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Backwater Valve Services

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Here at Cardinal Plumbing & Electric, our plumbing team is proud to serve the members of our community by taking care of their homes and cottages. When you turn to us for backwater valve services in Peterborough, you can trust that we will get the job done right the first time around. Equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technology, we provide exceptional repair, replacement, maintenance, and installation services, every time.

Call (705) 230-3037 or contact us online to schedule a backwater valve service.

Why You Need Backwater Valves

Here in Peterborough, we are no strangers to heavy rains, which means we all know that strong downpours can result in sewage backflow. During heavy rains or rapid snowmelt, an excessive amount of water enters our sewer systems, forcing some of the sewage to go backwards in the line. This can send sewage back into your home through your sinks, toilets, shower, bathtub, or washing machine. Luckily, backwater valves prevent this problem from occurring.

Additional situations that can cause sewage water to run back into your home include:

  • Tree roots growing into your sewer line
  • Severe clogs in your sewer line
  • A backup in the municipal sewer system
  • Damaged sewer lines

If you live in an area with a high risk of water backup, a backflow valve is a must. Many insurance companies will adjust their rates based on whether or not you have a valve installed in your sewer system. You might even be asked to install a backwater valve before changing or renewing your policy. Therefore, it is best to have one installed before you run into any issues with your insurance company.

What Is a Backwater Valve?

Backwater valves are devices that are installed in sewer lines to prevent sewage backflow. These valves only let sewage and water flow in one direction, effectively preventing them from flowing backward into your house in the event that the sewer system becomes overfilled. When sewage flows towards the backwater valve, it automatically shuts and seals off your line.

What Do I Do When the Valve Closes?

When the backwater valve closes to prevent sewage backflow, water cannot flow out of your house either. While the valve is closed, it is important that you do not flush your toilet or run any water in your home. That wastewater won’t have anywhere to go, so using a toilet or sink during this time could result in a flooded basement.

Can I Install a Backwater Valve Myself?

Installing a backwater valve requires professional intervention. A licensed, qualified plumber will need to cut a hole in the foundation of your home to reach the sewer line, remove a section of the sewer line, and install the backwater valve. Your valve will also need to be professionally maintained to ensure it works properly. At Cardinal Plumbing & Electric, our plumbers offer annual backwater valve maintenance as part of our Cardinal Care Club maintenance program.

Call Cardinal Plumbing & Electric Today

As the most trusted home service provider in the area, there is no job too big or too small for Cardinal Plumbing & Electric to take on. Equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technology our plumbers are here to handle any repair, replacement, installation, or maintenance service you may need. To ensure your home or cottage is protected against flooding, we complete each service with the utmost care and attention to detail.

With Cardinal Plumbing & Electric on your side, you can expect:

  • Highly skilled plumbers
  • Respectful and prompt service
  • Excellent communication
  • Upfront and fair pricing
  • Same-day appointments
  • A lifetime warranty on all installations

Never settle for anything less than the stellar service you deserve. Choose Cardinal Plumbing & Electric for your backwater valve services and rest assured we always get the job done right the first time around.

Call (705) 230-3037 or contact us online to schedule a backwater valve service in Peterborough. We look forward to serving you!

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  • “I couldn't have asked for more friendly and prompt service. They completed a ton of work quickly and left the area cleaner than before! I will definitely be calling on Cardinal Plumbing & Electric again.”

    - Nicole M.
  • “Technicians were both very knowledgeable and clearly explained our options, with estimates, before starting. Kevin and Jaden were very professional, courteous, respectful and friendly. We were so happy to have all our repairs done in one afternoon.”

    - Janette F.
  • “Kevin is our new favorite person. He came out at the end of his day on a Friday and figured out how to fix our water issue so many other people couldn’t fix. We are beyond impressed at how knowledgeable, helpful and friendly the guys were.┬áThank you.”

    - Tom F.

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