Emergency Hot Water Repairs and Replacement

Emergency Hot Water Repairs and Replacement

No Hot Water? Call Metropolitan Plumbing Now!

No matter the time of the day or night. If you find yourself with

  • no hot water
  • a leaking or burst hot water tank
  • lower than normal water pressure
  • hot water system gas pilot light keeps extinguishing

then call Metropolitan Plumbing.

#1 hot water heater experts.

We can have a fully qualified hot water plumber to your property within an hour of your call* in a plumbing emergency.

Hot Water SystemOur team of licensed plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all public holidays and weekends to assist you when a hot water disaster strikes. Covering all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Our plumber can repair, replace or newly supply and install your hot water heater. Whether it be

no matter the brand.

Should a replacement or new hot water heater be required for your property?

Your plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing can advise you on the different hot water heating options available to you. We will supply you with the most economical and efficient model to suit your homes hot water heating demands.

Finding out you’ve got a malfunctioning hot water system. Almost always happens at the most inconvenient of moments. Like when you’re about to have a shower or wash the dishes.

We understand that not everybody will find a water heater problem during business hours. So we’ve made our plumbing experts available 24/7 to ensure that your hot water is flowing hot once more, with minimal downtime to you!

Contact us by phone or complete our online booking form whenever you need us.

Hot Water Emergency

We’ll be able to have one of our plumbing specialists around to your home or business within the hour* in a hot water emergency. If it’s not an emergency to you we can still guarantee a same day booking service. When you enlist the services of Metropolitan Plumbing you will never need to wait for a fast, efficient and effective hot water system repair, replacement or new installation again.

No matter your plumbing or gas fitting requirement. A plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing will rectify your issue across all metropolitan suburbs of Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Hot Water Repairs

Can you repair my broken or leaking hot water system?

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being able to offer the very best solution to your hot water system.

That’s why all of our plumbers have undergone extensive training and are fully qualified. They’re ready for any circumstance that may arise in regards to your hot water heater. Or any other plumbing or gas fitting situation that you may find yourself in.

If your hot water heater gives up the ghost at any time of the day or night then call an expert plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing 24/7.

In many instances it may just be a simple repair or part replacement that is required to fix your broken hot water system. Our plumber will come to your location, within an hour* in a plumbing emergency.

With a fully stocked van and we’ll repair your hot water system – solar powered, gas, electric or heat pump – with minimal downtime or fuss to you.

Here are some more details on what we can do for you:

Replacing a hot water heater

Unless you’ve already decided you want a new hot water unit installed, completely replacing a hot water system will generally be done as a last resort.

Our Plumber will assess the situation and then decide if a hot water heater repair or a replacement will be the best option. If it is decided that a replacement hot water heater is required, your plumber will talk you through your options. To help you make the right choice to suit your homes hot water heating demands.

When choosing a new hot water heater there are many factors that come into play. Such as; which fuel sources are available to you? If you desire solar powered hot water does your home have the right set up to accommodate this? Or would it be more beneficial for you to choose a heat pump system?

Which model is going to be the right size to suit your home and your hot water requirements etc. Your friendly Metropolitan plumber will go through all of these factors with you and then supply you with a no obligation quote for the supply and installation of your new economical and efficient hot water heater. We have quick and easy access to a huge range of hot water systems. Available in a variety of well known and trusted makes, models and types.

The same goes for if you’ve simply decided you want to upgrade your current hot water heater to a more economical model. Just let us know which one you want, and we’ll have your hot water running in no time. A hot water heater replacement can often place financial stress on your household. With Metropolitan Plumbing we offer our customers no interest EVER* payment plans. Just ask your plumber how to take advantage of this option.

Hot Water Replacement
Hot Water Service Repairs

Repairing a hot water heater

Hot water heater repairs are required in relation to a number of reasons.

Including; leaking hot water pipes, faulty or worn hot water heater parts. If your hot water tank is leaking, cracked solar panels through to a gas leak or tan corrosion. Our plumber will assess your hot water heater to determine the cause of your hot water system faults. And they will always repair in the first instance, if a viable option.

If you experience any of the following scenarios, then call Metropolitan Plumbing. 24/7 fast, reliable and affordable hot water heater repair (covering solar powered, gas, electric and heat pump hot water systems);

  • No hot water
  • Water running cold faster than usual
  • Leaking from the bottom of hot water tank
  • Hot water tank leaking from top
  • Hot water system leaking from bottom
  • Hot water heater pilot light keeps extinguishing
  • A burst hot water heater
  • Tank hot water taking longer than normal to reheat
  • Cracked or damaged solar power collectors
  • Clanging sounds coming from the hot water storage tank
  • Discoloured water

In many cases a hot water heater repair is just a simple matter of changing a worn or faulty part, tightening any loose connections or adjusting the thermostat level. But your issue could be more serious such as your hot water storage tank is corroding. Or in regards to a gas hot water system there could be a gas leak.

Never leave a hot water heater repair for too long, doing so could cost you more in the long run.

Do you cover every type of hot water system?

A faulty hot water system is the last thing anybody wants to see in their home or business. So the last thing you want to hear is a plumber saying they can’t work with your type of water heater. When you contact Metropolitan Plumbing, though, that will never happen.

All of our plumbers have undergone the most extensive training and experience possible to make them ready for any job. Covering every type of hot water system, including all hot water heating fuel sources and delivery methods.

We’ll be ready and waiting to assist with your hot water heater repair, replacement, or new installation. Including the supply of a new model, if required. Best of all we can ease any financial burden that a hot water heater replacement may ensue upon you by offering no interest EVER payment plans*. To help you out, we’ve listed the different types of hot water fuel sources that we cover:


With electricity getting more and more expensive these days, people are sourcing more economical ways to heat their hot water. Gas is becoming one of the more desirable fuel sources for hot water systems. It is cheaper to run and emits fewer greenhouse gases than electric hot water models. Water heaters that use a gas-powered element to heat your water supply are extremely efficient and economical. They will provide you with a constant stream of hot water 24/7.

The star rating, delivery method and model of gas hot water system you have will also make a big difference. You need to ensure that your hot water heater is adequately sized to suit your property. Taking into account the number of people that reside in the residence and how you actually use your hot water.

For all of your gas hot water heater repairs, replacements or new installations, the only name worth remembering is Metropolitan Plumbing.

Continuous flow

Available only in gas and electric models. The continuous flow hot water system uses a heating element that automatically switches on when a hot tap is turned on. Water is diverted through the unit where heat is transferred into it before being delivered to the faucet.

The heating element then switches off when the hot tap is turned off. So no excess energy is wasted heating water that isn’t going to be used.

Are you thinking about getting a continuous flow hot water heater? Do you have a faulty continuous flow hot water system? Then contact Metropolitan Plumbing any time of the day or night 24/7. We’ll be able to sort you out with all repairs, replacements or new installations in relation to your continuous flow system.

Storage Systems

Storage hot water heaterUnlike the continuous flow model, which heats your water on demand as and when you require it. A storage hot water system heats consists of a storage tank. Which holds and heats your water ready for when it is needed.

As the hot water is drawn out from the tank, it is replaced with cold water. And this temperature change automatically switches the heating element on to begin the reheating process again. Once the water is back to the set temperature, the heater switches off. Storage systems are available in a variety of tank sizes to suit a small unit through to a large family home.

Should you require a repair, replacement or new installation in relation to a storage tank? Call Metropolitan Plumbing 24/7.We have training and experience with all of the most popular makes and models of storage heaters, including: Rinnai, Rheem, Dux, AquaMax, Chromagen, Vulcan and Bosch.

Heat Pump

A heat pump hot water system is an alternative to a solar powered system. Which still uses renewable energy to heat your water, but without the need of solar panels. A heat pump works in much the same way as a refrigerator, but in reverse. It transfers the heat from the ambient outside air into the water, through a heat exchange system, to heat the water stored in a tank ready for when you require it.

A heat pump uses approximately one third of the energy of an electric hot water system – saving you money on your energy bills. A heat pump is an excellent replacement for an electric storage hot water heater. As they have the same footprint design, and also the perfect alternativeto a solar powered system if solar panels are not a viable option for your property.

Should you require a repair, replacement or would like a new heat pump installed? Book a plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing. We are your heat pump experts and are available 24/7. Don’t forget we also have interest free payment terms* available allowing you to upgrade your tired hot water heater to a new economical heat pump system today!


Electric hot water systems are generally the least energy efficient, cost effective models. Since electricity is very expensive and releases far more greenhouse gas to produce than any other fuel source. An electric hot water heater uses a sole electric heating element to generate hot water. Electric hot water heaters are still very common but many state governments are looking to phase these systems out due to their high energy consumption.

If you need a repair done on your electric water heater, a Metropolitan Plumbing expert can most certainly do that for you. We have everything we need to work with any electric system you’ve got. So we can repair or replace as required. However, if you live in South Australia, a replacement isn’t possible since legislation introduced by the government forbids new installations of electric units. Unless you qualify for one of the exemptions. We will need to replace your unrepairable water heater with a different fuel source. Take advantage of our no interest EVER payment plans* to ease any financial burden.

This may cause and note that you will save money in the long run when you upgrade to a more economical and efficient hot water system.

Solar Powered

solar hot waterBy harnessing energy from the sun, the solar hot water system is a very economical, efficient way of producing hot water. A solar powered hot water heater will greatly reduce your families impact on the environment. As well as save you money in regards to your energy bills on an ongoing basis.

A solar powered hot water heater absorbs energy from the suns rays through solar collectors situated on your roof. This energy is then transferred to heat your water stored in a tank located either on your roof or at ground level. During periods of low sun light you can still ensure that you have a continuous flow of hot water by teaming up your system with a solar powered booster. Which will automatically kick in when required. Should you require repairs to your current solar powered hot water heater?

Or are looking to purchase and install a new solar hot water model?

Arrange an expert plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing.

Do you work with all hot water brands?

Like any appliance or fixture, there are many different types and models of hot water systems available in varying litre capacities in Australia. Which can make it quite difficult to know exactly which hot water system is right for your home or office. However, here at Metropolitan Plumbing we have the expertise to repair, service, replace or new install your hot water heater. Whether solar powered, gas, electric or heat pump hot water.

If you are looking at an upgrade or brand new hot water heater installation but are finding the choices available to you overwhelming book a plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing. We will happily come to your location and discuss all available options in regards to your hot water system. We will cover all fuel sources available to you and advise on the most economical and efficient system to suit your hot water heating demands.

A system that won’t let you down and will save you money going forwards. We are proficient in all makes and models of hot water heaters, including:

These links will give you some more information on the brands we can work with.

Hot Water Plumber Availability

We understand that not everybody lives in the same place. And that it can be very difficult to find an expert hot water heater plumber if you don’t live somewhere with a heavy plumber coverage.

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we’re working on changing that. With a fully qualified, licensed plumbers available in most major capital cities across Australia, including: Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Contact Metropolitan Plumbing for all of your water heater problems across all metropolitan areas of these States.

When you need hot water heater repairs, replacements or new installations; we can do it quickly, efficiently and effectively. Getting your hot water running perfectly before you know it.

We have a water heater plumber available to you across;


Covering your hot water heater repairs, replacements or new hot water heater installations across all metropolitan suburbs of Adelaide. Metropolitan Plumbing will have a local plumber to your home or office on the same day that you make your booking or within the hour* in a hot water emergency.

We have an Adelaide plumber on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all public holidays. Covering all metropolitan areas including;

  • Woodville
  • Norwood
  • Unley
  • Port Adelaide
  • Morphett Vale
  • Glenelg
  • Burnside
  • Stirling
  • Enfield
  • Elizabeth
  • Seaford
  • Marion
  • Gawler
  • Mt Barker

just to name a few suburbs. Call us anytime or book your Adelaide plumber online today.


If you need work done to your Melbourne hot water system. Regardless of whether you’re in the city centre alleyways or out in the suburbs. Metropolitan Plumbing has you covered. We have the fleet size and manpower to get a expert out to

  • Werribee
  • Dandenong
  • Altona
  • Caulfield
  • St Kilda
  • Sunbury
  • Geelong
  • Kew
  • Ringwood
  • Footscray
  • Essendon

and every metropolitan suburb in between. So contact us now for your Melbourne hot water heater repairs, replacements or new installations 24/7.


If you live in Perth, then your local hot water heater expert is Metropolitan Plumbing. If your right by the Swan River in the city centre or out in the remotest suburb.

We’ll come to

  • Bayswater
  • Victoria Park
  • Midland
  • Rockingham
  • Iluka
  • Scarborough
  • Osborne Park
  • Fremantle
  • Cottesloe
  • Joondalup

and all other Perth metropolitan areas. To have your hot water running hot again with minimal downtime or fuss to you.


Nobody likes having a cold shower, even in that Brisbane heat.

So contact Metropolitan Plumbing if you require repairs, servicing or a new or replacement hot water heater. We will have a local Brisbane hot water plumber to your door within an hour* in an emergency. Regardless of whether your home or business is in the CBD by the Brisbane River or out in the furthest suburb from it. We have a plumber available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Springwood
  • Moorooka
  • Browns Plains
  • Carindale
  • Taringa
  • The Gap
  • Albany Creek
  • Cleveland
  • Bracken Ridge
  • Petrie

and all other Brisbane metropolitan areas.


Being the most populous city in Australia, Sydney gets a lot of hot water system problems. However, the Sydney plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing are always here to help. Contact us any time of the day or night if you experience a hot water disaster.

We will have a local hot water plumber, able to repair, replace or newly install your hot water heater. All Sydney metropolitan suburbs including, but not limited to;

  • Chatswood
  • Berala
  • Ryde
  • Thornleigh
  • Liverpool
  • Lindfield
  • Penrith
  • Parramatta
  • Sutherland
  • Fairfield
  • Guildford
  • Marrickville
  • Northern Beaches
  • CBD
  • Mosman

and the list goes on!


Everybody loves a hot shower, especially after a cold day in Canberra. So don’t hesitate if your hot water system isn’t working properly. Call a hot water heater plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing. Our Canberra plumbing experts are able to service every metropolitan suburb, including

  • Bruce
  • Manuka
  • Mawson
  • Mitchell
  • Gungahlin
  • Weetangera
  • Melba
  • Deakin
  • Acton
  • Fadden
  • Isabella Plains
  • Conder
  • Lyneham

just to name a few. No matter your hot water plumber requirement – from no hot water to a dripping hot water tap contact a local plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing Canberra 24/7.