In Toronto, the threat of basement flooding is a reality many homeowners face. But there’s good news! The city’s Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program offers financial relief, making essential waterproofing services more affordable. As leaders in this field, Draincom is perfectly positioned to help you navigate this opportunity, ensuring both protection for your home and savings in your wallet. The subsidy covers sump pump installation and backwater valve installation. We will walk you through the entire process.
Understanding the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy: What’s Covered?
The subsidy program is designed to assist homeowners in implementing vital waterproofing measures. Notably, it covers three key services:
- Installation or replacement of sump pump.
- Installation of alarm for sump pump.
- Installation of back-up power for sump pump.
Sump Pump Installation is Essential for water management, especially in areas prone to heavy rainfall or flooding.
The City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program offers a subsidy of up to 80% of the invoiced cost, up to a maximum of $1,750, to help offset the cost of installing a sump pump. This subsidy is regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labor, materials and taxes.
- Installation or replacement of backwater valve.
Installation of alarm for backwater valve
Backwater Valve Installation prevents sewage in an overloaded main sewer line from backing up into your basement. The team at DrainCom is proficient in backflow prevention, offers a free inspection and estimate and will help you understand what might be covered by the basement flooding protection subsidy.
The City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program offers a subsidy of up to 80% of the invoiced cost, up to a maximum of $1,250, to help offset the cost of installing a backwater valve.
How do I know if I’m qualified for the Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program?
- You must be the registered owner of a single-family residential, duplex or triplex property within the City of Toronto.
- The property must not have exceeded the lifetime maximum subsidy amount for each eligible installation.
- The subsidy is available only to existing homes, not homes in the planning stages or under construction
- The downspouts from the property’s eavestrough must be disconnected from the City’s sewer system or you must have applied to the City for an exemption.
- All front yard paved areas of the property, including parking pads, must comply with the City’s Zoning By-law requirements.
- You must submit your application within one year of completion of the installation of the flood protection device.
- Your contractor(s) and any sub-contractor(s) who performed the installation of flood prevention device(s) must possess a valid license from the City of Toronto for the installation work, at the time of installation.
- Original invoices from the licensed contractor(s) and any sub-contractor(s) who performed the installation of the flood prevention device(s) must be provided with your application.
- You must not have any outstanding taxes or debts owed to the City of Toronto at the time your application is processed.
- Submitting an application does not guarantee a subsidy. Subsidies are issued on a “first-come, first-serve” basis, and are subject to annual funding approved by City Council.
- Source for the above info can be found at the Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program Website.
Why Choose Draincom for Your Basement Waterproofing Needs?
Our expertise aligns seamlessly with the services covered by the Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy. Here’s how we make a difference:
- Expert Installation of Sump Pumps: Our team ensures optimal placement and installation, providing you with a reliable first line of defense against water damage.
- Professional Pipe Severance and Capping: We handle this intricate process with precision, ensuring your home’s safety and compliance with city regulations.
- Backwater Valve Installation by Specialists: Our experienced technicians install backwater valves following the highest industry standards, offering you peace of mind during heavy rains.
- Draincom has been providing plumbing, basement waterproofing, drain cleaning services and drain repair services in Toronto with hundreds of homeowners just like you for more than 20 years.
At Draincom, we understand that navigating subsidy programs can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer comprehensive support, from initial assessment to final installation. Our team will also assist you with the necessary paperwork to ensure you have everything you need to apply for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy.
With Draincom, you’re not just getting waterproofing services; you’re gaining a partner in protecting your home. Our expertise, aligned with the benefits of Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program, offers a solution that’s both effective and economical. Ready to safeguard your home and save money? Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards a drier, safer basement. Call us today at 905-238-6800 or use our contact form with any questions you have.