Sewer & Water Disconnections

If you have a new construction or demolition project, you will need to disconnect, or plug, the sewer and water main lines. Balkan can take care of that!

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Service Line Disconnections

NYC’s Leader for House Sewer and Water Disconnections

We know how important it is to have mission critical milestones be completed correctly and on time. Delays cost money. When your next major alteration or new construction project requires whole site demolition, remember that work cannot begin until you have your water main and house sewer service properly disconnected.

We Handle All Permits

Having an intimate understanding of job requirements, code, and the permit process, assures you of a documented process and a successful conclusion to your project.

Expedited Sign-Offs

We know receiving your sign-offs is of paramount importance to keep your project moving. With that in mind, a Balkan Team Member is dedicated to expediting the sign-off process.

Plugging Service Lines Permanently

Property sewer and water disconnections are commonly referred to as plugs. In fact, the actual DEP permits required are called Plug Permits.

A sewer and water disconnection, or plug, is a permanent and irreversible termination of those services. This also results in the DEP closing the associated accounts and ends the billing cycles for those services.

Plugging vs. Turning Off

There is a common misconception that turning off your water service is the same as plugging it. That is not the case.

Water service can be shut via the main control valve, a curb valve, or the tap connection on the city main under the roadway. A plugged water line cannot be put back into service.

Sewer service, on the other hand, is usually plugged at the curb line and can usually be reactivated as long as the existing connection is verified in working order.

Only plugging service lines will result in the closing of associated accounts and, in turn, the billing cycle for those services.

The Sewer And Water Disconnection Process Explained

Similar to all work performed on a house sewer or a water service line, there is a defined process that also requires DEP permits, and typically a DOT permit as well.

Note that before the permit process can even start, the owner of the property must submit a notarized permission letter that expressly states their desire to permanently plug the house sewer and water service line.

Permit applications are then submitted to the DEP and DOT before moving on to the pre-inspection site visit.

Once permits are approved, typically 2-5 days, work is scheduled with inspections to follow.

In most cases, sewer and water disconnections are started and completed the very same day.

The day after inspection and backfill all finished surfaces are permanently restored and the required sign-offs are typically issued by the NYC DEP in 1 to 5 days.

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The Process To Plugging Sewer & Water Service Lines

The Balkan Team performs more disconnection work than any contractor in NYC. Our loyal client base is partly due to a uniform price structure, and an easy to understand item pricing methodology.

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Check Our What Our Customers Say About Their Experience

  • The 5 star rating is not an exaggeration. I had an issue in my basement where my water was pooling in a few areas and there was a smell. Contacted Balkan and got an appointment for the next day. Their communication and updates up until the worker came was phenomenal. Brian got here within the allotted time, had a look around and immediately knew what the issue was. Everything was remedied within an hour.

  • Joseph Balkan Inc was extremely fast in scheduling an appointment. We received text message when the plumber was on his way. Dinesh, the technician had the sewer cleared quickly. My husband Joe said that Dinesh “really knows his stuff”. We will not hesitate to use them again.

  • I met their service guy George their plumber for my pipes, he was awesome, courteous, and professional. He was reasonably priced, Balkan has a great guy in George, I highly recommend this company.

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The Balkan Way

We Specialize In Performing Sewer And Water Main Plugs

This type of work requires an inordinate amount of coordination, permitting, inspections, and overall attention to detail. Hiring Team Balkan provides you with distinct and definable advantages.
  • Licensed as a Master Plumber
  • We are available 24/7 for emergencies
  • We manage your project from start to finish
  • Our GPS fleet ensures we're at the jobsite on time, every time
  • We offer a 10-year guarantee on all replacement work
Service Areas

Balkan Serves All Of New York City Including All Five Buroughs

  • Staten Island
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • NYC