South Shore's Ralph The Plumber Offers Pipe Saving Tips Ahead Of Cold Snap

Photo: Jim MacKay / WBZ NewsRadio

NORWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With frigid temperatures in the cards for the weekend, utility businesses across New England are reminding customers to think ahead, including "Ralph the Plumber" from the South Shore, who has some pipe-preserving techniques that could save homeowners a pretty penny.

WBZ's Jim MacKay spoke with Ralph, who said he's living out the "American Dream" helping residents that are up a creek with frozen pipes.

"Originally I'm from Haiti, when I had an issue with my house in Randolph, so I had this guy come out of nowhere and save me— it was my savior," Ralph said. From there, Ralph committed himself to being a plumber that does the same, lending a hand to those with water problems.

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For the weekend's temperatures, with an expected real feel between 40 and below zero, Ralph offered some tips to residents just trying to get through.

"You're probably going to be running it a lot. I suggest leaving your faucet to trickle a little bit, both hot and cold, and also leave your cabinet door open," Ralph said.

In addition to pipe work, Ralph offers bathroom remodeling, heater maintenance, and boiler replacement, just to name a few.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports.

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