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There’s always a potential for a sewer backup — and the risk increases in a storm. Pipe blockage, clogs, and plenty of other issues could cause your system to back up into your basement. The result can be flooding, water damage, and potential ruin to your belongings. You can prevent this problem with a backwater valve installation.

Trust the experts in backwater valve installation to give you a free consultation and educate you on the benefits of installing a backwater valve. Recently, cities have been recommending or requiring a backflow valve to be installed in every residence. They can easily be installed in new construction or retrofitted for your existing home.

Some municipalities even offer financial assistance in getting this done, saving you money on our already affordable prices. Having a backflow preventer helps you rest easy. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have preventative measures in place for the next storm or other problems you may encounter with your sewer system.

Our experts will provide professional service and excellent care in dealing with your most valuable asset, your home. We use only the best equipment and most modern processes to get your installation done correctly and efficiently.

Backwater valve installation in Brampton has never been easier. Just give us a call, and we’ll help you implement the right solution for your home to keep your basement dry and your mind at ease.

What is a Backwater Valve?

A backwater valve is sometimes called a sewer backup valve, backflow valve, mainline backwater valve, or backflow preventer. It is installed in your sewer line to keep sewage and wastewater from flowing back up the pipes and into the house.

Whenever there’s heavy, sudden rainfall, the sewers in your city can be overwhelmed with water and have no place to send it. That means it flows backward, causing flooding in your home. Flooding can lead to water damage and a lot of other problems that come from having standing water in the house.

By installing a backwater valve, you prevent water from being able to flow backward, meaning it can go out, but it can’t come back in. When a new home has fixtures sitting lower than street level, they have backwater valves installed at construction. Older homes do not, which means you may need to install one soon.

The National Plumbing Code requires that new homes have these backwater valves installed. When your city implements a code requiring a backwater valve, it means they’ve determined that homes in your area could benefit significantly from their use. It can add value to your home and reassurance that your risk of water damage is a lot less than it would be otherwise.

How Does a Backwater Valve Work?

A backwater valve prevents water from flowing back up through your pipes and into the home. It can stop flooding when the main sewer is overwhelmed with water, pushing it back up the pipes in the wrong direction.

Most backwater valves have clear covers on the access box so you can easily see whether they are working correctly or not. There is a small flap inside the valve that remains open to allow gas to vent and water to exit the house.

On either side of this small flap are flotation devices that open or closes the flap. When these flotation devices rise, they lift the flap with them, closing off the main sewer line and preventing water from flowing back in. As the water recedes again, the flap will fall open, and the water can resume exiting your home.

Installing a backwater valve in an existing home requires a permit from the city. A qualified plumbing company will need to cut into your concrete floor, revealing the main sewer line, and then install the backflow valve. You can do this job yourself, but the tools and equipment needed could be expensive, and without the proper training, plumbing can be dangerous.

It’s best to ensure the backflow valve is installed correctly by a licensed professional, so it operates the way it should. You won’t have to worry about it malfunctioning due to improper installation.

Get Your Backwater Valve Installed Today

Most newer homes have backwater valves installed at initial construction. They are relatively cheap at this stage and cost between $150 and $200. However, older homes need retrofitting.  That means cutting into the concrete, digging to reveal the main sewer, and cutting a hole in the pipe to install the valve.

It’s important to remember that you also need permits from the city to make these changes, which can be a hassle. Instead, you should enlist the help of a qualified professional who knows how to handle all the issues that may arise.

It’s important to remember that you also need permits from the city to make these changes, which can be a hassle. Instead, you should enlist the help of a qualified professional who knows how to handle all the issues that may arise.

Sewer Smell in Basement

A sewer smell in the basement could be an indicator that you need to have a backflow valve installed. When your main sewer line backs up, it brings dirty water back into your home, causing a foul odor. You will likely notice the smell right away because it’s pungent. If that’s the case, you should have it looked at immediately.

Installing a backflow valve could eliminate this problem and prevent damage from dirty water. A backflow valve will ensure that this dirty water doesn’t come back into your home. That means that you won’t have to deal with the smell or any of the other issues it causes.

Call our professionals today if you think you may have a problem. We’re happy to come to take a look and recommend an appropriate solution. We’ll even give you a free consult and quote so you will be able to act accordingly to get your problem solved.

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