Backwater valve is an important component of the home plumbing system. It prevents sewer waste from overflowing or backing up into the home. This helps eliminate sewer back-flow which in turn could lead to basement flooding.
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Eliminate Back-flow in Main Drain
Toronto receives heavy rainfall every year. Naturally, this becomes the cause of sewer back-flow throughout the city. Many times, the municipal sewer system can also backup causing the home sewer drains to choke up. The result: a flooded basement. Fortunately, the city provides up to $3,200 aid in installing flood prevention devices at homes including a backwater valve.
Backwater valve is perhaps the best insurance policy against the back-flow of sewer water. It is mechanically a one-way valve meaning water simply cannot push its way back into the home.
As per Toronto Plumbing law, every modern household should have built-in backwater valves installed during the construction phase. This means that many home constructed decades ago face basement flooding due to sewer back-flow.
The flooding of a basement can get costly. It certainly is a traumatic experience. In bad weather, water damage can cost an average homeowner up to $25,000. So, it is a good idea to always prepare in advance and prevent loss to personal property. We offer affordable backwater valve installation from our talented plumbers in Toronto.
Our Sewer Back-flow Prevention Services:
- Main Drain Backwater Valve Installation
- Sewer Backwater Valve Replacement
- Sewer & Drain Backwater Valve
- Sewer Line Backwater Preventer
- Storm Water Backflow Prevention
- Sewage Backflow Preventer
- Backwater Prevention Valve
- Main Drain Valve
- Drain Backflow Preventer
- Floor Drain Backwater Valve
- Reflux Valve Sewer
Do You Require Backwater Valve Installation?
Most homeowners already know whether or not a backwater valve is required. Flood prone homes definitely cannot do without one. If the sanitary sewer drain is located at hill top and homes are all down the slope, the chances of sewage backup increase dramatically. A home situated downhill should install backwater valves. Regretful homeowners are looking at basements flooded with sewage waste.
If you experience basement flooding in every season, we offer main backwater valve installation along with a host of other basement waterproofing services.
How a Backwater Valve Works
It was actually developed by an innovative plumbing contractor of Toronto. Earlier, plumbers installed check valves on each and every sewer back line. So, every drain had its own back-flow prevention valve. This meant that house was littered throughout with back-flow valves. They were all over the house. This made repairs difficult due to multiple out-of-sight valves. These valves were also likely to be damaged during drain snaking. The large number of valves made it difficult to identify the faulty one. Most people realized a faulty valve only after basement has been flooded.
Enter the backwater valve. It is installed on the primary sewer line of the home thereby eliminating the need to install several check valves throughout the property. In natural open position, it permits the outward flow of the sewage along with venting of gases. This position allows unobstructed waste water flow. On the contrary, this one-way valve closes if the sewer water flows in reverse direction as is the case with flooding.
The invention of the backwater valve is a piece of Canadian ingenuity!
What’s the Difference Between A Back-flow Preventer & A Backwater Valve?
Back-flow is a very generic term and applies to wide range of plumbing fixtures. So, people often ask about the difference between a backwater valve and a back-flow preventer. Let’s just clear this once and for all.
A backwater valve is used to prevent sewage water from the main drain pipe from backing up in the home.
It is installed on the main sewer pipe to prevent basement flooding. On the other hand, a back-flow preventer acts against the general backup of water through any line. Under normal pressure conditions, the water lines do not back up. However, under pipe bursting the pressure in the line drops leading to water and contaminant back-flow. To prevent this, a back-flow preventer is installed at high-risk plumbing joints.
How can I Claim my Backwater Valve Rebate?
We have fully licensed and registered plumbers ready to help you with claiming your backwater valve rebate. We regularly help claim the ‘City of Toronto flood prevention rebate’. Our talented plumbers have installed hundreds of backwater valves throughout Toronto. We document and record the installation process in order to help you in the flood prevention rebate claim.
Emergency Sewer Back-flow Prevention Service
At Santos Plumbing Company, we have an team of trained plumbers. This licensed and registered staff allows us to approach every plumbing problem with confidence. Our extensive experience makes us the ideal choice for hundreds of local homeowners. We provide you with comprehensive backwater valve services including installation, process documentation, and guidance for the sewer backwater valve installation subsidy.
The Toronto ‘Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program’ helps residents take advantage of the government subsidy for implementing flood protection measures. These cover replacement or installation of sump pumps, back-water valves and other water damage prevention equipment.
Santos Plumbers are experts in sewer backwater valve installation. We serve Toronto, Scarborough, East York & North York. Our experts work at a time suitable to your schedule – be it weekends or late evenings. Get an official quote from our competitors and we will shave off 5% guaranteed.