24/7 Emergency Plumbers • Drainage Specialists • Hot Water Repairs


Northcote Plumbing

W.L. Chivers Plumbing Pty Ltd

Phone 24/7   -   0417 49 59 69

  • Domestic and commercial plumbers, servicing the Northcote area since 1977
  • Over 200 five star reviews on Google
  • All work insured and guaranteed
  • Rapid response - 24 hour emergency service
  • Experienced, specialist drainage repair team
  • Pipe repairs, hot water service repairs, all general plumbing
  • Prompt, courteous and reliable

Northcote - 24/7 Emergency Plumbing

Plumbing emergency?

We have a locally based, rapid response plumbing team, ready to fix any plumbing emergency in the Northcote area. From Preston to North Fitzroy and from Brunswick to Ivanhoe, our team is ready to go.

We are located minutes away and available 24 hours per day, seven days per week - including weekends and all public holidays.

  • Any and all plumbing emergencies
  • Blocked sewerage
  • Blocked storm water drain
  • Burst pipes
  • Leaking pipes
  • Gas leaks
Ready to go - any time, night or day

Ready to go - any time, night or day

Burst or Leaking Pipes

If you're worried that you may have a burst or leaking water pipe:

Step 1/ Locate your water meter and turn off supply at the mains.

Step 2/ Call Northcote Plumbing on 0417 49 59 69.

Even minor water leaks can be quite destructive if not repaired promptly. A burst internal water pipe could leak as much as 400 litres of water in just one hour; that's roughly the equivalent of two full bath tubs emptied into your house per hour!

It's no understatement to say that burst or leaking water pipes can cause a great deal of damage to your property and your belongings.

Our rapid response plumbers are ready for all plumbing emergencies in the Northcote area - 24/7. We are based minutes away and ready to respond on short notice. Our team are highly trained and carry the latest leak detection and repair technology. We will diagnose, locate and repair any water leak quickly and effectively - guaranteed.

Signs you may have a burst or leaking pipe:

  • All taps are off but your water meter is still running
  • Sounds of water dripping or running
  • Damp patches on carpet, walls or ceilings
  • A wet patch in your yard/garden
  • Hissing noises from behind walls
  • Increased water usage
  • Unusual odours or mould growth
  • A loss of water pressure
A burst water pipe

A burst water pipe

Blocked Drains and Sewers

Blockages can occur in any drainage pipes, including storm water and sewerage systems. We receive many calls from the Northcote area to repair such blockages.

The most common cause of blocked drains in Northcote is tree root incursion but other issues can be caused by built up grease, hair, and other debris.

We have a dedicated drainage repair team that specialise in clearing blocked drains, blocked sewers, and storm water systems.

Our fully qualified plumbers are equipped with the latest technology to locate, identify and repair any blockage with a minimum of fuss and disruption. Using advanced diagnostic methods, we will find the cause of the blockage and provide a permanent solution. Of course, our work is fully guaranteed.

We take a solution based approach to resolving your plumbing issues and offer a fixed-price quotation on full repairs.

We can provide the following specialist plumbing services:

  • CCTV drain camera inspection
  • No-dig drainage pipe relining
  • High-pressure jet water blasting
  • Specialised root cutting tools
  • Various sized excavation equipment
Tree root incursion in a storm water drain

Tree root incursion in a storm water drain

Hot Water Service - Fast Repairs

We repair or replace all hot water systems - fast.

Our Rapid Response plumbing team can repair or replace your old hot water service - usually within a few hours of receiving your call. You can have a new, energy efficient hot water heater installation completed with minimal fuss and minimal disruption.

Many homes in the Northcote area have hot water services that are aging and no longer efficient or reliable.

Chivers Northcote Plumbing can supply and install a new gas or electric hot water storage tank, or an instantaneous gas hot water heater to your property today. We are happy to consider your personal circumstances and provide advise on the most efficient water heating system to suit your particular needs; whether that be a heat pump, solar, electric or gas system.

We will remove your old hot water service and ensure that it is disposed of correctly.

New gas hot water service

New gas hot water service

Toilet Suites - Repairs, Installation

Considering a replacement toilet suite?

Northcote Plumbing can provide and fit a quality toilet suite to suit the style of any bathroom or powder room. Our budget models are both stylish and functional and our premium, concealed cistern models give a clean, sophisticated look to any bathroom.

If you have already purchased a new toilet suite or bidet we also offer an installation only service.

Our team provide outstanding quality work; we will leave the work area spotlessly clean. We will remove your old toilet and dispose of it correctly.

New powder room toilet and basin

New powder room toilet and basin

Common Plumbing Problems in the Northcote Area

Although quite gentrified nowadays, Northcote still has many older homes and commercial properties. Even many of the newer buildings still have aging pipes and drainage. Over time these pipes can develop blockages and, in many cases, breakages and leaks.

From Preston to North Fitzroy and from Brunswick to Ivanhoe, we have been servicing homes and businesses in and around the Northcote area since the seventies. In that time we have encountered and repaired just about every plumbing issue you could imagine.

Whatever your current plumbing need, domestic or commercial, rest assured Northcote Plumbing will provide a permanent solution, made to your complete satisfaction.

Fun fact: Westgarth Street was originally planned as Northcote's main street but most shops and amenities were built along Lower Plenty Road (now High St) instead.

Common plumbing issues we encounter in Northcote:

  • Burst and leaking pipes
  • Drainage system blockages
  • Aging, inefficient hot water services
  • Leaking taps and showers
  • Low water pressure
Blocked drainage and burst pipes - common in Northcote

Blocked drainage and burst pipes - common in Northcote

About Chivers Northcote Plumbing

Many plumbing companies claim to be local, then you discover that they are actually located over on the other side of Melbourne. We are genuine local plumbers. Our team all live and work locally and we have proudly serviced homes and businesses in the Northcote area since 1977.

Northcote Plumbing are rapid response plumbers. We specialise in the repair of blocked drains and sewers, burst or leaking pipes, and hot water service installations. We're available 24 hours every day, including weekends and all public holidays.

When you need a plumber call W.L. Chivers Northcote Plumbing. Your work will be completed promptly, with professionalism and courtesy, and at a fair price. Our team are fully licensed and insured and are equipped with the latest plumbing technology to correctly identify and permanently rectify any plumbing issues.

Our number one priority is always your complete satisfaction. We take great pride in our outstanding reputation for reliability and for the quality of our service. If you need a plumber in the Ivanhoe area, you won't go wrong with Northcote Plumbing.

The team from Chivers Northcote Plumbing

The team from Chivers Northcote Plumbing

  • Family owned and operated local business
  • Registered Master Plumbers
  • Licensed by the Victorian Building Authority
  • Fully insured, All work guaranteed
  • Prompt, courteous, and reliable service
Customer Reviews
Great Blokes

What a great bunch of friendly professional blokes! Nothing was too hard for them! Had trouble with the toilet that was fitted - not through any fault of their's!! Couldn't do enough to help solve the problem!

Gabrielle Pearce

5 Star Review
Continuous Hot Water System

W. L. Chivers Plumbing are always friendly, reliable and deliver good quality in their work. We would recommend them to anybody. We have been using these plumbers for our plumbing needs over the past 8 years since we first bought our home, and we have NEVER been disappointed.
Today, they installed our new Continuous Hot Water System, and once again, they have done a FANTASTIC job.

Arran Bartholomeusz

5 Star Review
Terracotta Sewer Repair

Daniel and Kyle repaired our old terracotta sewer by relining the pipe. They used the latest equipment and tech and caused minimal disruption. I can highly recommend W L Chivers and will definitely call them next time I need a plumber.

Margot Leighton

5 Star Review
Very fast response

Excellent work. Very fast emergency response. Efficient. Clear communication. Quote was accurate, reasonable and honored. Came out same night at 7pm to do quote, then ordered parts and came back to complete the job at 11am next day. Extremely happy. They left the house clean and tidy, taking rubbish with them. The work done was supply and install pan collar rubber to stop toilet leaking and changing a toilet seat. Highly recommend Jordan and Mitch.

Eleanor Chan

5 Star Review
Highly recommended

Chivers Plumbing came highly recommended to me by my Body Corporate Manager following significant damage to my house caused by another plumbing service. Mitchell diagnosed and fixed the job quickly at a good price, high standard and in a very pleasant & professional manner. Will use again.

Katrina Russell

5 Star Review
Burst Pipe Repaired

I called Chivers Plumbing and Mitch was able to arrive at the property same day and within the agreed time frame. Mitch was friendly and up front with the costs of the job, and he was able to quickly identify the issue. There was a burst pipe in the front yard. He promptly completed the job within 20-30 mins and everything was resolved

Raymond Lu

5 Star Review
Complete sewer replacement

Very professional crew all the way from Jordan down to the apprentice they treat your place as if it was theirs. Really happy with my big job - a complete sewer replacement under house and full trench across the yard.

Gary Thorpe

5 Star Review
Go-to Plumbers

Sewage blockage: Mitchell today did a great job, gave honest appraisal & clear explanation of the problem which he fixed & we have a forward plan for future maintenance over future years which we greatly appreciate. I heard about Chivers years ago from a friend. I now know why they were so highly recommended. They'll now be my "go to" plumbers always, for all jobs.

Julie O'Connor

5 Star Review
Contact Northcote Plumbing

WL Chivers Plumbing Pty Ltd

6 Helen Street
Heidelberg West
VIC, 3081

Ph: 0417 49 59 69

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