Pipe Relining and Its Benefits

Pipe Relining and Its Benefits

If you’ve ever experienced sewer, drainage or water pipe problems in your residence or facility, you’ll know how inconvenient they can be. As mundane as they may sound, the complications that damaged pipes lead to can be troublesome and expensive. Fixing your damaged plumbing pipes requires specialised solutions, and pipe relining is one of the best methods you can use – compared to other fixes, pipe relining is quick, low-risk, and often much more cost-effective.

If your pipes have begun to show signs of leaks and cracks, but you’d like to avoid or minimise the expense and potential collateral damage associated with digging them up, there may be a relining method that can precisely fix the problem without needing to disturb trees or landscaping, or risk damaging surrounding structures such as driveways, retaining walls or footpaths.

What is pipe relining

What is pipe relining?

Pipe relining is an umbrella term for several methods of fixing damaged and leaking pipes from the inside, rather than disturbing the area surrounding the pipes – such as by pulling out walls, ripping up floors, trenching and/or excavating. Pipe relining, as the name suggests, involves repairing or replacing the inner surface of a pipe, either with a coating, flexible tubing or another rigid pipe. There are several methods of pipe relining, and while all aim to repair pipe problems in minimally invasive ways, the method you choose is important, especially if you want your repairs to be as hassle-free as possible.

How is pipe relining done?

There are a number of stages in the pipe relining process:

  1. Initial inspection of pipes: Pipes are inspected to assess the extent and location of the damage. Previously this was done with the help of remotely operated cameras, but technology has advanced and now a process called focused electron leak location (FELL) is used to more accurately pinpoint and evaluate the damage.
  2. Cleaning of pipes: There are several steps required to adequately clean and prepare the pipes for repair – the pipes are flushed, then any large blockages are removed, then a high-pressure water jet is used to perform a final clean of the pipe to fully prepare the inner surface of the pipe wall. This is done to ensure good adhesion of whichever product is used to line the pipe.
  3. Secondary inspection of pipes: Pipes are inspected a second time, after the cleaning process has been completed, to further check the extent of the damage and ensure the damaged pipes have been adequately cleaned and prepared for the relining. This is usually done with remotely operated closed-circuit cameras.
  4. Determination of relining length and method required: The pipe relining professional will determine the length of piping that requires relining, based on the entire length of the pipe/s involved and the extent of the damage. If your pipe relining professional offers different methods of pipe relining, they will determine which method best suits the damaged pipes and plan the repair accordingly.
  5. Installation of pipe relining materials: Using one of the methods of pipe relining outlined below, the pipe relining professional will undertake the selected relining process. This may involve insertion and curing of resin- or epoxy- coated tubing, or insertion of a replacement rigid pipe, usually made of durable polyethylene. This step of the relining process is the one that takes the longest to complete, as any joints or T-sections are fiddlier and will take more time and effort, and the curing process (if it is used) can take time to fully harden. This step may also include cutting of junctions and access/inspection pits, using grinders or robotic or surface-level cutters.
  6. Final inspection of pipes: Once the relining process has been completed, the pipe relining professional will perform final checks and inspections to ensure damage has been fully repaired and your pipes are working properly.

How does pipe relining work?

As mentioned, there are several pipe relining methods available (outlined below), and each of these methods can be used to address specific issues that your pipes face. Of course, you can’t just randomly choose from these methods – you’ll have to look at individual circumstances and seek advice from properly qualified professionals, like the team at Green Planet Plumbing, who will be able to advise you on the best method for your pipe repair.

The most widely used methods are as follows:

1. Cured-in-place

Cured-in-place piping (CIPP) is one of the most common relining methods available. After the damaged pipe has been cleaned and dried, a resin-saturated felt tube (usually made from polyester or fibreglass) is inserted into the damaged pipe. The resin is cured in place with jets of hot steam, which helps the felt to attach to the pipe’s interior, molding into internal cracks, and hardening in place.

2. Sliplining

A tried-and-tested, albeit older, relining method is sliplining. Sliplining involves inserting a narrower pipe into a larger damaged pipe and grouting the space between the two, thereby replacing the larger pipe with the smaller one. While this method is effective, it reduces the functional diameter of the pipe, which can cause future problems with blockages. It goes without saying that this method cannot be used on pipes that are already very narrow.

3. Pull-in-place lining

As the name suggests, pull-in-place lining involves fixing an epoxy-soaked felt tube liner into the pipe using heat (e.g., steam) and then pulling the liner through the pipe until it covers the damaged section. Air is then introduced into the pipe to inflate the tube, so that it lines the walls of the damaged pipe, an keep it in place while it dries. Once the inflated tube has dried it acts as a replacement for the damaged pipe.

4. Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is used on sewer lines or heavily damaged pipes. Due to the nature of this method, it is also best used on outdoor underground pipes. Pipe bursting involves the use of a bursting tool on one end of the system that is to be repaired. This tool breaks the old pipe apart while using hydraulics to draw new piping in to replace the old.

5. Internal Pipe Coating

Internal pipe coating is another excellent method to use for sewers and outdoor pipes. The damaged pipes in question are completely drained and left to dry, and then a thick coat of epoxy is applied to the inner walls of the pipes to cover any damage. This epoxy coat is left to dry for a few hours, with the resulting product being a sturdy internal coating on the pipe.

When should pipe relining be done?

Pipe relining can fix a wide variety of pipe problems but isn’t usable for all of them. When applicable, however, it is an excellent option if you want to minimise damage to the surrounding area. Some of the situations that pipe relining can be useful for include:

  • Pipe deformities

You may notice that pipes that receive both hot and cold water are more prone to damage. This is because certain conditions can cause your pipes to become deformed. For example, alternately subjecting them to hot and cold temperatures can cause them to expand and contract, which can cause deformities over time.

  • Breakage and damage

Cracks and tears in the pipes can eventually worsen and lead to further damage. Intrusions, like tree roots, can also cause significant damage and adversely affect pipe performance. Holes and cracks in the pipes can be effectively fixed by relining.

  • Wear-and-tear

Pipes are sturdy, but they don’t last forever. No matter how well you take care of them, damage due to normal wear-and-tear will eventually become significant and problematic.

  • Rust

Older metallic pipes are often prone to rust damage, as rust weakens the structure of the pipe. If you suspect that your pipes are malfunctioning because of rust, then relining may be a useful alternative to replacement.

If you think your pipe problems are due to any of these issues, you should definitely contact a professional plumber with experience in pipe relining. The specially trained plumbers at Green Planet Plumbing have a wealth of experience in this area and are ready and willing to advise you on pipe relining alternatives. Relining definitely isn’t something you can or should do on your own, as you will only end up doing more harm than good.

When does pipe relining fail to work?

Pipe relining is incredibly versatile in terms of what it can fix, but it’s not a solution to all problems. Pipe relining cannot be used for excessive pipe displacement, severe damage, or situations where there is no suitable inner pipe surface to attach to. Generally, if the old pipe’s interior cannot be threaded through, then replacement may be necessary.

What should you watch out for

What should you watch out for?

If there are problems, then you should also be able to see or hear signs of damage. The most notable signs of damage you should watch out for include:

  • Visible signs of damage

Visible signs of damage are obvious and should be addressed as soon as they are spotted. Examples include visible cracks, holes, deformities, gouges, and the presence of anything that pierces the pipe. Take note that when you spot objects piercing the pipe, but don’t remove them without professional help. Removing them without immediately plugging up the resulting hole will cause even more problems. Wait for a professional plumber to get there for immediate relining. Green Planet Plumbing offer 24/7 plumbing services in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and Hunter Valley regions, so you can contact us at any time if you have a plumbing emergency.

  • Weak water pressure

If your home’s water pressure set at an adequate amount but the flow of water is weak, there are some things you need to consider. Either you have problems with your supplier, you have blocked pipes, or you have damaged pipes. Rule out all other possibilities before you decide on a solution. If you think it’s the latter, then relining may be your best option.

  • Dirty or murky water

If your water supply is dirty, cloudy, or murky, then you may have a problem with your water supplier. However, if there’s no issue with the supplier, then the problem may be specific to your home. Some of your pipes may be damaged, leading to dirt or soil being sucked up by your pipes. This is especially the case for cracks and holes found in underground pipes. These cracks and holes, luckily, can be repaired through relining.

Leaks
  • Leaks

Leaks are among the most problematic consequences of damaged pipes. If there are visible signs like drips, puddles, or discolouration marks, then leaks are likely the problem. Most leaks can be fixed by relining as the cracks and holes can be covered up. Be sure to address these quickly as leaks can lead to other more serious problems, like water damage to your home that can be costly to repair.

  • Water damage

Water damage should never be underestimated as it can severely affect the structure of a building or home. Water damage is particularly severe when it affects wood or plasterboard for an extended time. Signs of this include bubbles on wood or paint, the presence of mould, soft spots, or warped wood, stains on your ceiling or wall. Also, watch out for discolouration on harder materials like concrete and metal. If pipes are the cause, then you should get them fixed immediately to avoid further damage.

When any of these signs become apparent, try to determine the source of the damage. When you’ve worked out what’s causing the damage, addressing the issue should be easier, especially if relining is a process that can solve the problem.

Is pipe relining worth it?

Definitely! You can solve a lot of problems through pipe relining without shelling out too much money. In addition to this, you also minimise the amount of damage caused to the surrounding area. Knowing more about the pipe relining process and its benefits can help you make up your mind, and you should consider contacting a local professional plumber for advice. Green Planet Plumbing are a locally owned and operated licensed plumbing business servicing the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Valley regions in New South Wales, and their knowledgeable, experienced, and fully insured plumbers can advise you on the right solution for your plumbing problem.

What are the benefits of pipe relining?

Do you need a little more convincing about the advantages of pipe relining? If so, knowing more about what the benefits of pipe relining are may help you decide whether the procedure is right for you. So, the benefits of pipe relining include:

  • It solves a wide variety of pipe problems.

As we have explained earlier, pipe relining can solve a wide range of pipe problems. Cracks, deformities, leaks, rust, and breakage can all be easily fixed with right the materials and methods. You won’t have to look far for an effective pipe relining solution that can help.

  • It is cost-effective.

Pipe relining is a cost-effective option because you don’t have to completely replace the pipe system. It’s also quite fast, meaning the labour costs won’t be as significant as complete pipe replacement. The materials involved won’t break the bank, either. Couple these with the fact that you don’t need extensive construction work, pipe relining is generally a lot cheaper.

  • It is convenient.

You might think that any work involving plumbing pipes will take a long time. This is mostly true, especially if you think about pipe replacement and the excavation and construction work involved. Pipe relining is an exception because, without the need for lengthy excavations, pipe removal and replacement, you won’t waste your precious time on waiting, monitoring repairs, and downtime. Minimising downtime is important, especially if the fix is in a commercial establishment.

You don’t need to dig deep
  • You don’t need to dig deep.

You don’t need to have access to the entire pipe system for pipe relining to be done. For some relining methods, you only need to have access to a small portion of the pipes. This means that you won’t have to trench or dig up the entire pipe system to get it fixed.

  • It doesn’t damage the surrounding area.

If you have concerns about the damage and noise that your pipe repairs might cause, have no fear! Because there’s no heavy excavation and construction work involved, relining ensures that disturbance or damage to the surrounding area is minimised, and noise isn’t a problem.

  • It lasts a long time.

If done properly, pipe relining will last for decades to come. The materials used are often more durable than the original material, making your pipes more resistant to damage. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to worry about your pipes.

Of course, to gain these benefits, you need to find an experienced professional to undertake your pipe relining. Don’t go for just anyone; be sure to find an excellent pipe relining specialist in your area. The team at Green Planet Plumbing are happy to help you with all of your plumbing and pipe relining needs. Contact us today on 02 4911 9402 or 1300 GP PLUMBING.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about pipe relining:

1. How long does the fix last?

Without extreme events (like natural disasters) that can cause damage, relined pipes can last for decades. Of course, proper care and maintenance are still necessary to prolong their lifetime.

2. Is relining better than replacement?

It depends on the situation, but relining is the better option whenever possible. Pipe replacement can be quite invasive and inconvenient, so try to avoid it if there are effective alternatives. If relining is sufficient to solve the problem, then it may be a better solution compared to replacement. If not, then you may have no choice but to completely replace the damaged parts.

3. What relining method should you use?

Again, it depends. A qualified and experienced professional will be needed to accurately diagnose the problem, assess the situation, and determine which method is best. If you’re having plumbing problems and you suspect your pipes are the cause, contact the professional plumbing team at Green Planet Plumbing.

Contact Green Planet Plumbing for any problems with your water system

Contact Green Planet Plumbing for any problems with your water system

A lot of issues with your water supply can be traced back to problems with your pipes. If you are experiencing problems with your plumbing system, make sure you have an experienced, qualified professional take a look. Green Planet Plumbing has skilled professionals that can help diagnose and fix any pipe problems you’re facing. Fill out our online contact form or call us on 1300 GP PLUMBING or 02 4911 9402 to organise a consultation.

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    Green Planet Plumbing is my go to plumber. Great people to deal with from first contact until the job is done. Great work and good value. Thank-you Green Planet.Services: Plumbing leak repair, Sewer repair, Plumbing leak detection, Toilet repair, Sewer cleaning, Drain cleaning
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    Came out on saturday, fixed blockage. Explaned fully what they did. Given several options to permanently solve the issue. Completed all work on the following monday. Very satisfied.Service: Sewer repair
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    Edit after response:Denial is always a choice! Or cast doubt on the reviewer, question their motives and then wish them a great weekend! Interesting tactics. Good luck.Extremely poor response when I called so you lost my business as I had no confidence to go ahead with you! Was recommended by a friend and I was really impressed with your reviews and called to discuss your terms and conditions and also to book a job at a rental property in Bonnells Bay. However the flat, totally unenthusiastic and … More tired or disinterested receptionist lost me. Instead I called Fluid Plumbing (note this is not a recommendation just a comparison!) where the response was the total opposite and what you would expect as a potential customer - forthcoming, enthusiastic, efficient and cheerful. None of these qualities were evident when I spoke with Emily at your office which was a shame given this is your first point of call for your business.
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    Great service from the green planet plumbing team from their office staff to their plumbers we have not had any issues with them whatsoever. They have been very helpful with multiple issues we’ve had previously and we will continue to use them for any future plumbing jobs.
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    Unblocking Ensuite hand basin PLUS annual water gas heater maintenance check.Dan and his crew have done several jobs for me over the years.Great to see apprentices now tradesmen working for him.Dan is hands on so it was a pleasant surprise to see him on the front door and at the time specified.First thing was to put on overshoe protectors before entering.A definitive indicator of good customer service and workplace safety and health.Further more was use of eye and hand protection when using a concentrated … More acid solution to break down the blockage.Took several applications, flushing and a pliable concertina style plunger to clear the build up.As the gas hot water service has been regularly serviced by GPP then there was minimal disruption to hot water whilst critical maintenance, pressure and flow checks were done.Dan epitomises integrity, professionalism and customer service, traits which are evident in his employers from receptionist to newbie apprentice.UPDATE November 2022GP responsible for additional sewer line, renew old line to original house and rough in plumbing for rebuilt addition to the original house, storm water retention, eco water tank, grey plumbing, bathroom, kitchen and hot water service pus additional garden line from water tank.Majority of external work undertaking in bad weather with out complain.The professionalism, craftmanship and customer service centric approach simply exemplary.UPDATE December 2022In weather conditions completely opposite to their last visit Zak and his crew completed all outstanding tasks to the plumbing installation of the new addition as all cabinetry finished et al.They were on time, undertook Tool Box Talks used appropriate Safety PE (copious sun cream lotion) and did a a very good clean up job internally and externally prior to handing over and leaving.The professionalism, craftmanship and customer service centric approach displayed simply exemplary a credit to their training and trade.
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    Today my neighbour used Green Planet Plumbing recommended by me.Geoff came and repaired and replaced the tap over her kitchen sink. Geoff was on time and professional. Will use them again if needed and will recommend them
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    Very happy with service provided, courteous young plumber, worked hard and problem solved. Quite reasonable price.Services: Plumbing leak detection, Drain cleaning, Plumbing pipe repair
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    Well, what more can I add to the previous Reviews? Our experience with Geoff (a Scotsman with a broad Dundee accent) was all positive. Communication- discussed the 'whys and wherefores' of the problem and solutions' ; Actions - he did what he said he would do. Geoff was a very personable, polite and respectful man who didn't appear to be dragging the chain for Green Planet's monetary gain. We would recommend this plumbing service and if needed, we'd use Green Planet … More Plumbing again.Services: Faucet installation, Faucet repair
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    Couldn't speak highly enough of them. Contacted Geoff and they were there on the day and time we arranged to install the new hot water service, and , later, new taps. The work was quick , and Thorough. The next day I reported a slight problem to them and Geoff was on scene within an hour to fix the problem and install some extra taps I requested. Geoff is an outstanding employee. whose knowledge, attention too detail and explaining of what needs to be done and carrying out the task is second … More to none, coupled with the fact that he is an absolute gentleman.They will be the ones I will call for any other plumbing workJon TrevillianService: Faucet installation
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    Matt attended my home today to repair/service an urgent problem I had with leaking shower taps.Matt tended to the problem promptly and professionally in a most friendly and courteous manner.I would highly recommend Matt and green planet plumbing with no hesitation.Thanks MattService: Faucet repair
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    All Green Plant staff were friendly, helpful and prompt, from initial call to end of job. Great communication throughout. Always turned up when they said they would. On-site staff were respectful of my property and left it in as good as condition as humanly possible.I can’t comment price because this is not something I’ve ever paid for before.No complaints from me at all.Services: Plumbing pipe repair, Drain cleaning, Sewer repair
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    I have used Green Planet Plumbing twice now, and their service is fantastic! The guys who did the work were polite and efficient. Everyone I interacted with along the way seemed to go out of the way with communication to make sure I was in the loop of everything that was going on. And most importantly at the end of the day I didn't have water flooding out of my house or a gigantic bill unsuspectingly thrown on me.Give them a try next time something in your house is wetter than it suppose to … More be.Services: Faucet repair, Plumbing pipe repair, Plumbing leak detection
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    Very professional plumber. I called once, was immediately answered, booked a day and time for repairs to be made. Turned up exactly when they said they would, fixed everything and got me a tax invoice the same morning. What more could you ask for? Everything was spot on! Would definately recommend.Services: Faucet repair, Toilet repair
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    Geoff and his team were great. Fast response, professional service and great price. The team provided information and updates throughout the day, were very courteous and tidied up after themselves. The job was completed when they said it would be and there were no surprise costs. I highly recommend Geoff and his team.Services: Outdoor plumbing system repair, Drain cleaning, Sewer repair
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    This is the second time I have used this company and on this occasion as before they attended at my home quickly, communication was good and their service was provided in a professional and timely manner.I was unable to be home on the first occasion however their tradesman completed the outside work well. On this occasion I was home and the tradesman, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable providing me with excellent advice and workmanship.I would highly recommend Green Planet.Services: Faucet … More installation, Toilet installation, Toilet repair
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    Lovely team, easy to plan a time to come and fixed the problem straight away.Service: Plumbing leak repair
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    I called Green Planet Plumbing due to a blockage, and Daimon and Zane attended within 2 hours of the call. Very professional, friendly and helpful men. Excellent service provided. Thank you SueService: Drain cleaning
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    Called at 9am, were at my site by 10.30am to fix our problems.... Jason was incredibly friendly and knowledgable and went above and beyond to ensure the issue was resolved. Very well price for the service! Many thanks to Jason and the team from Green Planet Plumbing! Would recommend to anyone!Services: Faucet repair, Toilet repair, Garbage disposal repair
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    Very happy with today's service.I had called about 10 places this morning. The lady I spoke to on the phone was the first to not try and upsell me on anything.Simply and very kindly explained everything. Due to this I went with them.She informed me about around what time frame we should expect Matt. Did not have to sit around and wait.Matt was amazing. Fixed up the really bad drain blockage we had.Amazing price point as well. Charged just for the hour even though the job took a little more then … More that.Highly recommend!!!
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    We had a blocked sewer line that needed urgent attention! Gave Green Planet Plumbing a call and Matt was at our place within the hour! He did an excellent job. He was fast, efficient, and very polite. Great price too!Highly recommended!
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    Green Planet plumbing have been a reliable company for my family and our investments for many years. Always punctual and cost effective and doing a great job.I would recommend them to anyone needing plumbing or roofing.Service: Outdoor plumbing system repair
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    From quotation to execution, the team was very professional. Quality of work was great. Its getting harder to find good, reliable tradies so im glad Istumbled acros GPP. Will definitely be using them again.Services: Faucet repair, Faucet installation, Plumbing pipe repair
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    Rang Green Planet late on Monday afternoon as I had a bad water leak coming from under my driveway. They sent a tradesman out first thing Tuesday morning (I was happy to turn my water off Monday night) to assess the problem and advise the exact cost of repair. We were happy with the quote and gave the go ahead. We were lucky enough to have Jeff and his apprentice Zane do the repairs with a minimum of fuss and we were more than happy with the work etic from both these guys. Thank you Green planet. … More We have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone requiring a plumber and we will definately use you for all our future work.Service: Plumbing pipe repair
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    Dan and his boys have just done a great job on replacing and repairing my gutters and downpipes where required. I have found them to be nothing but professional in all areas.highly recommended.
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    Green Planet Plumbing have just completed some work for us and I have had my faith restored in trades-people. Kieren arrived on time. He listened to our concerns. He took us through, step by step, what was needed and then provided a written quote. He completed the work in an extraordinarily prompt and efficient manner. He was polite, friendly and genuine. He then showed me the work and it is clear that it was done professionally. We could not recommend this company highly enough.
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    Always responsive and communicative; prepared to have a discussion and provide that extra service. They are good people.Services: Sewer repair, Drain cleaning
  • Avatar Andrew Whitbread-Brown ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Thank you Ryan for helping us out with our pool overflow pipe.I rang this morning for a plumber and we got one this afternoon.Reasonably priced and a job well done.Will definitely use Green planet plumbing again next time we need a plumber.
  • Avatar Geoff Turner ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Dan and the team are great and have the ability to fix a wide range of plumbing issues.The replacement of our guttering and storm water pipes was professionally done as was the replacement of the Hot water system.Minor jobs and major ones are completed promptly and at a reasonable cost. They always turn up at agreed times.Services: Outdoor plumbing system repair, Sewer repair, Water heater installation, Plumbing pipe repair, Faucet repair, Faucet installation, Drain … More cleaning, Plumbing leak detection, Toilet installation, Toilet repair, Water heater repair, Shower repair
  • Avatar Kendall McGill ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We recently had our third time using Green Planet Plumbing. We had a big job required and Dan and his team were at our place for three days. We mostly dealt with Dan and Patrick, and found them both to be extremely professional, kind and patient with me and my two kids. My young son even got a turn on their little digger. At one point we had six trades men here and found each of them to be both kind and professional, taking time to introduce themselves, and explain what they were doing. We are very … More satisfied with the work they have done and have no problem recommending them for use. We will be using them again for all our plumbing requirements. Thanks again to Dan and his team.
  • Avatar Steve Sullivan ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    It is always good to find tradies who deliver an excellent service with a reasonable price tag. We were very happy with Dan’s diagnosis and subsequent reline of part of our sewer line. Thank you Green Planet Plumbing😀👍
  • Avatar Richard Brobyn ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    We highly recommend Greenplanet. They did an awesome job on some quite extensive and unexpected sewer, storm water, and ground drain repairs we needed done.They are very customer centric, intelligent, skilled, craftsmen. They responded quickly, are very friendly and easy to deal with, and left no mess.If you're looking for a plumber you can trust. These are they guys.
  • Avatar Kirstie ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Cannot rave about Green Planet Plumbing enough! The young man who came to my house was exceptional. My issue was fixed in under an hour, all details explained and quoted upfront so there were no surprises. I contacted three plumbers and Green Planet were the only ones that got in touch. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Robert Beer ★★★★★ a year ago
    ticks all the boxes. we definitely would be using them again regards rob and jillService: Water heater installation
  • Avatar Allan Baxter ☆☆☆☆ a year ago
    I'm watching tham and that haven't fix the pipe pooring water for the last 1hour 30min
  • Avatar Theresa Moss ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We have used Green Planet twice over the last 12 months. They have always been friendly, prompt and efficient at fixing our issues.Services: Faucet repair, Faucet installation
  • Avatar Cass Murray ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    I’ve used Green Planet Plumbing three times now. I highly recommend them. Everything from the office staff to the plumbers are all friendly, helpful and do a great job. Fuss and mess free :)
  • Avatar Jessica Pierson ★★★★★ 6 years ago
    Matt helped us with an issue we were having with our office toilets. He was there within an hour and a half of making the call and was quick in getting the problem fixed. The whole process was fast, from booking with the lovely staff to the issue being fixed.
  • Avatar Dan Green ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Called GPP today for an urgent issue with a blocked drain. The receptionist Lydia was very helpful and provided good communication about the attendance of the plumber Dan. When Dan turned up the issues was resolved swiftly using some pretty impressive equipment (Drain Cam) to show me where Tree roots where blocking up the old earthen wear pipes at my premise. Dan provided excellent information in regards to how I could repair or what preventive options I could take. He also didn't mind … More me watching over his shoulder and explaining things. their service was great, well priced and responsive. Will be using GPP again when the need arises.
  • Avatar steve Lewis ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Green Planet Plumbing recently did some work at our place. From the first contact with the girl at the office through to quote and then installation stage. On time, quick and efficient. Highly recommend this company.
  • Avatar Robert West ☆☆☆☆ 5 years ago
    We called them because taps in a new house were leaking and noisy. I got a verbal quote from a tradesman for what I thought was one set of new taps, new washers, and new hoses for the washing machine. But someone else came later to do the work - at the time they said, to be fair - and the new guy (who turned out to be an apprentice) did not replace taps, merely replaced 6 washers and put 2 new hoses on washing machine. For this they took 3 hours and charged the verbally quoted price of $365. When … More I queried it in an email as too high for 6 sets of washers and 2 hoses, the manager called me (at 7:31am next morning, knowing I was a pensioner) to argue the case. In the end she offered to reduce the price by around $60 and I accepted. I then got an email threatening legal action if I did not pay that day. The taps still leaked, and we called them back - after one callback lasting 5 minutes to tighten the screw fitting on the washing machine, the tradie left. After an hour the taps started leaking again. A second call brought the response that he might call in when next in the area, but we should not expect too much as we had had a reduction in the price! A month later we are still waiting. So much for "All work is guaranteed " on their invoice. Taps are still leaking, we will go elsewhere next time. My suggestion to them: put your quotes in writing and spell out what the price covers. And if you send an apprentice don't charge tradesman rates.
  • Avatar Ham Srebre ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    First we called them for a blocked drainage and Matt fixed the issue professionally and very good quality camera (CCTV) they have to look at the sewerage. As I like their job I called to replace the bath vanity and tap etc. It was done perfectly by Kieran. I suggest this company 100%.
  • Avatar Craig Findley ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Extremely prompt and efficient service. New hot water service was installed within 24 hours with great communication throughout the process. Every staff member I spoke to was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Would recommend their services to anyone considering a new hot water system.
  • Avatar 4u Care ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Amazing! Same day service, upfront quote and very personable! We're a disability support organisation and the lovely people at our Hub were delighted by Pat! Thank you :)
  • Avatar Art Humphreys ★★★★★ 6 years ago
    Had a small emergency with leaking taps, phoned Green Planet and were very surprised by their quick response. Kieran was prompt, curtious and fixed all the problems at a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend Green Planet to anyone else.
  • Avatar david mclean ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Would definitely recommend GPP...Matt and Dan were Johnny-on-the-spot with tree root blasting followed by internal patching job the next day that has saved us likely ripping up part of our deck, courtyard and probably part of an add-on bathroom. Whew...
  • Avatar Kate Slatter ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Called up with a blocked drain and had someone come out the same day. Was in time, polite, informative and fixed the issue. Will definitely revisit when needed.Service: Drain cleaning
  • Avatar Kylie Remington ★★★★★ 7 years ago
    Highly recommend Green Planet Plumbing. We had an emergency early in the morning and Dan came out promptly fixing the problem quickly. Very happy with the service. Thanks guys
  • Avatar Wangi Lions Board ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    We have had occasion to use Green Planet Plumbing several times and each time their service has been prompt and reliable, their advice and attention to detail excellent and their staff, pleasant and courteous.Bruce Macfarlane
  • Avatar Chantelle Smith ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Dan was terrific! Came and did the job and truly has a lovely way of dealing with people. A genuine person for which we are very gratefulService: Plumbing leak detection
  • Avatar Krista Davies ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jason & the boys,Ricky & Matt could not of been more professional & efficient..Our main sewer had a problem & once Jason suggested the relining,we went with that & it was done in a timely manner & is so much easier option than digging..Thank you to all & also Emily from the office who keeps you informed 😊Services: Sewer repair, Drain cleaning
  • Avatar Lynette Boyd ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Installation of gas fitting (bayonet) for gas heater. On time, professional, pleasant and very good value for money. Will use services again.
  • Avatar diversitame ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    I have never had a need for a plumber before and I'm totally relieved I rang these guys. Someone was at my door within the hour and after a quick inspection and quote of my tricky 'hard to get to' problem, he was into it and done before I knew it.
  • Avatar MICHAEL MANOLIS ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great service and very professional.The guys were friendly and explained everything and went above and beyond what I expected.Very happy with the quality of the work and the price!Service: Plumbing leak detection
  • Avatar Scott Mahboub ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Excellent and very professional. Based upon many years of dealing with plumbing problems and plumbers, Dan and the rest of the team are THE BEST! I highly recommend them.
  • Avatar NEIL B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Very friendly prompt service. I will certainly call upon them for any future plumbing needs. Highly recommended.Service: Drain cleaning
  • Avatar Derek Bailey ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Greetings Jodie,"Can you pass on to Zach, Ricky and Patrick our appreciation of their workmanship and customer service orientation, when undertaking the demolition, refurbishment and new installation of the plumbing in the new en-suite area of the house. It was appreciated that they contacted us to inform of their arrival times or revised schedule, owing to circumstances beyond their control. Their appreciation of site cleanliness, workplace health and safety and in assisting in disposal of … More rubble and rubbish at job completion was exemplary. They are a credit to your company."
  • Avatar Simon Cowling ★★★★★ a year ago
    I did some training with these guys, they know there stuff, call them today.
  • Avatar Brendan B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Excellent and honest work. Highly recommended. Had Geoff talk me through the problem and solution step by step - very knowledgeable.Services: Drain cleaning, Toilet repair
  • Avatar Junior Osasa ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great service and highly recommend! Had Keagan fix a leaking shower tap and he did a great job!
  • Avatar Paul Mewing ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Great communication, fair price, quick responses and friendly team with a can do attitude sets GPP far ahead of the rest..... If only i could find an electrician with a similar business model.
  • Avatar Dane Beazley ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Dan was awesome at fixing the plumbing in my home. Nothing was too hard and the price was right. Will definitely use again.
  • Avatar Peter Rose ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Green Planet Plumbing were prompt, efficient and friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any plumbing workService: Faucet installation
  • Avatar anthea murray ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Fast friendly and knowledgeable I was so impressed with these guys I’m definitely recommending them to everyone thanks so muchService: Drain cleaning
  • Avatar Zora C ☆☆☆☆ 3 years ago
    Charge $950 forchalf an hour work. Knowing that we had to pay. Emergency plumber from Wallsend.Service: Toilet repair
  • Avatar Rebecca Wood ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Excellent service with a extrodinary team. Always quick, reliable and going the extra mile with their service every time.Services: Drain cleaning, Plumbing pipe repair
  • Avatar Erin Evans ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We use this business for our work, they are always quick to respond & attend site. They are also super friendly and professional, couldn't recommend them enough!Services: Drain cleaning, Shower repair, Faucet repair, Toilet repair
  • Avatar Jennifer Lewis ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Prompt efficient and professional service…great value… very impressed! Would highly recommend… thank you MattServices: Faucet repair, Toilet installation
  • Avatar Barbara Butt ★★★★★ 6 years ago
    Matt helped us with our leaking shower. He provided excellent and speedy service. Thank you Matt
  • Avatar philip evans ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    fantastic work prompt efficient know there stuff there were no hidden surprises everything was shown and explained would recommend and will be using again.Phil Evans Bolton Point NSWService: Faucet repair
  • Avatar Wayne Harrower ★★★★★ 6 years ago
    Efficient, reliable and respectful service, just like the "old days", you don't expect this exists anymore but it does with this business, we are an impressed & happy customer.
  • Avatar Lisa Pickering ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Friendly service, attention to detail and quality work! Thanks guys - will definitely use Green Planet again!
  • Avatar Ross Fletcher ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    the team are awsome. fast on time good pricing fixed my problem perfect thanks guys. will use everytime
  • Avatar Deborah Martin ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Matt was very efficient and friendly found problem quickly and resolved straight away, cost effective andwould thouroghly recommend
  • Avatar Chad Uhrig ★★★★★ a year ago
    Prompt and friendly service.Service: Plumbing pipe repair
  • Avatar libby vella ★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great service, arrived on time, fixed and explained the issues. Very friendly.Services: Outdoor plumbing system repair, Drain cleaning
  • Avatar Charlene Nash ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Fast service, great communication and price. Thanks heaps Fitzy for the quality work! !
  • Avatar Daryl Daniels ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    So refreshing to have a tradesman set a time and actually arrive. Service second to none. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar George Martin ★★★★★ 6 years ago
    Finn was very friendly and helpful on the phone. A pleasure to deal with would recommend
  • Avatar Jane Bottyan ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Excellent service and price.... What more do you need? Thanks, very happy!!
  • Avatar Walter Karlo ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Excellent communication. Repair completed successfully as discussed and highly recommend.
  • Avatar Liz Salt ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Great prompt service, advice and information from Patrick for a few small jobs.
  • Avatar Wayne Herring ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Very happy. Had my hot water up and running again the same day.
  • Avatar Jeremy Dawes ★★★★★ 7 years ago
    Very helpful and willing to take the time and make things clear so that I can understand what is required.
  • Avatar Lorraine Cleary ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Excellent speedy service, friendly and professional staff. Very impressed.
  • Avatar Leah Wilkins ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Excellent service, communication and price, very impressed.
  • Avatar Judith Merryweather ★★★★★ 6 years ago
    Prompt and professional service. Would recommend.
  • Avatar Lee Anne Williams ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Highly recommend green planet plumbingService: Faucet installation
  • Avatar N Chin ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Super service! Our new plumber of choice
  • Avatar Craig W ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Great service, professional and friendly
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    Not easy to find such a good service.
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