The primary function of plumbing is to bring fresh water in and dirty water out of a property. The complexity of the plumbing system will depend on its type– hospital, school, restaurant, office building, home, apartment complex, etc. – in addition to its size. Nevertheless, its job and its importance to the people living or working in the property remains the same.
It is common for water main breaks to occur more often over the winter months. Throughout NYC from December to February, Alex Figliolia Water & Sewer receives an increase in emergency calls regarding broken water mains due to freezing cold temperatures. Water lines tend to expand and contract which weakens the water pipes during cold temperatures. If a pipe is already weakened from corrosion, expansion and contraction would cause the pipe to crack. Read More