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  • Sewer Check Valves

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Flooded Basement, Sewer Back Up?

    A Sewer Check Valve May Be The Answer

    In certain areas of NYC and around the country a public sewer back up may cause a flooded basement. This back up can be due to heavy rains or over development in the area causing the system sewer to be over burdened. Other possible causes of a sewer back up could be a malfunctioning city sewer, a high groundwater table, although there are various other reasons. As in all of these cases a sewer back up does not mean that the house sewer is defective or needs to be cleaned. Many times the solution to stopping a flooded basement from happening and stopping a public sewer back up is by installing a sewer check valve, also known as a backwater check valve.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • Storm Sewer Backup

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Storm Sewer Backup

    What To Do When Heavy Rains Cause A Sewer Back Up

    When sudden downpours occur, such as a recent Saturday and Sunday when over 4" of rain fell in NYC, City sewers frequently back up. Property owners can be left with inches or feet of waste-water in their basements. As an example, on a recent weekend property owners across New York City were left with just such a sewer condition.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • Tree Roots In Sewer

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Tree Roots In Sewer?

    How To Avoid A Sewer Repair Or Sewer Replacement

    Tree roots in sewer lines are a property owner's nightmare. If untreated they can result in very costly sewer repair or replacement work. Many property owners wait until the house drain is completely blocked with roots to take action - That may be too late to avoid costly excavation for a sewer line repair or replacement.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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