Now is the Time to Think About Frozen Pipes

Summer is ending – time to think about frozen pipes. As the weather begins to cool and we enjoy all those pleasures that come with fall, don’t forget that homeowners should be preparing so they don’t encounter an unpleasant surprise. On average, a quarter million homeowners experience frozen plumbing each year. With cold weather comes the risk […]

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The Fallout From Service Line Failures

Water damage to a home, whether from a sewer backup or an interior plumbing problem, is not something to take lightly – and, in some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover not only the plumbing, but the water damage to the home, unless the homeowner has purchased specific coverage, according to the Insurance Information Institute. In […]

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Three Environmental Factors That Cause Service Lines To Fail

Are your residents aware of their responsibility to maintain their water and sewer service lines? In the State of the Home Winter 2018 survey, 13 percent of respondents thought service lines are the responsibility of the municipality or utility, and 18 percent didn’t know who was responsible. Additionally, 11 percent thought their homeowners’ insurance would […]

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Six Tips To Help Residents Age In Place

Since Jan. 1, 2011, 10,000 Baby Boomers are eligible to retire daily, and Americans 65 and older will make up 19 percent of the population by 2030. Many of those Baby Boomers would like to stay in their own homes as they age – a trend called “aging in place” – born of their desire […]

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Homeowners Are At Risk For Frozen Pipes

Most homeowners are aware of the seriousness of their plumbing pipes freezing and why that situation can cause serious damage. However, many homeowners may not understand how to prevent frozen pipes. Encouraging your residents to learn how to winterize their home plumbing system – both inside and out – can pay off, especially since a […]

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Flashback Friday: In-home Plumbing Tips

Plumbing systems are pretty simple – they use pressure and valves and you just have to keep them dry and warm so problems don’t arise. Here are a few tips that can alert you to small problems in order to avoid bigger problems in the future. Warning signs of a potential in-home plumbing problem: damp […]

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Different Location, Same Problem

The same headlines appear around North America every day. “No water, school in area of Norton Shores due to water main break” “Traffic alert: Water main break leads to road closings, icy spots” “Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in Rhawnhurst” This list could go on for days. While the cities and street names may change, several factors are always the same: Water is […]

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Customers Around The Nation Delighted With Service Line Warranties Of America

We love sharing stories from satisfied customers about how our consumer brand, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA), has helped save them time and money. Whether it was a small clog or a total replacement, each customer will receive the same great service and full benefits of the coverage available in their city. The following […]

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Spring Campaign Reminders

Welcome to the spring campaign. Whether your city is a new or older partner, we’d like to provide you with some information to maximize homeowner participation. Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) has numerous resources at your disposal to help make your campaign a success, from press release samples to web banners. Your Regional Account Manager […]

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Burst Pipes Create Ice Home

Anytime you leave your home on an extended trip, it’s a good rule of thumb to turn off all the utilities – especially the water! This rule is especially important during the winter months when water could potentially freeze and then thaw causing pipes to burst. That’s just what happened in Detroit, Michigan a few […]

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