Find: Plumber In Kensington

    Are you looking for a local Kensington plumber and want to choose the best plumber Kensington has to offer? Welcome to Proximity Plumbing! We are the 5-star rated plumber Sydney locals rely on for over ten years, offering unmatched experience and same day service as standard.

    Our small, family-run business strives to change the stigma associated with plumbers. We do this by not offering any crazy sales gimmicks with hidden fees. Instead, we provide simple quotes, processes and straightforward solutions for your plumbing issues.

    If you’re like most of our customers, you want world-class customer service from professional, qualified and friendly tradespeople who can solve your plumbing problems efficiently with a budget rate. If that’s what you’re looking for, we’re happy you’ve found us.

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    The last thing you want to deal with in the middle of a busy day is a plumbing issue. Our professional Kensington plumbers know that when you call with a plumbing crisis, it requires immediate attention, so our Kensington plumbing service team can be dispatched for you as soon as possible.

    If you’re short on time, know that we offer a $0 no-obligation call out to give you an idea of your plumbing solutions. In addition, you benefit from our same-day service and lifetime warranty if you choose our team to be your local plumber.

    When you call Proximity plumbing, you will speak to an actual person - Emily, our co-owner, will be happy to answer any of your queries and concerns and delegate the closest plumber to your job. To minimise disruption, Emily will also ensure to take down as much information as possible, so our team won’t have to ask you twice. Emily can also assist over the phone in case of a plumbing emergency (you would be surprised at how much she knows about plumbing)!

    Our Kensington plumbers can Guarantee a 30 Minute Response Time for those jobs that require urgent attention and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Our team specialises in offering 24-hour service for those emergencies that occur when you least expect them. With 25 years of collective experience across our team, rest assured we have the expertise to handle any plumbing problem. Once the job is completed, you are left with a lifetime warranty.

    Kensington Plumber Near Me

    Next time you’re looking online for Plumber near me, remember no one can ever give you a price over the phone without an on-site evaluation and diagnosis. Calling a local plumber Kensington residents daily use with a proven track record will ensure no nasty surprises. So do your research and don’t be fooled by the plumbers offering ridiculous cheap offers. The old saying “too good to be true” sums it up!

    Taking an extra 5 minutes to read legitimate google reviews will save you money and valuable time. We back our level of service so much and appreciate those first impressions count, so we ensure no-obligation quotes and $0 call outs whether you have a blocked drain, need emergency plumbing help, or just a simple hot water problem. We can afford to do this as we are local plumbers, and attending your job isn’t going to take long as we are usually servicing the needs of the local community nearby in Kensington.

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    What To Expect From Our Kensington Plumbers?

    • Our friendly team offers a two-hour window and convenient appointment times ensuring you’re not waiting around all day! Better still we provided an automated SMS and phone call with 30 minutes notice introducing ourselves, so you know who to expect on arrival. Our plumbers arrive on time, so we highly recommend you advise our team members if you’re running late and give us the courtesy if you cannot make the appointment time.

    • All tradesmen arrive clean, in branded vehicles and dressed in a Proximity Plumbing uniform so they are easy to identify. On arrival, tradesmen will introduce themselves and take off their work boots as a sign of respect to your home. Once inside they will inspect the issue and provide advice, suggestions, and solutions.

    • You’re in control – if you’re happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you’re not happy with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future.

    • Once complete we request all clients to provide their honest feedback on Google so others can read before contacting us. Our office staff will also follow up after the job is completed to ensure that everything is working properly, better yet we will also do a scheduled 6- month follow up call ensuring all work is working 100% and touch base on any questions or concerns.

    • Finally, before accepting payment, we go through the job and make sure you are not just satisfied but you’re blown away by the service we have provided. Any plumber can complete a mandatory task, but our Kensington plumbers are tasked and surpassing your expectations and breaking the stigma associated with the trades and service industry.

    Looking For A Local Emergency Plumber In Kensington?

    • You have likely seen our tank zooming past you somewhere in the east! We use this to tackle all our emergency work and rest assured it’s designed to handle anything imaginable! In 10 years of emergency plumbing services, she has never let us down. From burst pipes to blocked drains, she has the gear to make light work of anything thrown at her.

    • Having everything at our fingertips, means once we’re on site, working on your job, we don’t need to leave to get extra materials or parts. It also means we can carry all the latest plumbing equipment to make light work of your emergency. Believe it or not our master plumbers also stock hot water systems and pipe relining equipment.

    • If you are unsure whether you need an emergency plumber or not, call us now on 0420 102 394 and we will provide over-the-phone assistance to assess the situation. If we can, we will provide you with tips on how to fix the issue yourself, saving you time and money. Our team will fix your emergency plumbing issue with as little disruption to your home or office as possible.

    • Our Kensington plumbing services are all at an affordable rate and are properly insured. Also, there are no hidden costs, so you do not have to worry about time induced costs. We can identify the cause of the problem in a short time and think of the best solution right away. Our work is time-efficient and cost-effective.

    • Service charges apply to any work done outside the normal operating hours; however, we can determine if your plumbing problem requires immediate action or if it can wait until the morning saving you money. Whether it’s Sunday night or Christmas day, we will be there to assist you!

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    How Much Do We Charge Per Hour In Kensington

    The cost of plumbing is arguably the biggest concern for anyone when organising a job. You want to know that you’re getting value for money and the price you receive competitively. Traditionally plumbers used to charge an hourly rate. However, recently there has been a significant shift to upfront pricing as it protects both the consumer and the tradesmen performing the task.

    The truth is it’s almost impossible to give a price over the phone or otherwise without seeing the job. Any plumber that tries to do this is doing you a disservice, and that is why we offer obligation-free quotes. Proximity Pluming costing explained

    We charge by the job, not by the hour, with a system called up-front pricing. It is transparent, and you know what you are getting before we start work, with no hidden costs and peace of mind that the price is fixed no matter how long it takes to carry out the job.

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    • Guarantee Same Day Service and 30 min Response Times

    • Has 25 Years Collective Experience

    • Has an impeccable reputation within Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

    • Offers A Lifetime Warranty On All Workmanship

    • Family Owned & Operated

    • Believes In Supporting The Local Eastern Suburbs Community


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    Our Master Plumbers can help you with any plumbing requirements. From repairs and replacements to new installations, we are able to provide you with a comprehensive plumbing service at competitive prices. So, if you’re looking for a ‘Kensington Plumber near me’, why not give us a call today.

    The Importance Of Finding A Local Kensington Plumber

    When it comes to your plumbing system, it’s best to hire someone near you, as only a genuine local plumber will go above and beyond to deliver a great experience. There are many advantages of hiring local plumbers that every homeowner should know. We believe in building and maintaining a strong community connection and a superior reputation as the best plumber Kensington has to offer.

    Our goal is to ensure that you have received an exceptional experience and one which in turn secures you as a repeat customer. There is no better satisfaction than doing ongoing work for repeat customers, which ultimately demonstrates that we have achieved our goal. In reality, good referrals and repeat customers are the lifeblood of any small business, so having loyal customers who give a word of mouth referrals, is priceless.

    Finding the right plumber is often challenging to do while you require plumbing services during an emergency. However, if you plan in advance, you will be able to do some thorough research and due diligence beforehand. In doing so, you’ll be well informed, well equipped and will feel much more confident about the plumber that you bring onboard. You will have fewer surprises and likely be more satisfied with his or her work.

    The truth is plumbing, unlike many other services, is very reactive and quite often, your calling a local plumber under unfavourable circumstances. Typically, a plumbing emergency like burst pipes, water heater leaks, and blocked drains can happen at any time without warning. Fortunately, a reliable Kensington plumber can respond quickly to the needs of their customers, which is incredibly important for local residences and businesses.

    Perhaps the most significant advantage a local plumber has to be their location. Plumbers are called day in and day out after an emergency as all too often they can happen quickly. Without warning, it is vitally important that any problems are attended to as promptly as possible to reduce property damage. Our 24/7 emergency plumbers are available on call all day and ready to participate in an emergency job in the local area quickly and efficiently, compared to those who have to travel long distances and battle traffic to get to the job.

    Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

    Preventive plumbing maintenance is something we’re passionate about here at Proximity Plumbing. Even if we are called for a leaking tap, every property we enter gets a plumbing maintenance check. This is to prevent any unforeseen plumbing issues arising when owners least expect them.

    Did you know flexible hoses( found under the basin, kitchen sink & at the back of the toilet are the causes of 55% emergency callouts?

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    24 Hours We Are At Your Plumbing Service.

    Proximity Plumbing technicians are trained to deliver exceptional, rapid service at a competitive price. Our Guarantee to you revolves around our three-pronged commitment to:

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    Always Close By Kensington, NSW

    You’ve probably seen one of our four branded Proximity Plumbing vehicles driving around Kensington. Stocked with all major tools, parts, and quality brands, you will not have to search too far to find one of our iconic branded trucks and friendly staff. We have a qualified team of licensed plumbers and technicians with over 25 combined years of experience in the plumbing industry, ready to assist. As it stands, we can offer a long-term superior and versatile service that will guarantee to surpass your expectation with any plumbing requirements you may have, making us the preferred, one-stop, local Kensington plumber.

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    No Hidden Costs, No Surprises

    Scared to choose a plumbing service because of hidden fees and costs? We promise that we are transparent with all costs involved. We will always provide you with an upfront quote, explain why we suggest this and explain how this will fix your plumbing problem. Our customers keep coming back to us over the years for their plumbing requirements. Next time you are experiencing a plumbing crisis in your home, investment, or business, don’t settle for anything other than the very best Sydney plumbing company. Call your local Kensington plumber – Proximity Plumbing.

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    Lifetime Labour Warranty

    As standard, we ensure all our work is well documented with photos to ensure you have before and after photos. As part of our service to you, we offer a home plumbing inspection which will give you ideas on where there could be potential plumbing issues. We also provide you with handy tips and hints for all future plumbing repairs around your house. We back up our service with a Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee. So, if the work we have completed at your premises fails due to a workmanship issue, we will re-attend for free and fix it, no questions asked!

    Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee

    Proximity Plumbing purpose is to surpass your expectations with our highly skilled and trained licensed tradesmen. To prove it, we back up our service with a Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee. All the products we install have their manufacturers warranty, and we need to respect and stand by.

    We are so confident as we have hand-selected some of the most superior plumbing contractor available. We also ensure we are constantly re-investing in developing our team, ensuring we are updated with current and upcoming changes and trends.

    As standard, all work is well documented and photographed to ensure clients have detailed reports. As standard, we take time-stamped before and after photos. We provide warranty certificates with all work upon request and stand by our promise.

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    I cannot thank the team at Proximity Plumbing and Sydney Relining Company for a quick, affordable pipe repair solution for a previous blocked & broken drain issue. No fuss, no mess, avoided reinstatement costs and completed the same day. It was hassle-free, with interest-free finance available. As promised, this was a" no-dig" solution with a 35-year guarantee.

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    Sydney Strata Manager

    I have been using Proximity Plumbing as my preferred local plumber for years now, the team are always friendly, they show up on time within 30 minutes and always do such a great plumbing job, whenever any of my friends are looking for plumbing near me I always refer my trusty local plumbers - Proximity Plumbing, thanks again guys for doing such a great job at annually clearing out my blocked drains.

    Bondi Resident

    Proximity Plumbing is our trusted plumber whenever we encounter any plumbing issues in all the residential and commercial properties that we handle. It's best to have an on-call plumber who can go onsite within 30 minutes. They were able to clean the roof and gutters immediately and also provided a permanent solution on the plumbing problem.

    Surry Hills Resident

    Our drains were blocked due to tree roots and were apparently damaged by it. Proximity Plumbing has given us one of the best solutions that are lifetime guaranteed - Pipe Relining. We were happy how they were able to work hand-in-hand with each other which resulted in a good outcome. All drains were cleared and our pipe was fixed. We will truly get in touch with Proximity Plumbing again in case that we will be having any plumbing issues again.

    Bellevue Hill Resident

    Our gutters and stormwater pits needed urgent cleaning. We immediately contacted Proximity Plumbing to clean our gutters and stormwater pits. They were very professional and they were able to clean it right away. They definitely deserve a 5-star review since they did a great job. We will get in touch with them again once we encounter any plumbing issues.

    Darling Point Resident

    Two Plumber from Proximity Plumbing attended on site after our report of a blocked drain. They have confirmed that the kitchen drain was blocked with grease. We are greatly impressed with how they resolved the problem. They did great work overall.

    Double Bay

    We had a burst hot water unit in Maroubra in the middle of the night. Good thing, Proximity Plumbing offers emergency plumbing service in Eastern Suburbs. We immediately contacted them and they were able to report on-site in less than 10 minutes. They have diagnosed the issue right away and replaced the broken hot water unit with a new one in the morning. They have very efficient and professional plumbers. Definitely a job well done!

    Our toilet had a gurgling sound. I wasn't sure what was the cause but good thing Proximity Plumbing was able to diagnose the issue right away. They were able to remove the cause of the blockage. I am very satisfied with their service!

    One of our toilet was leaking so bad. We booked in an appointment with Proximity Plumbing right away. They made a temporary solution and quoted a permanent solution in which we agreed to remove the toilet so that they can inspect the line. They were very professional and knowledgeable of the issue. Will recommend them for sure!

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    “I was in the middle of a toilet nightmare, I immediately called Proximity Plumbing and they saved the day. Not only did he get the job done right away, he was also very professional. Give them a call for a great and local plumbing service in the East!"
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    “Proximity Plumbing is my go to place for our general plumbing at home. I will always be grateful for a speedy service. My last service call was worth taking the time to review. Our technician, James was very professional and did a great job."
    Mary Grace - Bondi
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    “William and Bo replaced a leaking toilet for us. They were efficient, friendly and worked on the job until it was fixed. They went above and beyond the call of duty. Can't recommend them highly enough. Proximity Plumbing are very reliable and has fair pricing."
    Tommy - Neutral Bay
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    "I have been reading articles regarding the importance of gutter cleaning. I called up Proximity Plumbing to book for a gutter cleaning service. They showed us the debris and leaves on our gutters that may potentially cause blockage on our gutters. They came on time, very friendly and knowledgeable."
    Kate - Dover Heights
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    Frequently Asked Questions In Kensington

    The cost of hiring a plumber will depend on the scope of work, your location and their level of experience. There are simple plumbing jobs such as tap repairs to more complicated ones like a burst pipe. There are plumbing tasks that are calculated on an hourly basis while others offer flat rates based on the scope of the job. Always ask for itemised quotations to plan your budget and avoid pricing surprises.

    When it comes to plumbing jobs, the simpler the job is, the cheaper it will be. Conversely, the more complicated a job is, the more costly it will become.

    Sydney is home to a vast number of highly skilled local plumbers so the cost range of services will reflect this. Because the market is competitive for tradies, Sydney consumers should do their due diligence to make sure they are choosing the right plumbing professional for the job when comparing plumbing costs.

    More specialised jobs require more specialised plumbers, so these jobs will be more costly. This occurs because they require more training and additional conditions on their licence.

    We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. (no call out fee plumbers) Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem-free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    We are passionate about making the entire process as transparent and
    straightforward as possible which starts with contacting your local emergency Sydney plumbing company 24 hours a day.

    At the end of the day, all you want is a reliable plumber that is transparent and problem solves your issue and that is exactly what we do and who we are, check out the latest blog on all things you need to know before engaging a Sydney plumber.

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    When it's NOT the time to DIY plumbing!

    There’s an awesome sense of achievement when you’ve had a morning of being a handyman or handy woman around the house, fixing things and feeling like Tim the Toolman (for all our growing-up-in-the-90’s readers).

    But when it comes to your home’s plumbing there are a few instances where DIY is not the best course of action. Professional plumbers spend years learning their trade for good reason - those pipes can be tricky!

    So here are 5 times when DIY is not your friend and it’s time to call a professional plumber:

    1. In an emergency situation
    2. If you’re having sewage issues
    3. When you smell gas
    4. You have a leak

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    If you’re suddenly in need of a professional plumber, your next thought may be “how much do plumbers charge?” And it’s a fair question - we’ve all heard the horror stories of plumbers ripping off clients left, right and center. 

    How Much Do Plumbers Charge? 

    It is one of the most asked questions in the industry. How much do plumbers charge in Sydney Australia? The answer is: It depends on the company and the service. “Plumbing” is a very general term and covers all things from replacement washers and burst Flexi hoses to a full pipe relining job. Different plumbers will structure their quotes differently, but here’s something to be wary of: super cheap and overly “easy” quotes.

    Proximity Plumbing does not have an hourly rate; we charge by the job. Although this does not appeal to everyone, we have found this is the most transparent way to conduct business. When it comes to plumbing, every job is different. That is why you are calling us in to fix it. We often find we need to see the problem before letting you know how much it will cost to fix it. That is why we offer the complimentary call out, and once we are on-site, we can determine what the job will cost. Each type of job has an upfront fixed price, and we need to determine what that is by conducting a thorough inspection.

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    There are many industries that require the services of trained plumbers. Therefore, the demand for skilled plumbing services is increasing.

    Plumbing is on the top list of jobs that are in high demand in Australia at the moment. It’s a simple supply and demand case. That’s why territories around Australia need highly qualified plumbing professionals that can work on any task such as tap repairs or drainage systems. Plumbing is a regulated and licensed trade, which allows workers to work their way up to a master plumber.

    In big cities like in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney territories, the development is continuous. Skills of trade workers such as plumbers are required to keep the development moving forward.

    We encourage that if it's a bigger job like a sewer rehabilitation or Pipe Relining to get multiple quotes and compare apples for apples. This way, you can see the difference that sets us apart from every other plumbing company & so you can see we are generally providing you with tremendous service, prices, and ultimately great value.

    We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    Remember these three golden rules

    1. No professional plumber can ever give you a price over the phone without an on-site diagnosis just like no doctor could ever diagnosis a patient on the phone.

    2. The old saying, “too good to be true” sums it up! do your research & shop local

    3. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little- licensed vs unlicensed plumber blog here.

    Like many home improvements, there are some regulations on DIY plumbing at your homes. These regulations detail what you are permitted to do by yourself and what you must call professional plumbers to handle. These regulations are not mere recommendations; rather, they must be followed under the Australian Law and Regulations. This is for your safety, only licensed plumbers can legally handle most plumbing problems, which can carry serious risks if not done correctly.

    What DIY Plumbing can you do yourself?

    These are the plumbing problems which you are permitted to handle by yourself.

    • Shower head replacement
    • Irrigation systems downstream from a tap, or an isolating valve.
    • Changing a tap washer
    • Replacement of caps on the openings on sanitary drains.
    • Maintenance and cleaning of ground level grates to traps on the drains.
    • DIY drain clearing with a plunger or drain snake


    The best way to find the plumber is through a trusted referral; often, it is best to engage a Sydney plumber with whom someone you know already has been involved with and has used. If you do not know a trusted local plumber, the next best thing you can do is check their credentials and do research online and check their reviews.
    Online reviews are a great way to gauge if a plumber's previous clients were satisfied with the quality of their products and services, check out Proximity plumbing reviews.

    Furthermore, evaluate only plumbers who can deliver proof of insurance and business registry. In some circumstances, you can also ask the plumber how long he has been in the plumbing industry. The more experience the plumber or company has - the better the service usually is.

    Our top tip is to check their Google reviews! If a person you trust can recommend a local Sydney plumber they have used in the past, it's a clear indication if the plumber is reliable and worth engaging. Typically a paying customer pays close attention to costs, the quality of the service, and the value they receive and often will go out of their way to share their experience with a local plumber in Sydney.

    Sydney Plumbing Emergencies often happen late at night, early in the morning or on a weekend/public holiday? These problems always seem to come at the worst possible time. For this reason, there are often plumbers who will take advantage and advertise rates that are often too good to be true in the hope you book them in and then, once
    locked in, jack the prices up, usually 2-5 times the regular rate.

    For all Sydney plumbing emergencies, we charge a flat fee between $250 - $350 + GST, which covers the after-hours call out to your door and will usually cover the minimum costs associated with making the property safe as this is our number one priority. Once onsite, you will never pay any extra rates for after-hours services. From midday to
    midnight, the rate you pay will stay the same as if the works were done during regular operating hours.

    Yes, you can negotiate with plumbers. However, you need to understand what affects their prices and the strategies they use to set them. There is a balance between negotiating to save money and paying your plumber a decent amount for their professional services.

    Most people think plumbing is dirty work. Sure, you may have to deal with blocked toilets, sewer lines and drains but there’s way more to this job than toilets and drains. The plumbing industry is very important because, without it, modern life wouldn't exist. More and more residential, commercial and industrial areas are being build up, and problems with drainage, sewer system, pipes and other plumbing problems appear too frequently. As such, plumbers are required to install, as well as repair and maintain these systems regularly and efficiently.

    As we must say, there are pros and cons of being a plumber. People's perception of the plumbing industry does change dramatically from time to time. Plumbing is a physically demanding job and you have to be fit and strong to do it. You have to work in extreme conditions. It's dirty and can be dangerous yet, it is a rewarding job.

    To become a good and effective plumber, you need to have various skills and competencies including: problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, safety skills, good communication skills, physical skills and the most important one should be to complete technical plumbing courses.