Frozen pipes keeping Las Vegas plumbers busy

Frozen pipes keeping Las Vegas plumbers busy

By KTNV Staff. CREATED Jan 13, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The weather may be cold, but business is hot for plumbers around the Valley.

They had a busy weekend, repairing frozen pipes that burst. One plumber said his call volume doubled Sunday. His business responded to around 20 calls.

The majority of residential water pipes in the Valley are exposed to the cold, and many garages are not insulated, making pipes vulnerable to the cold temps.

The average pipe repair cost is about $120.

The solution to the pipe problem is buying insulation for your pipes.

And always make sure, if you do need to call a plumber, make sure they are licensed.