STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent State of the Union address acknowledged America's "aging infrastructure badly in need of repair." Similarly, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given the U.S. water infrastructure a grade of D- and noted that many water mains are beyond their designated life span. The American Water Works Association's recent "Buried No Longer" report brings this issue to light even further, and notes, "the replacement era has arrived." Because water main breaks are a daily occurrence across the US, it is likely that the water service lines connecting these aging mains to households are at risk of failing as well.
HomeServe is raising homeowner awareness of this hidden threat and providing affordable protection for failed residential water service lines. HomeServe, a premier provider of emergency repair service plans, is offering Water Service Line Protection Plans to homeowners in select states this month. This optional coverage provides two important elements for homeowners, protection from the unexpected cost of a water service line emergency and convenience of a local licensed contractor to make the repairs.
HomeServe works with thirty-two of the nation's leading water, gas, and electrical utilities to offer customer service plans. However, in select areas, HomeServe is also offering an affordable water service line protection plan directly to homeowners at under $5 a month.
"Utility leaders are at the forefront of our nation's effort to address this critical issue of aging infrastructure, by getting the word to their customers on how this could impact them," said Tom Rusin, Chief Executive Officer of HomeServe. "Until faced with an emergency repair, many homeowners are unaware of their responsibilities and what is needed. That's why we partner with utilities to assist their customers and with homeowners across America to offer peace of mind with our valuable service plans."
In addition to Water Service Line Coverage, homeowners in select areas, including Indiana, are also being offered Interior Gas Line Coverage plans that provide similar cost protection and convenience for quick repairs to the natural gas piping systems serving appliances inside the home and out.
HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is an independent provider of Emergency Repair Service Plans. Since 2003, the company has protected homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home emergencies by providing affordable coverage and quality service. HomeServe serves over 1.2 million homeowners in the US and Canada and dedicates itself to being a customer-focused company providing best in class emergency repair plans through utility partners and directly to customers. For more information about HomeServe, please go to www.homeserveusa.com, follow us on www.twitter.com/homeserveusa and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homeserveusa.