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Basement flooding is most likely to happen when you do not expect it. This means that it is essential to take the necessary steps to secure your basement to avoid flooding. In the City of Toronto, a program that is known as the Basement Flooding subsidy was introduced to help homeowners minimize the chances of flood in their home.
To help with the expense of securing your basement, the city offers a financial assistance of $3,400 per property to acquire a sump pump, pipe severance and backwater valve and capping of the external weeping tile connection. The professionals qualified to complete the task are plumbers authorized by the City of Toronto. They are capable of securing your basement against flooding.
Basement flooding occurs for many reasons.
While the City of Toronto is attempting to upgrade its underground pipes, catch basins and sewers, these changes alone cannot totally shield a home from basement flooding.
With the changing climate, especially with the different seasons in the Greater Toronto Area, it is important that homeowners do everything they can do to alleviate the danger of basement flooding on their property.
To help, the City of Toronto offers proprietors of single-family, duplex, and triplex private homes financial assistance of up to $3,400 per property to procure flood prevention gadgets including a sump pump, pipe severance, and backwater valve and external weeping tile connection sewer.
Work that is accepted
A: Backwater valve
- Setting up your backwater valve
- Substitution of an existing backwater valve
- Setting up an alarm for your backwater valve
Accessible subsidy = 80% of the invoiced expense up to $1,250 maximum, subsidy are not issued based on the number of implements set up at the property including qualified labor, materials, grant and taxes.
B: Sump pump
- Setting up your sump pump
- Substitution of your existing sump pump
- Setting up an alarm for your sump pump
- Setting up a back-up power supply for your sump pump
Accessible subsidy = 80% of the invoiced expense up to $1,750 subsidy are not issued based on the number of implements set up at the property, including qualified labor, materials, license and duties.
C: Foundation channel (weeping tile) pipe severance and capping
- Detachment of foundation drains (weeping tile) from the City’s sewer framework and topping the underground sewer connection
Accessible subsidy = 80% of the invoiced expense up to $400 maximum including qualified labor, materials and assessments.
If you want to learn more about the subsidy or want a qualified company that is able to help with installation, the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services will be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions.