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There might be flooding and backing up on the basement floor. You have issues with water in the basement. The first thing that you need to do is to determine whether this is a problem with backflow (waste returning from the sewer system) or whether a blockage in the main line is the issue here. If you have a problem with backflow, it could become a disgusting mess before it is all said and done.
What this means
The overall water table might be too high because of high levels of rainfall (just to name something). The lowest drain in your basement is lower than the temporarily raised water levels, this means that it could lead to serious issues with backflow. The basement drain then begins to back up. In some cases, the pressure inside of the raised water level becomes such that the raw sewage literally spews from the basement drain into the room – at several feet high.
The backwater valve
There is only one way that you are able to avoid this type of issue, which means that you have to install a device to keep the unwanted reverse flow out of your system. This is called the backwater valve. Some of these gates are manual, while others are automatic. A backwater valve is going to realize when water is flowing the wrong way (e.g. flowing into your home) and you can then shut the water off.
The problem is that most of the time, overflow is going to occur when you least expect it. You might be on vacation, you might be out of town, you might be asleep, you might be at work – but oftentimes you are not at home. This is not just about the smell; it is about thousands of dollars in damage because of the gallons of raw sewage that are flowing into your home.
The right installation
The last thing you want is to have an amazing backwater valve installed that does not work – that is why you only want qualified professionals to complete the installation for you. That is why we recommend the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. This way, you know that each installation is completed at the highest possible quality and that maintenance is actually done properly. Do not allow your drain to cost you thousands upon thousands of dollars when it is easy to avoid these issues.