About Our Etobicoke Backwater Valve Installation Services
Your sewer line is installed in a way so that it slopes downwards and carries wastewater away from your home. In normal conditions, the gravity of this slope is enough to prevent that water from coming back. If the city has experienced excessive amounts of rain or flooding, or if you have a clog in your sewer line, the backwater that's in your pipes will be forced back up the line and out your drains. A backflow valve stops this from happening. So, how does this essential installation service work?
- Inspection: All of our services always start with an inspection. We're nothing if not thorough, and that means we need to have a complete understanding of your home's plumbing system before we begin. We'll perform a drain inspection or insert a video camera down your drain pipe if you have recently had a backup.
- Preparation: In order to retrofit this particular type of valve, we will need to access your sewer line. This may mean jackhammering your home's concrete slab or digging.
- Installation: Once the correct part of your sewer line is exposed, we can go ahead and install the backwater valve. You will have chosen the right valve for your needs from a selection of check valves, gate valves, and combination valves.
- Cleanup: We will always clean up our mess. This may involve repouring concrete or backfilling soil.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Your Etobicoke Backwater Valve Installation?
An Etobicoke backwater valve installation is a fairly complex process. It's not something you want to leave to an inexperienced plumbing company. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Etobicoke ON, we're the reliable licensed plumber in your neighbourhood who offers a wide range of essential plumbing repairs, installations, maintenance, and more!
Local homeowners just like you count on us daily to provide quality workmanship that lasts, and when calling our qualified team, that's precisely what you'll get. From the minute you call our knowledgeable customer service team, you'll be treated with kindness and respect, and on your service day, we'll arrive on time, in uniform, ready to get to work.
Call today to learn more about the wide range of exceptional services we provide, including drain cleaning, drain repair, sump pump services, and more!
Etobicoke Backwater Valve Installation FAQs
What is a Backwater Valve?
There are a few different name variations for a backwater valve, but they all mean the same thing. Also called backwater valves, backflow preventers, and backflow prevention valves, this essential component is a one-way valve installed on your sewer line. When you flush the toilet or run the sink, wastewater exits your home and goes into your sewer pipes. During a backup caused by heavy rain or a blockage, that wastewater can come back into your home.
A backwater valve prevents that flow of water from returning through your toilets, sinks, shower drains, and basement drains during a sewage backup. It's one of the most important devices you can have in your home, as it can prevent basement flooding, costly water damage, furniture damage, and even electrical fires.
Our backwater installation service involves retrofitting this device on your existing sewer line to help prevent sanitary sewage backup into your home. With that said, it's also a good idea to consider sump pump installation to create a full line of defence against water damage and flooding.
How Does a Backwater Valve Work?
During a sewer backup, wastewater that has left your home makes its way back through the very drains it passed through. Since the basement is the final point of where your sewer line exits your home, the basement floor drain is the first place you'll usually see it. Sewer backwater valves stop this from happening. But how? A quick look at the device's construction will help.
- An open flap inside the valve allows water to exit
- The flap has flotation devices on either side, and if water flows back toward your home, the flotation devices will close the flap to stop it
- When gravity begins to work again, and there is no longer water flowing in the direction of your house, the floats will lower and allow the flap to open
Do I Really Need Backwater Valve Installation?
We've seen our fair share of sewage backups in Etobicoke homes. Because of this, backwater valve installation is one of the most important plumbing services you can get. Backups cause extensive damage to your home, not to mention how unpleasant the smell and sight of raw sewage are as it seeps from your drains and onto your floors! One of the great things about our backwater valve installation service is that it only needs to be completed once. It's not part of the regular maintenance of your home's plumbing systems, though you should still be sure to employ our drain cleaning services to ensure your sewer line is free from clogs and leaks!
Quality Etobicoke Backwater Valve Installation From Your Qualified Neighbourhood Plumber—Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing!
Are you considering adding this integral device to your existing plumbing line? It's a choice we know you'll never regret, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in repairs and lost furniture, carpets, and other irreplaceable belongings!
Don't wait until it's too late. If you would like to prevent nasty plumbing issues like sewer backflows before they occur, get in touch with our customer care team today! We can be reached by phone or the online contact form, and look forward to speaking with you soon.