of the worst nightmares for a homeowner is the flooding of their
basement from a backed up sewer line. Raw sewage in a basement,
especially a finished one, can cause damage that is difficult and costly
to repair, and can also create health hazards. With high rain levels
some homeowners have had to deal with this very unpleasant situation
more than once. While
cities and municipalities work relentlessly to clean and inspect sewer
main lines, it is still possible for a sewer main to plug up and allow
water and sewage to flow into the dwellings it serves.
Depending on the level of your home in relation to the main sewer lines serving the area, it may or may not be needed. For most people it is a relatively inexpensive addition to a plumbing system when other work is being done and this can save a great problem from ever occurring should the main sewer line back up.
Aries Plumbing can asses your situation and give you advice on the need for a backwater valve in your home or business plumbing system.