We prevent the back-flow of water back into your home
*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Backwater valves are designed to close the sewer line and prevent water from backing up into your home. When the valve is closed, you should not use any plumbing fixtures, such as the toilet, sink, laundry, etc. because water will not drain into the sewer system and will backup into the home.
When there’s substantial precipitation coming down in Toronto, the city’s sewer lines can get overburdened. When this happens, and the pipes are taking in more water than they can handle, the end result, unfortunately, can be water backing up into homes. One potential method to prevent this water backup is through the use of a backwater valve. The valve is installed on your sanitary and/or storm line in order to prevent water from “back flowing” into your home. A DrainWorks plumber can install an approved backwater valve or sump pump covered by the program. The backwater valve is installed on your sanitary and/or sewer line to prevent water from backing up into your basement. Backwater valves should always be installed by a professional, licensed plumber and should be regularly inspected and maintained.
This type of backwater valve features a normally open gate design which makes the continual flow of water possible. The valve allows the free-flow of air through it, yet at the same time in the event of a sewer backup, the gate floats into the closed position and prevents liquid from backflowing into the home. Contact DrainWorks today to see how you qualify for a backwater valve installation.
This subsidy program can help you lower your home’s flooding risk. In consultation with a DrainWorks® technician – licensed by the City of Toronto – homeowners may determine that a back- water valve on the sanitary sewage and/ or stormwater connection would provide sufficient basement flooding protection. After examining the problem by doing a drain camera inspection and trying to clear the drain with our drain snake equipment, the last step for a permanent solution to your drain problem would be a complete drain pipe replacement through excavation. Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250 including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes. Please call 416-486-0000 for your assessment.