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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Busy doesn't quite explain what
life has been like for plumbers in South Louisiana the last few days.
Butch Taylor tended to a leaky
pipe Thursday afternoon in Central, his fifth stop of the day.
"Water coming out?" Taylor asked
his assistant. "Where's the water going to?"
In Baton Rouge another call on
Monterrey Boulevard. Kim Vince, whose family has owned and operated Louis
Mechanical Contractors since 1960, says her workers have been nonstop
responding to over 20 calls on Thursday alone.
"Really and truthfully maybe once
every year or even a couple of years. It's not very common that it happens but
when it happens, it's a lot," said Vince.
Central Mayor Mac Watts was one
of the unlucky ones. Watts noticed his faulty pipe around lunch time. It was
the first busted pipe he's had in more than 35 years in his home.
"I looked out and saw water,"
said Watts. "I saw water spraying and I knew I didn't have the sprinklers on so
I got him to come out and take a look. I knew what it was when I saw the water
Vince says the extended stretch
of freezing weather has been the big reason for the uptick in broken pipes and
with more cold snaps expected, she adds people should still take the steps to
avoid a wet mess of their own.
"Make sure they're wrapped
properly, I do suggest dripping the water a little bit at night and especially
making sure the insulation on the outside because like I said those are the
main calls we do get," added Vince.
A lesson learned for Watts, who
actually had his pipes wrapped ahead of the freeze but next time he plans to do
"I would do the same thing maybe
leave the water dripping out in my outdoor kitchen for my sink I'd leave it
maybe dripping," said Watts.