Are underground pipes any different?
Water, gas and sewage service pipes often run under your garden to your property. So too do cables for electricity and cable TV. You're responsible for the pipes that run underneath your land.
While trace and access cover is important for finding a problem with a damaged service pipe, you’ll need to check whether your insurance covers the cost of repairing the pipe too.
Hopefully you’ll never need to rely on trace and access cover, but it’s comforting to know that it’s there just in case. Check your policy documentation or call your insurance provider to check whether your policy includes trace and access as standard. Or use our comparison service to compare home building insurance and find a policy with trace and access cover.