Did you know that in the event of a storm, you may have raw sewage and flood waters backing up into your home as the water plants fail? This is not a pleasant experience and can be easily prevented with a backflow valve. ProSolutions, the most reliable plumbing contractor in Alberta and Edmonton, has over 15 years in the plumbing business. We have installed backflow valves in the homes of those around you and are reliable, friendly and honest.
What Is A Back Flow Valve?
A backflow valve is a valve that is placed into the main line that carries water from your home. As water flows from your home the valve stays open. However, in the event the flow of water is reversed, as is common during large storms when the water lines are overwhelmed, the valve shuts off access of the reverse water and prevents the excess water and sewage from entering your home. Emergency preparedness officials have recently begun recommending every homeowner has a backflow valve installed in their homes. The biggest benefit of a backflow valve is that you don’t have to be there when the reverse water occurs. The valve will automatically engage and stay that way until the reverse water stops and the pressure has regulated.
What Happens If I Don’t Have A Back Flow Valve?
In the event of a large storm, a broken water line or even a failure in water pressure the water that flows through your main lines will reverse. When the water reverses it will back up into your drains and depending on the severity can overflow toilets, showers, and tubs. The water that is coming back into your home is raw sewage and used water that can become a major health hazard to your family. The mess will be difficult, dangerous and laborious to clean up and can cost thousands of dollars in damage and clean-up fees. A backflow valve is a smart investment.
How Can ProSolutions Help with Backflow Prevention?
ProSolutions will come out to your home and inspect your lines and home to determine what type and how many backflow valves you will need. We will install the valve and test the system to make sure everything is working correctly.
Now, protecting your basement from the possibility of a flood doesn’t have to be so difficult – or expensive. To homes that apply based on the City of Edmonton’s assessment, you could qualify for assistance from the Backwater Valve Subsidy Program. For more information call ProSolutions today!