Pay attention to the following signs to ensure that the backwater valve is working correctly:

  • Water Backup: Occurs during heavy rain and indicates that the valve may not be operating properly.
  • Visible Leaks: Water leaking around the valve indicates a broken or worn seal.
  • Unusual Noises: Sounds coming from the valve area may indicate a problem.
  • Slow drainage: If your home’s drainage system is constantly running slowly, this could indicate a problem with the backwater valve.

Regular inspections can identify these problems at an early stage. Promptly addressing signs of wear or damage is critical to ensuring your home is protected from flood waters.