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Plumbers In High Demand Across The Blue Ridge As Pipes Freeze Up!

[ 0 ] February 20, 2015 |
©2015 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By Jon Goff : Plumber Jeff Goff of Faber, VA fields one of more than a dozen calls he got Friday morning February 20, 2014 for frozen pipes.

©2015 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By Jon Goff : Plumber Jeff Goff of Faber, VA fields one of more than a dozen calls he got Friday morning February 20, 2014 for frozen pipes.

Faber
Nelson County, Virginia

You knew it was bound to happen. With all of the below freezing and subzero temps experienced here in the Blue Ridge, plumbers have been in high demand. “15 voicemails just this morning,” Jon Goff told us. His dad Jeff has been a plumber here in the Blue Ridge for years and even for them the calls are huge. (Many may know Jon from our February issue cover, he’s the writer photographer for that edition)

Just some of the gear Jeff Goff loads his truck down with the help in thawing pipes across the area.

Just some of the gear Jeff Goff loads his truck down with the help in thawing pipes across the area.

Jeff Goff and his son Jon have spent the better part of the past several days just un-thawing pipes under houses.  Above a propane heater is used to bring the temperature under a house above freezing.

Jeff Goff and his son Jon have spent the better part of the past several days just un-thawing pipes under houses. Above a propane heater is used to bring the temperature under a house above freezing.

Jon says one of the most important things to remember during the extreme cold is to leave your faucet dripping so the water can’t freeze, along with insulating your pipes.

In Tommy’s Weather the cold is expected to continue but a brief thaw is on the way Sunday when temps will reach the mid and upper 40’s with rain. Before then another winter storm is expected on Saturday.

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