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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As part of their standard procedure, they check all of the neighboring houses and perform a noise test to determine where the water was coming from. In this case they didn’t hear much noise from any of the pipes and decided that they had to excavate a test hole in the street to see exactly what was going on. There is always a chance that the leak was coming from the NYC water main which will be the DEP responsibility to repair.
One particular job in Brooklyn had the DEP scratching their heads for a few hours. They were not able to determine whose water main was leaking as two neighboring houses both had a hissing noise on their water main, which indicates the pipe is leak
The answer is yes, a sewer line can be restored without excavating however, there is a huge and costly downside. First and foremost, it is 100% and completely illegal to install a sleeve inside your sewer line throughout NYC.
The secondary issue is that a sleeve inside your sewer line is a temporary solution, there is no guarantee that roots will not grow through your pipe sleeve and leave you exactly where you started.
on 188 St. in Queens a large group of homes started to experience water main leaks out of nowhere. The interesting part is that another section of homes on 188 St. we’re having the same issue 6 months prior and it seems as if the DC current leaks were traveling and spreading below ground for miles.
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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