Cold snap keeps plumbers busy - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cold snap keeps plumbers busy

Plumbers are busy this week (Source: WLOX) Plumbers are busy this week (Source: WLOX)
(Source: WLOX) (Source: WLOX)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Another day of frigid temperatures, another broken pipe.

"This weather, it's just more calls coming in, coming in, coming in," said plumber Timothy Calderon.

This week's cold snap is keeping his schedule full 24/7.

"I mean, we're staying busy. Even on our days off, we get up and we go to work," he said.

Calderon is a plumber for Roto Rooter. They're getting dozens of calls every day to repair burst pipes like the one that caused problems on Louise Street in Biloxi.

"The water just broke and streamed on down the street," said resident Linda Conlee.

"Surprisingly, the freezing weather, hasn't really caused us a lot of extra work just cause we try to keep our customers informed as to what they should do to prevent us from having to come up and fix broken lines," said Richard Cox.

He says preventative measures can go a long way to keep this from happening.

"Any kind of pipes on the outside wall, like faucets, or lines running on the exterior of the house, we encourage them to wrap them with insulation and tape them well. And keep faucets dripping," he said.

Strong words of advice as the effects of Old Man Winter's visit to the coast could linger around.

"Every time you do a repair, or after it warms up, you end up finding out you've got a crack somewhere and a pipe and you got another leak and you just got to find that leak," said Calderon.

It could be a while before some plumbers see some free time.

"It happens when it happens and we just got to wait to see what the weather will reveal to us on it," he said.

Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: From bitterly cold earlier this week to temperatures above normal this weekend!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: From bitterly cold earlier this week to temperatures above normal this weekend!

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-19 21:58:30 GMT
    Cold front approaches SundayCold front approaches Sunday

    The warming trend continues this weekend with temperatures expected to be warmer than normal Saturday and Sunday.  Another cold front arrives Monday, but the air behind it will not be bitterly cold like earlier this week.  Temperatures will be warmer overnight into Saturday with lows ranging from the upper 30s north of I-10 to near 50 at the coast.  

    More >>

    The warming trend continues this weekend with temperatures expected to be warmer than normal Saturday and Sunday.  Another cold front arrives Monday, but the air behind it will not be bitterly cold like earlier this week.  Temperatures will be warmer overnight into Saturday with lows ranging from the upper 30s north of I-10 to near 50 at the coast.  

    More >>
  • Boil advisory issued for some northwest Allen Parish customers

    Boil advisory issued for some northwest Allen Parish customers

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:30 PM EST2018-01-19 19:30:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Residents of Mt. Fair Road, Carpenters Bridge Road and south of 2813 N. Carpenters Bridge road are currently under a boil advisory. The Northwest Allen Waterworks District made the announcement Friday afternoon. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Residents of Mt. Fair Road, Carpenters Bridge Road and south of 2813 N. Carpenters Bridge road are currently under a boil advisory. The Northwest Allen Waterworks District made the announcement Friday afternoon. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • BREAKING

    Vermilion school board president resigning

    Vermilion school board president resigning

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-01-19 19:19:32 GMT
    Vermilion school board President Anthony Fontana is resigning. (Source: KATC)Vermilion school board President Anthony Fontana is resigning. (Source: KATC)
    The president of the Vermilion Parish School Board is resigning. Anthony Fontana Jr. made the announcement Friday, less than two weeks after the arrest of a Vermilion Parish teacher at a school board meeting made national news. Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, questioned board members about a pay raise for Superintendent Jerome Puyau. Fontana ruled her out of order, saying she was asking questions during a part of the meeting that was for public ...More >>
    The president of the Vermilion Parish School Board is resigning. Anthony Fontana Jr. made the announcement Friday, less than two weeks after the arrest of a Vermilion Parish teacher at a school board meeting made national news. Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, questioned board members about a pay raise for Superintendent Jerome Puyau. Fontana ruled her out of order, saying she was asking questions during a part of the meeting that was for public ...More >>
Powered by Frankly