Flooding. It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. When basements flood not only can you have personal belongings destroyed, but your home’s structural integrity can be compromised. Many older homes were built without backwater valves—an essential component in keeping your home safe from flooding.
At The Drain Man, we are plumbing experts and can install, repair, and replace backwater valves in your home. Backwater valves operate by preventing sewage water from blocked sewers from entering your home. The valve operates in a one-way fashion; waste water from your home passes through the valve under ordinary conditions. When sewage water pushes its way towards the valve, it causes a flap to immediately close. The waste water has nowhere to go but back into the sewer pipe.
However, without a backwater valve, a blocked sewer can force waste water through the main pipe and into your home, causing a disgusting mess in your basement.
Don’t allow that to happen. Simply call The Drain Man and we’ll install a new backwater valve in your home to keep you protected. If you have an older valve that needs maintenance or repairs, we can take care of that too—so don’t delay—call us today.
Did you know that the City of Toronto offers flood protection grants? Check your eligibility here.