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Are You Required to Replace Your Lead Water Main With Copper in NYC ?
At the present time New York City does not require homeowners to replace their lead water mains with copper however, there are talks that this is all about to change. The primary concern are the hazardous lead pipes that may be seeping into our domestic water supply. This is the same water that we drink from, shower in, clean our house with etc.
What to Do If DEP Turns Your Water Off
The second most common reason is if the water leak has created an undermined condition of the roadway leading to a hazardous condition for traffic to pass. In this case the DEP will shut off the water at the city tap connection and place temporary asphalt in the roadway to avoid anyone from getting hurt.
Fix Hole on Bottom of Underground Sewer Pipe
Recently one of our customers requested a camera inspection after experiencing their second backup within a two week period. The camera inspection clearly shows a hole in the bottom of their sewer line which was restricting the flow of sewage from their house, out to the street
Customer Ignores Minor Water Main Leak…. Only to Discover Major Problem Down the Road
And so on and so on. However, with all these unknowns there is one universal truth that every plumber knows for sure, leaks don’t fix themselves. Sometimes I meet a homeowner and they’ll ask how much time they have until a small leak becomes a much bigger issue. There’s no correct answer to that question. It could be 10 hours or 10 days, but you can bet on the leak getting worse.
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