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The City of Toronto is offering owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices, including a backwater valve, through the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program.

A back water valve is a one-way valve that protects your home by closing its sewer pipe, preventing water from travelling back up the pipe into your basement. The entire plumbing system is protected from municipal sewer backup with just one conveniently located backwater valve at the point where the building drain sewer exits your home. An ExpressRooter Plumbing plumber can help you protect your home by installing a backwater valve that is approved and covered by the program.

How it works:

Under normal circumstances, the valve will remain open. When the valve detects a large amount of backflow coming up your line from the city sewer, the valve automatically shuts off and closes the pipe. This way the excess water cannot enter into your sewer line and flood your basement.

Because the valve remains open all the time, it allows for sewer line gases and waste water to flow in and out. This means that the normal function of the pipes is not disturbed.

Contact ExpressRooter today to learn how you can qualify for a subsidized backwater valve installation.

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