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What are the costs associated with Trace and Access?

In this article we take a look at how much Trace and Access costs, what it covers and what it doesn’t cover.

Trace and Access costs will vary between providers. Costs normally range between £400 and £600, excluding VAT. At Pinpoint we charge a flat fee of £425 ex VAT, (£525 ex VAT in certain areas of the country) with no hidden or additional costs.

What does Trace and Access cover include?

Trace and Access cover allows you to reclaim the costs of locating and exposing a water leak from your insurance company. A Trace and Access specialist will use a number of techniques to pinpoint the source of a water leak and then expose the leak – so that it can be examined and later repaired.

If your home insurance policy includes Trace and Access then you should be able to claim back the cost of tracing the leak, exposing it and repairing the damage (if any) caused by the process. This is normally capped at a maximum value, for example £5,000 – although it is important to note that this can differ by insurer.

What isn’t included with Trace and Access cover?

In the most of cases, Trace and Access cover does not include the cost to repair the leak. It only includes the cost to locate the water leak, expose it and repair any damage caused by that process. It wouldn’t, for example include the cost of repairing the leaking pipe – although some insurers may cover this cost.

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