A New Jersey plumber drove to Texas with his family to fix burst pipes and other damage from devastating winter storm

Andrew Mitchell and his wife Kisha Pinnock decided to take their 2-year-old son Blake on the 22-hour drive from Morristown after learning that the local plumbers were overwhelmed with calls and some customers couldn’t get help for weeks. Isaiah Pinnock, Kisha’s brother and Mitchell’s apprentice, accompanied them.

Before leaving New Jersey, they bought as many sanitary ware items as they could afford, Pinnock said – because those items are currently hard to find in Texas.

The group arrived in Houston, Texas on Sunday afternoon. Pinnock’s sister, who lives in Houston, connected her with several people who wanted to hire plumbers. They quickly enlisted the services of Mitchell’s Plumbing & Heating.

Andrew Mitchell (right) and Isaiah Pinnock work for a customer in Texas.

“By the time we got here my sister had four or five jobs and we met them first, and after that it was really just a recommendation from the first customers like their friends and family.” Pinnock, who is a lawyer, said. “It’s been really non-stop since we’ve been here.”

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Pinnock said her husband and brother had done about 13 jobs since arriving and that they were scheduled to have full days for Wednesday and Thursday.

These customers included Dedrick Dock of Spring, Texas. He told CNN that he tried to get at least 15 plumbers into his house before hearing about Mitchell’s Plumbing & Heating from a friend’s neighbor on social media.

Dock and his family had been with relatives for more than a week because a pipe broke in the garage.

“We had to move over a week because we had to have someone out there,” he said. “And of course the plumbers here were already overwhelmed by the work that was going on.”

The group had planned to return home next week but now said they will be staying for about two weeks because they have received so many calls from people who need their help.

“I think we certainly made a difference,” said Pinnock.

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