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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. But the exact process and inclusions will depend on the kind of plumbing service you need, 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 set up, then use the right tools, pipes, and equipment to get everything connected and running smoothly, with no leaks.

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 not much 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 or upgrades. Or 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 it 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 Edinburgh

Hob replacement + water filter installation

£200

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

£100

Craigleith, City of Edinburgh

15th Jan 2023

Leak from concealed cistern - Due date: Flexible

Help fit my toilet seat

£20

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

£65

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

£100

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

Replace shower head/riser, silicone bath; tighten laundry room tap

£100

North Merchiston, City of Edinburgh

27th Jul 2022

Need new shower head and rise fitted for Mira shower. Bath needs silicone removed and redone and the laundry room tap needs tightened - Due date: Flexible

Plumber to install shower cabinet

£200

Newton Village, Midlothian

18th May 2022

Shower cubicle needs installed - Due date: Before Saturday, 21 May 2022

Replace bath in my flat

£500

South Leith, City of Edinburgh

4th May 2022

Remove old bath tub and replace with new bath tub, and take old one away. Retain current taps. - Due date: Flexible

UNCLOG shower

£25

Blackford, City of Edinburgh

18th Apr 2022

I need someone able to clean a couple of pipes to have the shower working again

Shower regrouted

£250

South Leith, City of Edinburgh

22nd Mar 2022

Shower cubicle needs regrouted and sealant replaced - Due date: Flexible

New bathroom plumbing

£400

Craiglockhart, City of Edinburgh

6th Mar 2022

Plumb in new toilet, sink and shower in bathroom. - Due date: Needs to be done by Monday, 21st Mar 2022

Fix a pipe

£100

Saughtonhall, City of Edinburgh

12th Sep 2021

I need a hole in a pipe fixed. The hole is however, about 5m high up.

Shower fitted over bath tiling and shower screen

£1,000

Stenhouse, City of Edinburgh

8th Sep 2021

I need mixer taps fitted for a shower over a bath I need walls tiled around the bath on 3sides I need a shower screen fitted

Sink and shower

£70

The Gyle, City of Edinburgh

21st Aug 2021

Electric shower stopped working need to fix it and need to replace wash besan top.

Drain clearance

£50

East Craigs, City of Edinburgh

5th May 2021

Clean drain that seems to be making a gurgling, splashing, trickling noises. There’s no leakage or damp. Thanks

Fit new electric water heater

£100

South Side, City of Edinburgh

14th Apr 2021

The primary job is to replace a faulty water heater however we will also need a new stop tap as the current one leaks.

Moving a shower and basin waste pipe

£100

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

16th Feb 2020

We would like to have the shower waste pipe sunk into concrete to allow a slim shower tray to be fitted. The basin waste pipe needs to go behind plasterboard. Prep work has already been done.

Fix my shower tray

£150

Broughton, City of Edinburgh

21st Jun 2019

Shower tray is cracked and we need to either fix or replace

To fix my toilet

£55

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

21st May 2019

the pressed down bottom cannot be pressed down and you can always hear a water com out

I need plumbing services

£50

Fairmilehead, City of Edinburgh

29th Mar 2019

15mm brass valve in the boiler drain line is leaking, looking to get it replaced. There is no isolation valve upstream, so the draining of the heating system is required. System consists of Boiler and Hot water tank and has two loops, one for upstairs one for downstairs, see generic scheme attached. The leaking valve is next to Hot Water tank in the drain line. Also top up of the anti-corrosion inhibitor would be required. I already have the valve and the corrosion inhibitor.