Water Main Break Forces A High School To Close In Queens

Jobsite Reports
November 11, 2010

by David Balkan

NYC DEP

Water line replacement companyWater line replacement in Queens – Water main replacement emergency forces the NYC DEP to close the water supply to a Queens High School. Frequently when a water main break is extremely bad the NYC DEP is called to the scene to shut the water to avoid a dangerous condition or damage to the property. That is what happened to this occupied high school, and they had to close for class until a water main contractor could be found to perform the water main replacement. This emergency water main work had to be both started and completed as soon as possible.

water leak washout
Washout from the leak

Another issue was that the leak had washed-out areas outside the building. Many times when a large water main breaks damage such as this occurs. A professional water main contractor will fill in washed out areas when the water line replacement is done. This is why hiring a reputable water main replacement company is so important, hidden ‘extras’ are not thrust upon the client later on.

Water main shut off valve.
Existing old main valve

Balkan Sewer and Water main Service was hired to attend to this emergency situation for the High School. Instead of doing a ‘quick fix’ a Field technician realized that the entire water line, including the main control valve and the curb valve was in extremely poor condition. Using a uniform pricing policy, regardless of the situation, Balkan replaced the entire water line in less than 48 hours. Instead of a questionable water main repair this Client received a 10 year unconditional guarantee, including a new main control valve and a new curb valve as well.

Water main curb valve.
Old broken curb valve box

What may seem like extraordinary service is routine at Balkan. At Balkan putting the clients needs first is a company-wide commitment, and dedication to superior service is a common goal of our entire team. No matter what the sewer or water service line need Balkan provides superior service at the most affordable prices throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

NYC DEP
The DEP shuts off water due to an emrgency
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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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