Roof Plumber Vs.Plumber (Australia): What Is The Difference?

Although they sound very similar, within Australia, Roof Plumbers actually perform completely different types of work in comparison to Plumbers.  To help explain this further check out the below article.

Roof Plumber Vs Plumber What is the difference

What is the difference.. what do Roof Plumbers do?

Roof Plumbers are all about making sure rainwater drains off your roof effectively and ensuring no water enters your property and that the water is dispersed effectively.

Roof plumber installing gutters
A Roof Plumber installing some gutters

With this in mind, everyday tasks performed by a roof plumber include the installation and maintenance of:

  • Metal roofs;
  • Gutters, downpipes, and overflow spots;
  • Roof flashings;
  • Gutter guard installation and unblocking for gutters; and
  • Roof ventilation.

In addition to this, roof plumbers are also experienced in stormwater drainage and complete work such as:

  • planning of stormwater drainage systems;
  • Connections from downpipes and gutters to soakwells of external drainage connections;
  • soakwell installation and maintenance;
  • Rainwater tank installation and maintenance.

What do Plumbers do?

Plumbers commonly attend to the plumbing of water and gas pipes inside your house.

A plumber fixing kitchen drain pipes

For example, work carried out by a plumber includes, though is not limited to:

  • installation and maintenance of sinks, showers, toilets, and water-based appliances (such as washing machines or dishwashers);
  • installation and maintenance of hot water systems;
  • blocked toilets or sinks; and
  • fixing leaking pipes within your cavities of ceiling space.


I hope the above article helps to distinguish between a Roof Plumber and a Plumber, and just remember if it’s to do with rainwater then it’s 99% likely to be a job for a roof plumber and not a plumber.

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