Why install a non-return valve in your home?

A backflow preventer prevents water flowing into the municipal sewer from backing up into your home and damaging the basement. If your home is less than 20 years old or new, it may be equipped with a flap valve. If your home is more than 20 years old or has an old-style damper, it’s likely to be made of iron. This material is often affected by rust. This can make it necessary to replace your damper.

In general, it’s advisable to install a backflow prevention valve in a basement when the plumbing fixture level is below the city sewer level. Have your home inspected by our professionals before the start of spring or winter to avoid any problems related to sewer backup.

Meeting your municipality’s requirements

Did you know? Since 2008, some municipalities have required building owners to install non-return valves. This law allows cities to avoid lawsuits and compensation for sewer backup.

Your insurer requires the installation of valves

Following damage caused by a sewer backup, your home insurance company may require you to install a backflow prevention valve to avoid any future claims related to this problem.

Avoiding costs and damage caused by sewer backup

A sewer backup can cause major damage to your basement. You’re likely to have to replace insulation and wall and floor coverings. What’s more, the structures of your building or home may also be affected, requiring replacement.

As a result of this damage, you also run the risk of losing your possessions and experiencing health problems linked to the presence of microbes and chemical compounds. All these problems are both unpleasant and very costly. That’s why it’s so important to have your valve installed by the professionals at Airomax.

Combating unpleasant odours

The non-return valve also helps combat unpleasant odors from sanitary appliances such as bathtubs, septic tanks, washbasins and sinks. These odors can also come from outside, from sewers or from the public network. The non-return valve is a good solution to this problem.

At Airomax, our experts are qualified to install and repair check valves. Thanks to our plumbing experience, we’ve acquired the skills needed to assess your needs and respond in the most efficient way possible. Call us for a free estimate.

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