BACKFLOW VALVE INSTALLATION
A backflow preventer (also referred to as a backflow prevention valve, sewer backwater valve or mainline backflow preventer) is a small but essential device designed to protect your home against sewer flooding and the damage, foul smell and harmful microorganisms that accompany it. While most homes benefit from having a backflow preventer installed in the basement, some homes – especially those located at the bottom of hills – require a backflow valve installed on the ground floor.
Even if your neighbourhood has no history of flooding, it’s important to recognize the growing number of times residents of Canada have been caught off guard by excessive rain in recent years. The fact is, you too could encounter an unwanted surprise. If you are, you’ll be glad to have a backflow valve in place as a safety measure. Did you know government rebates are available for backflow preventer installations?