Cold winter weather causing plumbing issues across St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mon – Temperatures are expected to drop into single digits overnight. The plumbers in the area were already busy responding to calls for frozen water pipes.

“Pipes are often on an outside wall, so they freeze up very quickly,” said Devin Hammock, Kirkwood Plumbing operations manager.

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Kirkwood Plumbing works with Property Medic Cleaning and Restoration and Mr. Rooter. They were all busy.

“We actually had a commercial building in Creve Coeur that blew up over the bank holiday weekend,” said James Busby of Property Medic. “They didn’t come in until Monday and the power was off.”

Helping families in Missouri and Illinois stay warm during the winter months is something Heat Up St. Louis has been doing for 22 years. The agency saw a dramatic surge in demand for assistance during this most recent winter weather record.

The agency’s founder, Gentry Trotter, said the idea behind the organization was to prevent families from becoming homeless and save lives.

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“We want to prevent negative medical and health incidents,” said Trotter. “We want people to continue to be safe this winter.”

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