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Pipe Bursts Keeps SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley & Framingham Crews Busy

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Originally posted in the Metro West Daily News:

As temperatures in MetroWest plummeted to minus-12 degrees Sunday, business for David Kurzontkowski started heating up.

Kurzontkowski, owner of SERVPRO Framingham, said the extreme cold over the weekend caused sprinkler heads to pop and pipes to burst in homes and commercial buildings. Kurzontkowski, whose crews go in to clean up damage after emergencies, said his phone started ringing at 9 a.m. Sunday “and then it just hasn’t stopped since.”

“I’m just driving from burst pipe to burst pipe,” he said Monday.

And now, as it gets warmer, there’s still a high risk: He expects more water pipes that froze from the cold will burst as they start to thaw out.

“I think it’s going to get a little worse before it gets better,” Kurzontkowski said.

Plumbers, firefighters and cleanup crews across the region kept busy dealing with heat problems and burst pipes and don’t expect it to slow down for days.

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