With our guaranteed time of arrival, and fully stocked service vans, Plumbdog is your first choice for professional emergency hot water repairs across the whole Perth metro.


$165 Inc. GST for a minor service / inspection

Any parts and associated labour would be quoted upfront following a minor service / inspection

$255 Inc. GST

This is the average price our customers pay

The prices stated above are an estimate based on what our customers have paid for this type of work previously. The layout of your plumbing, and your circumstance may differ and so prior to commencement Plumbdog will always provide you with an up-front, no-obligation cost estimate following an on-site inspection. Our minimum charge for an on-site inspection is $165 Inc. GST.

COVID-19 – Due to the Government’s guidelines around social distancing and essential work Plumbdog will provide you with a cost estimate prior to a site visit to ensure social distancing is maintained.

Emergency Hot Water Repairs and Replacement in Perth 

With our guaranteed time of arrival, and fully stocked service vans, Plumbdog is your first choice for professional emergency hot water repairs across the whole Perth metro.

Our fully qualified hot water plumbers can repair, service and replace all leading brands and models of hot water systems for both residential and commercial premises.

Wherever you are in Perth, call on 1300 884 146. Whistle and we will come!

Genuine emergency Perth hot water service

We have well-defined processes which ensure that we always arrive within an agreed arrival window, and message you when we are on our way to save you peering out of the window like a lost puppy.

We carry Cash, Credit Card & Eftpos facilities in all our service vehicles for easy, on-the-spot payment.

Common hot water problems

One major cause of gas hot water unit failure is blocked pilot tubes, where gas flow can be obstructed by spider webs. Another problem is faulty thermocouples, which have a limited service life and must be replaced periodically. Other common problems include blocked line strainers, faulty solenoids, and faulty ignition packs.

Faults can also occur in hot water tempering valves, which mix hot water with cold to ensure safe maximum temperature at the outlets. Most hot water heaters also contain sacrificial anodes which protect the unit against corrosion, and these must be replaced periodically.

Our fully qualified hot water plumbers will assess the overall age and condition of your hot water unit and, if unit replacement isn’t required, can advise on a hot water servicing plan that will maximize the efficiency and service life of your existing system.

Replacement hot water systems

If we find that your hot water system is beyond repair, we can supply a range of replacement gas and electric hot water systems, including instantaneous / continuous flow and storage models by leading brands including Rinnai, Rheem, Dux, Bosch, Vulcan, and Everhot. Prices include installation and basic electrical work if required, and we offer competitive interest-free payment plans.

We can often do same day system replacement, but if our suppliers are closed we can hook you up with an emergency hot water system and return after suppliers have opened to install your new hot water heater.

Emergency hot water system troubleshooting

If your hot water system is not supplying hot water or the water is at an insufficient temperature, basic checks you can perform are:

Check electricity supply: Check that both the isolating switch (usually at the main switchboard) and the switch next to the heater are both in the ON position. If you have a fusebox, check if the fuse needs replacing.

Check pilot flame: If you have a gas instantaneous system, the pilot flame can sometimes go out, e.g. if the gas supply is temporarily interrupted. Most systems have easy to follow instructions on how to re-ignite the pilot flame.

Check the thermostat: On some units, you can adjust the thermostat setting yourself and this is one thing to check if the water is not at sufficient temperature. This should be done with caution, especially if you don’t have tempering valves installed, as setting it at too high a temperature can cause scalding. We always recommended that you have a plumber check and set your thermostat.

Monitor your hot water use: If you have a storage hot water system, it might simply not be able to keep up with your daily usage, especially if you have guests. If this is occurring regularly you may want to consider upgrading to a higher capacity system.

Insufficient water flow: Instantaneous / continuous flow hot water systems have a burner which won’t ignite if your hot water tap is only slightly turned on. Try opening the tap further and let the water flow for at least 10 seconds.

Contact Plumbdog now for fast professional hot water repairs

Very few of us can live without the convenience of round-the-clock hot water, which means getting your hot water back online is more often than not a real race against time! Our guaranteed on-time arrival and fully stocked vans ensure many hot water problems get fixed fast in a single visit, and all of our plumbers carry emergency systems ensuring you never need to take that cold shower. Just give us a whistle!

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What Others Are Saying

Don’t just take our word for it. These guys have given us a belly rub!

Shirley van Schagen
Shirley van Schagen
02:47 27 May 20
This is the second time we've used Richard and again, the service was excellent. He is quick, efficient, made great recommendations and tidied up. We now have a great in-tap water filter system that doesn't take up much space and a sleek modern looking tap. Thanks again for a great job Richard.
Nadege Placet
Nadege Placet
08:09 16 Apr 20
We are really happy with their service. They are qualified, fast into finding / fixing the issue(s). They've always explained what they were doing, why this happened, how they fixed it. They are always happy to have a look, help and have great personalites. I am satisfied and definitely recommend them, so we have had Plumdog fix all our plumbing related issues for a few years now!
Duane Joubert
Duane Joubert
11:49 09 Mar 20
We called on Rich to locate a leaking pipe underneath a concrete house slab. Using his thermal and audio detection equipment, he was able to locate the leak in the middle of the house to within 50mm and then expose the corroded pipe and repair with a minimum of damage to the floor. We were impressed with Rich's methodical approach in locating the leak which definitely saved time and unnecessary repairs.
Jennifer Grose
Jennifer Grose
01:56 27 Feb 20
We have an older house with older pipes, but Plumbdog knew how to fix the problem and suggested future planning for renovations! Experienced tradies are the best. Thanks Guys! Job Well done.
Amy Glen
Amy Glen
10:52 25 Feb 20
Top notch service and advice from Richard, who clearly takes great pride in his work. He serviced my toilet and replaced my hot water system. For each job, he made it clear what needed to be done and what my options were, and then set about getting things done without fuss. I can't recommend Plumbdog highly enough!
Grant McGowan
Grant McGowan
04:11 24 Feb 20
Darius was polite, professional, knowledgeable and exceeding skilled in the complicated task he had to do for us. He worked efficiently and left the area neat and tidy. He was helpful in all regards and the price was very reasonable for the work done.,

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