At Drain King Plumbers, we understand that it can be costly to make plumbing upgrades to your home. However, depending on where you live, your home could be at risk of flooding and that risk can be greatly reduced with some essential upgrades such as installing a sump pump or backwater valve. Although this might sound expensive, the truth is the cost to recover from a flood is far greater. In fact, with the assistance of local municipalities or regional subsidies and rebates, often a fair part of your costs can be recovered. If you have suffered from even small basement leaks, we can advise you on what can be done to reduce the risk of further floods and water damage. Here, we review the various rebates and subsidies available in the GTA so you can get an idea of which upgrades you can make to avoid the risk of a flood.
In the City of Toronto, homeowners can apply for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program. The program is designed to protect homeowners from basement flooding due to heavy rainfall. Many areas of the city can become inundated with excess water during heavy rainfall, common in the spring and summer months. When a sudden heavy rainfall occurs, sewers overflow, which can lead to basement flooding. If you are in an area where the risk is high, you can speak to our team about a number of services we can provide to manage water overflows, including:
Installation of a backwater valve
Installation of a sump pump
Severance and capping of a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection
If you own a single-family, duplex or triplex residential home, you could be eligible for a rebate of up to $3,400 when you have these flood protection devices installed.
In Vaughan, homeowners can be eligible for the Backwater Valve Subsidy Installation program. This valve plays a vital role in protecting against floods caused by severe rainfall that can overwhelm the sewers. This simple upgrade can greatly reduce your risk of flooding that can lead to severe and costly damage to your basement. We can check to see if you require installation or upgrades and Vaughan can provide you up to $750 to cover the costs. Our certified plumbers help you qualify for the subsidy. As the city bases eligibility on a first-come, first-served basis, it’s best to get your request in as soon as possible.
Brampton offers a Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program through Peel Region. You can receive up to $700 towards the installation. This area can experience severe rainstorms, which means you could be at higher risk for basement flooding. Sewer backup related flooding is a real mess to deal with as the water is contaminated and dangerous for your family. This makes clean up costs even more expensive. A simple backwater valve can greatly reduce the risk of basement flooding, so you don’t have to worry about wastewater entering your home. We can install the valve and ensure it remains properly maintained based on regional guidelines.
The City of Mississauga not only offers a sump pump subsidy but also has a warning out to homeowners to beware of scams related to door-to-door sump pump salespeople in the area. A trusted team like Drain King Plumbers can provide the Foundation Drain Collector (FDC) Sump Pump installation services you need to avoid basement flooding. This subsidy program applies to homeowners living on streets that require services from the municipal foundation drain collector (FDC) system. With proper installation, you can avoid basement flooding with a generous rebate available for up to the full price of the costs or up to $6,000, whichever is less. Our team can let you know if this is something you should consider and can provide an affordable quote to get the job done properly.
As well, through Peel Region, you can apply for the Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program for up to $700 towards the installation. The backwater valve helps reduce the risk of basement flooding.
Many Markham neighbourhoods can be overwhelmed with water during heavy rainstorms. This can lead to wastewater backing up into your home as older streets do not have sufficient sewer systems to manage the severe weather we experience today. Although the city has invested money into upgrades, they are also encouraging homeowners in these areas to take advantage of the Private Plumbing Protection Rebate Program. The program offers financial support for the following improvements:
Backwater Valve (Indoor) – Installed on Sanitary Lateral $1,750
Backwater Valve (Indoor) – Installed on Storm Lateral $1,750
Backwater Valve (Outdoor) – Installed on Storm Lateral $2,000
Weeping Tile Disconnection and Redirect to Storm Lateral $3,000
Weeping Tile Disconnection and Sump Pump Installation $5,000
Storm Lateral – Reline & Repair $2,500
Sanitary Lateral – Reline & Repair $2,500
Our team can assess your home and let you know what is needed to protect your home from flooding.
Newmarket Plumbing Rebates
In Newmarket, residents can qualify for the Sanitary Backwater Valve Subsidy Program. The town contributes up to $500 to homeowners who install a backwater valve to prevent flooding. There are a number of areas at higher risk of flooding in Markham, which case installation is highly recommended. The town bases the rebates on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is best to contact them as soon as possible. You must ensure that you hire a licensed plumber or drain contractor, like Drain King Plumbers, to determine if a sanitary backwater valve makes sense for your location. If we do find that the valve is suitable for your home, we can obtain the permit, and you can apply for the program through the Building Department from the Town of Newmarket.
Oakville, Burlington & Halton Region Plumbing Rebates
Both Oakville and Burlington homeowners can apply for a number of rebates under the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program of Halton Region. The region has enhanced the sewage system to avoid flooding, but with the impact of climate change and the severity of rainstorms in the area, they are helping homeowners overcome the burden of flood risk with the following rebates:
Backwater Valve Installation Subsidy: You can receive up to $675 towards the installation of a backwater valve.
Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy: Halton covers up to $2,000 of the costs to repair your sewer lateral pipe.
If you would like more information on the services we provide to help you avoid basement flooding, contact our team today.