Emergency Water Main Repair And Water Main Replacement In Queens

Water Main Service
July 7, 2010

by David Balkan

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An emergency water main repair, followed by a complete water main replacement was needed when an apartment building received a violation from the DEP. Due to a water main break in the roadway they needed an immediate repair in order to prevent the DEP from shutting off their connection in the roadway. Because the violation for the water main break was received late in the day on a Thursday just before the July 4th holiday weekend the water service had to be repaired the very next day on Friday.

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Careful supervision

After a temporary water main repair was made the work had to continue after the holiday weekend to complete the water main replacement. The existing water service line had lead joint connections and was extremely old. This made a repair out of the question as a permanent solution. This job required careful coordination. It was a pending holiday weekend and  many families would be affected if anything went wrong with the water main repair now or in the future.

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Balkan Is A Sign Of Safety

Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service was chosen to fulfill this customers needs. Balkan arrived early on Friday morning and worked continuously until the exact point of the leaking water main was exposed and a quality water main repair was executed. Balkan continued to work to prepare for the complete water main replacement after the holiday weekend. When the site was left Friday evening all excavations were carefully steel plated, and the site was left broom clean.

Once hard-copy DOT and DEP permits were secured the work continued on the Tuesday after the holiday until completion. By coordinating the plumbing installation in this manner inconvenience to both residents, pedestrians, and vehicular traffic was minimized. The building was left with a long-lasting water main replacement that is unconditionally guaranteed for 10 years. In addition the disturbed sidewalk cement and roadway was permanently restored the next day. Whether in Queens or throughout NYC, Balkan is the water main repair and water main replacement expert.

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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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