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Hot Water - Installations, Services & Repairs in Sydney

Follow The Leader In Hot Water Plumbing Services

The Pied Plumber are the market leaders for hot water installations in Sydney. Our experienced family plumbers can repair your current hot water system or install an entirely new system at very affordable prices. We repair and install all of the most popular brands and we can help you to select the best system for your needs and your budget. Burst hot water cylinders can be extremely stressful in dire situations. Rest assured we offer only quality replacement products if necessary.

After hours emergency? Never fear! Burst cylinders never come equipped with a Rolex - Should you find your heating service leak at night, we can help with our 24/7 emergency hot water services!

The Pied Plumber are family plumbers who are experts in Sydney hot water installations, repairs and services. These hot water installations include: electric hot water systems, gas storage hot water systems, instantaneous gas hot water, and heat pump hot water.

Hot water installation in Sydney

The Pied Plumber are family plumbers who are experts in Sydney hot water installations, repairs and services. These hot water installations include: electric hot water systems, gas storage hot water systems, instantaneous gas hot water, and heat pump hot water.


  • Electric hot water systems:These hot water systems use an electric element to heat the water. In general, the water is always kept at a specific temperature, so you are paying to keep the water in the tank hot all the time, even when you are not using it. Usually, electric heaters cheapest option to buy, they are also the most popular option.


  • Gas storage hot water: Similar to an electric storage system, but using natural gas or LPG to heat your water and store it in a tank for use as needed. Generally, gas storage hot water is a cheaper option than the electric hot water storage tanks.


  • Instantaneous gas hot water:As its name suggests, this is a gas hot water system (natural gas or LPG) that only heats the water when you turn on the tap, saving you money by not storing heated water continuously in a tank.

We also only install and recommend from trusted manufacturers including:

  • Rinnai
  • Bosch
  • Thermann
  • Rheem
  • Dux
  • Everhot

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Troubleshooting Hot Water Repairs In Sydney


-          Sudden Loss of Temperature In Your Hot Water Service Line

Two minutes in the shower with a sudden temperature fluctuation followed by; that’s right, cold water! This Hot Water issue is particularly prevalent the Sydney region due to enforced laws surrounding Tempering devices. All hot water services not only in Sydney but Australia wide must have such valves to balance hot water supply temperatures to a maximum of 50 degrees. All fixtures other than kitchen and laundry tubs must be tempered. This is to safe guard users from scalding hot water, however, such valves do have a shelf life and ultimately require servicing / replacement and of course – may result in a cold shower from time to time.

-          Hearing Unusual Hot Water Service Noises? Sydney hears you!

Often these include water hammering and broken internal hot water heater parts. We hear you!  It’s always a pleasure to diagnose and frequently a process of elimination. When hammering occurs you’ll usually notice bouncing external valves and in some cases internal tank debris. On rare occasions, rust via your sacrificial anode can whistle with-in pipework. Our advice is that these problems should not be left to fix themselves as they rarely do. In fact, they’re likely to worsen causing further issues elsewhere!

-          What, The Hot Water has gone brown!? Where’s the local Plumber!?

Unfortunately, this is the tell-tale sign of hot water storage tank failure. Most cylinder tanks on the market are constructed by seam welded black mild steel. In the majority of cases, the sacrificial anode is left in place without interval replacement allowing the cylinder itself as the last line of defence against rusting through. When this occurs, rust begins to form sludge usually consisting of thick brown / orange colour affecting the quality of your hot water supply.

We at the Pied Plumber urge customers to consider stainless steel cylinder options. These often have twice to warranty/life expectancy with far greater heat losses commanding lower running costs and greater energy savings. Most Sydney plumbing suppliers carry mainstream model sizes at all times. Not to worry, we’ll ensure your hot water is back in action pronto!



If you believe your electrical Hot Water setup to at all be unsafe. Please attempt to locate your electrical meter to isolate the hot water power. This should be clearly labelled either:

-          HOT WATER / HWS / HW

Furthermore, if your tank is leaking/burst: You should be able to isolate the service via the Duo cold water supply tap usually located adjacent to the tank approx. 300-500mm from ground level. Turn clock wise until off and then pop inside to open a hot tap to release the hot water pressure/ensuring service is off.

We’re a call away should you require any assistance. 1300 13 80 80


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Fortunately, you're not alone. This is an extremely common problem in Sydney households. Most of the time this is either due to hot water cylinder rust or cast-iron pipe supply issues. (if in older properties)

Open your taps independently to check whether the discolouration occurrence is on both hot and cold sides. If your issue is predominantly from the hot side - your hot water heater is asking for a check-up.

Finding this on both sides? It's a likely supply issue.

Discolouration can range from a slight cloudy white tinge to black, brown and orange water supplies. To check, simply fill a clear cup sample and focus notibly on the bottom for sedimentation.

On occasion, even a Sydney Water street mains break can affect surrounding property supply so in the meantime, continue using your plumbing and after a day or two - if the problem persists, have this looked over.

Otherwise, give us a call! We would be more than happy to help. 1300 13 80 80

Short answer; check your cleaner packaging before use. Anything bleach based when used inside your cistern can chemically deteriorate internal rubbers and valve parts. If your cistern cleaner is bright blue in particular - this voids most manufacture warranties of cistern components.

Quick tip from the boss: If you're one to use cleaners inside the toilet rim; look into dissolvable stick-on products rather than hanging manifolds. You'd be doing yourself a huge favour as you'd be surprised how many call outs Plumbers obtain from foreign objects caught down the dunny when flushed. Some can involve fairly significant works to retrieve.

Just remember - bleach for the pan, not your cistern!

Always happy for a chat if you're experiencing any issues.

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