Plumbing & Drainage cover with no excess for only 50p a month for the first 12 months (£6 a year) - Homeserve
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Plumbing & Drainage cover with no excess for only 50p a month for the first 12 months (£6 a year) - Homeserve

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Found 18th Mar 2015
Think it is a real good price, especially as no excess

As a homeowner, you are generally responsible for the upkeep and repair of the plumbing and drainage system within your home and for the repair and maintenance of your water supply pipe, from the street boundary up to where it enters your home. In some cases responsibility for this pipe can be shared with neighbouring properties. With such complex systems, if you experienced a problem such as a burst pipe or a blocked drain, it could be expensive to put right. That's why we have teamed up with HomeServe to bring you Plumbing & Drainage Plus.

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.

This limited offer of £6 in the first year ends on 18 April 2015. Any applications received after this date will be processed at £12 in the first year.

118 Comments

Whats the deal if you live in a private block of flats? is there are point getting this then?

Presumably, every Owner would be billed in the block hence making it cheap without this insurance?

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goldengirlz

Whats the deal if you live in a private block of flats? is there are … Whats the deal if you live in a private block of flats? is there are point getting this then?Presumably, every Owner would be billed in the block hence making it cheap without this insurance?



I thought the offer is for homes only?

£96 next year if you don't cancel. Tempted, but worried I may forget to cancel.

Bear in mind, if you set up a direct debit, unless you cancel, it will automatically be renewed, at £96 for next year.

You can pay by credit card if you want.

i can't think of a time in 50 years when either i or anyone else has ever had a problem with their drain... isn't this just a little bit like having volcano insurance?

Banned

Very good deal..super hot..I am currently using them,, but I took for £ 12 per year.. My kitchen deck mixer was dripping. i I phoned them they came in and fitted the brand new one. Without any hassle and extra money.
After a week the my bathroom cistren was broken and they again came in and replaced it without any problem.
Nice experience so far.

bubblegum2910

Bear in mind, if you set up a direct debit, unless you cancel, it will … Bear in mind, if you set up a direct debit, unless you cancel, it will automatically be renewed, at £96 for next year. You can pay by credit card if you want.



Credit card payment will be automatically taken at renewal as well.

Paid £60 for a blocked kitchen waste pipe 2 months ago. So a good deal.

Be prepared for endless cold/marketing phone calls from this company

was getting three calls a day when I cancelled - probably wouldn't recommend given the hassling they gave me.

marineville

i can't think of a time in 50 years when either i or anyone else has ever … i can't think of a time in 50 years when either i or anyone else has ever had a problem with their drain... isn't this just a little bit like having volcano insurance?



I get a blocked drain because of neighbours stuffing nappies (all the more galling if like us you used re-usable nappies so didn't produce the waste in the first place) and stuff like that, down the drain, probably once or twice every 2 or 3 years (although there was a point where it happened almost every time there was a storm).

I think my house was the lowest point in the system, of course if you can't prove who's put the stuff down the drain, you've got to bite the bullet and pay, my local council charge £140+ to unblock a drain, makes the homeserve price seem pretty reasonable, they guy who sorted the problem last time was brilliant, not at all as the reviews often given, might lead you to believe.

Clearly not for everyone, but if you've ever had problems with your drains, you might consider this good value. And before anyone suggest drainage rods, I tried, it wasn't very pleasant and didn't work.

mike

Note you can be a "new customer" every year. I asked them on the phone at the end of my last year. Just go back online and sign up. They will send you a letter before renewal. If you forget to cancel you can't blame them.

Use a pre-paid card like Pockit and don't leave a sufficient balance to allow it to renew automatically.

Derek_Duval

Credit card payment will be automatically taken at renewal as well.


mjbuckhurst

I get a blocked drain because of neighbours stuffing nappies (all the … I get a blocked drain because of neighbours stuffing nappies (all the more galling if like us you used re-usable nappies so didn't produce the waste in the first place) and stuff like that, down the drain,



All shared drains are now the responsibility of the sewage/water company, from the point of the join downwards. You were never liable for any costs for that problem.

mjbuckhurst

I get a blocked drain because of neighbours stuffing nappies (all the … I get a blocked drain because of neighbours stuffing nappies (all the more galling if like us you used re-usable nappies so didn't produce the waste in the first place) and stuff like that, down the drain, probably once or twice every 2 or 3 years (although there was a point where it happened almost every time there was a storm).I think my house was the lowest point in the system, of course if you can't prove who's put the stuff down the drain, you've got to bite the bullet and pay, my local council charge £140+ to unblock a drain, makes the homeserve price seem pretty reasonable, they guy who sorted the problem last time was brilliant, not at all as the reviews often given, might lead you to believe.Clearly not for everyone, but if you've ever had problems with your drains, you might consider this good value. And before anyone suggest drainage rods, I tried, it wasn't very pleasant and didn't work.mike



FYI, shared drains are the responsibility of the water companies. So if there is a blockage caused by a neighbour which affects you and the blockage is past your boundary then the water board will unblock it at their cost. Thats what happened in my experience.

Do they check condition of your system first in case of current issues?

Derek_Duval

Credit card payment will be automatically taken at renewal as well.



Nope, they don't auto renew when paid by credit card. Just sorted mine again for this year and I'm 100% sure on this.

dude_1234

Very good deal..super hot..I am currently using them,, but I took for £ … Very good deal..super hot..I am currently using them,, but I took for £ 12 per year.. My kitchen deck mixer was dripping. i I phoned them they came in and fitted the brand new one. Without any hassle and extra money. After a week the my bathroom cistren was broken and they again came in and replaced it without any problem.Nice experience so far.



I think the cover you are referring to is not at all what this deal is.....I doubt very much a dripping tap or faulty cistern is covered. This is for blocked or collapsed drains, burst water pipes, replacement stop cocks etc.

muffboy

I think the cover you are referring to is not at all what this deal … I think the cover you are referring to is not at all what this deal is.....I doubt very much a dripping tap or faulty cistern is covered. This is for blocked or collapsed drains, burst water pipes, replacement stop cocks etc.



Did you you check the site? I did "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."
So I guess you're wrong.

muffboy

[quote=dude_1234]Very good deal..super hot..I am currently using them,, … [quote=dude_1234]Very good deal..super hot..I am currently using them,, but I took for £ 12 per year.. My kitchen deck mixer was dripping. i I phoned them they came in and fitted the brand new one. Without any hassle and extra money. After a week the my bathroom cistren was broken and they again came in and replaced it without any problem.Nice experience so far.



I think the cover you are referring to is not at all what this deal is.....I doubt very much a dripping tap or faulty cistern is covered. This is for blocked or collapsed drains, burst water pipes, replacement stop cocks etc.
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Err yes, it confirms that minor issueds for example, a dripping tap, is covered along with huge catastrophes like the said volcano erupting!

This company plagued me with cold calls / letters a few years back despite never showing any interesting in their 'product'. It's for that reason that I'm out

I had mine for a year for £12 then I had a renewal for £129. so I decided to cancel it.

I've heard this company are scumbags and avoid paying out in virtually any case

signed up just to get them to unbolck my rainwater drain (ive checked on their infographic and that part is covered) so for 50p if they come and clear it i'll be very happy)

We currently have a lead pipe from the mains supply to our house.

Would we be able to claim a replacment new plastic pipe should we have a leak on our boundry ?

Excellent cover for so little cost. Our internal stopcock couldn't be moved and within 24 hours they sent a plumber to fix it at no cost. Worth every penny. If you pay by cheque you avoid having to automatically pay an increase premium the following year.

I guess it's down to individual experience and sadly in my own experience, who you get when you call and if they can be bothered to do their job properly from the onset, instead of the computer says no. I have received a good service from them and had no problems at all when I called with a leak under my bath, which was covered by the way. For £6 a month this is fantastic, you couldn't but the pipes (or alternative equipment needed) from b&q or wherever you choose to shop for this price, and you don't have the hassle. In my humble opinion I think it's a good deal and no the next year's payment is not taken unwittingly.

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spanglish03

I guess it's down to individual experience and sadly in my own … I guess it's down to individual experience and sadly in my own experience, who you get when you call and if they can be bothered to do their job properly from the onset, instead of the computer says no. I have received a good service from them and had no problems at all when I called with a leak under my bath, which was covered by the way. For £6 a month this is fantastic, you couldn't but the pipes (or alternative equipment needed) from b&q or wherever you choose to shop for this price, and you don't have the hassle. In my humble opinion I think it's a good deal and no the next year's payment is not taken unwittingly.



It is £6 a year only 50p a month lol

Oops I meant a year, it's been a long night! 600 pennies a year :-)

flats and maisonettes aren't covered.

I took this out at 75p a month / £9 a year (offer came with my water bill).
After waiting the obligatory 14 days from the start date, I called them out to look at an unknown problem causing an awful smell in the downstairs toilet.
Got an appointment for two days later, and when they came the guy found a crack in the underground part of the stink pipe, as well as a very badly installed bend piece. Both of these were causing leakage into the soil, hence the smell.
He fixed both in four hours and the smell is no more.
I'm pretty sure that that amount of investigation and repair would have cost several times more than £9 if I'd had to call a plumber or drain 'expert' company, so I'm very pleased I have this.

Thanks OP.
Need boiler cover- any good one around? dont want 'excess' type.
Edited by: "urinthematrix" 19th Mar 2015

Might be a silly question but is it not possible to just cancel the renewal after you've signed up? Or can you only cancel it once renewal comes around?

alwatson

Might be a silly question but is it not possible to just cancel the … Might be a silly question but is it not possible to just cancel the renewal after you've signed up? Or can you only cancel it once renewal comes around?


+1 (i would like know this too)

amz321conr

Paid £60 for a blocked kitchen waste pipe 2 months ago. So a good deal.



or you could have bought a long two metre waste pipe unblocker for a pahnd... saved yourself 59 quid!

urinthematrix

Thanks OP.Need boiler cover- any good one around? dont want 'excess' type.


http://www.swinton.co.uk/home-insurance/home-emergency-cover
been with them 3 years. you have to service your boiler your self (£50-60).had to call them 3 times so far no issues at all. two type of cover available £4.99 and £6.99 per month.

I took this offer up in January. My front rainwater gutter drain is slightly blocked and for 50p a month think it's worth a punt.

Gonna give them a ring within a week and see if they can unblock the drain as it goes under my brick paved driveway! Rod anyone.......

Derek_Duval

£96 next year if you don't cancel. Tempted, but worried I may forget to … £96 next year if you don't cancel. Tempted, but worried I may forget to cancel.



That's what phone reminders are for!

I always set one up for "free trials" etc been switching between Google Music, Deezer and Spotify for 2 years using this method to prompt me to cancel....So far 2 years music has cost me £0.99p x 2 = £1.98

Been doing the same between Amazon Prime, Netfix and Now TV for my TV lol

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