Serving Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs for Plumbing & Drainage Services 25+ years

Stu Scott Master Plumber

Owner of SS Plumbing & Draincare, Stuart Scott, undertook his plumbing apprenticeship in 1985 with a local plumber in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Stuart has consequently been servicing the northern suburbs since 1991 – and knows the area like the back of his hand. 

Stuart Scott comes from a line of tradesman and as a youth, had no inclination to end up in an office. While working a part-time job, he asked a visiting plumber if he could carry out work experience with him. After a week of work experience, Stuart was offered a job as the man’s apprentice. Once he completed his apprenticeship, Stuart soon decided to go out on his own. At 22, he officially started Stuart Scott Plumbing.

During the early days of the business, it was just Stuart and his van. He established a positive reputation in the local area, and five years in, took on his first apprentice who ended up staying with the company for ten years – and still does sub-contracting to this day. Stuart has since trained a number of apprentices who have gone on to be successful in the field. Now, Stuart Scott Plumbing employs 3 full-time plumbers, with a school-based apprentice, and has 3 vehicles on the road, all equipped with the latest technology.

For Stuart and the members of his team, an average day ranges from replacing tap washers and flick mixers, to unblocking drains and inspecting drains with CCTV equipment. They also replace hot water services, carry out sewer and stormwater pipe renewals, spouting and roof restoration, rainwater tank installations, fix burst pipes and roof leaks, and perform general maintenance.

Stuart’s company is based in the Darebin Enterprise Centre. This is a general business incubator, providing office and warehouse space to over forty businesses. Stuart moved into the incubator about 8 years ago, needing to get out of his home office due to a growing family.

For 28 years, Stuart has been servicing the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Born and bred in Fairfield and still living in the area, Stuart is a local man through and through, who will provide you with personable customer service and the experience of a life-long plumbing career.

Why can you Trust SS Plumbing & Draincare?

  • The first and most important reason to use SS Plumbing & Draincare is – We Get Results. Please read our Testimonials in the section below.
  • SS Plumbing & Draincare has over 28 years experience being a Plumber in Melbourne.
  • We actually own the full set of the state-of-the-art technology for drain cleaning and management. Including our specialised closed circuit television (CCTV) technology. This ensures that we can help home and business owners determine the exact cause of their drain blockage, regardless of where the drain is located on the property or not.
  • We can save you money on pointless excavations and find the exact cause of your problems first with our camera’s
  • We provide a courtesy call prior to arriving at the job, so you can get on with your day and stop wasting time waiting around for Plumbers!

Client Testimonials

I am a single mum with many stories about dodgy tradies trying to take advantage or making a big deal out of a small job. I found Stuart Scott after googling for a plumber when a garden tap burst.  He was prompt getting to my house and arrived with a happy “can do” attitude.  He finished the job quickly and then told me he would be charging me even less than his very reasonable phone quote because the job was so straight forward.  I will be recommending him to all my friends.

Anne, Alphington

We are very impressed with Stuart Scott and his team; our necessary installations and repair work was done quickly and efficiently, and we were kept informed all through the process. It is reassuring to have a local, long established business you can rely on, and we can recommend Stuart wholeheartedly.

Alison & Jasper, Northcote

Thanks for the prompt and efficient work on our water tank system. I really appreciated the respect taken by everyone who works with you to our property and the work completed.

Megan, Preston

I just wanted to take the time to thank you once again for clearing our drain. My husband and I just moved to Melbourne around six months ago. When we first bought this house, we noticed that the water was going down the drain pretty slow in our kitchen sink. We had a feeling that there might be a problem, but we figured it wasn’t serious enough to worry about it at that time. My husband bought a plunger for the kitchen to see if that would help the water drain faster. When that didn’t work, we tried using a drain solution. We didn’t want to hire a plumber until we knew for sure that we really needed one. After several months, the problem began to escalate. The water was not going down the drain at all. It made it almost impossible to wash dishes or cook without using the sink. My husband finally decided to find a plumber. We called a few places on yellowpages but we weren’t comfortable with some of the quotes and some of the staffs’ attitudes.

Then one of our neighbours referred us to SS Plumbing & Draincare. They had such good things to say about your company so we gave you guys a call. First off, Stuart (Scott) was friendly, the quote was reasonable, and the estimated arrival time was quick. When the plumber came, he was on time and well-dressed, and very professional. We’ve only dealt with three other plumbers in our lives, and none of them came close to your plumber. He used CCTV equipment to inspect our drains, which was the coolest thing; I’ve never seen a plumbing company use such sophisticated technology. After his investigation, he told us exactly where the blockage was located and why a plunger and drain cleaner didn’t work. After he explained what was going on, he unblocked it quickly, and cleaned up the mess afterwards. I was very impressed and pleased with his work. It has been a pleasure having such a knowledgeable and professional worker in our home. We will definitely use Scott’s service again in the future. Please feel free to share my letter on your website; we don’t mind.

Joan, Northcote

Hi Stuart.

I would like to thank you and your team on the outstanding work that you did on our home. Our fascia boards were rotten, tiles missing and the gutters were leaking. The street appeal of our home was embarrassing to say the least. I had many quotes for the job and no one wanted to do it because of the 53 degree pitch of the roof. When you came out to measure up for the job, you brought along your colleague Pete who said, “There are no problems here, only solutions”. I really liked that way of thinking. I love driving up over the hill coming home and seeing our beautiful roof with NO HOLES!

Stuart, you were great throughout the whole process. You kept me up to date with what was going on and you have an amazing team working with you. They are all very good at their trade and are perfect gentlemen, but……….they can’t sing! ?

I would have no hesitation in recommending your business to my family, friends and acquaintances.

Thanks again

Gail, Doncaster

Giovanni M
Giovanni M
22:52 13 Jun 19
Really great service and won't hesitate to use again. Jack from SS Plumbing came out the same morning I spoke with him and fixed my plumbing issue quickly and provided great advice. It was only a small job, but Jack was more than happy to help. Thanks Jack!
Jacqui Stanford
Jacqui Stanford
04:53 07 Jun 19
Stuart was fantastic. Very responsive when my hot water service broke. All sorted on the same day.
anne Evans
anne Evans
07:17 04 Jun 19
Went to SS Plumbing & Draincare because of all the good reviews - and we were not disappointed. Great service all round. Jack came at the arranged time, quickly diagnosed the problem (in our blocked stormwater drain) and then fixed it using their very clever specialised equipment. Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, and we'll definitely use again if we have plumbing problems. Highly recommended.
Brad Paton
Brad Paton
04:11 21 May 19
Jack was right on time and replaced our faulty toilet quickly and professionally. We had previously used a contract plumber from one of the big agencies/franchises, which actually made the problem worse. When I tried to get in touch with them to fix it the particular company had gone under. Thankfully Scott and Jack were more reliable!
Liam R
Liam R
14:33 03 May 19
I’m so happy with the service I received! I highly recommend! Jack was really helpful in many ways. He was very knowledgeable, fast but effective at his work, friendly and most importantly sorted out the issues my house had which others plumbers failed to properly fix. Thanks SS Plumbing and thanks Jack !
Jerome Cole
Jerome Cole
01:19 01 May 19
Jack is a plumbing magician. He knows exactly what he is doing and I can't recommend him highly enough. Our wall hung toilet was leaking and the first plumber we tried (from a big company) had no idea what he was doing and advised us that he would need to tear down the wall behind the toilet to fix it. Thankfully we found Jack! He easily pulled apart the internal workings or our wall hung cistern through a tiny opening, found the problem and fixed it without needing any replacement parts. He had never seen our particular type of system before but easily worked it out. Jack is very clever and a master problem solver. Again, can't recommend him highly enough 🙂
Samir Younes
Samir Younes
08:37 16 Apr 19
10/10 I highly recommend Stuart and his team. They were polite and professional throughout entire process. I had stormwater re-plumbed for my entire house, new garden tap, new downpipes and gas point fitted. He also had to work with my concretor and other trades. Nothing was a problem. Great communication.
George Costa
George Costa
11:23 05 Mar 19
Jack, cleared our drain today. He was prompt, polite and professional. Excellent at communicating the process. Worked efficiently. You don't need to look anywhere else, this is the plumber that you want to get!
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