The best plumbers in Tuggeranong

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Blueline Plumbing & Gas, one of Canberra’s most recommended plumbing companies. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Facing a frustrating plumbing issue? Whether it’s an emergency or a routine matter, you’ll need a top plumber you can rely on. That’s whether you need to unblock a stubborn drain, fix a dripping tap, or repair a burst pipe. You may also need a plumber for non-emergency situations. Examples include installing a hot water system or gas appliance.

Indeed, an experienced, licensed and insured plumber can solve virtually any plumbing issue. Not all plumbers are equal, however. It’s therefore best to do some research before selecting.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a plumber, and share where to find the best in Tuggeranong.

What makes a great plumber?

Great plumbers have extensive experience and a wide range of skills. The best can handle virtually any plumbing issue, large or small, straightforward or complex. It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a plumber in the Tuggeranong area.

  • Licensed and insured. Plumbers must be licensed and meet strict eligibility requirements to practice in the ACT. Be sure your plumber has a licence and ask to see it. Also, ask for evidence that your plumber has up-to-date public and product liability insurance.
  • Quality parts. Cheap parts might save you money in the short term, but they generally don’t last as long. For genuine value-for-money, look for a plumber that uses top-quality parts and products.
  • Reliable and respectful. The best plumbers work quickly, do what they say they’re going to do, and treat their customers’ property as if it was their own. This means minimising mess and disruption and handling your belongings with respect. It also means tidying up after the job is done.
  • Upfront pricing. The best plumbers provide transparent, detailed quotes so you can rest easy knowing you won’t be hit with hidden charges or surprise fees.
  • Availability and punctuality. The best plumbers are busy so ask about availability. And ask if the plumber is punctual so you’re not left hanging around for hours waiting for them to show up.

Important essentials to check before engaging a plumber

Master Plumbers ACT recommends you conduct these types of checks before engaging a plumber. They’re easy and only take five minutes. They’ll ensure you don’t engage a dodgy plumber.

  1. Check that the plumber has a registered business. Do this by checking the Australian Business Registration website.
  2. Ensure the plumber holds an appropriate plumbing license. If you can’t find their name on this list, they’re probably not by checking the Access Canberra List of Licensed Plumbers. If you can’t find their name o the list, they’re probably not licensed.
  3. Check that the plumber holds a membership with a reputable industry association such as the Master Plumbers ACT.
  4. Verify the plumber’s public liability insurance and level of cover. Ask them for proof.
  5. Check the plumber’s website and advertising. Make sure their ABN and license number are posted, as this is required by law. If they don’t have a website or have this information on their site, it’s likely best to move on.

The best plumbers in Tuggeranong

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 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.

Blueline Plumbing & Gas

With an impeccable track record that spans over half a decade, Blueline Plumbing & Gas have a forged a local reputation of excellence across their residential plumbing and gas fitting service.

Offering installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of domestic plumbing, gas, and water systems in Tuggeranong and beyond, their twenty plus years of combined expertise is incomparable.

As finalists in the Local Business and the Australian Small Business Champion Awards, this team have built a business anchored in stellar service. From their approachable team through to the quality of their work their glowing client reviews are testament to this.

Blueline Plumbing & Gas are big believers in transparency, negating short cuts and providing clients with clarity and solutions. They use only the best products and parts ensuring a level of quality that can be depended on. For added convenience Blueline Plumbing & Gas provide a two-hour service window and 30-minute notification period for clients, perfect for Tuggeranong residents.

Blueline Plumbing & Gas is fully licenced and accredited. Services are conducted with safety and regulation first, delivering results for clients first time around. For a local crew, service with a smile, and quality you can trust look no further than Blueline Plumbing & Gas.

Danielle McMahon wrote on Google, “Blueline Plumbing were absolutely fantastic. The job proved to be quite tricky and they managed to get it done quickly and professionally. Arrived on time and communicated so well throughout the whole process. I will gladly have them do all of my plumbing and gas needs in the future and can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Around the Bend Plumbing

For more than 17 years, the licensed team behind Around the Bend Plumbing has delivered a broad range of plumbing services to residents and business owners in the Tuggeranong region. Dedicated to customer service, Around the Bend Plumbing’s team shows up on time, uses the highest quality products, and provides practical, long-lasting solutions for residential, commercial and industrial property owners.

ACT License 2006444. NSW License: 204760C.

Geoffrey Miller wrote on Google, “Excellent service …Fully deserves a 5-star rating.”

Raiders Plumbing

The dedicated, qualified staff of Raiders Plumbing provides expert repair and maintenance services in Tuggeranong and beyond. They have extensive experience in commercial plumbing maintenance and work with major companies to manage and repair body corporate assets. Raiders Plumbing is also equipped to assist with plumbing issues at shopping centres, offices, schools, restaurants and more.

ACT License: 199714243. NSW License: 231099C.

On Google, Ben Cargill wrote, Raiders Plumbing has been the most reliable plumber I have used in the ACT region.”

Kennedy Plumbing & Gas

Kennedy Plumbing & Gas is a leading plumber specialising in maintenance plumbing, gas hot water systems and large plumbing projects (new homes and renovations). This local plumber offers friendly service, competitive pricing and quality workmanship. Kennedy Plumbing & Gas handles plumbing emergencies 24 x 7. Free quotes and call-out fees when booking online.

ACT Licence: 201460. NSW Licence: 333534C.

Charles Hayes wrote on Google, “Stephen Kennedy's work is excellent. His on-line quotations save time and his cost estimates accurate.”

Definitive Plumbing and Gas

Definitive Plumbing and Gas in Tuggeranong has a team of industry leaders who specialise in maintenance work for plumbing, water, gas, pipes and drains. The team also installs appliances and handles needs for new and renovated homes. Definitive Plumbing and Gas is fully licensed and insured. The team is proactive with advice. Service is professional, friendly and reliable. Emergency services and free quotes available.

ACT License: 20121603. NSW License: 291889C.

David Sturgess wrote on Google, “Professional service good communication to what was going on with the job and was very prompt and was on time. Would use this business again and strongly recommend them to anyone.”

Your experience with plumbers in Tuggeranong

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

If you’re looking for other tradie services in the Canberra region, you might like our articles on the best electricians, best appliance repair services, best toilet repair specialists, best air-conditioning services that Canberra and surrounding area have to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do plumbers charge?

Many plumbers charge an hourly rate and others quote by the job or project. The amount a plumber charges depends on multiple factors. One factor is if the job is an emergency requiring urgent, out-of-hours attention. Another is whether the project is major, like plumbing an entire kitchen. Yet another factor is the type of plumbing issue you’re facing. Is it large or small? Is it easy to fix or a more substantial and time-consuming repair? Your best bet is to ask the plumber to provide a detailed quote, so you have an idea of fees upfront.

Can I do my own plumbing work?

You’re only allowed to replace a tap washer without a license in the ACT. All other plumbing work requires a licensed plumber. If you choose to do-it-yourself and get caught, you’ll likely void your home insurance or face a fine from Access Canberra. Why take the chance? Call a licensed plumber.

When should I call an emergency plumber?

Whenever plumbing fails, it can damage your home and contents. It can also cause discomfort or cause a health risk to your family and even neighbours. When in doubt, call a plumber available for emergency callouts and discuss what the problem is. They’ll let you know if they need to come out asap.

Do I need a plumber or electrician to service my electric hot water heater?

Some fully licensed plumbers also hold a restricted electrical license. A plumber with these two qualifications can handle most hot water issues. The safest approach is to explain your issue and ask the plumber upfront if they have the right qualifications to do the job.

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