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The Best Hot Water Systems Repairers in Canberra


If you’re like most people, chances are you enjoy relaxing with a hot shower at the end of a long day. Fast and easy access to steaming hot water is something many take for granted in their homes and workplaces – that is, until something goes wrong.

So whether you have no hot water at all, your hot water system is suddenly making a lot of noise, or there’s a strange odour coming from your hot water faucet, it’s time to schedule a hot water system repair with your local plumber.

But what should you look for in a plumber, and where can you find the best hot water system repairers in Canberra? Keep reading to find all the answers you need.

What makes a great hot water system repairer?

Most hot water system repairers in Canberra are licensed plumbers. But did you know that not all plumbers are experts in fixing hot water systems?

To get your hot water system back up and running as soon as possible, we recommend choosing a technician with the following traits:

  • Hot water repair experience. You’re more likely to get a fantastic hot water repair service from a technician with years of experience. They will have seen it all before and know exactly how to remedy any issues you’re facing.
  • Reliable and respectful of your property. A plumber should arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own – this means keeping mess and disruption to a minimum while being careful with your belongings.
  • Effective communication. You shouldn’t need a plumbing qualification to understand what your plumber is talking about. A great plumber is willing to discuss the job at a level you can understand.
  • Transparent pricing. Your plumber should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected fees or charges.
  • Quality parts and products. While using cheaper parts will save money in the short term, they generally don’t last as long and will need to be replaced sooner. For longevity and real value for money, look for a plumber that uses the best part or product for the job – not the one that costs the least.

The top hot water system repair services according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Water Tight Canberra

Water Tight Canberra

As a national 2019 Telstra Business Award winner and an ACT licenced plumber, Water Tight Canberra has a glowing reputation for delivering outstanding plumbing services – including repairing and replacing hot water systems – in the ACT and region.

Its local team specialises in everything from solar hot water and electric storage hot water units through to gas storage and heat pumps. If you have a hot water system problem, they have the expertise to solve it quickly and professionally.

Here’s what customer Allan had to say about his experience with Water Tight Canberra: “I arrived at my townhouse on a Friday afternoon at about 1:30 after a week away to find that the hot water service had sprung a leak… I called Water Tight and a representative (Tom) was here within an hour. After an inspection and quotation Tom undertook to replace the HWS that day and did so with two other members of staff… I would recommend Water Tight to anyone with an urgent plumbing problem.”

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ACT licenced plumber: 2017441

Canberra Plumbing and Drains

Canberra Plumbing and Drains is a local, family owned business with over 15 years of experience repairing and installing hot water systems. Its skilled and qualified team is ready to repair or replace your electric or gas hot water systems quickly and cost-effectively.

Here’s what happy customer Sean had to say about Canberra Plumbing and Drains in a website testimonial: “My hot water unit was on its last legs and with a family of five I was keen to have it replaced. I had a technician visit the same day to inspect the unit and reassure me it wouldn’t burst!!! I then had a replacement unit installed the following day. The team were professional, they explained the options that were available and that would suit my family needs and they installed the unit without fuss. Best customer service I have received during my first 12 months in Canberra – highly recommend them.”

Laser Plumbing Queanbeyan

Laser Plumbing Queanbeyan was founded in 2000 by Canberra locals Jason Tait and Andrew Miller. Offering same day service for plumbing emergencies, its team is committed to excellent customer service and high quality results. Whether you need your hot water system repaired or replaced, Laser Plumbing Queanbeyan is here to assist.

Customer Carolie shared her experience with Laser Plumbing as a website testimonial: “Laser Plumbing are nothing short of brilliant and a pleasure to deal with. We use their services for emergency callouts, as well as ordinary day-to-day services for our properties.”

Water and energy saving tips

A well-maintained hot water system can reduce your power and water bills while also saving water. If you’d like to reduce your electricity bill even further, check that your hot water system thermostat is not set too high. According to Icon Water, adding cold water to very hot water to make it warm is a waste of water and energy.

Your experience with hot water system repairers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you had experience with any of the hot water system repair companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

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9 Responses to The Best Hot Water Systems Repairers in Canberra
Stewart Burton Stewart Burton 2:18 pm 16 Jul 19

Canberra Block Drains is the best choice for all hot water system issues. I have used them for an emergency on a Sunday due to my broken unit. My parents were really old, I didn’t want them to suffer without hot water so called this company and the plumber arrived promptly. Hats off to their prompt service as most companies delay on Sundays. Work was completed with high standards and it included compliance and warantee certificate. Overall, great service.

Reprobate Reprobate 12:20 pm 07 Oct 10

This may help (or just confuse you even more):

parle parle 12:19 pm 07 Oct 10

okay, I recommend you!, you can buy parts for that heater no problem.

Go buy the thermostat (mitchell) and install it yourself as 99% of the time it’s the thermostat, failing that the element. At the very least take look. Turn off the power, remove the cover near the base as see if anything is fried, replacing the thermostat takes one screwdriver and 5 mins.

The only thing that will truly kill your water hear is corrosion, if it’s rusted into the metal on the inner tank then it’s no good and should be replaced.

Have you worked out how much your yearly hot water bill is and how many years it would take to get your money back for the difference on a newer more efficient one?, for me it was going to break even at 12 years so I chose to just pay the $60 for a new thermostat.


Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 11:31 am 07 Oct 10

Thanks for the suggestions. It is an 16 year old Rheem electric so I imagine a sparky/plumber will do the job. I am hoping it isn’t completely broken, just a wire or thermostat or element. If I do need a new one I imagine the instant gas ones are a good thing?
Thanks again.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:21 am 07 Oct 10

troll-sniffer said :

Now that your hot water system has decided to copulate with itself, it is time to ask yourself what sort of hot water system you want?

New/replacement systems are reasonably cost effective these days. We had to replace our old 1950s electric HWS a few years back and we just chucked an instantaneous gas system on our ACTEW account/bill.

Job done.

Grail Grail 10:10 am 07 Oct 10

This could be the opportunity to pick up the phone and talk to Origin Energy, who have (or had) an offer to install a dual photovoltaic and solar thermal system (one for electricity, the other for hot water) for about $2000 up front. A bit more expensive than just a new hot water service.

You don’t specify whether the hot water service is powered by electricity, gas, solar or underpants gnomes, and picking the right hot water service repairer depends on whether the plumber needs to bring along an electrician too (some plumbers also handle gas plumbing).

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 9:48 am 07 Oct 10

Now that your hot water system has decided to copulate with itself, it is time to ask yourself what sort of hot water system you want? One that waits many years and then inserts its population rod into its intake, or one that gets on with the job straightaway? One that chews electrons by the countless squillions as it attempts to keep up with your profligate use of heated H2O, or one that uses natural combinations of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen to raise the calorific value of the cylinder’s contents? Have you considered to converting to a rooftop extravaganza of chrome, glass and black materials, thereby lessening the amount of dirty black fossil fuel that has to be dug from pristine Hunter landscapes?

As for recommendations for individuals, I know a couple of sparkies who are competent, as does half of Canberra. Best bet is to ring a couple of independent electricians and discuss what’s best for you, it might be any of a number of options depending on how close gas is, your views on investing now for later returns etc.

Lazy I Lazy I 9:36 am 07 Oct 10

The original poster is looking for a recommendation, not more options.

Nick Sundance Nick Sundance 9:16 am 07 Oct 10

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