Copper pipes last longer than any other piping material used for plumbing. On average a copper pipe will last 60 years and in many cases much longer. The average life span assumes that the pipe has not been hit with electrolysis or tampered with by another person. Copper water mains are widely used as a […]
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What to Do if Leaking Water Main Floods Your Basement
In other cases you may have to make a diversion for the water to travel and reach the sewer trap. This can really be done with any form of a bucket, pipe or even a piece of metal for the water to travel along until it hits the se
NYC to Cover Cost of Broken Water Main in Street
This is a common questions we receive after a property owner receives a DEP 3 day notice violation for a leak under the roadway or sidewalk. Most people assume once the leak is outside of their property line, the city will cover all of the cost or have a city contractor make the repair.
Does your insurance company cover Water Main and Sewer damage?
In many cases the property owner fails to explain that the plumbing work is actually sub surface water main and sewer pipes that require excavations of the sidewalk or the roadway. There are many homeowner insurance policies that cover general plumbing work, yet not the sub surface plumbing world. When speaking with your insurance carrier it is important to explain in detail, or even have your plumbing contractor speak with them.
Sewer Snake Stuck in Sewer Line Brooklyn
The homeowner of a single family house in Brooklyn had been experiencing issues with their sanitary sewer line. First they started to smell an abnormal odor and didn’t think much of it. Next they started to observe sewage actually backing up in the trap area, they continued to observe toilet paper residue in the pit.
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