Emergency Hot Water Repairs and Replacement

Emergency Hot Water Repairs and Replacement

No Hot Water? Call Metropolitan Plumbing Now!

If you experience any of the following scenarios, then call Metropolitan Plumbing. Our services ensure reliable and affordable hot water heater repairs, replacements and installations (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


Hot water specialists

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.

Do you need your current hot water system repair or replaced?

Our plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing can advise you on the different hot water heating options available for you. We will supply you with the most economical and efficient model to suit your home’s hot water heating demands.

Hot water systems can malfunction at the worst of times, whether that be before 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 qualified plumbers available 24/7 to ensure that your hot water issue is fixed promptly, minimising downtime for 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 qualified plumbers around to your home or business within the hour* in a hot water emergency. If it’s not an emergency, we can still guarantee a booking for the same day. When you enlist the services of Metropolitan Plumbing, you can expect a fast and efficient hot water system repair, replacement and installation.

No matter the type of hot water inconvenience, a plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing can rectify your issue across all metropolitan suburbs in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Hot Water Repairs

Can Metropolitan’s team of qualified plumbers repair your leaking or broken hot water system?

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being able to offer versatile solutions for all your hot water system issues.

That’s why all of our plumbers have undergone extensive training courses. They’re ready for any potential issue related to your hot water heater or any other plumbing or gas fitting situation that you may find yourself in.

Often, it may be that your broken hot water system can be fixed with a simple repair or minor part replacement. Our specialised vans are fully stocked with parts sufficient to fix 90% of the jobs our plumbers attend, ensuring your solar powered, gas, electric or heat pump can be repaired promptly with minimal downtime for you.

What you need to know about replacing a hot water system…

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, our plumber will talk you through your options. His decision will consider a hot water unit which corresponds to your hot water heating demands and home size.

Key Hot Water System Features

When choosing a new hot water heater, there are many factors that come into play:

  1. Your desired fuel source (gas, electric or solar) – 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?
  2. The capacity of the hot water system (size) – The model which is going to be the right size to suit your home and your hot water requirements depends on the amount of people in your household, as well as the size of your property.
  3. Your desired efficiency rating – Inefficient hot water systems can cause inflation in household electrify bills and result in a larger carbon footprint. If you’ve simply decided you want to upgrade your current hot water heater to a more economical model, our plumbers can help your choose a model which is commensurate with your desires.

A plumber from Metropolitan will go through all of these factors with you, to ensure the model you choose is consistent with your requirements. Then, he can provide you with a “no obligation quote” for the supply/installation of your new hot water heater. We have quick and easy access to a huge range of hot water systems which include all trusted makes, models and types.

Interest Free Hot Water Systems

YOU THINK YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT RIGHT NOW? YOU’RE NOT ALONE – 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. Upon completion of the job, simply tell your plumber you would like to take advantage of this option.

Hot Water Replacement
Hot Water Service Repairs

Reasons for your hot water system breaking…

Hot water heater repairs are required in relation to a number of reasons. These include leaking hot water pipes, faulty and worn hot water heater parts. If your hot water tank is leaking, this could be due to a variety fo reasons ranging from cracked solar panels through to a gas leak or tan corrosion.

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 repair your specific type of water heater. Luckily for you, the plumbers at  Metropolitan Plumbing are qualified to repair and install all types/brands of hot water systems.


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. You need to take into account the number of people that reside in your property and how often you actually use your hot water.

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. Essentially, 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. This means no excess energy is wasted heating water that isn’t going to be used, increasing efficiency levels.

Storage Systems

Storage hot water heaterUnlike the continuous flow model, which heats your water on demand, a storage hot water system 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 accomodate for different-sized homes.

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. It 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. Infant, it transfers the heat from the ambient outside air into the water, through a heat exchange system, so it can 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. This is because they are both similar sizes, but heat pumps are a perfect alternative to a solar powered system if solar panels are not a viable option for your property.


Electric hot water systems are generally the least energy efficient and cost effective models. This is because electricity is very expensive and high levels of greenhouse gases to produce heat compared to other fuel sources. 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, we have everything we need to work with any electric system you’ve got. 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 type of system.

Solar Powered

solar hot waterBy harnessing energy from the sun, the solar hot water system is a very economical and efficient way of producing hot water. A solar powered hot water heater will reduce your family’s  impact on the environment. Additionally, it will save you money in by helping reduce 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 used to heat water stored in a tank. 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. This booster will automatically kick in when required.

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.

Call Metropolitan Plumbing Today - 1300 367 333