A check valve is a simple device that can save you thousands in repairs. The City of Indianapolis requires a check valve on new or newly-repaired lines. Any plumber can install a check valve on your home, and most homeowners can maintain it with periodic cleanouts.
It’s trouble enough when rainwater seeps into your foundation, but try to imagine raw sewage gushing through your basement drains, ruining everything it touches. Heavy rainfall can overwhelm sewers causing sewage to flow back into your drains. Fortunately, you can prevent this by installing an inexpensive check valve.
A clog in your sewer line or pipes can also cause a backup. Even a tiny clog can cause sewage to back up into your home. This can cost you thousands of dollars to repair and can put your health at risk. So a check valve is a wise investment.
Your sewer lines pipe wastewater from your drain to the main line in the street. Sewage can back up into your home when a waste line is broken. A broken line is a severe problem, and without a check valve can make matters even worse
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The Ben Davis Conservancy District has been your reliable and affordable sewer service since 1958. We care about you and your home and recommend a check valve for your safety. Contact a plumbing professional to install a check valve and prevent costly backups before they happen.