Causes And Solutions: Water Main Repair Queens NY

Opinion & Expertise, Water Main Repair
January 11, 2016

by David Balkan

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Anyone who has lived in the Tri-State Area, especially in Queens NY, understands the headache that comes when a water main break occurs. Needless to say, a water main repair in Queens NY always needs to be started and completed as quickly as possible. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect when Joseph L. Balkan, Inc. comes to fix your water main break.

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Causes: Water main repair in Queens, NY

First, and foremost, it is essential to understand what causes a water main break. Simply put, although pipe corrosion is the main culprit, there can be any number of reasons why your water main has broken. Some of the pipes of New York City are as old as the city itself. And many service lines for properties are original from when the building was built. And when additional pressure is added on the pipe in the form of water pressure, soil, and concrete, or underground disruptions, or work on associated portions of the system, the pipe may break.  Then you need a water main repair Queens NY right away.

Another factor that contributes to water main breaks is cold weather. As anyone who lives in the Tri-State area knows, we have a lot of cold weather months…which can cause a major problem for the water mains. Counter-intuitively speaking, when we have a lot of snow, we do not have a lot of issues with water mains (because snow serves as an insulator of sorts). However, when we have extremely cold temperatures (or, when the first frost penetrates the ground), we are more likely to have problems with the water mains: frozen catch basins and expanding water (water expands when it’s frozen) create the perfect storm for water main breaks.

Even more a factor is erratic temperature changes. When the temperature constantly shifts form below freezing, to above freezing, the ground tends to shift. This is when many water lines break. Not only does this condition cause more leaks, it causes the leaks to be more severe, with many pipes completely rupturing.

Solutions: Water main repair in Queens, NY

Finally, but certainly no less importantly, often fixing a water main break does not take long. While most water main breaks are fixed in 24 hours or less, any water main break that creates a critical issue can usually repaired in hours. At the very least, an emergency condition can be brought under control. Team Balkan has water main repair Queens NY down to a science. Our crews are prepared to work in most any weather condition, seven days a week, day or night. This gives you, our valued Client,  peace of mind, no matter the time of year. Our in-house restoration crews typically restore disturbed finished surfaces the very next day.

Joseph L. Balkan Inc. are sewer and water main specialists, and are proud to be in business for well over 60 years. We are even more pleased to be the sewer and water main contracting name that residents of Queens, NY trust above all others. For more information about us, and our water main repair Queens NY services, contact Joseph L. Balkan Inc. to see what we can do for you. Always remember that our site visits are free, and with no obligation whatsoever.

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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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