By eliminating the likelihood of exposure to sewage and wastewater contaminants, the backwater valves provide protection from serious health risks including:
While these risks are serious for everyone and should be treated accordingly, they are especially threatening to children, household pets, and individuals that have weakened immune systems.
Additionally, personal belongings and equipment you depend on throughout your home are at risk of being damaged also.
It is understandable that property owners would want to take all factors into consideration before ultimately deciding on having a backwater valve installed. From the expense to what is thought to be a disruption around the home during installation, there is much to think about. However, most services can be completed rather quickly, especially when working with a plumbing contractor that understands the important protection these plumbing additions offer for the property owner and their family.
Here are some tips to help you make the best decision possible when considering the addition of a backwater valve placement for your home’s plumbing system.