A sudden cold snap hitting Minnesota is all it takes to get the phones ringing at local plumbers. That’s because they’re the experts when it comes to thawing — and repairing — frozen water and drain pipes.
The end of our extreme cold weather is coming soon. But the warmup we’ve been waiting for will bring big problems for some homeowners. Pipes that froze and cracked during the freeze could soon dump hundreds of gallons of water into basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Plumbing companies say it’s been a couple decades since they’ve seen this many problems. And they say homeowners better get them fixed as soon as possible.
Within the week, we could see days where the high temp is below zero. The extreme cold snap is not only uncomfortable for us, but it can also do a number on our homes.
While we’re thinking turkey and shopping, it’s the plunger that symbolizes the holiday best for plumbers. That’s because Thanksgiving creates more clogs than any other day of the year.