Comprehensive Plumbing/Burst Pipes/Collapsed Drains protection through Homeserve and Anglian Water £6 for a years full cover.Usually £90+
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Comprehensive Plumbing/Burst Pipes/Collapsed Drains protection through Homeserve and Anglian Water £6 for a years full cover.Usually £90+

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Found 11th Feb 2015
Ok, I know HomeServe haven't got the greatest reputation ever, but hey, it's £6 for a full year of cover, and you can even pay £1.50 quarterly! Just make sure you cancel after the first year or the price goes up to the normal £90 odd quid. Home owners only, not available to landlords.

With Plumbing & Drainage Plus, major emergencies such as burst pipes or blocked drains and minor repairs like dripping taps are all taken care of. In an emergency, there would be no need to search for a plumber, it would take just one call to HomeServe's 24-hour, UK based helpline to arrange assistance from an expert plumber. Plus, there would be no repair bill or excess to pay within the generous claims limit.

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How would they know of you're a landlord

WillieGallimore

How would they know of you're a landlord

When the dopey students open the door in their PJs at 3pm...

Worth a punt for the first year...just need to remember to cancel the DD.:D

Doesn't cover flats

A lot of coverage already covered by your buildings insurance.

I had a letter from them today offering this at this price but it stated it was cover for flats and I don't live in a flat!

I signed up at £12 for the year. Called them out for a smell in the drains and their response was pour disinfectant down it. I'll not bother with it again.

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pinkpinkprincess

I had a letter from them today offering this at this price but it stated … I had a letter from them today offering this at this price but it stated it was cover for flats and I don't live in a flat!



I received the said letter except mine stated it wasn't for flats, only houses!

hilarymartie

I signed up at £12 for the year. Called them out for a smell in the … I signed up at £12 for the year. Called them out for a smell in the drains and their response was pour disinfectant down it. I'll not bother with it again.


Realistically, speaking, though, what else could they have done within the terms of the policy?

You are covered for incidents relating to your plumbing and drainage. The engineer will resolve the immediate problem by repairing or replacing leaking pipes; clearing blockages; repairing taps; restoring toilet facilities, including repairs to leaking overflows; investigating the causes of noisy pipes and quietening these where they can be accessed.

The engineer will leave a blocked drain running clear by clearing the drain or repairing or replacing the damaged section of waste pipe.


Additional information

We will not cover any additional repair work, For example, a blocked drain will be left running clear but if the drain needs to be realigned to avoid the problem recurring, this is not covered.

Newbold

Realistically, speaking, though, what else could they have done within … Realistically, speaking, though, what else could they have done within the terms of the policy?You are covered for incidents relating to your plumbing and drainage. The engineer will resolve the immediate problem by repairing or replacing leaking pipes; clearing blockages; repairing taps; restoring toilet facilities, including repairs to leaking overflows; investigating the causes of noisy pipes and quietening these where they can be accessed.The engineer will leave a blocked drain running clear by clearing the drain or repairing or replacing the damaged section of waste pipe. Additional informationWe will not cover any additional repair work, For example, a blocked drain will be left running clear but if the drain needs to be realigned to avoid the problem recurring, this is not covered.



I know, but a year on the smell is still there, there must be something causing it and I thought they would do some investigation into it. All they did was run the tap, said the drain was clear and told me to pour disinfectant down it. I poured bottles of the stuff down it. Something must be causing the smell?

hilarymartie

I know, but a year on the smell is still there, there must be something … I know, but a year on the smell is still there, there must be something causing it and I thought they would do some investigation into it. All they did was run the tap, said the drain was clear and told me to pour disinfectant down it. I poured bottles of the stuff down it. Something must be causing the smell?


That's the trouble with policies like this - they'll deal with an immediate problem, such as a blockage, but they rarely cover dealing with the underlying cause. In your case, it may well be that the problem is with the main drainage system, rather than your own drains. Maybe worth a call to your local water/sewerage company - it won't cost anything to have it investigated, and there might be a simple answer.

Newbold

That's the trouble with policies like this - they'll deal with an … That's the trouble with policies like this - they'll deal with an immediate problem, such as a blockage, but they rarely cover dealing with the underlying cause. In your case, it may well be that the problem is with the main drainage system, rather than your own drains. Maybe worth a call to your local water/sewerage company - it won't cost anything to have it investigated, and there might be a simple answer.



Cheers Newbold. I actually had scottish water out last week to clean out the Toby and never thought to ask them about that. It only happens in the main bathroom, no where else in the house so I thought it must be something in the house. I didn't use the main bathroom much as I have an en suite so might be something to do with that too but was happening too regularly to be the trap constantly drying out. I've actually just moved out and have tenants in now. I told them about it and advised the disinfectant remedy and they haven't said anything more so I'll just leave it be for now. I'm sure they will make much more use of the main bathroom so might not have the issue. That reminds me, the policy is due to expire in March so I may as well phone homeserve now and cancel as doesn't apply to landlord.

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I had a problem a couple of years ago with a leaking waste pipe and they came out and fixed that no problem, was paying a lot more at the time, so for £6 think its worth taking the insurance out again.

I wonder if they would have covered my leaking outside tap? I ended up calling a plumber out last week.

doesn't seem to work

hilarymartie

I wonder if they would have covered my leaking outside tap? I ended up … I wonder if they would have covered my leaking outside tap? I ended up calling a plumber out last week.


yes they would - I had exactly the same issue as you, called them at 9Am, plumber arrived at 15PM , brand new outside tap. well happy paying 50p a month for this. waiting to see what the quote is for the following year. So yes I can recommend this.
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