HARRIS WATER MAIN & SEWER CONTRACTORS
Is a family owned and operated business serving the 5 boroughs
for over 95 years. we have four generations of experience
working with water mains and sewers.
NYC licensed & insured
Harris Plumbing and Heating Inc. was established directly after World War I by Abraham Harris, the father of Paul Harris. When Paul was not in school, he was working to further learn the plumbing business from his father...
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We explained to Mr. Young that electrolysis is actually a common occurrence in his area over the previous two years. There is an underground DC current leak (electrolysis) within a 3 mile radius of his building which has led us to replacing over fifteen water mains in his area over the previous two years. The only way to resolve this issue is to have the new copper water main installed inside of a plastic sleeve which will protect the pipe from leaking in the future.
The truth of the matter is that we are required to have a NYC Parks Department Certified Arborist on many of our job sites when repairing or replacing a water main or sewer. In some cases we are aware from inception, due the layout of the sewer repair in accordance to a city tree, we will be required to have an Arborist on site.
The biggest issue was that NYC was expecting a massive snow storm and the homeowner would be left without water or heat. Luckily Harris Water was able to schedule work on an emergency basis for early the next morning and notified DEP that we were doing so.
Harris arrived on site to investigate and was able to divert the leaking water into the sewer trap as a temporary solution, we were confident that this would last overnight and had to schedule next day service to replace the existing lead water main with copper.
We have created a video to assist in the visual aspect of a sewer installation. It is important for the homeowner to understand the extent of work to be performed, and words can only explain so much.
We hope you find this video helpful!
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