I installed a Mainline Back Flow Valve in a property I own in Akron, Ohio. Prior to the installation, my tenant complained of water backing up through the floor drain into the basement every time we experienced a heavy rain. In fact, all of the houses on this particular street flood due to severe public storm sewer drainage problems.
In the six months since installing the Valve, we have not had a single occurrence of flooding, even though Akron has experienced record rainfall this year and other homes on the street have flooded during this time.
The installation was simple and was accomplished by my plumber in one morning. The tenant is very happy; therefore, so am I !!
I intend on installing this in other properties whenever we "open up" a basement floor. The low product cost and installation cost, combined with the increased reliability and decreased maintenance cost, makes this an ideal product.
Thanks for providing such a great product,
Rob Rothschild, President
Nexus Properties, Inc.
Your Backwater Valve just saved my bacon!
We had torrential storms tonight with flooding all over the streets and rivers overflowing. Your BW valve kicked in and kept the sewer water from getting in for over 25 minutes until the pressure subsided and the water started to recede.
This could have been my fourth flood. We had one a year ago and are finally getting the basement back in order. Another flood would have been devastating.
Thank God I decided to install your valve before we put the basement together again. Thank you for a great product.
July 8, 2008