Queens Water Main Break Gets Emergency Service When Hurricane Topples Tree

Jobsite Reports
September 24, 2010

by David Balkan

water main work

Sewer / water main / Company logo.Water main break requires immediate repair service when downed tree creates a water main emergency. When two tornadoes recently swept across New York City with winds of up to 125 mph they caused a wide variety of damage. There had been only eight previous tornadoes in NYC in the previous 60 years until these two hit. In addition to crushed cars, loss of power, and property damage, at least one person had a downed tree crush their water main completely closed.

Tree crushes water main
Homeowner surveys damage

Not only did this homeowners property look like something out a science fiction movie but they suffered a water main break as well. Once they made a hiring decision for the water main repair work rush service was required. Balkan showed up the very next day to service them and the water main repair work was completed within 24 hours from their hiring decision.

Tree causes water main break
Hurricane damage

Suffering through a tornado is hard enough to deal with, that is why this homeowner hired a trusted water main repair professional in business for over 60 years. They needed the peace of mind that the work would be done seamlessly and without any added aggravation.

Their trust in Balkan was rewarded – not only was the water main break taken care of in a timely manner, but the roadway was restored and the entire work area left broom clean.

Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service is a trusted family name that provides superior service for NYC sewer and NYC water main problems to the property owners of NYC. Free site visits and advice are always available from their experienced staff or a principal of the company.

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Upended tree
water main work
Balkan in action
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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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