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Based on 509 reviews
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2nd year as a Best Pick Call
"As a family-owned-and-operated company, we strive to provide you with the best service because we are attaching our personal name to that service. Our honest, thoroughly trained, certified technicians pay special attention to each job. We are small enough to know your name, but large enough to handle any problem you have."

Michael Wheat | President
Company Information
Services Offered
James A. Wheat & Sons cleans sewer drains, repairs sump pumps, and installs gas lines, water lines, and sewage ejector pumps. The company also provides a full range of plumbing services, including the repair and replacement of faucets, toilets, sinks, garbage disposals, and water heaters, including tankless water heaters. Along with drain and sewer services, Wheat & Sons offers gas fireplace installations and repairs, home energy evaluations, and air conditioning and heating services.
Company History
Brothers Jeffrey and Michael run the family-owned company that was founded in 1978.
Company founder James Wheat and son Jeffrey have both served as president of the Washington Suburban Master Plumbers Association. Jeffrey currently chairs its plumbing code committee.
Employee Information
Field employees undergo drug testing, wear uniforms, and use shoe covers.
Areas Served
Washington, DC
A selection of 509 homeowner reviews:
“The work has always been good. I have no complaints. I think they were kind and professional and did a good job, and I'm quite happy with the service. I would give them an A. I went with them because they're a reputable company, and we'll definitely continue to use them.”
“James A. Wheat & Sons is great—totally dependable. I'm an architect, and they are on my best subcontractor list.”
“The work was great—it was perfect. They did maintenance and snaked out a drain. We work with James A. Wheat extensively. We have an annual maintenance contract with them, and we probably use them every couple of months. It's always been a positive experience. I would say that they're reliable. They turn up when they say they're going to turn up, and they do the job. I'd give their service an A.”
“Job well done.”
“Went the extra effort to make things right. Highly recommend!”
“For years, JW has been consistently good technically and courteous.”
“First class all the way!!!!!!!!!!”
“James A. Wheat & Sons did excellent work!”
“They did a sewer line cleanout. They were honest, unlike a previous company that lied about the condition of our sewer line and were trying to set up thousands of dollars of unnecessary work. ”
“James A. Wheat & Sons was very good, and my overall experience with them was positive. They knew what they were doing, they were here on time, and they explained everything to me. The quality of their work was very good; I haven't had a problem since, and everything's held up very well. The workers were very nice and polite. I'd give them an A+.”