Plumbers Keeping Busy During Freezing Conditions
ALACHUA- It’s looking like another night of near record lows in North Central Florida.
The cold weather sweeping through our area may mean bad news for your water pipes.
But it wasn’t much of a challenge for veteran plumber Rick Ford who’s been in the business for 30 years.
He remembers January 2010 well-- it was the last time north central florida reached a record low of 21.
That translated into a busy day of house calls, “We had about three or four days of solid freezes and we had about 40 or calls come in that weekend.”
Quality Plumbing's John Boswell says to save yourself the cost, insulation or other quick fixes are key, “Get to the furthest fixture in your home, open up the hot and cold water to let it trickler, not run but trickle and that’ll keep the water flowing and keep it from freezing.”
The record low for Wednesday morning in our area was reached back in 1940 when temperatures reached 21 degrees.
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