Backwater Valve Installation and Repair - New Westminster, B.C.
Plumbing codes require backwater valves when a fixture is installed in a home where it will be below the level of the next upstream manhole. The object is to prevent sewage from flowing back into a home if a blockage occurs downstream of your home.
Backwater valves are necessary but problematic in some situations. That means an expert plumber should determine which type of valve should be installed and where it should be located in the sewer line.
Since the codes related to backwater valves can be confusing for homeowners, it’s never a good idea to make installing or replacing one a DIY project. Rather than taking chances on the valve malfunctioning when it’s needed most, contact New Westminster plumbing services for assistance.