Finding Your Main Water Shut Off Valve If You Live In Valley Stream

Finding Your Main Water Shut Off Valve If You Live In Valley Stream

If you live in the Village of Valley Stream, or anywhere on Long Island, knowing where is your main water shut off valve is located can be very helpful.  In times of an emergency this can be vital information. For example, if you have a severely damaged or leaking water supply pipe in your house, the first thing you should do is to turn off the water. You can do this by turning the main shut off valve perpendicular to the pipe to which it is attached. This method works when the leaky pipe is located on the house side of the valve. The importance of locating your main water shut off valve Knowing the location of the main water shut off valve, and how to use it, can save you from having a flood. A leaky water line can flood your basement, bathroom, kitchen, or any room in which a major leak happens. If there is no water coming from the supply line, at least you can stop the flooding at the expense of not being able to use some water fixtures. Once you close the main water shut off valve, you can look for a branch line valve to isolate the leak. Finding your water valve before an emergency occurs is vital. So when you must turn the water off quickly, it’s best to know in advance exactly where to do that. So where is your main valve to shut any way? In most cases, the shut off valve is located in the basement or in the utility area. The valve is also usually installed just next...
Roots In Pipes Is A Common Annoyance In Floral Park And All Of Long Island

Roots In Pipes Is A Common Annoyance In Floral Park And All Of Long Island

If you live in the Village of Floral Park, knowing how to deal with clogging caused by roots in pipes, can come in handy. The neighborhood of Floral Park in Queens, NYC is adjacent to the Village of Floral Park. Both the neighborhood and the village itself are located in Nassau County. Since 1993, this village has been designated a “Tree City.” Trees are considered valuable assets (as they should be) in the village. There are literally thousands of trees decorating the streets, public spaces, parks, and private properties in Floral Park. With more of the bigger trees inside private properties, their roots can frequently cause plumbing problems. Needless to say roots in pipes is an all too common issue when there are many trees in your neighborhood. Tree roots penetrating into your sewer line does happen. The resulting consequences are often worse than what you may have in mind. It is only natural that tree roots are looking for moisture and water. Two things that your sewer line almost constantly provide. A sewer line is never constructed from one long solid piece of pipe. It consists of a number of pipes assembled together. The type of joints vary depending on the pipe material. The assembly may leave some gaps through which tree roots can easily enter. Roots and time are the enemies of your house sewer Over time gaps, cracks, or leaking joints can also develop or worsen. This particularly true if your pipe is made from clay, as most old sewers are. Once the roots get inside, and find what they are looking for, they multiply and...
A Kitchen Garbage Disposal Tutorial For Hewlett Bay And Nassau County Residents

A Kitchen Garbage Disposal Tutorial For Hewlett Bay And Nassau County Residents

Chances are if you are a resident of Hewlett Bay, you have achieved a high degree of success by and large. Likewise if you are a resident, you probably enjoy a comfortable style of living. Despite the prominent difference between the high-achievers of Hewlett Bay, and the majority of other US citizens, chances are they all still have many things in common. One of which is what is now considered a common kitchen convenience. This “must have” item? A kitchen garbage disposal installed in their kitchen sink. More about your kitchen garbage disposal history and functionality is listed below. A little bit about the Village of Hewlett Bay Park When people think of the American Dream, few would picture what’s in their mind as living in Hewlett Bay Park. Hewlett Bay boasts one of the highest-income areas across the entire country. Old estate homes and modern palaces help make the village seem a little busier than it actually is. However, the village is only inhabited by around 400 people. While the neighborhood is old, the community lives the kind of lifestyle that most people will consider modern and even dreamy. A bit of history about the Kitchen Garbage Disposal Invented by John W. Hammes in 1927, the kitchen garbage disposal has largely the same design throughout the decades. Despite all the variations and modernization’s by many different companies, all units work on the same basic principle. A kitchen garbage disposal helps shred waste material to smaller pieces. This enables your drain pipe to not get clogged when you flush these ground up particles down your drain. This appliance has...
Is Nassau County Drain Cleaning DIY In Atlantic Beach A Good Idea Or Not?

Is Nassau County Drain Cleaning DIY In Atlantic Beach A Good Idea Or Not?

If you live in Atlantic Beach, on the Southwestern end of Nassau County, a drain cleaning DIY project may present itself. But you should take careful consideration before attacking your clog personally. Let the Balkan Drain Cleaning Team give you some expert advice. Know that we are close by to assist you with any drain needs you may have. That area of service includes Nassau County, and all of NYC itself. Drain Cleaning In Atlantic Beach: To-DIY-or-Not-To-DIY Wastewater and drain pipe management, done properly, gives you a clean and healthy environment. It allows everyone in your household to enjoy a good quality of life, free from water pollution and odors in your house. As well as potentially affecting your neighbors, or the general public. A lot of people seem to be interested in doing their own plumbing or drain repair (drain cleaning DIY) for two simple reasons: It potentially saves money. Secondly, it may appear to look easy to do via the Internet. While many different plumbing repairs can be great DIY projects, it does not take long for a simple leaky faucet or gurgling sound in your toilet to turn into a flooded living room filled with 3-inches of waste water full of bacteria. There are some DIY projects that you may consider fun or even rewarding when done, and then there is plumbing. Some problems can be avoided if you are extra careful and take time to learn as you go. However, a lot of potential disasters are most likely inevitable especially if you have decades-old plumbing system. That being said, it is not entirely impossible for...
A CO2 Drain Gun Can Unclog Stubborn Sewer Blockages

A CO2 Drain Gun Can Unclog Stubborn Sewer Blockages

A CO2 drain gun can be used for clog removal in many cases. However, since the plumbing installation of a typical household is rather complex, it must be used by a skilled technician. Your house plumbing is comprised of a rather complex network of interconnected pipes. They are designed to carry supply of water into your property, and drain your wastewater to a treatment facility. While the water that goes through the supply line has a minimal amount of minerals or any residual substances, the same cannot be said to the flow that goes in the opposite direction. Wastewater may contain non-soluble materials such as grease, soap scum, sand, hygienic products, and cigarette butts. Not to mention other solid objects, which restrict proper water flow, and even damage the pipes. Objects and other materials typically get stuck in the inner surface of the pipes over time. In other cases they simply become obstacles in some bends or connection points, of which there are many in plumbing installation. Some solid objects, such as toys and plastics, may appear to flow freely down the sink, toilet, and bathtub. But it is likely that they get stuck at some point down the line. Because of the particular shape of foreign objects, they are not  a match for pipe fittings, and drain designs. What is CO2 drain gun? When the obstructions become too stubborn or big enough that it won’t budge by the force of water flow, you need something that produces stronger push to get rid of the clog A plunger and a plumbing snake are the first things that come to...
If A Queens Sewer Clogged, It Can Affect You And Your Entire Neighborhood

If A Queens Sewer Clogged, It Can Affect You And Your Entire Neighborhood

From all the five boroughs of New York City, Queens is the largest of them all. Inhabited by around 2.4 million people (as of 2017). It is also one of the most densely populated urban areas in the United States. Queens contains many popular NYC landmarks and historical districts. It appears as nothing less than a glorious borough, filled with an ethnically diverse population from the surface. However, if a Queens sewer clogged it becomes a bit less glorious under the surface. Beneath the ground lies an equally complex network of underground pipes. These pipes connect millions of homes to a public sewer drainage system. Without this extensive structure of wastewater treatment systems, along with its notoriously expensive maintenance process, chances are Queens cannot function the way it does today. The functionality of the public system in Queens helps make Queens such a habitable and civilized area. Massive volumes of wastewater go down toilets and drains in residential buildings, schools, factories, and public facilities. This load is virtually 24 hours a day, and every single day. Add flash storms, and the borough’s sewer system is asked to function at a high level. Therefore if a Queens sewer clogged, it becomes a major event for a property owner and inhabitants alike. In some areas, runoff from rain and melting snow, as well as sewage from buildings, is collected in the same sewer known as a combined sewer. A Combined System Overflow (CSO) is when a combined system becomes surcharged. During heavy snow or rain storm, such drainage type can almost hit its full capacity, rendering millions of homes prone to...
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