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Frozen pipes bursting in homes across Houston area

HOUSTON – Families across Houston are having to cope with substantial harm to their homes brought on by busted pipes.

“There was water dripping from the light fixture in the closet and our bedroom,” mentioned Darrell Riley, who lives in southwest Houston.

He mentioned the ceiling in the master suite ultimately got here crashing down ruining their mattress and furnishings in the room.

“You make the best of a bad situation,” Riley mentioned.

People across city in the Cloverleaf area have been additionally coping with a lot of the identical.

“I’m just focused on staying warm and making sure my kids are warm and that we aren’t going to get burnt down in the house and that’s my other concern like when the electricity does come on is this something I need to worry about,” mentioned Anastasia Dickerson.

Chris Castro with Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical mentioned they normally obtain about 700 to 900 calls a day however on Wednesday the decision quantity jumped as much as about 14,000 calls.

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Many of them to do with defending your private home in opposition to busted pipes and whether or not or not householders ought to drip their taps.

“Conserve as much water as you can. We already have low water pressure in the Houston area so stopping those little drips will help the pressure all around and help the people that don’t have water,” Castro mentioned.

He additionally recommends being proactive as we start to heat up and your pipes being to thaw.

“You might want to go ahead and turn the water off to the home and let everything kind of thaw out and then slowly turn it back on after everything’s pretty much thawed out and monitor it very closely,” mentioned Castro.

If you wish to schedule an appointment with Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical, you may name 713-766-3605.

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