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Stop Your Basement from Flooding Today

August 29th, 2012

Picture of backflow prevention valve

Just imagine for a minute, you walk down to your basement like you always do, maybe you’re putting the laundry into the drier for instance. The light is off but you hear something unusual like water running when there shouldn’t be. When you flick on the light water if pouring into your basement! You frantically try to grab up your possessions that you don’t want to become water logged or damaged but there is only so much you can do. Time is limited and most things have already become soaked with water – water that in some cases is backed up from the sanitary waste sewer. Something you definitely do not want to be dealing with.

When it comes to your home you must do every little thing you can to prevent it from getting damaged, this is especially the case when it comes to your basement. A flooded basement can very quickly become an extremely costly problem to deal with easily ending up costing $20,000 or more to repair depending on your specific circumstances.

Backwater Valve Installation

One very important part of your basement you must have protected is your drain connection that attaches to the municipal sewer system. In stormy weather with heavy rainfall the water level in sewers can quickly build-up resulting in the water backing up into your home. In order to prevent basement flooding a device must be installed on you drain line called a backwater valve. The way this device works is that it only allows water to flow out of the valve towards the sewer, any water that is force back towards the valve will not be able to penetrate it as it’s a one-way only device. Always hire professional plumbers to perform your backwater valve installation as it is imperative that the procedure is completed properly.