SERVPRO staying busy after frigid temperatures busted pipes

SALEM, Va. – SERVPRO is seeing a spike in work following recent frigid temperatures.

The company said frozen pipes, especially sprinkler systems are being seen throughout its service area. Since last week, SERVPRO, which is based in Salem, has worked on about 50 residential projects as well as about 20 commercial projects. 

Because of the volume of projects, SERVPRO is getting extra help from crews across the country.

"We actually have an extreme team from Colorado. They're going to help out with some of the larger commercial losses that are several thousand square feet of water damage. We have some crews coming in from Texas that will be assisting with some commercial and residential and try to help as many people as we possibly can," said Kevin Lancaster, vice president of perations for SERVPRO.

Right now, one of the company's biggest projects is the Elm Park Estates flooding, which we told you about on Monday. A pipe burst in the sprinkler system flooding four floors.