Basement flooding is a common issue for many homeowners. Fortunately, backwater valves can be installed in your home to help protect you against drain backups, flooding and water damage. Here’s how a backwater valve works:
If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, a backwater valve can be the difference between a basement filled with water and a clean and dry basement.
A backwater valves is a simple device that can be installed as part of your basement plumbing to prevent water from backing up into your basement. Using an internal flap, the backwater valve allows water to flow out of your home. To prevent water from flowing into your home, the flap raises and blocks water flow from coming into your basement.
Bradshaw Plumbing offers backwater valve installation services for residents across the GTA. Whether you live in a flood prone area or are concerned your home may be susceptible to flooding or sewer backups, give us a call and we would be happy to come to your home and assess your need for a backwater valve.
We can help you with all your backwater value installation and maintenance needs. We can install the valves, help you with necessary paperwork and provide you with more information about the subsidiaries available through the City of Toronto.
Homeowners that install a backwater valve qualify for the basement flooding protection subsidy program. As part of the program, homeowners have a subsidy available of 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250. This includes eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes, regardless of how many valves are installed.
Contact Bradshaw Plumbing to learn more about your options for backwater valve installation.