What Drain Relief can do for you!
Toronto can see up to 100 mm of rain, which can cause heavy damage to your basement. Don’t be one of those many people who are unprepared to deal with the storm! We offer FREE consultation on backwater valve and sump pump installation.
What can you do as a home-owner to protect your property?
There are simple steps which should be taken to protect your home and the sanitary system.
Protection of your home and contents should always involve insurance coverage, which can reimburse the costs you incur when sewer water damages occur. Don’t wait until after your property sustains significant damage to find out if you have coverage: speak with your Insurance representative today to ensure that your property is completely covered.
Backwater valves (also known as check valves and backflow prevention devices).
A backwater valve is placed at the exit point of the sanitary pipe under your home. Under normal conditions, the valve allows wastewater to flow from your property out to the main sanitary sewer at the street. In conditions when wastewater flows back toward your home, the valve closes and prevents it from re-entering.
Drain Relief technicians are experts at installing backwater valves and authorized/approved for all available City of Toronto rebates.
Your backwater valve installation can be protected by having it regularly maintained.
Luckily, your back water valve’s lid is removable and you can look inside to inspect the functioning of the system. Check to see that the flapper is intact, and moving freely furthermore check the gaskets on both the flap and lid. If you suspect something is not operating correctly call us immediately and we can come to your home for a FREE consultation.
Sump pumps are used to remove water from basements. Flooding often happens when there’s excessive rainfall and the foundation of a building falls below the water table. This is often due to inadequate waterproofing, or otherwise. A sump pump removes this accumulated flood water in a professionally installed sump basin. The water is moved to a location where it is unlikely to cause further damage. Water can make its way into a basement by various means, this can include heavy rain, nearby flooding or the simple fact that a basement was placed below the water-table level. The costs associated with damage caused by basement flooding are huge and maintaining a dry and safe basement can be achieved by many means.
Sump Pump Installation
The need for a sump pump can be intimidating since basement flooding is a serious issue but they are an important part of any home plumbing system.
However, installation can be relatively quick if you’re assisted by a qualified professional from Drain Relief.
There are two types of sump pump, pedestal and submersible. A licensed plumber from Drain Relief can help you determine what the right choice is for your situation. These sump pumps come with many features including manual and automatic operation, voltage battery backup, and pump sensitivity. The best selection for your home can be made with the assistance of a Drain Relief technician.
A hole will need to be dug into your basement floor then a sump basin is then lowered into the pit. Filter fabric helps keep your pump safe by blocking any sediment from entering the plumbing device. Once it is submerged into the basin other precautions such as making sure the pump is level by use of a paver must be taken, this is to ensure your pump keeps functioning properly.
The City of Toronto will even help pay for your sump-pump installation if you qualify for their support.Our friendly and trained staff will then help guide the water out of your basement and off your property. This will prevent your home from suffering from flooding or water damage.
Like with everything in life, prevention is key to disaster avoidance – plumbing is no different.