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843 Ewen Avenue, #11 New Westminster, BC, V3M0K6

Backwater Valve Installation and Repair

Thanks for fixing the water leak in my washroom. Was quick and efficient.
Ameya Bhagat
Ameya Bhagat
Cesar from New West Plumbing assisted with my bathroom renovation with installing a new sink, toilet and bathtub. Very professional and everything worked fine. Excellent plumbers I would use again.
Prime Chimney Repair
Prime Chimney Repair
I had their service today on Sunday and not only the service but the people were exceptional! Thank you!!
Great experience with New West Plumbing. My call was promptly answered and the appointment was quickly scheduled. They did a great job of installing a new hot water heater and also in explaining thoroughly the functionality of the unit. Thank you!
D Baek
D Baek
Punctual effective fast polite.
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Professional plumbing service from New West Plumbing! Cesar was able to find the source of the leak and get it repaired quickly. He showed up on time and he was very friendly. Great experience overall and I would call again for future needs.
Chloe McClain
Chloe McClain
Cesar and team were amazing, they addressed an issue very quickly and gave me suggestions on how to address this with my Strata and possible warranty. Upon the initial assessment they needed a part, Cesar got on the phone and managed to source one locally and came back to address the fix the same day. The call phone call prior to their arrival with a time frame was a bonus added touch so I wasn’t hanging around all day waiting. A big thank you to them!
Lou Setchell
Lou Setchell
They were quick to respond to my call. They did a good job when they came to fix the toilet.
Isabel “Bellah” Jonas
Isabel “Bellah” Jonas
Cesar came to install my newly purchased Navien water heater. I found him to be very friendly and professional. I had a bunch of questions regarding the installation and he kindly answered them thoroughly. Happy to call him again for any future plumbing needs.
Josh Val
Josh Val
Booked an estimate for a bathroom overhaul, I was told they'd call me the day before to arrange a time. Didn't receive a phone call, and they didn't show up on the scheduled day. Look elsewhere - this company is too busy to care about new clients. 5* work doesn't mean anything if they can't even show up.
Morgan King
Morgan King

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Backwater Valve Installation and Repair - New Westminster, B.C.

Home plumbing systems can be quite complicated, and the average homeowner probably doesn’t give their plumbing too much of a second thought; perhaps a homeowner doesn’t know what to look for while inspecting to make sure things are working as they should be.
It’s easy to hope and dream that our pipes will stand the test of time, but if we don’t anticipate and protect ourselves from potential plumbing issues or damage to our home, the consequences can be grave.
While standard issues like leaky sinks and ​clogged toilets are inconvenient but generally an easy fix, you may find yourself in a bind when raw sewage presents itself in your basement floor drains, or you see that your home toilets are flushing down to the basement toilet.
For these issues, a backwater valve can be a lifesaver, and is actually a code requirement for many fixtures in New Westminster. Here are the answers to some common questions that we receive about backwater valves. 

What is a Backwater Valve Used for?

In essence, a backwater valve is meant to block any sewer backflow from re-entering your main pipelines and flooding out your basement or bathrooms.
Also, if there is excess water flowing through the sewer systems, typically during a storm or flooded period, the backwater valve can be the answer to your prayers, preventing sewer water and backflow from entering your home.
If the flood is very powerful, outside water and rainwater may still make its way into your home through foundational cracks or openings, but you can rest assured that the sewer water will stay out thanks to a fully functional backwater valve. 

Where does a Backwater Valve Go?

Because the location of a backwater valve depends on where the main city sewer lines are located, your backwater valve could be located in a variety of places.
The most common area for a backwater valve installation is under the basement flooring so that it can be attached to the main sewer, which is where sewage leaves your home. In some instances, it may need to be placed in your front or back yard, and it will then be buried underground.
A backwater valve installation is going to be done underground, so it’s not something that the average homeowner is recommended to do on their own. It’s also important that the valve is installed correctly to avoid any malfunctions during a time of need.
For that reason, call in New Westminster plumbing to ensure that your backwater valve gets installed safely and correctly to avoid any future issues or grievances. 

How do You Know if You Have a Backwater Valve?

Backwater valves can be a complicated part of your home plumbing, so it’s always better to let a plumbing expert take a look and let you know exactly what type of system you have (or don’t have) in place. If your home is older, it may be that you don’t have one installed.
On the other hand, if you’re building a new property or working on a remodel, it is vital that you get your property looked at by a professional plumber, as there are plumbing code rules that are legally enforced and you have to meet those requirements.
These legal codes can be tricky for the average homeowner, so it’s better to leave it up to our New Westminster plumbers, as they are well versed in code requirements and can help you ensure that your property meets the legal standard without issue.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to make sure that you have a backwater valve installed and that it’s functioning properly. If you wait, you may find yourself in an emergency plumbing situation. While New West plumbing is available for emergency plumbing services 24/7, we’d much rather help you stay ahead of the game and avoid a stressful situation.

Backwater Valve New Westminster

Give our expert plumbing team a call today so we can set up a time to come out and inspect your plumbing system. One common way that we can do this is through a camera plumbing inspection, which is one of the most sophisticated and accurate ways to understand your plumbing.
Our New West plumbers are fully licensed and experienced with the most up-to-date equipment. We are happy to help!