Manhattan and Water Main Breaks a Horrible Combination
Water main breaks are unfortunately quite common, and you might know about the inconvenience that they cause especially if you live in the Manhattan area. In Manhattan water main breaks cause a variety of other inconveniences the most common of which is traffic jams due to standing water, and although efforts are made to correct the problem at the earliest the resulting traffic jams can be a headache especially for individuals who want to get to work on time.
A water main break can really derail life, and the standing water if not taken care of at the earliest can be a hot bed for most insects which can spread diseases such as malaria. Hence a water main break should be taken care of at the earliest.
A water main is usually an underground pipe that takes water to residential localities, and more often than not this pipe can come under severe pressure and this can usually lead to the pipe getting burst. Therefore even the slightest crack in a pipe can lead to a leakage, and this can cause the water to rise up to the surface.
Let me tell you a little tale about how I neglected the dripping sounds of my water main, which after a period of time led my front yard to turn into a swamp. It all started when one day I started hearing the drip of water coming from somewhere nearby. I kept putting it off as I thought that it wasn’t a big deal and that most likely it would be a minor problem which would take care of its own. Boy was I ever wrong, it turned out that the water main had a massive leakage and that had caused the water to spew out into my front yard and make it look like a swamp. Trust me I am not kidding when I say that, it looked like the whole grass was bogged down by the leakage and that after a while the whole lawn started to reek due to the standing water. I gave a well-known water main and sewer contractors call almost immediately, needless to say they took care of my problem in a matter of moments.
Hence this cautionary tale serves to set an example that do not delay fixing a main break, as it can become a headache for you in the future. Take care of the problem at hand at the earliest.