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Backwater Valve - What Is It?

Do you understand why a backwater valve is necessary, and why is it recommended for home installations? The backwater valve is a special device that is created and installed in the home to prevent sewage backup from entering the premises. A backwater valve requires careful installation to ensure that it is installed correctly. Once it is installed properly, the device can keep wastes and toxic sewer water from backing up into the home because the device only allows water to flow in a single direction.  If you want a high-quality sewage system installation connected to your home, then a backwater valve install is a necessary component in that system.

When a backwater valve is properly installed, you can remain confident that your home is protected 100% of the time. Of course, without a backwater valve installed in your Toronto-based home, you run the risk of incurring hundreds of dollars’ worth of damage due to sewer water backup in your home following a flood.

The Damage Of Sewage

Sewage can destroy everything it encounters including your walls, flooring, and any personal belongings. It can also make the home smell foul and cause an incredible health hazard to all who live in the home. It is important to note the geographical area of your home, especially if you are in a low-lying region where it is likely for homes to endure more flooding and the consequences of such natural events. A simple backwater valve installation can help prevent the consequences that come along with flooding. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have one of these units installed, especially if you live in a flood-prone region or near a large body of water.

What is the process for backwater valve operation; in other words, how does it go about preventing flooding damage? Not surprisingly, a backwater valve was created by a Toronto contractor and thus the unit is a Canadian-style invention: One of superior quality. The valve is installed where the main sewer and drainage lines meet outside of the premises and the simple design of the unit allows water to flow through in one direction away from the home but not back into it. Because of the superior novelty of the backwater valve, the Toronto city decided to enact laws regarding the new systems in brand-new homes.

Guarding Your Home

However, this does not mean every older home has a backwater valve installed. A prudent homeowner certainly should give it due consideration if one is interested in protecting their belongings, their long-term investments, and their peace of mind. If you are looking for a backwater valve in your home, call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing, because they will be able to help you with all your questions.

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