No one expects to come home to a basement flooded with sewage. Unfortunately, if your Toronto, ON area home does not have a backwater valve installed, or if your backwater valve is in need of repair or replacement; that’s exactly what you might find one of these days. Anything from an unusually heavy rain to a blockage in your sewer system can cause raw sewage to back up, leaving homes without a backwater valve prone to a very smelly situation.
Fortunately, Rooter Group, Inc. can help. We’ve been providing expert backwater valve installation, repair and replacement to Toronto, ON and the surrounding areas including Etobicoke, Ontario since 2007.
What is a Backwater Valve?
A backwater valve is an important part of your home’s plumbing, and depending on several factors, it might even be required that your home has one installed. Backwater valves help to protect your home from sewage backup. They are a type of drainage fitting that only works one way. That means that in the event of a sewage backup in your area’s sewer system, the valve, which is designed to allow your own sewage to flow out and away from your home, will close to prevent the flow of any sewage traveling in the opposite direction. This forces the sewage to find another way out and prevents it from overflowing into your home.
Backwater Valve Installation
Installing a backwater valve in your home in Etobicoke, Ontario has many benefits. Not only will a working backwater valve allow you to worry less about sewer backups, but it can help to prevent basement flooding and even save you money by lowering the cost of flood insurance. Some insurance providers might reduce the premiums on homeowners insurance when you have a backwater valve installed, and some areas around Toronto, ON even offer a rebate or grant.
Backwater Valve Repair and Replacement
A basement flooded with sewage can be devastating to a homeowner, and costly to fix. Even when your home sits in an area that is not prone to flooding, you may still be at risk for sewage backups. Unless you have a working backwater valve installed, you could find yourself in a smelly and expensive mess.
Rooter Group, Inc. is the Toronto, ON area’s expert in backwater valve installation. If you suspect that your backwater valve might not be working properly, don’t wait until it’s too late. Give us a call. We’ll check for any problems and recommend the proper repairs and maintenance, or install a new backwater valve if needed.