The best plumbers in Wagga

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Who are the best plumbers in Wagga? Photo: Yuri Acurs.

The world’s first plumbing systems emerged around 800 BC. Created by the Romans, aqueducts and pipes supplied water across the land to homes, wells, fountains and bathhouses. A revolution in its time, the core principals of plumbing are still around in modern systems.

A typical Wagga home’s plumbing consists of an intricate system of pipes and fixtures providing clean water, safe disposal of waste and more. Since plumbing systems involve personal safety, their design, implementation and maintenance are all subject to regulation.

If you have a gurgling sink, blocked toilet or poor pressure, you need a qualified and licensed professional to fix it. Plumbers are skilled and specialised tradies, experienced in all facets of domestic water and waste systems.

We have taken the liberty of rounding up the finest plumbers in Wagga, along with some helpful tips to get you on your way:

What makes a great plumber?

Great plumbers are adept and well-rounded in their skill, navigating water and waste systems with ease. They are masters in diagnostics and deciding how to resolve issues as efficiently as possible.

  • Qualified, licensed and insured. When vetting your plumber, this triple barrel of credentials should be at the top of your list. The best plumbers have completed formal training and have years of experience. At a minimum, your plumber should be equipped with a certificate III and an industry white card. Your plumber must also hold a state government issued plumbing license. Should your plumber offer ancillary services like drainage or gas, additional qualifications and licensing will also be required. Finally, ensure your plumber is covered by appropriate insurances such public liability, workers compensation or contracts cover.
  • Quality workmanship. Even the best products will fall short without careful hands and quality workmanship. Great plumbers only use the best products and parts from reputable suppliers. They also consider their work a craft, taking meticulous care without shortcuts. We have all paid for services rendered only to discover the initial problem was still lurking. As such, look for plumbers who offer guarantees on both products, and their work.
  • Professional and transparent. The best plumbers are professional, communicative, and upfront about their services, charges and timelines. Wet infrastructure is vital to the safe occupation of any building, so seek a plumber that will get the job done right the first time. Customer reviews and personal recommendations are often great indicators of quality. Ensure your quote includes the full scope of work, material specifications and any guarantees.
  • Swift service. Plumbing problems are notorious for emerging out of hours. Around the clock access and extended hours of operation help to swiftly address plumbing issues. Regardless of whether your plumbing needs are planned or a result of an emergency, seek a plumber with a fantastic record in punctuality, and prompt execution.

The best plumbers in Wagga

Region Riverina’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best in Wagga series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Region Riverina and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Triple 0 Plumbing Services

Family owned and operated by locals, Triple 0 Plumbing Services is one of the most highly recommended plumbers in Wagga.

Co-director Rohan Pearce founded the company almost a decade ago, to fill a gap in the region for a reliable, efficient and transparent plumber.

Triple 0 team members are skilled and efficient in residential and commercial plumbing, gas fitting, water heating, kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations, and 24 hour emergency plumbing.

Pete's Plumbing Solutions

Operating in Wagga Wagga and across the Riverina, Pete's Plumbing Solutions has been around since 2010.

Together with licensed plumber Chris and apprentice Will, Pete provides a full range of plumbing and gasfitting maintenance, repairs and installs. Priding themselves on being professional, prompt and reliable, the team has garnered glowing reviews from locals.

"I have used Pete's Plumbing Solutions on a number of occasions. He is reliable, quick and reasonably priced. His work has always been second to none," Ben Kaylock said on Google.

Powers Insulation & Plumbing

Powers Insulation & Plumbing has been a staple for Riverina residents for almost half a century.

The team of 10 offers full service plumbing, roofing, insulation and solar installation, as well as waterproofing and asbestos testing.

"Great company and team to work with! Always helpful and quick to respond to any issue. Solution-focused thinking - resolved a number of issues along the way with unforeseen site conditions, to keep the project on schedule and keep all stakeholders happy," Dan Scott says online.

Level Plumbing

After 25 years in business, Level Plumbing specialists have seen it all and know just what Riverina sites need.

Director Greg Charleson has been a plumber for over three decades. Joined today by a team of 15, he covers commercial and domestic plumbing needs from general maintenance to afterhours emergencies.

"Called up late with issues about a hot water leak at work. They arrived promptly and solved the issue by the next day. Would definitely recommend," James Smith said on Google.

If you’re looking for more information on trades and services in Wagga, you might also like our articles on the best builders and renovators, mechanics, pest control services, and locksmiths Wagga has to offer.

Your experience with plumbers in Wagga

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the Wagga plumbers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do plumbers charge per hour?

Per hour plumbing charges do vary and are often linked to the nature of work. Generally, you can expect to pay a service fee which ranges from $50-$150, plus an hourly rate of between $100-$175 per hour for labour only. Should you require emergency or out of hours assistance these rates could be higher.

Can I do my own plumbing work?

In NSW, plumbing is a licensed trade, and you must obtain a license to perform it. The act also regulates the type of plumbing that can be done. Generally, it isn't possible to do it yourself unless you're a licensed plumber.

Do plumbers need to be licensed?

Absolutely. In NSW, you need a licence before you can do any plumbing, draining or gasfitting work (including LP gasfitting), regardless of the cost of the work or whether the work is residential, commercial or industrial.

When should I call an emergency plumber?

When plumbing fails, it can damage your home and contents. It can also be a major health risk to your household and neighbours. Emergency plumbing issues can range from a toilet not flushing to a burst pipe that’s highly destructive, a failing hot water system or an overflowing sewer. Whatever the cause, you can and should call an emergency licensed plumber immediately to fix the problem.

Do I need a plumber or electrician to service my electric hot water heater?

Your best bet would be to find a fully-licensed plumber who holds a restricted electrical license as well. Your plumber can handle the majority of hot water issues with these two qualifications. Electricians are unable to gain a dual-qualification that allows them to work on the plumbing aspects of electrical appliances.

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