As colder temps move in, some still recovering from last freeze - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

As colder temperatures move in, some still recovering from last deep freeze

Posted: Updated:
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Many took advantage of the warmer weather on Monday, but temperatures are dipping to below freezing on Tuesday and will remain that way for most of the week.

Those still cleaning up from the last deep freeze have a warning for others.

Kim Mayes is one of those people. She came home to water everywhere after a pipe burst in an upstairs bathroom two weeks ago.

"The ceiling was down, insulation was everywhere. Anything that was on the walls had fallen to the ground. Pretty much covered in insulation and water," she said.

Mayes says the sprinkler system pipes in the attic froze, which led to about 1,000 gallons of water spilling throughout her home.

"It was literally raining inside the house," she said.

Mayes said they tried their best to prepare for the cold.

"We left our cabinet doors open and the water trickling in all of our sinks all night long, so we thought, 'We're covered,'" she said.

Mayes says a handful of homeowners in their neighborhood saw similar damage.

Plumber Joseph West with Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling says he helped many residents with their frozen pipes during the last cold snap.

"Usually when people have standing water, they don't run the water like they're supposed to and let it drip. Then, you get the freeze, and many times on copper, it freezes, expands out and busts the copper pipe," West said.

West says to make sure to leave cabinet doors open and check that pipes are properly insulated.

These are all tips Mayes hopes others will follow so they don't face similar issues.

"People just need to take what precautions they can on their own to make sure that those pipes are insulated everywhere," she said.

Copyright 2014 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:01 GMT
    18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >>
    Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with.
    More >>
  • Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:54:05 GMT
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.