Backwater Valve Installation

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It’s fair to say that devastating experiences often occur when we least expect it. One moment you are booking a family vacation, the next, you’re spending thousands of dollars trying to recover from a flooded basement. That’s why it’s important to take preventative measures before disaster strikes. If you live in an area like Toronto, that is prone to flooding, then backwater valve installation might be the best course of action. At CJ Drain & Plumbing, our highly reputable plumbers have a wealth of experience providing effective flood prevention solutions across the Greater Toronto Area.

What is Backwater Valve Installation?

Water from your kitchen sink, bathtub and toilet, typically flow from your home into the main sewer system. Unfortunately, when there is heavy rainfall, the main sewer line can become overloaded. When this occurs, the sewer water can backup into your home and eventually result in flooding. As a result, this can lead to insurmountable damage to your valuables, property and plumbing system. Luckily, there is a way to protect your home against sewage backflows – installing a backwater valve. A backwater valve is a device installed on your main plumbing system that functions as a one way gate. It lets water out of your pipes while preventing any backflow from entering your home.

Is Backwater Valve Installation right for me?

It goes without saying that flooding can wreak havoc on your life. You can feel the financial and emotional effects after a flood for years to come. This is why it is crucial to have an experienced plumbing service like CJ Drain and Plumbing, examine your drainage system to determine what prevention methods are right for you. Although every situation is unique, there are two main factors that determine whether you will need a backwater valve installed. 

  1. Required by Law – According to the Ontario building code, all modern houses must have a water backup valve installed prior to the completion of construction. However, if your home was built sometime ago, then chances are, you will need to take it upon yourself to implement this flood prevention solution.  Although you may be a DIY type of person, it’s important to know that backwater valves must be installed by a licensed plumber like CJ Drain & Plumbing.

  2. Your House is Below Grade – A property is considered to be ‘below grade’ if it is built at or below ground level. If your house meets this criteria, you will need to have a backwater valve installed. This is because the property is vulnerable to hydro-static pressure and concrete cracking which leads to basement flooding if your house has not been waterproofed.

Need help with your Flood Prevention Rebates?

The city of Toronto is committed to reducing the risk of basement flooding. They have created a subsidy program that allows homeowners to receive rebates for taking action to protect their property from flooding. Some of these prevention methods include sump pump installation and backwater valve installation.
At CJ Drain and Plumbing, we work tirelessly to document this process and deliver a comprehensive report to ensure that you receive your rebate without hassle.

CJ Drain & Plumbing— A Professional Backwater Valve Installation Service

If you’re in need of a reputable backwater valve installation service in the Greater Toronto Area, then look no further than CJ Drain & Plumbing. We strive to provide high quality plumbing and excellent customer service. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services. Contact us today for a consultation and to find out more about our services.

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Calling a plumber is never a fun call. I have always expected the worst and hoped for the best. I don’t fear that call when I know it’s to CJ plumbers. They always helps out and saves money. They are efficient and will take the time to explain to me what my problem is, how it got that way and what they will do to correct it.
Emily V.
Great Service! My drain backed up. I called, and Jay came out the same day. The service was fast and effective. I will definitely be calling this company again for my all plumbing needs. Very affordable and high quality services!
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I had an emergency and called many Plumbing Services but turned out to be very pricey. I came across CJ Plumbing and told them my problem and they quoted me over the phone. The same price they quoted me, is what I paid. The plumber came is Jay, he is very professional and friendly. The amount paid for the work done was very reasonable. Thank you CJ Plumbing!
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