As your home gets older, so does the exterior water service line that brings fresh water to your house. Leaks and breaks are usually caused by aging of the pipe, corrosion, extreme temperatures, settling or shifting of the ground. Most, although not all, homeowners are responsible for the cost of repairs, which means you could be faced with an expensive repair bill. If you're unsure about your responsibility for the exterior water service line on your property, contact your municipality or local water company.
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Exterior Sewer/Septic Line Coverage

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Exterior Sewer/Septic Line Coverage

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Why choose this plan:

  • 24-hour repair hotline
  • Local, licensed and insured technicians
  • One-year guarantee on all covered repairs

What's covered

  • Locating the blockage or collapse
  • Excavation to expose pipe
  • Pipe replacement or repair
  • Repair or replacement of seals and joints
  • Unblocking
  • Fitting external valves
  • Fusing
  • Welding
  • Pipe cutting
  • Backfilling of areas disturbed by repairs
  • Restoration of your pavement, yard, or landscaping disturbed or excavated as part of a covered repair on your property

The price tag for replacing a sewer/septic line averages $5,054.*

If your sewer/septic line fails, it can cause:

  • clogged/backed up drains inside your home
  • sewage flooding in your basement
  • sewage back up in your yard

As a homeowner, you may be responsible for the sewer/septic line on your property, and you may have to arrange and pay for any necessary repairs. This illustration shows the repairs that are performed on this line and how much licensed and insured plumbers would typically charge.

*Prices shown reflect national average repair costs within the HomeServe network as of June 2020. No charge for covered repairs.


Your sewer/septic line may weaken and break over time due to damage caused by normal wear and tear, including aging and ground shifting. Because this line is buried underground on your property and not typically inspected, a failure is almost impossible to predict. Without this optional coverage you may be faced with thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses if a breakdown occurs and replacement is needed.

With Exterior Sewer/Septic Line Coverage, eligible homeowners can avoid paying for the costs of covered repairs to the line that takes wastewater away from their home. Help get protection from time-consuming and expensive repair costs with Exterior Sewer/Septic Line Coverage, which includes up to $6,000 in annual coverage with 2 service calls up to $3,000 each for covered repairs. This protection covers all types of pipe material regardless of how old it is.

Frequently asked questions

What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel within 30 days of your start date for a full refund; cancellations after the first 30 days will result in a pro rata refund less any claims paid (where applicable). Most basic homeowners insurance policies do not cover repair or replacement due to normal wear and tear of these components. If you find you have similar protection, you can cancel and receive a refund of your service agreement fee, less any claims paid (where applicable).
What quality of repair can I expect?
Local, licensed and insured technicians perform covered repairs, which are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for one year.
Does my homeowners insurance cover this?
Many homeowners believe their utility companies or homeowners insurance is responsible for emergency repairs to the water, sewer, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, but the reality is that in many cases you, the homeowner, are responsible. Most basic homeowners insurance policies and local utility companies or municipalities do not cover repairs to or replacement of the major systems in and around your home.
Who is HomeServe?
HomeServe is an independent provider of home repair service solutions. For over a decade, we have helped homeowners protect against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, heating, and cooling home emergencies by managing affordable coverage, and offering a quality service. HomeServe, with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, serves more than 4 million homeowners in the U.S. and Canada and dedicates itself to being a customer-focused company providing best-in-class emergency repair services through leading utility partners, municipalities and directly to consumers.
What We Do?
Plans from HomeServe help protect homeowners from the high cost and hassle of covered emergency home repairs with repair service plans that cover parts and labor to repair critical electrical, gas, heating, cooling, and water systems. These affordable plans provide repair service in an emergency through our 24/7 repair hotline by local, licensed, and insured technicians and come with a one-year guarantee* on all covered repairs. *Surge plans have 90 day guarantee.

*Surge Plans include a 90 day repair guarantee.
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