Balkan Guarantees a Response Time of 4 Hours or Less for NYC Sewer Repair and Water Work

Sewer Service
May 28, 2020

by David Balkan

A NYC sewer contractor that gives a fast response time.

Get your NYC sewer repair, water line repairs, and drain issues addressed quickly! Balkan Sewer And Water Main provides a response time of 4 hours or less (typically less!) after you contact the Balkan Team. Count on New York City’s largest and most trusted sewer and water main company to get the job started quickly and finished correctly.

A Plumber That is Fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured

Our licensed, bonded, and insured company makes promptness a priority. In this bustling, busy city no one has time to waste when broken plumbing is an issue. Balkan technicians are on the job quickly, so you don’t have to worry, we are “The Team You Trust”.

Water leaking outside in a city street.

Fast Response Time for Water Line Leaks!


Your Subsurface Plumbing Specialists Throughout The City of New York

Subsurface plumbing problems in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Long Island are no problem for our team! Our replacement work is backed by a Ten Year Unconditional Guarantee. Plugged toilets and leaking pipes can cause big headaches. They can cause even bigger water bills, and damage as well. These are all reasons why a plumber’s response time is important.

However, these issues pale in comparison to a NYC sewer repair, or water main issues. Balkan makes sure you don’t have to deal with these huge issues on your own. Our knowledgeable team is committed to a response time in 4 hours or less. We get subsurface plumbing problems taken care of properly.

5 Main Reasons You Need A Fast Response Time From A Plumber

Prevention of Further Damage: Swift response from a plumber can prevent minor issues from escalating into major water damage catastrophes. Whether it’s a leaking pipe or a malfunctioning water heater, quick action can mitigate the extent of damage to your home’s structure and belongings.

Preservation of Property Value: Prompt plumbing repairs help maintain the value of your property. Water damage, if left unchecked, can lead to mold growth, structural weakening, and other issues that can significantly depreciate your home’s value.

Health and Safety Concerns: Some plumbing issues, such as sewage backups or gas leaks, pose serious health and safety risks to occupants. Rapid resolution is crucial to prevent exposure to harmful bacteria, pathogens, or hazardous gases, ensuring the well-being of your family.

Convenience and Comfort: A malfunctioning plumbing system can disrupt your daily routines and comfort. Whether it’s a clogged toilet, a broken faucet, or a lack of hot water, fast plumbing repairs restore convenience and normalcy to your household activities.

Cost Savings: Addressing plumbing problems promptly can save homeowners significant expenses in the long run. Delaying repairs may lead to more extensive damage, requiring more expensive repairs or even replacement of fixtures or pipes. Quick response time from a plumber helps minimize repair costs and prevents unnecessary expenditure on avoidable damages.

Balkan provides fast response time for a broken home sewer line.

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The Signs of a NYC sewer repair or water line problem?

It’s pretty easy to tell if your subsurface plumbing is experiencing an issue. What follows are some obvious red flags that homeowners should be aware of and not ignore:

  • Unexplained water pressure changes
  • Inadequate wastewater drainage
  • Water pooling in basements and around septic tanks
  • Unpleasant smells
  • Conspicuously well-watered vegetation growing along drainage lines
  • Sinkholes inside your property, or directly in front of your property
  • A rumbling sound from your pipes when no water is being used inside your home

Older Plumbing Inspected Via a 4 Hour Response Time

If your plumbing was installed in the 1960s or earlier, it is highly recommended that you visually inspect it every two to five years. If you’re not up to the task, then ask a pro to do it. Having subsurface pipes inspected via a camera inspection can also bring peace of mind to homeowners and can be one less thing to check off of a moving list if you decide to sell your older home.

A Little Bit About Tree Roots and Home Sewer Lines

Tree roots and wear and tear can lead to plumbing problems over time. Regular pipe maintenance can identify issues and resolve them before they get out of hand. Frequently an annual or semi-annual sewer camera inspection can help you avoid a sewer repair. Tree root issues cannot be ignored, therefore a fast response time may not be required, but regularly scheduled sewer cleanings are a good idea.

Low Water Pressure Is The Most Common Homeowner Complaint

Water pressure should be consistent. Lower water pressure than normal can be a sign of clogged or inadequately sized pipes. Drainage issues can be the result of a clogged outdoor sewer main, or inside drains as well.

Unlike a water main leak or break, low water pressure does not require an immediate or emergency response in most cases. However, knowing that Balkan gives a defined time-frame for a response time allows you to plan your day and make the best use of your time.

More Common Signs of Plumbing Problems

Drainage pooling in the shower, tub, or sink can be a sign of a clogged sewer main. While it is common for household drains to become clogged with debris that periodically needs to be snaked out, larger pipes and sewer lines can also experience blockages.

It is important not to put oil or grease down drains. Also refrain from allowing sanitary napkins, paper towels, baby wipes, and other inappropriate materials to enter your sewer line.

Muddy, wet earth surrounding your septic tank and flooding basements spell disaster. These problems are definitely avoidable. Aging pipes are often to blame for sewer main problems. Older pipes will consequently have a greater chance of corrosion-related issues.

Pipe connections can also loosen over time and break due to weight-bearing strain. This is one of the many reasons to consider contacting us for a subsurface pipe inspection.

Air fresheners can’t cover the smell coming from the basement. Yikes! Malodorous air can be caused by a pipe blockage. After you have eliminated other sources that could be causing the smell (such as deceased rodents in the chimney, mold or mildew behind wall paper, or moisture from foundation cracks causing carpets to rot) call Balkan to inspect the sewer line. A drainage backup could be the source of the stench.

A surface indicator of sewer drainage and other water leaks is healthy vibrant vegetation. Vegetation that congregates in one spot or grows in a straight or otherwise orderly pattern is a red flag. Plants that are lush and growing in a regular pattern can signal a leaky pipe. Inspect the ground around conspicuously healthy vegetation especially if it seems out of place when compared to the surrounding environment.

Don’t let your plumbing problems keep you up at night, or a potential sewer repair ruin your day. Join the over 90,000 happy NYC customers who have trusted Balkan Sewer and Water Main for all their subsurface plumbing needs for over 70 years. Contact Balkan Sewer And Water Main for our 4-hour response time today.

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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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