As far as preventative maintenance is concerned, backflow prevention is one of the most important and smartest investments a house owner can make. Did you know that in certain areas, it is compulsory to install a backflow prevention device when you construct a new house close to lakes? The team at DrainCom is proficient in backflow prevention because we have worked extensively in these areas.
How Does Backwater Valve Prevent Flooding?
When the water table reaches way past the shoreline, you don’t want flood in your basement. The backflow prevention device is designed to act as a gateway to shield your house. It also works as the main cleanout. Previously, storm and sanitary sewer mains were directed out at the streets. During a flash flooding, these could not handle the load, resulting in flooding of the basements. With the backflow prevention device, you can prevent that.
The device works really well if it is installed properly. Water can be stopped way before it enters the drain of your building. However, if there is continuous use of the plumbing system with the preventer activated, it may result in a little show of water at the floor drain because it is the lower-most open connection to the line. This is an indication that the sewer line is blocked and needs professional intervention. What makes it easy to use the device is its clear attached lid that is easily removed.
The fittings must be checked once in a while round the year to ensure that they are still in a working condition. We are a team of experienced professionals and would be happy to help to install a backflow prevention device in your basement to keep your home fresh and dry.
Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
The City of Toronto provides a financial subsidy against basement flooding.
It offers $3,400 as subsidy to home-owners for installation of flood protection equipment or devices such as:
- Backwater valve
- Sump pump
- Foundation drain (weeping tile) pipe severance and capping
List of Rebates Program Available:
City of Toronto – all GTA (Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto)
- $1750 for new sump pump/pit installation
- $1250 for new backwater valve installation on main sanitary drain
- $400 for pipe severance and capping
For more information click here (City of Toronto) or give us a call
Peel region (Mississauga, Brampton, Town of Caledon)
- $700 for backwater valve installation
- $75 for downspouts disconnection
For more information click here (Peel region website) or call Draincom for more info.
City of Vaughan
$750 for backwater valve installation
For more information click here or call Draincom for more info.