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Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service Inc

4.8

(119) Verified Reviews

Founded 1952 • With Angi since September 2009

Bonded
Insured
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Hours

Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Company Contact

130-01 Jamaica Ave

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

COVID-19 Update
We are actively performing full services. We are taking additional precautions to protect our customers.

Services are avialable 7 days a week and at our normal pre-covid pricing. We do NOT charge a premium for service at night, on weekends, or Holidays.

Health & Safety Measures

We will wear masks and gloves when we visit your home
We offer estimates and quotes using video calling
We accept remote payment
All statements concerning COVID‑19 business operations and essential services are informational only, and are self‑reported and not verified by Angi.

Description

Balkan is NYC's largest and most trusted sewer and water service. We are family owned and operated, and in operation for well over 65 years. Our Team of over 100 dedicated employees makes Balkan "The Team You Trust". Our over 70,000 satisfied Clients over the years are a testament to that fact. Simply put, if it's plumbing, and it's underground, we do it. New York City Bonded, Licensed, and Insured, and a guaranteed response time of 4 hours or less. Additional phone for Espanol - (718) 943-5720....

Verified Reviews

4.8

(119) Verified Reviews

Ratings Distribution

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Rating Details

Price

4.7

Professionalism

4.8

Punctuality

4.8

Quality

4.8

Responsiveness

4.8

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Showing 1-10 of 119 reviews
1.0

01/11/2021

This company came highly recommended but they were a disaster. They ruptured another pipe in the house while replacing the water line. The worker simply cut off the water and left the building. When I came home and noticed there was no water in the house, I checked the line and turned it back on. Water sprayed all over the boiler room. No one from this company called me to say there was an issue, ...

Description of Work
Replace main water line

Category excavators,plumbing

Cost $5,600

Services Performed? Yes

Work Completed On 01/06/2021

1.0

09/12/2020

A technician came and cleared the clog with an electric snake. It seemed fine, I paid him. As soon as he left, I went downstairs and noticed that water was pouring through the ceiling. The guy broke the pipe. I called to say there's water pouring from the ceiling. The woman accused me of doing something to it, of breaking the pipe myself. When I said, "that's b.s.", she hung up on me. I called bac...

Description of Work
A clogged drain

Category plumbing

Cost $136

Services Performed? Yes

Work Completed On 09/12/2020

5.0

07/01/2020

George was excellent in inspecting and explaining our possible repair options. When some contractors will price gouge or take advantage, he was trutfull in our options. We found our our issues were cause by a neighorbor and not our home pluming/drainage.

Description of Work
Inspect a basement flooding issue from driveway drain.

Category drain pipe,drain cleaning

Cost $50

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 06/30/2020

5.0

05/18/2020

Since it was a Sunday, there were no plumbing supply stores open. It took a while but my toilet bowl was unclogged.

Description of Work
Unplugging toilet bowl.

Category drain cleaning

Cost $125

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 05/18/2020

5.0

05/06/2020

Amazing. My bathtub was completely clogged, no water would drain at all. Christopher started using the auger to attempt to clear the drain. After 20 mins or so he was getting no movement of the water in the tub. Then he tried to get the clog from the sink drain. 15 mins of work and still nothing. Went back to the tub and worked it for a little while longer and boom! it started draining. At one poi...

Description of Work
Needed a bathtub drain cleared

Category drain cleaning

Cost $175

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 05/06/2020

5.0

10/24/2019

I had a stopped drain and thought it was an easy job. Called another company first. Two guys came and spent two hours and couldn't clear the drain. They suggested that the pipes are broken and that I should open the dry wall and replace the pipes. Then I called Balkan when I saw their experience and excellent reviews. George came. Gave me estimates for the most likely scenario and the worse case s...

Description of Work
Need to clear a stopped drain

Category plumbing,sewer cleaning,drain cleaning

Cost $300

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 10/23/2019

5.0

09/14/2019

My neighbor had a sewer backup that went into my storm drain. My neighbor called another plumbing company who told them that it wasn’t a sewer backup, and made it seem we might have a problem with our shared storm pit. After, a few days, I called Balkan and they were super responsive. The plumber who came took one look at the pit and knew it was a sewer backup. We rang my neighbors bell and within...

Description of Work
Sewer Cleaning

Category plumbing,sewer cleaning,drain cleaning

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 09/13/2019

5.0

08/29/2019

Brendan was knowledgeable and methodical in tracing the source of the blockage, and worked around frozen trap caps and other issues to clear the pipe. He also gave me a flat-rate estimate for the work and ended up spending quite a bit of time without any additional costs.

Description of Work
Tracing blockage in drain pipe and clearing it

Category drain cleaning

Cost $225

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 08/29/2019

1.0

03/04/2019

I was told the plumber would arrive between 9-12. At 1pm I called them because no plumber had arrived and no-one had contacted me. They said, "oh yeah, I think he was pulled and put on another job ... let me check." I told them they were unprofessional and hung up. Four hours later I got a text saying the job had been cancelled. Avoid this company if you value your time.

Description of Work
Clearing a Drain

Category plumbing

Work Completed On 03/04/2019

1.0

01/23/2019

At 7:15 am, I called to make an appointment. Balkan promised a technician between 8 and 12 Noon. At 11:15 am, the dispatcher called to report that his technician assigned to my job could not get out of his parking spot because he was blocked by another parked car. Balkan stated that it was working to "tow" the parked car (not believable). Instead of telling me that they were dispatching another te...

Description of Work
The sewer line from house to street needed to be cleared out.

Category plumbing,drain cleaning

Work Completed On 01/23/2019

Services Offered

Simply put, if it's plumbing, and it's underground, we do it. We provide virtually any service involving house sewer line, drain cleaning, and water service line work. This includes new installations, replacement, repair and upgrades. Balkan also provides specialty sewer and water services such as fire hydrant relocation, fire sprinkler installation, area drains, trench drains, house traps, sewer backwater valves, manholes, dry well, and detention tank installation.

Services Not Offered

General inside plumbing such as bathrooms, kitchens, hot water heaters, boilers, etc.

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Check
Senior Discount
no
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes