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All posts tagged backwater valve

mississauga street completely flooded after major rainfall

Floods are a common hazard in many parts of Canada, and Mississauga is no exception. While flooding has been a concern for some time, this threat has increased as regional rainfalls have continually increased. This has led to more flooding events, and more property that is damaged as the result of floods.

With the risks increasing, it is important for every homeowner to consider what they can do to protect their homes and families against flooding. In this post, we are going to cover some of the common flood risks that exist in the city, and we are going to provide some tips for protecting against the possibility of flooding.
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plumbing contractor performing Etobicoke drain repair services

Drain repair services are a necessity for Etobicoke homes. Because of its unique location and climate, Etobicoke homeowners oftentimes require better, more specialized attention when it comes to their plumbing needs, especially when it comes to drain repair services. Here are just a few drain repair services offered by your Etobicoke plumber. Read more


overview of mississauga city from the air

Many Mississauga residents wait until there’s a plumbing issue before calling a plumber, but this is the least convenient and most expensive way to deal with plumbing issues. Here are just a few Mississauga plumbing services offered, and how to avoid needing to make that emergency call. Read more


a translucent backwater valve sitting on a white space before being installed in home

Backwater valves prevent outbound water from re-entering a structure from which it was ejected, called “back-flowing.” They are a kind of backflow prevention device. This may be due to excess water outside, as caused by a flood, or a blockage of the pipes from the outside, potentially caused by sewage or dirt. It may also be caused when there is excess rainwater and falling precipitation, and the city’s sewer lines are unable to handle so much fluid. Back-flowing mostly occurs in basements, but it also may occur on the first floor if the house is situated in a low area. Read more


backflow prevention device in the desert

Plumbing inside our homes is complicated and convoluted, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Once you start looking at how a private residence’s water supply is connected to the public water supply, things start to get very complicated. The movement of water between homes and public supplies must be carefully regulated and controlled for a number of reasons, chief among them being the quality of the water entering homes. Read more


contractor inspecting home for potential basement flooding hazards

When it comes to basement flooding, the causes can be many. As such, the ways in which we protect our homes from floods are varied, all working together to form a basement flooding protection plan. If you want to make sure that your home has an effective basement flooding strategy, it’s important to understand the different tactics used. Below are some of the most popular ways that you can protect your Toronto home from basement flooding. Read more


When it comes to flooding basements, many people point to the usual suspects. Things like foundational damage, leaky windows and doors, and poor landscaping can all cause flooding, especially when there’s lots of rain or a rapid melting of snow. But those aren’t the only way water can sneak into your home. In fact, many flooding incidents actually come through the very place water leaves your home: the local sewage system. Read more


flood alarm installed in backwater valve

Backwater valve or sump pump? Many homeowners are unsure of what they should have for their properties. They know they need something to stop basement flooding and protect their homes, but often the advice they get can be conflicting or incorrect, on top of the fact they might not have either to begin with! Read more


backwater valve

Backwater valves are a largely misunderstood piece of home plumbing equipment. People often refer to them as sewer backflow valves, backflow prevention device, sewer backup valves, and more. We provide Toronto backwater valve services and here are some of the common questions we encounter. Read more


man in toronto that is fixing his bathroom sink

Most people think winter is the hardest season on our plumbing system, but the spring can actually be worse. Besides the fluctuating temperatures, frequently dipping below the freezing point, the spring thaw causes a lot of water to start flowing all over the place. The key to keeping your home dry and safe during the winter is doing some routine spring maintenance as springtime approaches. Read more