Posted on: January 8, 2015It’s the thing you don’t think about, until something goes wrong with it. The plumbing system can be the most important thing in your house. And when there is overflowing or leakage, it brings peace of mind to know it can be fixed at minimum cost. Most home warranties out there cover plumbing, which without it can bring strain on your wallet. It’s important to read the fine print to understand exactly what is covered, and this can vary from state to state.
Is Plumbing Covered By Home Warranty?The short answer is, yes: Choice Home Warranty covers many problems that can arise with plumbing, and you can even add on additional coverage for septic tank pumping, well pump and sump pump. So if there are clogs or leaks that can not be solved by simple home remedy or de-clogging gel, then help is not too far away.
Plumbing Repair With Home WarrantyNow that you know most plumbing is covered, the next big question is whether or not it can be repaired and how much it will cost. If your plumbing is clogged, leaking or needs service, call the Choice Home Warranty claims department 24/7/365 at 1-888-531-5403, or submit your claim online. You will be required to pay a $60 trade service fee for the claim directly to the technician. The technician will assess your plumbing problem and take the necessary steps to repair or replace what is broken so that it is in good working order and you can flush the toilet or take a shower without any worry.
Saving on Plumbing Repair with Home WarrantyWith a system so extensive, any repair or replacement job can be quite costly. While this depends on the job and the type of plumber one hires, most homeowners spend between $299-$431 on a typical plumber. Again, that is just to hire a plumber. There are quite a few things you may hire a plumber to fix, and depending on what it is the charge can easily run into the thousands of dollars category. But, if you spend a few hundred bucks on a home warranty, plus the service fee, this will save a lot of money as most plumbing repairs are covered.
Taking Care of Your Plumbing SystemDesigned to keep water and everything else flowing in your house, it’s a system that can be easily overlooked. But caring for and making an effort to prevent any breakdowns ensures that your home warranty will cover repairs, and will also keep the system in good working order, and prolong its life. Houselogic lists some things you can do:
- For minor clogs, you can pour a 1/2 cup of salt, and/or boiling water down the drain until it is clear.
- Should your drainpipes be composed of cast-iron, avoid chemical de-cloggers.
- Should there ever be a leak, know where your home’s water shut-off is.
- If you live in a cold part of the country, add pipe insulation.
- Keep an eye on what goes down the drain in general. You can install screens over drains to catch anything that might clog your pipes.