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What does a plumbing service include?

Your plumber will diagnose any issues, repair them to the highest standard, and give you advice. Whether you're looking for a master plumber or journeyman plumber, Airtasker can connect you with local plumbing contractors around you. The exact process and inclusions will depend on the kind of service for your plumbing needs, like:

Plumbing installations

If you’re installing a new kitchen, bathroom, or dishwasher, you’ll need a plumber to get the pipes connected. Your plumber can help with fridge water line installations, mixer tap installations, new shower heads, and more. They’ll take a look at your space and existing setup, then use the right tools, pipes, and equipment to get everything connected and running smoothly, with no leaks or possible water damage.

Fixing leaks

One of the most common plumbing repair issues is leaking showers and taps. Not only does the drip-drip-drip get super irritating, but it can lead to flooding, water wastage, and excessive water bills. Your plumber will check the situation, then turn off your water so they can take a closer look. They’ll repair or patch your leaks and install any new parts needed. 

Hot water system repairs and installations

There’s nothing worse than running out of hot water for showers, washing machines, and dishwashing. Find a plumber near you to help get it fixed faster when you need emergency hot water system repair, new water heater installations, or upgrades. You can also book a standard gas plumbing service to make sure everything’s safe and working as it should. Your plumbing contractor will assess your hot water needs, recommend any fixes, and then either repair or replace your parts to get them all in working order. 

Pipe repairs

Your pipes are crucial for bringing freshwater in and draining waste water out, but they can get damaged by storms, interference, tree roots, or just ageing. If you think you have a pipe problem, it’s important to find a local plumber near you and call them in for PVC pipe repairs as soon as possible to minimise damage. If the pipes are exposed, your plumber may disconnect any water services to them, then remove and replace the damaged section. They’ll use high-quality adhesives and seals to ensure the joins don’t leak, move, or burst.

Blocked drains and toilets

If, in the words of Kenny, “there's a smell in here that will outlast religion”, it’s time to call your local plumber for help. Blocked drains and toilets aren’t just smelly. If you leave them, they could overflow and cause flooding and health issues. If you’ve unsuccessfully tried to clear the blockage yourself, call in your plumber. They’ll use more advanced (and powerful) tools to clear even the most stubborn drain blockages and toilet blockages without damaging your pipes and fittings. 

Recent Plumbing tasks in Lothian Edinburgh

Help with leaking kitchen tap


Calton, City of Edinburgh

23rd May 2024

Leaking pipe and tap in the kitchen

Kitchen worktop, gas burner, cooker hood and oven installation.


Bughtlin, City of Edinburgh

9th May 2024

Looking for installation of kitchen worktop, burner, cooker hood and oven.

Shower leaking plus blocked sinks to sort


Old Town, City of Edinburgh

6th May 2024

This is a holiday flat and the guests have reported that the shower is leaking into neighbour flat and that the kitchen and bathroom sinks are blocked

Fix shower


Broomhouse, City of Edinburgh

26th Apr 2024

Need to Change a shower pipe

Install kitchen mixer tap.


Blackford, City of Edinburgh

15th Apr 2024

Need a new mixer tap fitted.

Dishwasher plumbing in


South Leith, City of Edinburgh

7th Mar 2024

I’ve got my first ever dishwasher and need it plumbed in

Fix the water pipe for the washing machine


Moredun, City of Edinburgh

24th Jan 2024

The water pipe to the washing machine is leaking and we would like for it to be fixed. - Due date: Flexible

Remove fridge freezer from integrated fitted carcas


Fountainbridge, City of Edinburgh

10th Jan 2024

2 year old fridge feezer in my new integrated kitchen installation has failed and I need it removed. I want to keep the cupboard surrounding it for another purpose - I’m not replacing integrated one but a new free standing model. - Due date: Flexible

Change tap washer


Portobello, City of Edinburgh

16th Nov 2023

Hot tap drips in bathroom sink - Due date: Before Saturday, 25 November 2023

Head gasket replacement


Broomhouse, City of Edinburgh

27th Jul 2023

Need head gasket serviced or replaced - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 July 2023

Investigate water leak, possibly from washing machine


Churchhill, City of Edinburgh

23rd May 2023

Water leak from unknown source, possibly the washing machine - Due date: Before Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Replacement of old faceut tap in the kitchen


Blackford, City of Edinburgh

28th Mar 2023

i have a new faceut tap and need a handyman to replace the old one - Due date: Flexible

Fit or fix rotary washline


Warriston, City of Edinburgh

27th Mar 2023

Fix washing line which is tangled or replace line - Due date: Flexible

I need my hot tub turned around and moved about 2 meters


Bonaly, City of Edinburgh

18th Mar 2023

I have an existing hot tub which I want moved in my garden. It needs to be turned and moved about 2m. No electrics or plumbing services needed. - Due date: Flexible

Plumber in Edinburgh


Drylaw, City of Edinburgh

14th Feb 2023

Need a qualified plumber to connect the outlet of condensing pipe from the boiler to the waste pipe under the kitchen sink. Quotation please include labour and supply. Work to be completed this afternoon. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Hob replacement + water filter installation


Trinity, City of Edinburgh

15th Jan 2023

I need someone to help with two jobs in the kitchen 1) Replacing a gas cooker with an electric or induction (you will need to be gas safe) 2) Installing an Abode water filter to the kitchen water supply Thanks - Due date: Flexible

Fix toilet


Craigleith, City of Edinburgh

15th Jan 2023

Leak from concealed cistern - Due date: Flexible

Help fit my toilet seat


Leith, City of Edinburgh

3rd Dec 2022

Help me to change my toilet seat - Due date: Flexible

Water pump to microcamper sink no longer working


Sciennes, City of Edinburgh

17th Nov 2022

The inner tubing allowing water to be pumped from the water tank under the sink to the kitchen tap broke. I replaced this but have not reconnected the sink as the pump now has mysteriously stopped working. Also, the wiring under the sink is all over the place and needs tidying as it is in a storage area and can easily be knocked. Some of the wires here have been sellotaped rather than using electrical tape to repair. Todo: - Make pump work again or advise to purchase new one. - Reinsert kitchen tap into kitchen sink and silicone as necessary. - Tidy wiring under sink so that it is out of the way of pots and pans – would it be better for it to have its own housing or something? - Any wiring with sellotape please retape with electrical tape or a suitable equivalent. - Due date: Flexible

Replace back-to-wall toilet pan


Newhaven, City of Edinburgh

24th Oct 2022

I cracked my back-to-wall toilet pan and need a replacement installed. The cistern is hidden behind a drywall panel but does not need replacing and should be fairly easy to install. I also need the existing pan removed. - Due date: Flexible