Category Archives: Plumbing Tips

Backwater Valve

Installing a Backwater Valve Leads to Annual Cost Savings For Homeowners

We often see confusion around the plumbing terms Backwater Valve (or preventer) and Backflow Valve. Homeowners and even insurance companies are muddying the waters on this one.

Last week, a homeowner told us that their insurance company said that they could get a reduction on their insurance premium if they had a backflow value installed in their home. This is not the first time we’ve heard this claim. What they insurance company really meant was a “Backwater” valve. Continue reading

Low flush toilets

Will a low flush toilet save you money in the K-W Region?

Low or dual flush toilets were initially introduced in regions where water was scarce. Australia and the middle east were some of the first places to experiment with the design. We’ve seen them become more popular in Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and around the globe as conservation laws and eco-friendly attitudes have become more pervasive. Continue reading