4 important benefits of hiring a licensed plumber in Australia


A plumber is a professional trades person and there are many benefits to hiring one as opposed to hiring someone who doesn’t know what they are doing, or trying to do it yourself by following some guy on YouTube. Plumbers have undertaken the necessary academic qualifications as well as having done an apprenticeship under a licensed master plumber, in order that they can be the best they can be in this profession. When you hire a professional plumber, you are hiring someone who has the necessary experience and know how to take care of any plumbing issues that you may have. There are a great many benefits to hiring a professional plumber and we will look at just some of them here.

1.- They Do It All – A licensed plumber knows exactly what they are doing. It is their job to figure out what is wrong, what went wrong and how to fix it. If your water heater is playing up, then your plumber is the person to call and if it can be repaired, they will do it. If it needs to be replaced, you can trust them in their opinion. If your plumbing is the issue then they can repair, install and upgrade when required and you will also have someone who knows the right thing to do and this takes away all the guess work.

2.- Warranty Protection – Some appliances will lose their warranty if you don’t hire a licensed plumber to install them in the first place. If you try to save money and get a handy man in, then letting them do the installation will immediately void your warranty. If anything goes wrong with your water heater for example, in the future, then you don’t have a leg to stand on. The manufacturer will deny you your warranty because you tried to cut corners and save money.

3.- Building Codes – There are rules in place to ensure that the right kind of plumbing is installed and it is done safely. Licensed plumbers will be up-to-date with all the relevant local building codes and they will make sure that you are on the right side of these compliances. If you are not compliant then this may result in fines if something goes wrong and that is money you don’t want to be wasting. Additionally, if you were to have a plumbing mishap and your home was ruined, if you didn’t use a licensed plumber then your home insurance would be void also.

4.- Safety Is Key – It is all about safety in life and keeping you and your family safe should be at the top of your list. Hiring a fully qualified, licensed plumber ensures that your plumbing and appliances are all installed properly and with safety in mind. There is lots than can go wrong and there are also electrics in your home that definitely do not want to come into contact with water, for your sake.

Your licensed plumber has all the necessary knowledge and know how to get the job done right and done safely. Don’t try to cut corners when it comes to your home. It is your biggest investment and you need to protect it.


  1. I have a problem with my water heater, see if you can help me.

    Basically, I get very little water pressure (rural area) and it does not work well. If I turn on another faucet at the same time as the shower, it turns off; if the neighbors take a shower when I take a shower, it turns off; if on a random day I get less water pressure, it does not turn on, etc. In addition, it does not support regulation, either the water comes out almost boiling or it does not turn on.

    From malfunctioning, the first one ended up breaking. It was under warranty, they tried to fix it, they couldn’t, and they put another one, which works the same. The plumber told me to put propane, which “sends more pressure and so the heater does not turn off”, or to try with a “pressure valve”.

    I have no idea.

    In short: how would you fix the problem? Wouldn’t it be better to put a tank and a small pump at the inlet of the water heater so as not to have problems with lack of water pressure? Should I call a plumber and leave the stories behind, lest I make a mess and my house blows up?


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