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Home Warranty Plans & Coverage

  1. Home Warranty
  2. Coverage
  3. Home System Warranty
  4. Interior Plumbing Lines Warranty Coverage
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Interior Plumbing Lines

Interior Plumbing Lines & Components Warranty Coverage

Your interior plumbing lines and components are an integral part of your home, and most plumbing repairs require professional help. Having the right coverage can make it a lot easier to keep things up and running. Rather than panicking when you discover a covered problem, you can simply place a service request online or call American Home Shield®.

American Home Shield will cover up to $1,000 should the contractor need to cut through concrete to access any system components.

Included with these plans

Shield Silver

Shield Gold

Shield Platinum

Interior Plumbing Lines & Components warranty coverage details

Clearing of lateral drain line stoppages up to 100 feet from access point, including accessible cleanout, p-trap, drain, or overflow access points
Leaks or breakages of water, gas, drains, waste, or plumbing waste vent lines and pipes that occur within the covered home
All parts and components of valves
Permanently installed ground water only sump pumps, including the battery if used exclusively for the sump pump
Clearing of sink, bathtub, laundry and toilet stoppages
Clearings of stoppages of mainline drain or sewer system lines from existing access or clean-out without excavation up to 100 feet from access point
Not Covered:
Septic tanks
Stoppages caused by collapsed, damaged or broken drain, vent or sewer lines outside the covered home's main foundation
Flow restrictions in fresh water lines
Bathtubs, sinks, bidets, shower enclosures and base pans
Water softener/filtration/purification systems
Waterholding/storage tanks
Saunas/steam rooms
Fire suppression or interior sprinkler systems
Radon systems
Location of existing access cleanouts; installation of clean-outs; and/or any stoppage that can only be accessed via an inaccessible location
Stoppages due to roots, lines broken or infiltrated by roots, or otherwise stopped by roots, even if within the covered home

Plumbing FAQs

Yes, all 3 of our home warranty plans cover the parts of interior plumbing lines and components during your 1-year agreement term. Please see the plan agreement for more detailed coverage information, limitations and exclusions.

All 3 of our home warranty plans include coverage for interior plumbing lines and components, including leaks and breaks of water, gas, waste, and vent lines, as well as drain line and sewer stoppages. We will also provide access to plumbing lines through unobstructed walls, ceilings, or floors, and will return access opening to a rough finish. Note that if plumbing is only accessible via a concrete floor, wall or ceiling, AHS will pay up to $1,000 per plan agreement term. Please see the coverage details on the page above or the plan agreement for more information on limitations and exclusions.

If we can’t repair your covered interior plumbing lines and components, we’ll replace them subject to the limitations and exclusions in your plan agreement and remove the defective item.

Yes, we cover clearing of mainline drain stoppages through an accessible cleanout up to 100 ft from the access point. However, we do not cover costs to locate/access cleanouts that are not found/inaccessible. We also do not install cleanouts. See see the plan agreement for full coverage details.

No, we are not responsible for any secondary incidental or consequential damage that results from a covered plumbing malfunction, including a service contractor’s delay to provide service. See the plan agreement for coverage details.

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Other home systems we cover

We protect the big and little things that keep your home running and humming

  • Air Conditioners
  • Heating Systems
  • Ductwork
  • Interior Electrical Lines
  • Built-in Exhaust Fans
  • Main Breaker & Fuse Panel Box
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Doorbells
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Water Heaters
  • Toilets
  • Faucets & Valves
  • Built-in Jetted Tub Motor & Parts