If you’ve had a sewer backup in the past, it’s likely you’ll have another in the future. But if you live in Washington, DC, you don’t need to worry about them anymore! From now until January 31, 2013, DC Water is providing huge rebates for backflow preventer installation in Washington, DC – 90 percent of the cost of equipment and installation, up to $3,000!
With the DC Water backflow preventer rebate program, you’re free to choose the DC plumber you want to install your backflow preventer. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we’ll help you choose the backflow preventer that would work best for your home. To qualify for the rebate, all you need to do is send in the rebate form, Universal Product Code (UPC) and our itemized receipt to the rebate program address. Once DC Water gets everything, you’ll get your check in about a month! Best of all, the program is retroactive to July 1, 2012, meaning if you installed a backflow preventer any time after that, you can still qualify for the rebate!
Backflow preventers are designed to effectively shut off your home or business from the street sewer system during extreme sewage backups, preventing your basement from flooding due to things like heavy rains and water main breaks. Note that if the backflow preventer is closed, you shouldn’t run water from your sinks, toilets, showers or anywhere else in your home until it opens up again. You should also make sure you keep your device well maintained to prevent debris from clogging it up.
If you’ve ever shopped around for backflow preventers in the past, you know there are many different types. We’ll take a look at your sewer piping and talk you through which devices would be best for you so you know not only which type of backflow preventer you need in your home, but also how it works and how to maintain it.
The program runs from July 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2013. Download the forms below to find out more details, then call James A. Wheat & Sons for backflow preventer installation in DC!