Whenever there is a winter storm, there are unsung heroes who immediately respond to calls for assistance – first responders, 911 operators, NCDOT road crews and plumbers. They work tirelessly during the winter storm from rescuing people and pets, clearing roads, responding to calls and thawing frozen pipes. These are the people including countless others who work long and hard hours to make sure that life returns to normal in the shortest possible time.
Examples of individuals who have worked round the clock during a winter storm are Gene Oliver and Austin Webster, landscaper with Creative Scapes and plumber with Webster and Sons, respectively. In spite of the freezing temperature and slippery roads, both men continued with their cold and tiring jobs.
Gene Oliver used his own truck to clear parking lots from snow and ice. From three o’clock on Saturday, he tirelessly sprayed salt mixture to slick surfaces so that businesses can re-open in spite of the bad weather. Oliver needs the work because landscaping is not one of the popular businesses during the winter season and Gene Oliver has to perform various tasks during winter for extra income for the bottom line.
On the other hand, Austin Webster is up to his neck with work. After the winter storm, he received lots of calls from customers about frozen pipes. The average number of calls is usually 8 to 10 daily but following the winter storm, he got 20 to 25 calls from Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Greensboro and High Point. One of the calls came from Arby’s Restaurant on Holden Road in Greensboro that was forced to close because their pipes have frozen.
Plumbers are literally swamped with work fixing frozen pipes during winter which should have been avoided if homeowners invested in insulation. However, plumbers have to do whatever is necessary to serve the community even if it requires them to work all day and night.
When there is a plumbing emergency, you can always count on plumbers for immediate assistance. Plumbers are available 24/7 to receive your calls because they understand what whenever their services are required; there is always an issue that has to be fixed as fast as possible.