Backwater Valve

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A backwater valve is a device that can be installed in the main sewer line to prevent sewage in an overloaded sewer (known as surcharging) from backing up into your basement. The valve allows sewage to flow from your home to the sewer main during normal use. It will automatically close if sewage backs up from the sewer main into your home (reversal mode), protecting the basement from the potential of flooding.

A properly installed backwater valve must be placed in the main drain just before it leaves the house, downstream of all other connections so that sewage backup will be stopped and not come out through other outlets in your basement, such as floor drains, toilets, showers and laundry tubs.

Whether the back-up is mostly rainwater or sewage, the damage can be extensive and will often result in significant financial costs. Drywall and flooring material have to be removed and replaced, especially if there is significant sewage contamination. Water heaters, boilers and furnaces are all susceptible to damage if the water levels get high enough.

Call Priority Waterproofing and Drains to schedule your backwater valve installation and waterproofing services throughout the Toronto area! Call 416-762-8662 or fill out our estimate form.

 

Call Priority Waterproofing and Drains to schedule your Toronto waterproofing service estimate throughout the Toronto area! Call 416-762-8662 or fill out our estimate form.

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