Sewage overflow is a nasty problem that occurs when there’s a buildup of pressure in the sewage line, causing the contents of the line to flow backward and spill out of the drains in homes. It’s a smelly and costly problem that can render your home uninhabitable and cost a lot to fix.
But if your home in Brampton has a backwater valve installation, you don’t have to worry about such problems.
Answers to this question and more will be revealed in this article as we explain what a backwater valve is and why your home needs one.
A backwater valve or backflow valve is a small component that’s attached to your drainpipe to prevent sewage from flowing back into your property. As a one-way flow valve, it automatically closes once the contents of a pipe start flowing in the wrong direction.
Without a backwater valve in place, backflow from your pipes can spill out from various drains, including those in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and more. Aside from being a nuisance, this backed-up wastewater can damage the foundation, floors, and walls of your building.
It can also damage your possessions, and even worse, pose a health hazard to everyone in your building due to the parasites, bacteria, and viruses that are typically in wastewater.
Wastewater backflow is typically caused by heavy rains or lots of melting snow that put a lot of pressure on the main sewer line, causing it to backup. Buildings in Brampton that share a sewer line with other buildings but are set lower than their neighbors are at an even higher risk of experiencing backflow.
In Brampton, backwater valve installation is a legal requirement for all buildings. Property owners who fail to have a working backwater valve installation in place can be liable to pay fines.
But before you can install a backwater valve in the city, you first need to get permits from the proper authorities. Also, to minimize the cost of installing a backwater valve, the city of Brampton offers a rebate program to residents installing a new backflow valve.
To qualify for the rebate, you must:
Have the necessary building permits
If you are having second thoughts about installing a backwater valve because you think the process will take too long and disrupt the comfort of your home, you’re wrong.
Generally, the time for installation varies from property to property. Larger properties typically take longer because they may require more than one backwater valve. Also, the process may take slightly longer if the sewage line needs to be excavated.
Regardless of the circumstances, our team keeps the process quick by first assessing the property. Our assessment will let us know how to best proceed with the installation and ensure we complete the job perfectly on the first try.
You have our guarantee that not only will the job be done as quickly as possible, but that we won’t disrupt the convenience of your property while we work.
How much it will cost to complete a backwater valve installation depends on various factors. For instance, how many valves are needed, if the installation will also need a sump pump, and the location of your sewer line will all affect cost.
We aim to keep all our backwater valve installations as cost-effective as possible, as well as ensure that you get long-term cost benefits. And if the cost of installing a backflow valve is giving you cold feet, just compare the costs of cleanup and replacing damaged appliances and belongings to the far lower cost of valve installation.
For an accurate quote for backwater valve installation service in Brampton, please get in touch with us.
If you want peace of mind when next it rains heavily in your area or there’s a flood in your neighborhood, getting a backwater valve installed is the way to go. Property owners with backwater valve installations save thousands of dollarsover the years because they no longer have to spend money repairing the damage from sewage overspills.
It’s even more important to get an installation if your property is in a low-lying area that’s known for heavy rains and floods.
Aside from installation, we also offer backwater valve maintenance services to ensure the preventive measure does its job when it’s needed. Call us today and find out why we’re the backwater valve installation Brampton trusts.