Do Home Warranties Cover Plumbing?
If you're like most homeowners, you don't think about your plumbing system until it has a problem. Unfortunately, plumbing problems do happen, and it is important to prepare your finances. Many homeowners choose to invest in a home warranty to help with the cost of plumbing issues.
What is a Home Warranty?
A home warranty is a contract that covers the repair and replacement of various parts of your home. This contract is only valid for a stated period of time. Most home warranties last for a period of one year. The specific components that it covers depend on the type of warranty that you have. It's important to note that each warranty plan is different from the next. You'll need to read through your warranty plan to ensure you know what's covered and what's not.
Are All Plumbing Issues Covered?
Most home warranties will cover plumbing issues from normal system wear and tear. Your individual contract will dictate what's actually covered under your warranty program. But, there are some key situations that most contracts cover. These include:
- Shower valve, faucet, and shower head malfunctions
- Breaks and leaks in vent, drain, water, and gas lines
- Faulty air switches, pumps, and build-in bathtub whirlpool motors
- Clearing of sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs
You should ensure that your warranty contract covers these common plumbing issues. You don't want to be stuck paying out of pocket for necessary repairs and future replacements.
How to Check if Your Warranty Contract Covers Plumbing
When you sign your warranty, your provider should give you a physical or digital copy. This will be your reference point for determining if it covers a certain plumbing issue or not. Most warranty contracts will have a toll-free number. You can call that number to ask questions about your coverage. This can speed up the process of determining what's covered under your contract.
In some cases, the cause of the plumbing issue will determine if it's covered under your warranty. If you left your heat off in the winter and your pipes burst, it's unlikely that your warranty will cover that. It's considered to be the fault of the property owner for not keeping it heated.
If one of your pipes starts leaking due to no fault of frozen temperatures, then it's likely a wear and tear issue. This type of repair is often covered under a usual home warranty contract.
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If you're experiencing a plumbing problem, then be sure to contact our professionals. Our licensed plumbers will be more than happy to assess the issue and get it fixed. We want your family to get back to enjoying all the comforts that your home offers.