Re: Cost of re-routing plumbing inside my Townhome
Posted by hj on January 02, 2003 at 08:41:07:
In response to Re: Cost of re-routing plumbing inside my Townhome
It could be either, but if it will cost $3,500.00 to repair the line, I would do it that way, since most of those leaks are a "one time thing", assuming the copper itself has not deteriorated. If that were the case, then the insurance company would have to either pay more, or opt to have it rerouted if that turned out to be the cheaper way. In any case, you would only be out the cost of your deductible.

: I live in a townhome community in northern california and we recently discoverd a leak under the kitchen slab. My insurance company sent a plumber to look at it and provide some estimates. Since I have a tiled kitched floor and the plumber does not know the extent of the leak, he suggested that he could reroute the plumbing of the home for less than $2000.00 from my pocket and he will charge my insurance about $3500 for the fix if it was to be done by opening up the slab. Does this sound reasonable or both my insurance agent and the plumber are colluding to get all the expense out of my pocket and keep the monies from the insurance to themselves.

: As a guidline, my home is 1680 sq.ft, 2 storey, no basement or crawl space, slab construction, 2.5 baths (2 tub/shower combination), 3 toilets, 4 sinks, 1 washer, 1 water heater, 1 dishwasher.

: Appreciate your help

: Regards,
: Apurva Patel

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