Do You Need Emergency Water Main Repairs?

Water Main Service
August 24, 2015

by David Balkan

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In the Five Boroughs of New York City, it is quite common to run into water main problems. If you live in Kings (Brooklyn) or Queens County and are in need of emergency water main repairs, Balkan Sewer And Water Main is your go-to sewer and water main specialist. Here are some ways to determine if you are in need of emergency water main repairs.

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Main line repair being completed

Take a look at the property that surrounds your building. See if there’s a particular area that’s always wet. That is usually a sign of a sewer leak or water main leak. If left untreated, such a leak can cause serious difficulties for you and other tenants.

If you have a driveway, look for areas that show signs of water flow. It does not necessarily have to be an area that’s always wet. It may just be a puddle that never seems to dry up, or concrete that’s a little darker than the rest of the pavement. Darkening of concrete can happen after extensive water damage. Typically conditions like this are indicative or a sewer or drain issue. A professional can usually determine the nature of condition after a short investigation or leak test.

If you do not have a driveway, or you own a condo in a building complex with a lot of common areas, you can look for a drastic change in water pressure. If you find that your water pressure has been significantly compromised, it is likely that you have a water main leak or, worse, a full water main break. Another way to determine if you have a water main leak is if you hear a loud hissing noise on the plumbing when no water is being used. On a multifamily building, this would be evident after hours.

For all your water main repairs, Joseph L. Balkan Inc. is the first choice. Since 1952, we have taken pride in serving New York City and the Five Boroughs. If you are in need of emergency water main repairs, contact Balkan Sewer And Water Main today, you can use our 24/7 online form, or call us at (718)849-0900. Excellence is not an accident!

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David Balkan

David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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