After a summer of storms in Brooklyn and New York City, homeowners across the five boroughs may be facing significant drainage problems that can lead to catastrophic effects on their homes. If you have noticed small cracks in your home or brownstone or puddles of water that stay longer than usual, these seemingly minor problems can become a major issue that may put your entire home at risk. If you are concerned about possible damage to your home, New York’s first green plumbing company, Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., can help put these issues to rest.
“Small problems can become major very quickly,” says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. “Our technicians use video camera inspection services to take away the guesswork and see exactly what needs to be fixed. It could be a simple drain cleaning, or the problem could be more extensive.”
Petri’s experts are trained to look for signs of damage in homes that can be attributed to improper drainage, but there are a few simple things that Brooklyn and NYC residents can do for themselves to help safeguard their homes.
Make sure that you have grates in place to prevent hair and other debris from going down your drains. Pour water in your drains to determine the speed of draining; if drains are slow, have a professional plumber snake your drains to ensure easy water flow.
If you have ponding water or excessive moisture in your foundation or basement, this may be an indication of a larger drain issue. Not only can excessive water cause damage to your home or brownstone, but it can also be a breeding ground for a variety of molds and spores.
Petri cautions that while there are many ways to temporarily unclog a drain, the problem often lies deeper. While many people think that pouring drain cleaning chemicals down the pipes will fix the problem, these quick fixes can actually cause long-term damage and should be avoided.
“It’s much better to find the problem and address it, and we can help you do that,” says Petri. “We offer 24/7 service for our neighbors in Brooklyn and Manhattan, because we know that when you need help, you need it now and the Petri Plumbing team is dedicated to providing swift service and reliable results.”
To find out more, call Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at 718-748-1254 or visit www.petriplumbing.com.