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WE HELP PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SEWER BACK-UP FLOODS

Your home has a open connection to the sewer system

A properly installed and maintained backwater valve is the last line of defence against a sewer back-up flood into your home.

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Why Floods Happen

A: The most common cause is a sewer system that is overwhelmed by rainwater, snow melt and sewage. Most homeowners in detached, semi-detached or townhomes are only 10-15 feet away from the sewers with no barrier to save you if a sewer backup occurs.

If you have a fully operational backwater valve that is cleaned and maintained annually, your risk of sewer backup is minimal.

If you have a backwater valve that has not been cleaned and maintained in over a year, your risk goes up significantly.

If you do not have a backwater valve your home is at serious risk of sewer backup

A: Yes. Areas that are not considered a flood zone can still be flooded. If your sewer system fails from either an aging system, too much rainwater or melted snow entering the sewer system at once or many other reasons, a sewer backup flood into your home is a distinct possibility. While insurance is always a necessity, prevention is a much better option to having a sewer backup flood.

An effective and fully operational Water Management System will go a long way to making your home better protected from potential flooding. Read: Q: What is the normal cause of a sewer backup flood? (link to the question above) for more details of how a sewer backup flood occurs.

A: At very least you need a fully operational backwater valve that is maintained and cleaned annually. Don’t assume that you are protected if you have not cleaned the valve annually. Once is gets dirty it could fail and you may not be covered by your insurance if this happen.

The best way to protect yourself is to undertake a Water Management System Inspection, that includes the cleaning of your backwater valve. At a cost of $499 per year, it’s a small price to pay to dramatically reduce your risk of having a sewer backup flood. For more details.

A: Not necessarily. Your valve is supposed to be cleaned regularly. It is located in the dirtiest part of your home, and if it is jammed and not working properly, you are just as at risk as if you had no valve at all. And even worse, if your insurer assesses your valve and sees that it is jammed, you may not even be covered by your insurance.

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the average insurance payout for a flooded basement as a result of a sewer backup flood is $43,000. And that is if you have the right insurance coverage, and you have a fully operational backwater valve that has been maintained annually. The cost to undertake a Water Management System Inspection, that includes the cleaning of your backwater valve is only $499 per year (just 1.2% of the average cost of a flooded basement) – it’s a small price to pay to dramatically reduce your risk of having a sewer backup flood. While insurance is always a necessity, prevention is a much better option to having a sewer backup flood. For more details.

Why Floods Happen

A: The most common cause is a flooded sewer system that is overwhelmed by rainwater, snow melt and sewage. Most homeowners in detached, semi-detached or townhomes do not realize how close they are to a sewer backup problem. The answer: 10-15 feet with no barrier to save you if you do not have a fully operational backwater valve.

In early urban development, homes were generally built near to a water source. Very often that water source (a river or a lake or the sea), became the recipient of storm water runoff and sewage runoff (after passing through a sewage treatment plant). Let’s consider these homes as being in “older” neighbourhoods. In those early days, the underground pipes were generally designed to cater to both storm water runoff as well as sewage run off, through a single pipe (this is referred to as a Combined System).

As time passed, urban planners became smarter and realized that it was better to plan homes in “newer” neighbourhoods with two external pipes, keeping storm water and sewage separate as they had different end points (storm water did not have to go through a treatment plant), and by so doing, providing greater capacity for increased flow as population grew in the area. This is referred to as a Separated System.

In theory, this was great, except for a number of factors that have surfaced over time:

  1. Rapid growth of urban populations beyond what was expected by early planners
  2. Climate change – leading to increased frequency and intensity of rainstorms, and
  3. That the route of storm water runoff and sewage runoff still had to pass through the “older” neighbourhoods that had older infrastructure.

All of the above has the potential to create a blockage or a backup, which could ultimately lead to a sewer backup in your home if you don’t protect your home from that eventuality.

A: Yes. Areas that are not considered a flood zone can still be flooded. If your sewer system fails from either an aging system, too much rainwater or melted snow entering the sewer system at once or many other reasons, a sewer backup flood into your home is a distinct possibility. While insurance is always a necessity, prevention is a much better option to having a sewer backup flood.

An effective and fully operational Water Management System will go a long way to making your home better protected from potential flooding. Read: Q: What is the normal cause of a sewer backup flood? (link to the question above) for more details of how a sewer backup flood occurs.

A: At very least you need a fully operation backwater valve that is maintained and cleaned annually. Don’t assume that you are protected if you have not cleaned the valve annually. Once is gets dirty it could fail and you may not be covered by your insurance if this happen.

The best way to protect yourself is to undertake a Water Management System Inspection, that includes the cleaning of your backwater valve. At a cost of $499 per year, it’s a small price to pay to dramatically reduce your risk of having a sewer backup flood. For more details.

A: Not necessarily. Your valve is supposed to be cleaned regularly. It is located in the dirtiest part of your home, and if it is jammed and not working properly, you are just as at risk as if you had no valve at all. And even worse, if your insurer assesses your valve and sees that it is jammed, you may not even be covered by your insurance.

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the average insurance payout for a flooded basement as a result of a sewer backup flood is $43,000. And that is if you have the right insurance coverage, and you have a fully operational backwater valve that has been maintained annually. The cost to undertake a Water Management System Inspection, that includes the cleaning of your backwater valve is only $499 per year (just 1.2% of the average cost of a flooded basement) – it’s a small price to pay to dramatically reduce your risk of having a sewer backup flood. While insurance is always a necessity, prevention is a much better option to having a sewer backup flood. For more details.

A properly installed and maintained backwater valve is the last line of defence against a sewer back-up flood into your home.

REQUEST A CALL BACK!

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What We Do

MAINTENANCE

We Clean Your Backwater Valve & Inspect Your Sump Pump To Keep It In Working Condition

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PROTECTION

Our Water Management System Inspection Protects Your Most Valuable Asset, Your Home.

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Why Choose Us

Backwater Solutions Canada focuses exclusively on the issues surrounding backwater valves and its critical role in the home. Our service technicians are highly qualified home inspectors who can identify issues that could improve your home’s ability to withstand a flood event in your neighbourhood and keep your home dry and safe. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Peace Of Mind

Our climate is changing faster than anyone imagined. Flood waters are on the rise, putting more and more people and property at risk every year. We maintain and manage your homes flood vulnerabilities once a year with a full report on the water management system Inspection.

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