Sewer Backup Prevention Tips

Taking note of sewer backup prevention tips may save you an unpleasant, costly, and smelly experience. Statistics state that water damage claims, including sewer backup incidents, for Canadian homes makes up 40 percent of all home insurance claims. Gutters, Downspouts, and Sump Pumps Rain pouring out of downspouts may cause your drains to become overloaded. Make sure that your eavestroughs or gutters…

Protect Your Home From Basement Flooding With a Back Water Valve

No matter the time of the year, dealing with a flooded basement can be a costly event. Not only will it cost you for plumbing repairs, but it could also cost you a day’s work, losses in home repair, and flooring or furniture replacement. You can protect your home from flooding due to storm or sanitary drain flooding with a…

How Does a Sewer Backflow Valve Work?

Sewage backups are not only gross and inconvenient, they can cause thousands of dollars in damage in addition to creating health hazards for occupants in your home. All of this can easily be avoided, however, with the addition of a mainline sewer backflow valve to your plumbing system. What causes sewage backup? There are a variety of reasons for sewage…

Why You Should Install Flood Protection Devices in Your Basement

Being the lowest part of your house, your basement bears the brunt damage when a flood or sewer backup occurs. A flooded basement does not only damage your home’s structure and your possessions, it also has the potential to encourage mold growth. After the recent flooding, the City of Toronto has taken several initiatives to encourage property owners to take…

What Is Sewer Backup Protection?

Chances are, if you’ve ever had a sewer backup into your basement or place of business, you remember it vividly.  A sewer backup can be one of the most unpleasant situations you’re likely to encounter, and if you haven’t taken measures to protect against it, you surely will after it happens once. What Is a Sewer Backup? When municipal sewers…

Backflow Preventer Valves

Using MAINLINE BACKFLOW PROTECTION, a backwater valve is installed where the sewer exits the building on the main-building drain. There are several benefits and advantages of putting a backwater valve on the main-building drain: Only one backwater valve is required for the entire building. The entire building is protected from backflow. It is conveniently located where the main-sewer cleanout is….

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