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Floods in the basement are not a big deal if your house has a backwater valve installed. Quality installation and guaranteed service from experienced professionals at Quality Age Building!

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pump installation is a crucial step in safeguarding buildings from water damage. By excavating a sump pit in the basement or crawl space and placing a sump pump inside, excess water can be efficiently collected and pumped away from the building’s foundation. This prevents water from seeping into the interior, reducing the risk of flooding and moisture-related issues. A properly installed sump pump provides peace of mind, especially in areas prone to heavy rainfall or groundwater infiltration, ensuring a dry and protected living or working space.

How long does sump pump last?

The lifespan of a sump pump can vary based on several factors. A higher-quality sump pump that is properly maintained and used less frequently may last close to 15 years or even longer. On average, a well-maintained sump pump can last anywhere between 7 to 10 years. However, the actual lifespan depends on factors such as the quality of the pump, frequency of use, power outages, and the amount of water it needs to handle. It is important to regularly inspect and maintain your sump pump to ensure it is working efficiently and to extend its lifespan.

Backwater Valve and how it works

A backflow from the sewer is not a new problem for Toronto residents. After heavy rains, the city’s sewer channels often overflow with water, leading to basement flooding for homeowners. However, this problem is easily solvable; you only need to order a backwater valve installation Toronto.

A backwater valve prevents the reverse flow from sewage systems into your home plumbing. Under normal conditions, it remains open to allow waste to flow freely from your home’s pipes into the public sewer system. If water gets trapped in it, the valve rises with the help of floats and seals with a special gasket. Thanks to this, sewage water cannot flow back into your home. Once the backflow subsides, the valve returns to its open position.

Does your home need a Backwater Valve?

Are you questioning the need to purchase and install a backwater valve Toronto? If so, answer a simple question: “When there are heavy rains, does your basement fill up with sewage water?” If the answer is yes, you can’t do without the installation of a backwater valve.

The location of your house also plays a significant role. Suppose it is situated on a downward slope, and the local sewage system runs alongside it. In that case, a backwater valve can be quite useful, especially if your house is positioned lower than the sewage level.

Backwater Valve Installation Process

The installation of a backwater valve involves the following steps:

Choosing a valve that suits your requirements

Seek recommendations from experienced specialists and the municipal authorities. This will help you avoid plumbing issues that can impact your budget.

Obtaining permission and submitting a preliminary application

This step needs to be coordinated with the municipal government. Afterward, contact the experts from Quality Age Building to find out the backwater valve cost Toronto and arrange the installation.

Configuration and installation

During this process, the foundation drainage must be disconnected from the sewage lines. Using a pump and sump helps disconnect the downspouts before valve installation.

Diagnostic inspection and testing

After installing the backwater valve, a specialist checks whether the entire system is working smoothly. Periodic preventive inspections of the valve should also be carried out to identify and rectify any malfunctions promptly.

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Installation Rebate

(City of Toronto)

Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program provides financial aid for homeowners to install sump pumps and other flood protection measures, reducing the risk and cost of basement flooding.

  • Backwater Valve Installation: The subsidy also covers up to 80% of the invoiced cost for installing a backwater valve, up to a maximum of $1,250.
  • Sump Pump Installation: The subsidy covers up to 80% of the invoiced cost, up to a maximum of $1,750. This includes the installation or replacement of a sump pump, as well as the installation of an alarm and backup power for the sump pump.

This program is part of Toronto’s broader strategy to manage rainwater and melted snow, helping to protect homes from the increasing threat of climate-related flooding while promoting sustainable urban water management practices.

Benefits of Our Backwater Valve Installation

No matter how diligently you maintain order and cleanliness in your home, an unpleasant odour from the drainage pipes can spoil the atmosphere. While preventing overland flooding is nearly impossible, minimizing sewage-related issues is entirely feasible. Installing a backwater valve rebate in Toronto is the best solution in such a case. The key advantages are as follows:

Flood Protection

During heavy rainfall, your home is at the highest risk of sewage system flooding, primarily because it gets clogged with tree branches and other waste. Thanks to the Toronto backwater valve rebate, sewage water won’t enter your home’s drainage system, even if the water level rises outside.

Preventative Measures

The amount of time required for backwater valve installation varies in each case. On average, it can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours, depending on the condition of the downspouts and the ease of access within your home.

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