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What can a plumber help you with?


Plumbing laws and regulations determine what work must be carried out by a licensed plumber. This is to ensure your safety as most plumbing work could cause serious risks and injury if not done correctly. Common jobs performed by plumbers include:

  • Repair or installation of toilets
  • Repair or installation of taps
  • Leak repair or new installation of gas or water pipes
  • Repair or installation of hot water systems
  • Roof plumbing services, including gutters, downpipes and drainage
  • Drainage services, including installation, unblocking, or repairing drains
  • Gas fitting
  • Water efficiency services
  • Home renovation services

How do you know when to call a plumber?


Some minor work can be carried out without the need to be licensed, however, this will be determined by which state or territory you live in. In some states, it is illegal to carry out any plumbing work without a licence. Check your state regulations, by clicking on the relevant links below to determine the correct answer for your situation.

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