You Don't Need to Pay More
For a Master Plumber

Some companies send out technicians to install water heaters. When you call High Country Plumbing for services, Master Plumber and Owner Steve Fisher, and his son Josh Fisher (also a Master Plumber) show up to the appointment and perform all the work themselves.  And you'll find our prices extremely competitive!

High Country Plumbing is a Windsor-based father and son team of Master Plumbers who do all the installs, repairs and steve and josh fisherreplacements themselves. We've been in business since 1996.

Contact us today for all your plumbing needs!

What Your Neighbors Say About Us

"We have used High Country Plumbing twice since we recently moved into an existing home in Windsor. They were able to come replace our water heater and 3 toilets within 1 week after they were contacted. They worked quickly and efficiently and did a nice clean installation. We were so pleased with their work ethic that we again had them come back to install a new kitchen granite sink, faucet, and disposal."  Dennis E.

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"I am really happy with High Country Plumbing! Steve and Josh are both master plumbers, and when my water heater died, they came out the next day with a new Rheems 50 gallon water heater. They are fast, friendly, courteous and they clean up after themselves. They took my old water heater away, too. I thought they were very reasonably priced. Would recommend them to anyone!" C.G.

 Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

Think a water heater leaking is a minor nuisance? At first, maybe. But it can soon be a major source of trouble. Even a small amount of water is capable of causing a good deal of damage to floors, sub-walls and walls.

And a small leak may be just the start of a major problem. It’s not all that common, but sometimes a water heater fails completely, and that can cause a significant flood in your home. Now you’re looking  at huge repair bills and a lot of damaged personal property.

Health is also a concern: mold and mildew grow in damp or wet areas. These are known causes of allergies and asthma. And the EPA warns that some mold spores can be toxic and lead to serious health issues.

It Won’t Fix Itself

Water heater leaking won’t fix itself or go away without a repair. Before you call a plumber, take a look at the water heater and see if you can determine where the leak is coming from. It is possible that the puddle you see is not a leak, but condensation that has dripped from the pipes. Or it might be a leak from furnace drain lines or other plumbing in your home. If you inspect these other sources and don’t see anything suspicious, then wipe up the puddle and take a close look at the water heater.

Carefully check the water heater and its plumbing fittings for obvious signs of leaks.

Check the floor again the following day. No water, no problem. But if the puddle has returned, it’s probably your water heater and you need to call a plumber. Turn off the power supply to the water heater. If the leak is significant, turn off the water supply at cold water shut-off valve.

However, if your leak is serious and you can't reach the incoming cold water shut-off valve safely, locate the main shut-off valve to your house and turn off the water there.

Of course, this will turn off all the water coming into your home as well, so it’s something of a last resort.

So Where Is My Water Heater Leaking?

There are several places where leaks happen.

The inlet and hot water outlet connections sometimes get loose and leak. This is a pretty easy fix.

The temperature and pressure relief valve.  Located on the side or top of the tank, the valve usually has an attached pipe that runs down to the floor. This is a safety device that allows some of the water out of the tank if the tank water becomes too hot or there is excessive pressure in the tank. It shouldn’t be leaking, and a plumber needs to assess the situation.

The drain valve, near the bottom of the tank should be completely closed, watertight and dry. A leak here is not serious, and your plumber can fix it easily.

The internal tank of the water heater is wrapped in insulation and enclosed within an outer shell. If this tank is leaking, water will escape from the bottom. It’s the only way you’ll know you have a leak there. This is a common problem if you have an older water heater, and the only repair is, in fact, water heater replacement.

If your water heater is leaking, call us today!