How To Prevent Flooding In Your Edmonton Home
& Save Money With A Backwater Valve
Protect Your Home From Flooding Due To Heavy Rainfall & City Sewage Back-up
If getting a mainline backwater valve hasn’t made it onto your spring to-do list yet, now is a great time to add it. During seasons of heavy rainfall, Edmonton homes without sewer backflow valves are at risk of flooding from raw sewage backup. Gurgling up floor drains, toilets, showers, and bathtubs – a raw sewage backup can take many pathways into your home, creating a mess in your living space and inconveniencing your plans. Give West Coast Mechanical Corp a call today to find out more about backwater valves.
How Backwater Valves Work
Backwater valves, also known as a backflow preventer, sense backflow from the city sewer system. They then automatically close off your pipes to protect your home in the case of a sewage backup. Backwater valves are part of the existing plumbing code for new homes which now come with the backwater valve installed. If you own an older home, you may not have this valve to help provide flood protection.
The good news is that, within the city of Edmonton currently, EPCOR is offering a backwater valve subsidy up to potentially $800. This means, if your home was built before 1989 or if you have had previously experienced flooding from stormwater backup, you may qualify for this subsidy.
How To Get The EPCOR Backwater Valve Subsidy
You will need to book a pre-approval inspection with EPCOR. Once you are pre-approved, call West Coast Mechanical Corp for the installation of the backwater valve. After which, you will submit your invoice to EPCOR for the rebate. With extra protection against flooding, you will have peace of mind, potential insurance premium reductions, and possibly even rebates on the device. It’s a win-win situation you do not want to miss. Hurry now though, these rebates are subject to the 2019 EPCOR Flood Prevention program & while quantities last!