Plumbing, Drains & Snow Melt Systems

Your Local & Licensed Plumber


Vail – Edwards – Avon – Colorado

If you need a plumber, you have come to the right place. We offer emergency plumbing repair 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your home or business has sprung a leak or if you have a clogged drain, we can help – any time, day or night.

Water leaks occur in all properties, old and new. Plumbing repairs can be necessary for a variety of reasons including the age of a water line or poor construction.

When it comes to detecting and repairing water leaks in Colorado, there is little that Downs Mechanical Plumbing & Heating can’t do.

A Plumber You Can Trust

Plumbing Services

  • Full-Service Plumber
  • Toilet Repair & Installation
  • Water Leak Detection
  • Leaky Faucets
  • Sump Pumps
  • Bathroom & Kitchen Sinks
  • Garbage Disposal Repair
  • Residential Plumbing
  • Broken Pipe Repair
  • Water Leak Repair
  • Unclogging Drains
  • Frozen Pipe Solutions
  • Pipe Thawing
  • Winterizing Water Systems
  • Plumbing Remodels
  • Faucet Repair
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Commercial Plumbing
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Commercial Remodels
  • Tenant Improvements

Frozen & Broken Pipes

Frozen water pipes are a serious risk during our very cold Colorado weather in the winter. When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure is enough to rupture most any pipe filled with water, because it provides no place for the ice to expand.

Damage from frozen and broken water pipes can be a homeowner’s nightmare. When a pipe bursts, water gushes from the pipe like a fire hydrant, turning a home or a basement into a lake within minutes. Water from frozen and broken pipes causes the most damage while people are away from home, because the plumbing can rupture and water can run unnoticed for several days. Repairs of around $50,000 are common due to water damage from frozen pipes.

Frozen & Burst Pipes

Factors like severe climate changes, soil conditions, freeze and thaw can contribute to unexpected pipe damage – which can have potentially costly side effects.

To prevent your pipes from freezing, call Downs Mechanical Plumbing & Heating, we experienced in winterizing your home or business to protect your pipes from freezing temperatures. If it’s too late and you have frozen pipes already, we will perform the repairs to get your water flowing again.