A sewer backup can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home, without the yuck factor. Thankfully there’s a simple, cost-effective device that can ensure you never have to face a basement full of sewage: a backwater valve.
This clever device allows one-way flow from your home to the sewer. As soon as backflow is detected, it closes up and keeps your home safe. If you need to have a backwater valve installed in Ottawa, or need yours repaired, reach out to the drain and sewer experts at Out of This World today!Book Online Book Online
They’re so effective that the City of Ottawa now has a bylaw requiring all new homes have one installed. They also provide rebates for retrofits. For many homeowners living in Kanata, massive flooding in 2009 caused by the overloaded main city sewer led to providing this plumbing protection free of charge while the city works on upgrading the sewer system to handle the increased population in Kanata and Ottawa.
Mainline Fullport is North America’s most trusted brand when it comes to backwater valves. The innovative, multi-award-winning Mainline Fullport design was the first backwater valve design to use the “normally open” gate concept. It can be installed on both storm and sewage lines (if your home was built before the 1960s they’re probably combined).