While we are glad to see the cold and snow go, we usually have to endure some hefty spring rains before we get through to the nice weather. In some cases, these spring storms drop inches of rain, which can cause complications in some homes, particularly in basements and lower levels. If you have experienced flooding in the past, or if you just want to have some peace of mind, a Richmond Hill plumber is ready to make these two changes to ensure you survive the spring downpours.
Sump Pump Installation
Water can gain access to a basement for a variety of reasons. There may be cracks in the foundation of the house, the home’s basement may rest below the water table, or there could be an issue with drainage. Even a home that has never had water before can suddenly take on moisture if there’s a problem with a gutter or drainpipe. A sump pump is typically installed in the corner of the basement, out of the way. It has a basin that gathers the water, and when it reaches a certain level, it will trip the power on, and the pump will push the water out away from the house.
Sewer Backwater Check Valve Installation
Sewer backwater check valves are another important step in protecting your home in the spring rains. When the rain comes down, it fills the sewer drainage systems, and many times there is just too much for the infrastructure to handle. In these cases, there is nowhere else for the water to go but back where it came from, which is up the sewer mains and back into the homes. This backflow is unfortunately not just rain water, but sewage too, so you can be confident it will result in damage to the home. A backwater check valve will ensure sewage only goes one way, and it will stop it from flowing back into the home.
A rainy day every once in a while is nice, but when we get some heavy duty storms, it can cause some major damage. Thankfully, these two solutions are relatively straightforward and will give you peace of mind that your home is protected from problems. For more information, contact Kew Forest Plumbing and Heating.