HUSTON – Houston area residents on Monday were finally able to enjoy a break from the cold that dominated the Christmas weekend.
For others, however, the weather was simply a departure from what they were used to.
“It was beautiful,” said Keith Empiringham who is visiting Sugar Land from Toronto.
One problem he says Torontonians deal with “very well” is a problem many families are facing in our own backyard right now, broken pipes.
For Zelena Brown, the weekend has been crazy and exhausting from all the service calls at her family’s plumbing company.
When asked how many calls her company has seen in the past three days, Brown didn’t hesitate with an answer.
“I don’t even know. I can’t count,” she said.
The only problem with this freeze that was different from 2021 is that it happened over Christmas, meaning everyone was at home spending time with their families.
The KPRC 2 Investigators contacted multiple plumbers, however, all but two were out of the office Monday.
Brown and her family were not surprised.
They said they knew many of their colleagues were talking, so they chose to put their vacations on ice and work on weekends.
“We literally worked a 24-hour shift and took care of everyone we could and then started over two hours later,” Brown said.
The reported damage is different from February 2021, according to Brown.
“Last year most of the pipes were internal and they were doing a lot of damage. The pipes this year are external, so it makes service calls faster.”
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