3pm), and he did fix the problem (leaky tap). The pricing system though, is very “confusing” or should I say tricky, my impression is they still charge the same whether you used the “coupon” or not. They tell you higher price if you asked to use the coupon anyways. Conclusion: they can probably fix problems but customers are definitely note their priority and they try to trick you and charge more. I read this article and went with priority one, but regretting it. I would stick with my local plumber from next time.

jenykurian@outlook.com 9:57 am 28 Dec 17

I would like to thank priority one plumbing service for such a professional job! Our problem wasn’t simple and took some time to figure out. The plumber was very patient and helpful. I would recommend priority one plumbing to everyone who need a good plumbing service.

Gomas Mark 8:36 am 21 Dec 17

Thank you priority one plumbing.I can’t remember the name of the plumber who was out to fix our drain on a night call.very fast service, polite and price was fair and he even cleaned up after himself. Will definitely use them again.

Jack David 9:01 am 20 Dec 17

I called Priority one plumbing service to fix a leaking tap in my kitchen. The plumbers turned up when they said they would and fixed it a timely manner. I was really happy with the service.

robplm 11:08 pm 16 Dec 17

I would not recommend priority one plumbing for clearing roots from drains. I had them in and they were unsuccessful ($420 for nothing) and suggested replacing everything. I instead called capital city plumbing who had no trouble clearing drain and for less than half the price. ($187)

    Frustrated 10:34 am 09 Jan 18

    I used them recently was charged for 3 1/2 hrs Labour and a piece of copper pipe, $1234.00

    When i asked for an itemised invoice, I got the following response in email.

    “Our organisation has a lot more involved than just the hours on site. Planning and set up and material orders management etc

    The prices account for all these things so a can provide a quality service with quality trades”

    I think the franchise owner thought he could take advantage of someone desperate for plumbing services early in the new year.

    Product review website suggests this company has some history of overcharging and bad work.

Bob303 11:25 am 27 Nov 17

Damian Peacock from Running Plumbing is great. We have used him twice now over five years. He is easily contactable by phone or email, returns our calls and emails, attends and fixes our problems very promptly, and goes to some trouble rescheduling other jobs to sort our problems out. We are very impressed with him. Next time we need a plumber, he’s it!

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