Backwater Valve Installation & Repair Services
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At Bosco Home Services we have been providing property owners in Mississauga and the surrounding areas with first-class service for all of their plumbing needs for almost two decades. We are available to respond to urgent repair requests, as well as maintenance and installation services, at a time that is most convenient for you. We wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of a backwater valve in preventing sewage from flowing into your home and eventually making its way into your fresh water supply. When a municipal sewer system fails, your home could fall victim to flooding that results in costly property damage. Our certified plumbing technicians have the skills to repair your backwater valve or install a new one so you can avoid a major plumbing emergency. However, if disaster strikes, we makes ourselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure the safety of you, your loved ones, and your residence. To read reviews from other customers in your area on our expert services, click here.
How does a backwater valve work?
Essentially, a backwater valve ensures that the wastewater from a property flows in the desired direction, which is away from your property. Issues related to pressure changes and inclement weather can make hazardous waste flow backward into your fresh water supply and may cause sewage to spill out of your sinks, toilets, and showers. In extreme cases it can even cause a flood. The valve works to prevent these highly undesirable situations by ensuring one-way flow of your wastewater. The design of a backwater valve includes a flap or gate that automatically closes when sewage tries to enter your home. When the water line is clear of waste, the flap will open again allowing the valve to resume its usual operation.
What are some common problems with this system?
Water leaking out of the drain in your basement or subsequent stains around that area are both signs that your backwater valve is in need of repairs. If you look through the clear top of your backwater valve and see that the flap or gate is not working properly, then professional service is necessary. The flap or gate must move freely in order for the system to work. Also, if you detect a strong odour coming from your unit it could likely indicate that there is a clog in your system, which will need to be cleared by one of our expert technicians.
In some instances issues with your backwater valve may become more serious and warrant the need for a replacement. For instance, if your backwater valve is several years old parts usually begin to wear out, causing multiple problems and resulting in consistent repairs. In this case it is normally more cost-effective to have a new backwater valve installed. Also, if you experience an extended period of heavy rains, the parts of your system can suffer extreme strain. A replacement of the system may be necessary. The only way to know for sure whether you need to replace or repair your backwater valve is to call the professionals at Bosco Home Services. We can inspect your backwater valve and all of its components to determine the best course of action for your home’s protection.
Who would benefit from an installation?
A homeowner who lives in an area with a lot of rain would benefit from having a backwater valve. It would serve as extra protection for a home if the municipal sewer system becomes overwhelmed. In addition, a home with a drain located below the elevation of a sewer manhole cover should have a backwater valve to prevent flooding. Homeowners who have sump pumps can also benefit from installing a backwater valve as a backup system in case your sump pump malfunctions.
For specialized backwater valve services in your area, contact the knowledgeable technicians at Bosco Home Services. Call us today at (416) 405-8632.