Presenting: Our 2 Featured Services

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments · by

We would like to explain a little more about two featured services of ours which are relatively new. They are torpedoing and backwater valve installation (as part of the City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program).

What is torpedoing?

Torpedoing consists of sending a long snake-like device horizontally through the ground to replace drains. The advantages of torpedoing are that it all takes place underground and it reduces unnecessary damage and disruption to your home’s landscaping and vegetation. It also allows the pipe to go under existing structures, such as a walkway or driveway.

Why would you need torpedoing services?

Torpedoing is a ideal method for replacing water lines or drains where the homeowner wants to reduce disruption as much as possible to the landscaping – or if there are solid structures in the way, such as a driveway or walkway.

Why update your water line? Some Toronto residences built prior to the 1950s still use clay and lead pipes to connect to the City of Toronto water pipeline. The City is not responsible for the piping connections from their water line to individual residences. Because lead in drinking water is a health risk, it is encouraged that homeowners update their old plumbing/piping systems.

What is the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program?

The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program is a program run by the City of Toronto that offers a financial subsidy of up to $3,200 to homeowners for the installation of flood protection devices (backwater valves). We can install an approved backwater valve that meets the standards and regulations of the City program. Having backwater valves installed is a great idea, as they are designed to close the sewer line and prevent sewage water from backing up into your home.

To find out more about these services or if you need an estimate, give us a call!

Thanks for reading,

– DrainWorks

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