Flooding in Toronto
Remember 2013? Record-breaking floods swamped the city of Toronto so badly that the subway system was shut down and tens of thousands of us were without power. It was a devastating incident that caused a lot of damage and cost a lot of money to fix. Many people were left wondering what they could have done to prevent the damage and there is an answer – a backwater valve installation.
What is a Backwater Valve?
A backwater valve is a simple but extremely helpful installation that prevents sewage from backing up the main line into your home. Water and waste can flow out of your home but when anything comes back up the line, it forces the valve closed and stops it from flooding into your home.
How Does a Backwater Valve Work?
A backwater valve is essentially an insurance policy on your drains. When all is going smoothly, the backwater valve doesn’t actually do anything. But as we saw in 2013, when the weather gets out of control or if there’s an issue with your main sewer line, things can go wrong. If the main line is no longer able to handle the flow of water due to clogs or high volume, it can back up into your home. When the water backs up, it triggers the valve to close, shutting off the flow and effectively sealing your drain before the flooding can reach the inside of your home.
How Much Does a Backwater Valve Installation Cost?
Many factors can affect the cost of a backwater valve installation. If you have a small home it may be just a few hundred dollars to have your backflow valve installed. A larger building that requires more valves will, of course, have a higher cost. Backwater valve maintenance which requires a professional plumber to inspect the installation every few years is also something you need to keep in mind as part of the expense. That said, it’s more than worth it to have a backwater valve installed for all the damage and inconvenience it can prevent.
The City of Toronto offers a substantial rebate program for homeowners getting a backwater valve installed. We have extensive experience in dealing with these rebates and can assist you in filing your claim.
Additionally, it’s worth remembering how much money you stand to save by having a valve installed then next time you need it. The cost of installing a valve today is far more affordable than the cost of repairing flood damage down the road.
What You Can Expect Choosing Us for the Installation
Our team of qualified and licensed plumbers will get your clogs detected and repaired quickly and professionally. You can expect every aspect of our work to be done right including;
- We can help you claim your City of Toronto flood prevention rebate
- A proven history of backwater valve installations in Toronto
- Fully documented installation process to help expedite your City of Toronto flood prevention rebate claim
- Honest and fair pricing up front
- A team of fully bonded and insured professionals
- Thorough testing after work is complete to make sure everything functions properly
- Trade license verified and fully up to date certification
- A clean house after our work is finished
We treat your home the way we expect workers to treat our homes. That means coordinating with you from the moment you call for a quote all the way through the final work we perform. Our team will cover and clean everything in their work area so you don’t have the added stress of a mess to tidy up, and we’ll finish as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our work speaks for itself. Check out the testimonials from past customers we’ve worked with and then call us for a no-obligation quote.