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Contractors fielding calls for freezing pipes

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — In homes across the region, a “drip, drip” sound is present as the deep freeze moves into Western New York. Thousands of homeowners are keeping their faucets running, trying to prevent having to call companies and contractors to come out and look at freezing pipes. “I encourage everybody, before they even know if they have a frozen pipe, to locate their shut off valve,” said Frank Dimaria, the owner of Frank’s Mr. Plumber. The seasoned business owner’s phone has been ringing nonstop all afternoon. He estimates he’s fiel…
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Central Ohio plumber offers tips to keep pipes from freezing

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — As bitter cold temperatures continue to blanket Central Ohio, area plumbers are working around the clock on frozen and busted pipes. “There was a little drip in the beginning, and then nothing,” said Booker Wallace, a homeowner who started his day with no water due to frozen pipes. “We don’t have anything [any water] in any of the rooms.” Wallace scheduled an appointment with Calhoun Plumbing and Drain Cleaning. By Thursday afternoon, plumber Sammy Wing advised Wallace to place a space heater near his pipes so they would thaw. “He’s got to have heat in he…
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Frigid temps mean busy days for plumbers, HVAC techs

Updated 38 minutes ago As temperatures keep plummeting, phone calls to area heating and plumbing businesses are increasing. “We have double the business right now,” said Dennis Caveglia, owner of Valley Plumbing and Heating in Leechburg. “The last two winters had been relatively mild. “This year with sub-zero degree weather, we have just been extremely busy. In fact, we are actually working through the night.” Caveglia said his team of heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians and plumbers are responding to more than 60 calls daily, 24/7, across the Alle-Kiski Valley. “It does giv…
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Cold weather causes plumbing problems at Mississippi State Capitol

Cold weather is causing water woes across the South, as water mains break and people run faucets to keep pipes from freezing. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cold weather is causing water woes across the South, as water mains break and people run faucets to keep pipes from freezing. Everyone on the water system in Jackson, Mississippi’s largest city, could be under a boil-water order for days because of low pressure from broken mains. Some restaurants, medical clinics and other businesses have closed, and portable toilets have been set up outside the state Capitol, where legislators are meeting a…
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Now reopened, plumbing mishap forced KCMO City Hall to close for a day-and-a-half

A broken sprinkler line is forcing the closure of Kansas City City Hall for half of Thursday, after being closed all of Wednesday. By noon on Thursday City Hall had reopened. The line broke Tuesday night, which caused flooding in the area between the lobby and basement of the 29-story building, which was opened in 1937. Electrical transformers were inundated with water, the city manager said. Crews spent Wednesday drying equipment. Thursday technicians expect to restore power.  Employees worked remotely during the closure. …
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Pipes, boilers feel the brunt of cold weather in the Piedmont

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Weather related problems including burst pipes are popping up across the Piedmont. While it may be tempting to skip calling a plumber to save some money, one Piedmont man advises leaving it to the professionals. “It’s like my younger brother used to say, ‘There’s people who get paid to do this stuff,’” said Ronnie Meindl, co-director of Pierced Ministries and Rehab Services. The Pierced Ministries home that helps women recovering from substance addiction started having frozen pipe issues on Sunday. Meindl was doing his best to fix the problem only to reali…
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 Posted on : January 5, 2018

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