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 in your home, creating a mess in your living space and inconveniencing your plans.
But, there’s a simple device designed to centralize control over sewage backflow, preventing floods and protecting your home and valuables, while potentially saving you thousands of dollars of damage.
Backflow preventer, sewer backup valve or mainline backwater valve–although it has numerous names, the purpose of this important plumbing device is simple: Close the floodgates. The most effective solution available, a backwater valve uses a float ball or float gate to sense backflow from the city sewer system, automatically closing off your pipes to protect your home in the case of a sewage backup.
In accordance with the updated plumbing code, all new homes come complete with backwater valves. But, if you own an older home and haven’t installed one yet, you’re lacking valuable flood protection.
Now, for the good news. You may be eligible for EPCOR’s Backwater Valve Subsidy Program, which could save you up to $800 on backwater valve installation.
EPCOR’s Backwater Valve Subsidy Program allows you to access a rebate of up to $800 to put toward the cost of approved valve brands and accredited installation.
The program is designed for Edmonton homeowners who have experienced a backwater flood, or those who are looking to get proactive with prevention. Proactive homeowners who are at risk may receive the subsidy based on special circumstances and are encouraged to apply.
Read the full details about EPCOR’s Backwater Valve Subsidy Program here.
Our expert team will make your backwater valve installation a breeze. We’re here to source, install and ensure optimal operation, giving you the peace of mind and protection you deserve.