Service Line Warrenties

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planoguitarist
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Service Line Warrenties

Post by planoguitarist » Fri May 15, 2015 3:56 pm

I recently received a letter that was saying my city had entered into a partnership with Service Line Warranties of America. This is basically a warranty for the buried, outside water and sewer service lines between the house and the utility connection. It is $103 a year (or you can do just water ($44))

I once would have just ignored this kind of thing assuming it was a scam but some friends of ours had something go totally wrong with their sewer system that wasn't covered by their normal house insurance and it ended up being nearly $50k in repairs.

Any knowledge or opinions of these kind of warranties?

Gill
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Re: Service Line Warrenties

Post by Gill » Fri May 15, 2015 4:11 pm

Just another way to pick your pocket like extended warranties, jewelry insurance, travel insurance, cancer insurance and many others. Ignore it.
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camper
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Re: Service Line Warrenties

Post by camper » Fri May 15, 2015 5:32 pm

How old are your water and sewer lines?
How far do your lines run?
Are there any major obstacles to get around when you have to run new lines?

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