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Sometimes, you just have a plumbing or hot water question that needs an answer quickly. 

Read through our frequently asked questions or drop us a line. For all of your Melbourne plumbing needs contact Alderbrook Plumbing. We offer a comprehensive range of plumbing services from property inspections and reports to bathroom and kitchen renovations. At Alderbrook Plumbing we only use high quality materials, for maximum efficiency and durability.

We are available 24/7 for emergency call-outs.

We service the local areas listed below and specialise in plumbing and hot water. Give the Alderbrook Plumbing team a call if you don’t see your suburb below and we will see how we can help out.

Clayton, Clarinda, Clayton South, Waverley Gardens, Sandown Village, Springvale, Dingley Village, Springvale South, Keysborough, Noble Park, Noble Park East, Noble Park North, Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Dunearn, Doveton, Eumemmerring, Cheltenham East, Mentone, Moorabbin Airport, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Braeside, Mordialloc, Parkdale, Waterways, Bonbeach, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Edithvale, Carrum, Patterson Lakes, Carrum Downs, Heatherton, Endeavour Hills, Hallam, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Hampton Park, Sandhurst.

Without doing a thorough investigation it sounds as if  you have blocked drains.

You might have a broken water pipe or your irrigation systems may need looking at.


We can offer free quotes upon inspection and advise you of the most efficient and cost effective size solar hot water system for you. We can even help with the government rebates and related paper work!

Absolutely! Once we have the household plumbing plans, we can design the new extension to comply with current building codes and provide you with certification once the job has been completed.


popular questions on plumbing or hot water

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Your hot water system may have an external dial to set the temperature or it may be under the outer cover which will be an easy adjustment. The recommended temperature is 50 degrees Celsius. Some models display the temperature, however others just have a dial with no numbers leaving you to either guess or use your home thermometer to work it out. In some cases the best action is to install a tempering valve to ensure the hot and cold water is mixing correctly to deliver the desired water temperature.

Which ever method you need to use, enlisting the help of a licensed plumber will ensure it is done correctly.

  • Gas hot water systems are environmentally friendly. Natural gas burns much less CO2 to heat the water than electricity. Electric systems can burn as much CO2 as an average sized car.
  • Gas burns very hot and very little heat is wasted making the system very energy efficient
  • Running costs are less for gas systems than for electric.
  • Gas systems heat the water up fast. No more waiting around for the water to heat to finish the showers in the evening.

Electricity is up to 60% cheaper on off-peak tariff. You will also be reducing the demand on the electricity system by running your water heater during off-peak times.

Before deciding on a hot water system take in to account the following:

  • Running costs
  • Size
  • Electric, Gas or Solar
  • Initial cost
  • Energy efficiency
  • Where do I want to install the new system


We have a team of plumbers that are available after hours 24/7…. 365 days a year. Give the team at Alderbrook Plumbing a call on 0418 313 283 or 03 9798 3375


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