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Hot water system repairs & installation Brisbane

Hot water is something we all take for granted until it’s not there. If you live in Brisbane and are having problems with your hot water system, don’t suffer any longer than you have to. We’ll send one of our experienced plumbers to your home or business at a time that fits in with you.

We’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your hot water emergencies, and we’ll soon have you enjoying hot water again.

We provide plumbing services to homeowners in Brisbane Northside, Brisbane Southside, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redland Bay.

Call on the Experts

The QBCC reported that up to 40% of hot water installations have failed to meet the required standards. Are you sure your hot water system is safe for you and your family? Do not risk your safety and instead ask the friendly hot water plumbers at Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage about a brand new, energy-efficient and safely installed hot water system that suits your budget, lifestyle and home.

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Hot Water Plumbers Brisbane

At Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage we’re fully licensed and qualified to carry out the necessary plumbing and electrical work required for hot water installation and repairs, eliminating the need and cost of employing another tradesperson and holding up your installation. Our contractors will take care of everything from start to finish expertly installing a new hot water heater to ensure you get the best out of your hot water system.

We’ve been installing and repairing electric, gas, and heat pump water heaters in Brisbane homes for many years and have built our reputation based on reliability, good workmanship, and fair prices.

Thanks to our 24-hour emergency hot water repair service and hardworking team of local Brisbane plumbers, we’ll have your hot water system back up and running in next to no time. Our hot water plumbers are never far away and are driving vehicles fully stocked with replacement parts and components, to fix your particular hot water issue TODAY.


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Get fixed pricing, guaranteed workmanship and 24hr emergency service, book one of our licenced Brisbane plumbers today!

Need hot water services in Brisbane?

If your hot water system isn’t running efficiently, then not only will it be costing you money, but it may be harming the environment too. Our licensed Brisbane plumbers and gas fitters have the experience and knowledge to quickly identify and solve most problems and can handle repairs for all brands and models of water heaters.

Since our fully stocked vans carry a large range of parts, most problems can be fixed on the same day. This allows us to deliver a speedy and efficient service that is second to none.

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In the event that you need a new hot water tank then we can help you with a replacement from a wide range of the best systems from top name brands, efficiently installed, and often on the same day too. We carry a wide range of replacement hot water heaters in all shapes and sizes and are authorised service technicians for all the best brands including:

We’ll be able to advise you on the best make and model to suit your particular hot water usage and should you be upgrading from electricity to gas, we can even fit you with a temporary system during the conversion, so that you’re not left without hot water – it’s all part of our service!

As well as servicing most makes and models of electric, gas, and instantaneous hot water systems, we also carry out annual maintenance checks which include visually checking for signs of wear & rust and replacing pressure and temperature relief valves. Regular hot water maintenance will help avoid any unnecessary breakdowns and save you money in the long run by increasing your hot water system’s efficiency.

New hot water system installations

Hot water heaters are expensive appliances so it’s important to weigh up your options carefully. With so many choices it’s easy to be swayed by the lowest price and lose focus on what really matters – quality, reliability, efficiency.

A new, possibly larger, hot water heater is often required if your home and family has outgrown the old unit. This can happen over time as your family expands (Or gets to teen years, a time which seems to accompany the need to take twice as long in the shower.) or after renovations such as adding an extra bathroom.

New building projects and full home renovations are the ideal time to ensure you chose the best unit for the needs of your home, now and in the future. With most gas or electric storage hot water systems lasting around 10 years, and instant units even longer, it’s important to take into account the water heating requirements in years to come when selecting a new water heater.

We go to great lengths to ensure that all new hot water systems we install ticks all of these boxes so that our customers can enjoy trouble free hot water for many years to come. We’re experienced in all matters concerning hot water installation and will give you unbiased good advice.

Emergency hot water repairs Brisbane

Unfortunately, hot water systems faults can happen at any time of the day or night, often at inconvenient times like in the evening or at the weekend. To ensure our customers have a reliable supply of hot water at all times our emergency plumber is on hand 24/7 to respond to your urgent hot water needs 24 hours a day.

Being without hot water is a major inconvenience which is why we provide a same day hot water repair service. Our experienced team can quickly diagnose your hot water issues and provide you with practical, efficient repair solutions.

We see a huge range of hot water problems but there are a few common issues we see regularly with both storage and instant style units. These include:

  • no hot water
  • hot water too hot
  • hot water too cold
  • not enough hot water or the water runs out quickly
  • discoloured or smelly water
  • noisy water heaters – banging, crackling or popping can indicate larger issues
  • hot water tank leaking
  • Gas hot water pilot light keeps going out

You can count on Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage to complete every repair job to a high standard. In fact, as a testament to the quality of our work, great customer service, and affordable pricing, much of our business comes from happy, repeat customers.

Same day hot water replacement services

No hot water? Or is your hot water system too old?

It might be time to replace your unit before it breaks down completely and you are left with cold showers.

Unfortunately, hot water heater replacements often occur in emergency situations. When the old unit has broken down or experienced a major fault. In these circumstances often homeowners will often default to replacing an existing unit with the same size and style but with a little research and professional advice, this can be a great opportunity to reduce your home or business water heating costs significantly.

Our hot water specialists offer replacements for hot water systems of all styles – electric, gas, solar, instant, and heat pump. We provide services throughout Brisbane for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. We are available 24/7 and can provide you with prompt, professional service anytime.

Book a hot water system replacement with our experienced Brisbane plumbers and gas fitters today.

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Choosing a hot water system

Choosing the right hot water system can be difficult with so many options, and slight variations to those options, it’s hard to know which system will meet the needs of your home or business now and in the future.

If you’re upgrading or replacing your existing hot water system the choices might be limited to the current power supply or space available. This does not mean that you can’t improve to an energy efficient alternative.

New homes or business fit-outs can allow more flexibility in your choices.

Many factors need to be considered when choosing a new water heating system, such as:

  • Number of bathrooms
  • Number of residents
  • Building design – are the bathrooms a long way from the kitchen? Two smaller instant systems could reduce the hot water lag time rather than one large storage unit.
  • Bathroom use habits – does everyone shower in the morning? Are several bathrooms in use at one time?
  • Roof space and aspect – north facing roof is ideal but east or west can work too. Full sun with minimal shading.
  • Space available for installation – storage hot water tanks used in electric, gas, heat pump and ground-mounted solar need a dedicated space outside or inside.
  • Energy sources available

Types of hot water systems

There are 5 main styles of hot water heaters available to Australian homes and businesses, all have their own pros and cons.

Electric hot water systems

Electric storage is one of the most common styles of hot water systems found in Queensland homes (around 50% Australia wide). Older units are often very energy hungry and can have high running costs, typically consuming around 25% of household power bills.

However, many manufacturers have stepped up and now produce models with significantly reduced power consumption.


  • Ample hot water available at any one time
  • Economical to purchase – options for all budgets
  • Can utilise cheaper electricity tariffs – connecting to off-peak or economy tariff 33.


  • Can be the most expensive option to operate
  • Storage tanks need to maintain the water at temperatures over 60℃ to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Requires a tempering valve to ensure the delivery temperature is a safe 50℃.

Instant electric hot water systems are perfect for smaller hot water needs like in a single vanity or office kitchen.

Gas hot water systems

Gas storage hot water systems account for around one-quarter of HWS across the country. For information on instant gas systems see below.


  • Natural gas and LPG options
  • Quicker to reheat than electric storage
  • Ideal for those connected to mains natural gas


  • A lot of the energy consumed to keep water hot 24 hours a day
  • High heat loss
  • Low energy efficiency
Instant hot water systems

Instant hot water systems are extremely energy efficient as water is only heated as it is needed. This style of HWS is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homes and businesses.


  • The compact unit can fit easily on an external or internal (select models) wall
  • Available in natural gas, LPG, or electric models
  • No more cold showers – never run out of hot water again


  • Installation costs may need to include the gas pipework required
  • Must be flued or positioned in a well-ventilated area
  • Multiple units may be needed if your kitchen and bathrooms are far apart.
Heat pump water heaters

A green energy water heating option, heat pump hot water units heat the water using the ambient warmth in the air outside.


  • Energy-efficient – low operating costs
  • Work well in temperate climates as we have in south-east Queensland
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions


  • Higher upfront costs
  • Can be noisy – not ideal located near sleeping areas or close to neighbours.
  • Not suitable for colder climates
Solar water systems

Solar hot water systems heat water utilising the ample free solar energy from the sun using a flat plate or evacuated tube systems. The storage tank can be either roof-mounted (close-coupled) or ground-mounted (split) and backed up with either an electric or gas booster for cloudy days.


  • Low running costs
  • Reduce your homes greenhouse gas emissions
  • Eligible for Small Scale Technology Certificates


  • Suitable roof space and support required
  • Reduced efficiency if roof becomes more shaded – trees in the area grow to cover panels or neighbouring building block some sun.
  • Higher installation and purchase costs.

Payment options for your hot water system

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We can discuss all of the water heating options to suit your home or office, budget, and lifestyle and help you make the right choice. With energy costs continually rising, we can also offer payment options to help keep costs to a minimum including Brighte interest-free finance.

Find out more about the Brighte 0% Interest Payment Plan here – brighte.com.au

Get in touch with us to install or repair your hot water system today

At Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage we’re fully licensed and qualified to carry out the necessary plumbing and electrical work required for hot water installation and repairs, eliminating the need and cost of employing another tradesperson and holding up your installation. Our contractors will take care of everything from start to finish expertly installing a new hot water heater to ensure you get the best out of your hot water system.


Storage vs Continuous Hot Water Systems

When it comes to buying water heaters - there are four main considerations:

  • Size of the hot water system
  • Storage Tank or Continuous Flow System
  • Fuel type - electric, solar, heat pump or gas
  • Buying the best hot water system

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Why is the hot water pressure low?

Low water pressure can be due to a number of reasons like faulty fixtures, hot water system issues, or broken pressure regulators. It is important to identify the source of the problem to avoid the dreaded shower trickle.

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How do I know if my hot water system needs replacing?

Hot water systems are generally very reliable and last a long time. However, like all other appliances, they can break down, and do eventually come to the end of their useful life. So how do you know when it's time to replace the hot water system? Here we will discuss the 7 common signs that can predict breakdown in your hot water system.

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