CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A broken water or sewer line qualifies as a major inconvenience. It can cost thousands of dollars to fix a broken line and you pretty much have to get it done immediately. And you probably will have no idea how to select a contractor. You'd think that homeowner's insurance would cover a broken utility line, but most only cover the cost to repair the damage from the break, not the break itself. That's despite the fact that -- or maybe because -- water and sewer line breaks are such expensive occurrences. That's why Service Line Warranties of South Carolina will begin offering affordable water and sewer line warranties to residents of much of South Carolina beginning February 6. "A utility line warranty is like buying the missing part of your home insurance policy," said Phil Riley, chief executive officer of Utility Service Partners, Inc., the parent company of Service Line Warranties of South Carolina. "Water line repairs can run from $1,200 to $2,000, while replacing a sewer line typically costs between $1,200 and $4,000. Nowadays most people are not in the position to write a check for that kind of money, nor do they want to take out a loan or put it on a high-interest credit card. But virtually everyone can afford a utility line warranty, which should never cost more than a few dollars a month." According to Riley, unlike insurance, which typically only provides financial reimbursements in time of need, warranties provide a complete service with no out-of-pocket expenses. "Service Line Warranties of South Carolina sends a local, qualified and reputable repair professional, whom we have prequalified, to investigate and fix the line break, usually within 24 hours," said Riley. "The customer does not have to evaluate contractors or take bids. We take care of everything and pay the contractor directly, up to the maximum of the warranty coverage." Service Line Warranties of South Carolina will now begin offering outside sewer and water line warranties to residents of Beaufort, Charleston, Florence, Orangeburg, Spartanburg and Sumter counties, beginning on February 6; the company will offer water line warranties only in Greenville, Pickens and York counties. The company previously offered water line warranties on a very limited basis in South Carolina in 2007. The warranty covers the utility line from the main line to the house and will cost $5.25 per month for water lines and $6.75 per month for sewer lines. Riley said that Service Line Warranties of South Carolina wants to make obtaining a utility line warranty as easy as possible. "We are giving consumers the choice of three payment plans, and any customer can cancel the warranty at any time without penalty," said Riley. "Maybe that's why surveys show that 97% of our customers who have had repairs would recommend our warranties to a friend or relative." Service Line Warranties of South Carolina (www.slwofsc.com), offers an extensive selection of affordable consumer warranties for outside and in-home utility lines. Service Line Warranties of South Carolina is part of Utility Service Partners, Inc., a family of companies that provide more than 350,000 active utility line warranties in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Georgia, Michigan and South Carolina.
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