Installing a backwater valve helps prevent water flowing through the municipal sewer from backing up into your home and damaging the basement. If your home is less than 20 years old or new, it may have a damper. If your home is more than 20 years old or has an older style damper, it’s likely to be iron. It is common for this material to be weathered by rust. Replacing your valve may then be necessary. In general, it is advisable to install a backwater valve in a basement when the level of the plumbing fixtures is below the level of the city sewers. Have your home inspected by our professionals before the start of spring or winter to avoid any problems related to sewer backup.
COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR MUNICIPALITY
Did you know ? Since 2008, some municipalities have required building owners to install backwater valves. This law allows cities to avoid any lawsuits and compensation related to sewer backup.
YOUR INSURER REQUIRES THE INSTALLATION OF VALVES
Following the damage caused by a sewer backup, your home insurance company may require you to install a backwater valve to avoid any future claims related to this problem.
AVOID COST AND DAMAGE CAUSED BY SEWER BACKUP
A sewer backup can cause major damage to the basement. It is likely that you will have to replace the insulation and wall and floor coverings. Additionally, the structures of your building or home may also be affected, thus requiring replacement.
Because of this damage, you also risk losing your belongings and having health problems related to the presence of microbes and chemical components. All of these problems are both unpleasant and very costly. Hence the importance of having your valve installed by the professionals at Airomax.
FIGHT AGAINST BAD ODORS
The non-return valve also makes it possible to fight against bad odors that come from sanitary appliances such as: bathtubs, septic tanks, washbasins, sinks. These odors can also come from outside, from sewers or from the public network. The Non-return valve is a good solution to permanently solve this problem.
At Airomax, our experts are qualified to install and repair check valves. Thanks to our experience in plumbing, we have acquired the necessary skills to assess your needs and respond to them in the most efficient way possible. Call us for a free estimate.