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Protect Your Home with a Backwater Valve

Have you ever had a basement flooded by sewage? If you have, then you know that one of the worst things that can happen to your home. A sewage backup can cause major damage to your home and leave your home in a unsanitary state which not only can cause major damage but can put your family’s health at risk. Now more than ever, Toronto basements are where families have finished floors, expensive entertainment equipment and electronics. Installing a backwater valve a relatively inexpensive device which can save your basement from the catastrophe in the event of a city sewer flood. Our plumbers are licensed by the city of Toronto to install a backwater valve, help you collect up to $3400 in eligible rebates and keep your home safe from a plumbing disaster.

What is a backwater valve?

A backwater valve is a small device that can be installed in the basement of homes on the main sewer line. When the main line backs up due to excess rainwater and other flooding, this valve will automatically close, preventing sewage from backing up into your basement.

How does it work?

The valve shuts off access from your home to the main sewer line, preventing water, waste, and other debris from entering your home sewage system from the main line. By preventing sewage from backing up through your pipes, you can protect your home from sewage backup and flooding.

While the valve is closed, sewage water cannot enter your home from the main sewer line. However, wastewater from your home cannot drain into the main sewer line either, so you must be careful with how much water and wastewater you flush down the drain.


Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are designed to protect your property from water damage and flooding. At Reliable drain and Plumbing, we provide efficient sump pump repair and installation services to homeowners and business owners. Our team is equipped with the latest technology, and will install a functional and durable sump pump to meet your individual needs.

What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is located in the lowest part of a property, usually in the bottom of a crawlspace or basement. It prevents excess ground water from entering your home or business. Sump pump systems can be portable, but most are installed in sump pits to catch rain water.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

A sump pump suctions out the water in your basement or crawl space and deposits it away from your property. Once the water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, it will trigger a float on the sump pump, which will suck out the water. A check valve will keep the water from flowing back into the pit. The sump pump runs on electricity, so it is a good idea to have a battery operated secondary pump in case the power goes out during a storm.

Who Needs a Sump Pump?

For people who live in areas that experience heavy rainfall, floods, or excessive amounts of melting snow, a sump pump is important. Instead of seeping into your property’s structure and causing mold and other problems, the excess water will flow into the sump pit, where it will be sucked out and pumped to an area away from your property. This will help protect your home or business.

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