Happy Holidays from Service Line Warranties of Canada

On behalf of the Service Line Warranties of Canada team, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season filled with friends, family and good memories.

As you host get-togethers with your loved ones over the next few weeks, keep in mind some safe plumbing tips:

As always, the Claim Center will be open 24/7 through the holidays to service any water or sewer line problems.

Have a safe and happy new year!

Service Line Warranties of Canada’s affiliate, Service Line Warranties of America, Sponsors the Forever Young Ball in Atlanta

USP Advisor, Jim Hunt, speaks to attendees of the Forever Young Ball.

USP Advisor, Jim Hunt, speaks to attendees of the Forever Young Ball.

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania – Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA), a Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) company, was proud to be a Presenting Opportunity Sponsor for Mayor Kasim Reed’s 2014 Forever Young Ball honoring senior citizens on November 3 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

“The phenomenal success of the event is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm that Utility Service Partners displayed from the beginning of this partnership,” said Vanessa Manley of the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services. “This event would not have been a success without their involvement. Because of your contributions, we welcomed 5,000 seniors and recruited 300 volunteers to help provide an indelible experience for our seniors.”

Members of USP, Brad Carmichael; Tisha Hulburd; Atlanta Police Chief; Kelvin Cochran; Cathy Spain; and Jim Hunt.

Members of USP, Brad Carmichael; Tisha Hulburd; Atlanta Police Chief; Kelvin Cochran; Cathy Spain; and Jim Hunt.

The event featured a red carpet arrival, dinner, dancing and door prizes. Seniors from around the community were invited to the event, which was hosted by Mayor Reed and other celebrity guests. The event is a long-standing community tradition and a highly anticipated annual event.

“We were delighted to be part of such an incredible event,” said Brad Carmichael, Vice President of Business Development for SLWA’s parent company, Utility Service Partners, Inc. “The event was absolutely beautiful. We spoke with several seniors that look forward to this annual gala to honor those that created Atlanta’s remarkable history.”

About Utility Service Partners – Founded in 2003, Utility Service Partners, Inc. strives to be the leading provider of solutions to North American municipal and utility clients by delivering quality programs that bring value to both the client and their residents. Operating under the consumer brand Service Line Warranties of America, USP and SLWA are committed to addressing aging infrastructure across the nation through public-private partnerships.

About Service Line Warranties of America – Service Line Warranties of America is the brand used by the Utility Service Partners, Inc. family of companies. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, they are one of the nation’s largest and most trusted sources of utility line warranties, serving residential customers since 1996. After a decade in business, SLWA has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. SLWA is proud to partner with the National League of Cities to deliver this program. The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities, and serves as a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

 

Thanks to all our partners

Last week, Service Line Warranties of Canada’s parent company, Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP), was an exhibitor at the National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition, where organization leaders met with city officials from across the nation. Many of our current partners stopped by the booth to receive their participation certificate for the program. Be sure to check out images of the event on our Twitter page http://www.twitter.com/slwcnews.

Today, USP and affiliates would like to thank all of the current partners, customers and contractors that make the Service Line Warranty Program a great success, as well as the many organizations we partner with on a local, state and national level. You are what allows USP and affiliates the ability to provide warranty protection to homeowners around North America.

Thank you for your business and continued support.

Service Line Warranties of Canada

Winter Weather Tips

The winter weather months can be very hard on your home. From snow and ice to frigid temperatures – winter can destroy your home and property, but with a little preparation you can protect your home and family from the harsh elements. Additionally, record-setting snowfalls are also occurring in some parts of the country. With what could be a long winter ahead of us, take a few moments to prepare your home and family.

Inside the Home

  • If you have a working chimney, be sure to have it serviced before each winter season to ensure it is working properly and not obstructed. Chimney fires are very common in the winter months – even in serviced chimneys.
  • Keep an alternative heat source available in the event of extended power outages, such as a kerosene heater or access to firewood.
  • Ensure all smoke detectors are working properly. It’s best to test them once each season and change the batteries on Daylight Savings Time.
  • Install a thermostat timer that can be set to maintain a cooler temperature while you are away from the home – saving money on your heating costs.
  • Insulate walls and attics to keep heat indoors.
  • Caulk window strips and doors to prevent cold air from entering the home.
  • Insulate water lines that run along the outside walls of the home to prevent freezing.
  • Keep an emergency stock of nonperishable food and water to last at least two or three days in the event of heavy snowfall.

Outside the Home

  • Service any snow removal equipment prior to the snow falling.
  • Cut away tree branches that could collapse under heavy snow.
  • Invest in quality ice melt products that will continue to work even in the coldest temperatures before the snow begins to fall.
  • Bring pets indoors.

In the Car

  • Keep an emergency kit in the car in the event that you are stranded in the cold, which should include a blanket and nonperishable food and water to last at least two days.
  • Rotate and/or replace tires on your car to maintain the tread.
  • Keep the gas tank full to avoid fuel line freezing.
  • Check the fluids in your car to ensure proper functionality.

Following these simple tips will help keep you and your family safe this winter.