When Queens sewer service is needed, frequently it is because a complicated drain or house sewer problem exists. That is why whether a drainage problem seems simple, or is serious and reoccurring, a trusted Queens sewer service professional should be called. Only a knowledgeable and experienced sewer professional should be trusted to provide a long-term solution, instead of futile quick-fix remedies. A recent house sewer replacement by Balkan Plumbing in Far Rockaway illustrated why they are the most trusted sewer contractor in New York City. Simply cleaning the drain, replacing the house sewer in the same location as before, would have resulted in continued problems.
Far Rockaway Queens home sewer issue
Since the time this particular home was occupied by its present owner, sewer cleaning and high pressure water jetting was a routine necessity. While these treatments not an exorbitant expense, over the course of years thousands of dollars was spent with no long-term benefit. Besides the expenditure, constantly cleaning and disinfecting from sewer backups is both unpleasant, and affects the quality of ones life.
Constant sewer backups also affect the underlying value of your house. For instance, routine sewer backups may prevent a basement from being finished as a valued living space. In the case of this home on Dickens Street in Far Rockaway the backups occurred regardless of whether there was heavy rainfall, or heavy use of water inside the home.
A house sewer that could never have worked properly
Once Balkan excavated in the roadway the house sewer problem became readily apparent. Balkan exposed a NYC water main in the roadway that was 48″ in diameter. This 48″ water main ran between the public sewer, and the home itself. Unfortunately for the homeowner their house sewer was installed underneath the 48′ water main, which made it below the level of the public sewer. After the existing house sewer passed the 48″ water main, the pipe ran uphill. As sewers work on gravity, with each piece of pipe requiring pitch, this house sewer never had any chance of functioning properly.
Whenever there is a belly in a run of drain pipe, or a back pitch, constant clogs will occur. Any solids or paper products will accumulate on the bottom of the pipe. In this particular case it is not clear whether the house sewer was originally installed in this manner, or altered when the 48″ water main was installed. Either way, a complete redo of both the outside sewer and inside house drain was required.
Queens sewer service that provides a long-term solution
Unfortunately for this client a long-term solution mandated extensive changes to their drain system. In some cases Queens sewer service requires a great deal of expertise, and more extensive work than originally anticipated. Balkan had to raise the new house sewer so it ran above the 48” water main. This meant that portions of the house sewer had to be encased with ready mix concrete, due to the shallow depth.
The drain system being raised to allow for proper pitch outside the house, also meant that the house drain in the basement also had to be altered. Whereas the house drain previously ran under the basement floor, this could no longer be the case. In order for the entire drain system to function properly, the house drain had to be raised above the finished basement floor inside the house. While this did require a great deal of additional work, it also provided a long-term solution. A properly installed drain system by a professional sewer contractor will run trouble-free for decades.
Once the installation was complete, Balkan provided Queens sewer service that came with an unconditional 10 year guarantee. An unconditional 10 year guarantee from a company in business in excess of 60 years carries a lot of weight, and provides peace of mind. If you need Queens sewer service, call the Pros at Team Balkan. They provide free and no-obligation site visits 7 days a week, and even after hours.