After frozen pipes: plumbers in demand
The Texas cold snap plays out on social media.
An unprecedented cold snap in the Southern United States led to large swaths of damage to an infrastructure that proved no match for the demands of extended freezing temperatures
The electrical grid’s shortcomings received the majority of headlines. For the home improvement industry, the big story seems to be frozen pipes. And on social media, the call is out: Texas needs plumbers.
Randy Calazans is one of the hottest commodities in Texas right now. He’s a plumber. https://t.co/CkZr2yUMWQ— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 21, 2021
The governor of Texas has urged the plumbing board to act.
Need for plumbers: @GovAbbott says Texas law already authorizes the plumbing board to give provisional licenses to out-of-state plumbers.— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) February 17, 2021
“We’re urging that takes place,” said Abbott.#TexasWinterStorm2021
Here's just one example of an enthusiastic plumber driving to Houston through Louisiana.