Fire sprinklers, private water mains, fire hydrants installed, upgraded and extended. Moving a fire hydrant or installing a fire sprinkler system is a mission-critical job that must be done right the first time. People’s lives depend upon proper installation, location, and functioning of these vital plumbing systems.
When a fire hydrant or fire sprinkler system is needed, there is no second chance. Balkan gets your fire suppression system install, upgrade or relocation right the first time. We provide peace of mind and expedite the entire process with a company-wide commitment to service and professionalism. Balkan Plumbing is an industry leader, with courtesy and integrity in all aspects of our operation.
Private Water Mains Built & NYC Water Mains Extended
As less and less typical sites are available to be developed the need for private water main and the extension of city water mains has become more common. These type of water line installations are needed when there is not a main suitable to connect to for a house water service line. This frequently occurs when a site is developed where no previous buildings ever existed, or when houses are built that front a private property or where a future roadway will be built.
These type of mains must be built to exacting standards and to match plans that have been submitted and approved. Many times these installations have to meet NYC DEP specifications for their NYC owned water mains. Typical for these installations is the requirement of a fire hydrant near the end of run of pipe. This is for both fire protection to have the possibility run water to clear out sediment that can accumulate in a water main that is not part of a ‘loop system’. The vast majority of NYC water mains are part of a ‘loop system’ and do not have a ‘dead end’ (the end of the water line run).
Fire Sprinkler Water Main Services Installed
In ever increasing cases, NYC residential and commercial buildings alike are required to have a fire sprinkler system. Even some one and two family houses that are new construction, are now being required to have a fire sprinkler system throughout the structure. In addition many new rules and code changes have been enacted in NYC to more strictly regulate the complete system when installed, and the maintenance of it afterwards. The current enforcement climate makes it even more important to trust only experienced and reputable plumbing and fire sprinkler contractors. Demanding sign-offs when work is completed is ‘a must’.
Paul R. Balkan is a NYC Licensed Master Plumber, his over thirty years of experience goes behind each and every installation. We are the a market leader when it comes to sprinklers systems to protecting you and your property from fire damage and liability. The Balkan family name ensures your fire sprinkler installation is done right the first time.
Fire Hydrant Relocation & Installation
Balkan can relocate and install a new fire hydrant to strict accordance to NYC DEP code requirements. Balkan avoids costly job delays by being familiar with the approval and inspection process. In most cases where hydrant must be relocated it is due to the development of a property where the existing hydrant may front the proposed location of a new driveway. In cases where a new hydrant is required it is usually for when a number of houses are built fronting private property and do not front a public roadway providing access for the local Fire Department or an existing fire hydrant. In all these cases the safety of the residents comes before cost considerations.
Private hydrants are usually located on larger properties to adequately protect large buildings in case of a fire and in order to comply with the fire code. Such hydrants have met the requirements of insurance underwriters and are often referred to as UL/FM hydrants. *courtesy wikipedia
Specialists & “Special Job” Proven
Carefully regulated and labor intensive jobs allow us to show what we’re made of. Jobs that may be special to another firm is often routine to the specialists at Balkan Sewer and Water Main. All required equipment, tools, manpower, and support staff are always on hand. We never sub-contract and never have to rent equipment from outside sources, which could produce costly time delays. ‘Special Job’ proven is another reason why we continue to be an industry leader, even after 60 years.
For any type of subsurface installation Balkan has the expertise, field forces, and support staff to come in ahead of schedule and frequently below the budgeted price. Contact a private water main, fire sprinkler and fire hydrant specialist via our 24/7 online form or call us at (718) 849-0900. All site visits are free and no obligation estimates are provided at all times.