Water and Sewer Mains

Water mains are the primary pipes that deliver clean, potable water to your water system. A sewer main serves a different purpose, but also the primary pipe in the system that carries unclean water from your home. A blockage, break, or any other issue resulting in a non-working main can cause a major inconvenience in your home or business, so it is important that if you encounter any issues with these facilities, that you have a licensed plumber assess and resolve the issue. Having an unlicensed or inadequately trained plumber working on these lines may result in further damage or issue, so if you are having an issue with your line currently, your first call should be to Yonkers Plumbers! 

What are the common issues that affect a main?
Several issues can affect your line. These include blockages – often a main can become blocked due to items being introduced to the system that it would not have been built to handle. Other issues can include breakage, which is often because of renovations or maintenance work occurring near the line but can also be caused by environmental factors such as natural disasters or animal life. You can identify when you may have an issue that requires a plumbers services if you have a sudden loss in water pressure, clogging of your pipes and toilets regularly, unsavory odors emanating from your pipe network, a higher than average water bill, or damp spots around your property.  

How we resolve water/ sewer main issues
There are many ways that we resolve blockage or breakage to a water or sewer main. When clearing blockages from a water main, we employ one or more of the tried and tested techniques. Some of these include flushing, swabbing, and air scouring. These methods ensure that the blockage in your water main, which is often a build-up of sediment, is cleared out without damage to your piping system. When a sewer main is blocked or damaged, we first assess what the cause and extent of the damage or blockage are and choose a method of remedy that is best suited to the issue prevalent. We may employ sewer rodding or sewer jetting where there is a blockage and conduct complete replacement or repair, where there is damage present.  

Faster turnaround times
Whether your sewer or water main is displaying symptoms of damage or blockage, one thing is certain – you need to get it sorted out quickly and effectively. Yonkers Plumbers is available 24 hours a day and offers same-day service, to ensure that our customers always have a licensed plumber on-site at the very moment that they need us! Give us a call to schedule a callout immediately, if you require a plumber to assist with your water or sewer main issues.  

Safety in all that we do
Given that we are working on a part of your water and sewer system that plays such a significant role in your day to day life, we work only with tools and materials that are both safe for you and the environment. Flushing of a water main, for example, uses plain old water that is safe for drinking, so that when it is in your system, it does not contaminate your water supply. When employing a plumbing service to assist in clearing or repairing a main, you must ascertain what tools and materials they will be used to do the job. Give us a call and find out more about how we keep you safe at all times with non-hazardous, carefully selected materials!