Flood Protection Greater Toronto Area|Drain Stream Inc

A backwater valve is a device that prevents sewage in an overloaded main sewer line from backing up into your basement. The valve automatically closes if sewage backs up from the main sewer. 


It's important to protect your home from basement flooding because since the Greater Toronto Area is in close proximity to the Great Lakes, increased humidity levels can lead to more drastic weather changes, such as flash storms in the summer. Your home may be susceptible to basement flooding. Homes in Burlington are particularly vulnerable to flooding.

What exactly is a backwater valve?

Have you experienced flooding in the past? Are you looking to protect your home and your priceless belongings from the dangers of sewer backup and flooding? With the weather becoming more and more volatile every year, we can expect to see more drastic rain patterns in the future. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure the protection of what matters to the most. One way of solving this dilemma is to install a backwater valve and sump pump.

What's a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace. Its job is to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flood­ing. Usually, sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits. Water flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil. The sump pump's job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building so the basement or crawlspace stays dry.


Sump pumps have been a common fixture in some homes for years, primarily in low-lying areas or places where r­apid melting of heavy snow can lead to flooded basements. Today, sump pumps are common in newly constructed homes.

Will you be ready from basement flooding?

Although the city is making it mandatory to install backwater valves and sump pumps in new homes, older homes do not carry these devices. We understand that sometimes taking some necessary precautions may be costly, but fortunately we may be able to help. As fully licensed and insured plumbers, we are qualified to help you claim any flood prevention rebates that may be available to you by your city. We have installed many backwater valves in Burlington, Etobicoke, and the rest of the GTA. We provide you with suggestions and we answer questions you may have about the rebates. To top it all off, we document the entire process to expedite your flood prevention rebate claim. That's just what we do to make your experience with us that much better.

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