Sump Pumps Toronto
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Sump pumps are instrumental in diverting water away from your house. If yours isn’t working — or you don’t have one — you may be faced with the costly problem of a wet basement. This can lead to larger issues like water damage and mold — in other words, things you will want to avoid at all costs.
The best way to avoid these problems is to replace your faulty sump pump or get one installed if you haven’t yet. Fortunately, generous subsidies of up to $1,750 are available from the City Of Toronto to purchase and install a sump pump.
When it comes to sump pump installation subsidization, your options are plentiful. Sewer Squad is a licensed sump pump installer and we are more than happy to walk you through the subsidy process. If you want, we will even provide assistance with the City of Toronto rebate paperwork. We are here to serve all of your sump pump installation needs, from the beginning of the application process to the grunt work of installation, to ensure you are content with the services provided.
We pride ourselves in being thorough and clean with our work. While we are on site we utilize drop sheets, and after our work is done we make sure the space is spotless. Whether you need a sump pump installation or a drain repair, we want to help solve your drainage problems.
It doesn’t matter where you are, we’ll be there. We are proud to provide our services to a wide variety of cities including Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.
The Importance Of Sump Pumps
Sump pumps divert water away from your house. If you don’t have one, it can leave you susceptible to severe water damage from rain and other water sources. The mechanism is commonly located in a house’s basement and manages the collection of water by directing it into a basin and then draining out the water through a discharge pipe. A sump pump is an integral appliance that ensures proper drainage of water, among other things.
If you’re debating getting a sump pump installed or replacing a faulty one, these are the best reasons to get one as soon as possible:
● Disposal Of Drain Water
Sump pump installation is done to protect homes and spaces from water damage and the improper disposal of drained water. This mechanism ensures that water is drained properly to make sure that underneath your home remains dry.
● Protects Against Flooding and Dampness
Sump pumps are installed to protect your home from the flooding of water that hasn’t been drained properly. A sump pump is put in place to keep your home dry and limits dampness and moisture. By extension, it also protects you from other types of water damage.
● Mold and Mildew
If equipped with a sump pump, your residence will be guarded against mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are commonly caused by flooding or water damage, which proper drainage via sump pumps prevent.
● Prevents Sewer Backups
It’s not news that sewers can back up — in fact, everyone knows sewer backups are a thing of nightmares. Sump pumps help prevent sewer backups as they divert stormwater from the sewer line if you have a combined system.
● Resale Value
Homeowners are likely to be attracted to a home that is protected from flooding, water damage and mold. No one wants to live somewhere where the basement is unprotected and floods every time it’s faced with heavy rain. Plus, because sump pumps prevent water damage and limit moisture, you have less of a chance of having to repair peeling paint or damaged furniture.
Expert Sump Pump Installation In Toronto
Sewer Squad is a professional sump pump installer that proudly services Toronto, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville. Sump pumps are needed everywhere, so we strive to be there!
With over 15 years of experience under our belts, we are proud to offer our professional services. We don’t want you to live through a tax audit because you have a drainage problem, so we try to offer drainage solutions that are cost effective. We work with you in mind, as well as the environment.
In fact, our maintenance program boasts a monthly drain clean out service done with eco-friendly materials. Trust us and you will be happy, your drains will be happy, and the environment will be happy.
Get Your Sump Pump Installed
We are local sump pump experts, dedicated to solving all of your drainage problems. When you call us to book the installation of your sump pump, or the fixing of a drainage problem, we will be in touch right away. Before we head over to start working, expect an email and text with the profile of the technician we are sending your way and their location. It’s basically Uber, just for your drains — because your drains deserve some love and efficiency too.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sump Pumps
If you don’t know what a sump pump is you should, because it will save you from a lot of water-damage related despair. Sump pumps will prevent you from an assortment of drainage problems — or, should we say, horrors.
Sump pumps are imperative for your home, which is why we’ve compiled some of the best questions we get asked about the mechanism put in place to protect you and your home:
● What Is A Sump Pump?
A sump pump is utilized to manage the collection of water in a structure, usually in basements. The pump removes the water that is collected in a sump basin. Sump pumps are the answer to the problem of your space getting damp or wet. This waterproofing solution is a common preventative measure against moisture and flooding because nobody likes mold brought on by water damage.
● How Do Sump Pumps Work?
Sump pumps allow your house to say goodbye to problematic drain water. The pump actively sends water into a basin where it is collected and then redirected from your home to somewhere it can’t sit and cause damage or harm. Instead, it’s directed to somewhere that is better accustomed to managing it, like a dry well or storm drain. The tool is electrically powered, but you are able to install a backup sump pump powered by batteries. This way if there is a power outage, you won’t be in hot water — or drain water.
● What Is The Toronto Sump Pump Rebate?
You may have heard that the City of Toronto offers subsidies of up to $1,750 to help homeowners purchase a sump pump and get it installed by a professional. The city wants your home to be protected against severe weather, so the Toronto rebate covers a sump pump, battery backup and pipe severance of the old storm line (in other words, they cover the cost of an alarm).
●How Can I Get Subsidized for Sump Pump Installation in Toronto?
You are eligible for a subsidized sump pump installation if you meet the following qualifications:
● You are a registered owner of a single family, duplex or triplex property located in Toronto that has not yet attained the maximum amount provided for the subsidized installation.
● You own an existing home that is complete and not under construction or pre-construction.
● Your property’s downspouts are not connected to the sewer system of the city.
● Your property’s paved areas are in line with the requirements of the city’s zoning by-law.
● You have submitted your application within a year after the installation of your sump pump.
● You have provided all the invoices from the contractors who installed the sump pump.
● Contractors who installed your sump pump were all licensed by the City of Toronto.
● You are free of any outstanding debts or taxes owed to the city.
Subsidies are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, which is why we are happy to help you fill out your application as soon as possible. The application form for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program is available for download through the City of Toronto’s website.
● What are the Markham Subsidies?
The City of Markham offers a Markham Home Flooding Protection rebate program that aids neighbourhoods where wastewater and stormwater sewer systems haven’t been designed with today’s standards in mind. The city’s rebate can cover up to $5000 and is in effect to help property owners better their property’s plumbing.
Unlike the Toronto rebate, the Markham subsidies require a building permit and a signed consent to enter form. The subsidy covers backwater valve installations, sump pump installation, weeping tile redirections and disconnections, and storm and sanitary drain repairs.
To be eligible for the subsidy you must have installed flood protection devices in the year between May 1, 2017, and May 1, 2018. To apply, you need to fill out an application for the rebate, collect invoices and payment information from your contractor, and provide paperwork and certifications that confirm everything complies with the code.
Property owners pursuing work after May 1, 2018, will be able to apply for a new installation rebate that requires the owner to adhere to the following:
● Have a home connected to the City’s sewer system
● Sign the release form
● Ensure that any new installation complies with the Building Code Act
● Obtain any necessary permits
● Disconnect downspouts from the City Sewer System
● Have no unpaid fees, tax payments or municipal fines
● Be exempt for work orders, contraventions or remaining municipal requirements of owned property
● How Can You Protect Your Sump Pump?
Be aware that a sump pump can fail; because they are commonly powered by electricity you can opt to install one as a backup that runs on batteries. After all, without a backup, you will be in a sticky situation if there is a power outage and your sump pump stops operating. Having a backup plan is the best idea so that you don’t run the risk of not being protected against flooding or water damage.
● What Can Go Wrong With A Sump Pump?
Sump pumps can be faulty. To ensure you don’t have issues with your sump pump make sure you do some personal research and enlist the help of professionals like ourselves to make sure your sump pump is operating properly and is installed suitably. Like we mentioned, it is a good idea to have a backup pump so that you’re always covered. Sump pumps can also get clogged, or discharge lines can get frozen — so it’s important to make sure you’re keeping an eye on how the tool is working.
Sewer Squad Sump Pump Installation: Get In Touch
Now that you know how integral sump pumps are to maintaining your home, let us help you with all of your sump pump installation needs. Whether you live in Toronto, or across the GTA in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Brampton, Mississauga or Oakville we want to ensure that all your drains are running smoothly and that no drainage problems are awaiting you.
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Because drain issues never seem to arise during business hours, Sewer Squad offers 24/7 emergency service with no overtime charge. Flooded basement on New Year's Day? We’re there. Just call our emergency number and we’ll be at your door, fast.