What To Do When A Water Main Replacement Is Needed

Water Main Service
August 10, 2015

by David Balkan

Men in work uniforms with safety helmets rappel into an excavation in the ground

When you need a water main replacement, it is serious business. You need someone who is equipped to handle it quickly and properly. Balkan Sewer And Water Main Specialists is a contractor you can trust. We will check with the proper authorities to make sure the appropriate permits are applied for, and secured. We always work hard to try and make the repair as seamless as possible, so your water usage goes largely uninterrupted.

When You Need a Water Main Replacement

A water main replacement requires that you excavate around the water main under the street and at the place where the water connects to your house or apartment building. This means that a water main replacement could affect your neighbors as well. This could occur when connections are in close proximity, or properties are semi-attached. Perhaps by fixing your water main, we can improve others’ water pressure at the same time. This is especially true for apartment buildings where more than one unit is affected by the same water main service line.

Before we even excavate, we will need to determine the required size of your water main. This is done by tabulating the total plumbing fixtures in the building. Other factors such as the length of the run are all combined to determine the correct size of the new line. We will then replace the existing line with a pipe of similar size or greater size. We will take care of all the nuts and bolts of the project and make sure that your pipe is fitted properly to avoid further issues.

We will reconnect the water main using new code compliant fittings, and make sure that it functions properly. You should notice a return, or increase, in water pressure immediately. We will then close everything up and resurface the area that we excavated. We leave no stone unturned when working a water main replacement.

Since 1952, we have been specialists in water main replacement, and we understand the intricacies of the job. Contact Balkan Sewer And Water Main Specialists for more information and get your water main replacement done right the first time.

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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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