In certain situations, flooding can cause wastewater from sewer lines to backup into houses through drain pipes. This not only can cause damage that is difficult and costly to repair, but also presents some serious health concerns for you and your family. The best way to protect against sewage backups is to install sewer backwater valves, which are designed to block backflow of sewage into the home. There are many types of sewer backwater valves. Ideal Plumbing & Drain specializes in the installation and maintenance of these valves as they function as an important component of your plumbing and sewage system. Not only does a backwater valve protect against the backflow of contaminated water and sewage into your residence or commercial building, but also allows for a proper outflow of sewage and a free-flow of air.
Annual maintenance is recommended to thoroughly examine the valve to ensure all parts function as they should as well as to maintain the cleanliness by removing any debris which may have built up inside the trap over time.
In order to install a backwater valve, some concrete removal may be necessary to put the system in place. All new buildings are subject to a bylaw which requires the installation of a backwater valve for municipal health and hygiene reasons. Most municipalities offer subsidy and rebate programs to encourage homeowners who do not yet have a backwater valve to have one installed. For specific inquires, contact Ideal Plumbing & Drain and a trained professional will be happy to answer any questions you may have.