At Colonial Home Warranty, we want our appliance and service warranties to make home ownership more manageable and affordable for you. We encourage you to read your home warranty contract so you can avoid actions that could jeopardize your coverage. As a general rule of thumb, keeping up with proper maintenance of your home appliances will keep your home warranty in good standing. Here’s what you need to know:
Rust and Corrosion
With proper maintenance, rust and corrosion should not be an issue for the systems in your home. If an appliance or system is damaged for one of these reasons, your coverage may be void. This includes rust and corrosion that cause malfunctioning of your plumbing, heating and cooling systems, water heater, or water pumps. Pay special attention to rust and corrosion development around your pool and spa areas.
Not sticking to your manufacturer’s recommended usage guidelines can mean your repair is not covered. For instance, if your garbage disposal breaks because you tried to put bones or non-food items down it, your home warranty likely won’t pay for the repair. Stick to the guidelines and try not to push your appliances to the limit, or you may face a repair bill that you have to cover.
Keeping up with home maintenance can help ensure that your home’s systems remain in working order. Certain things need to be maintained or replaced in your home on a set schedule, such as air filters. If one of your home systems becomes damaged because you didn’t stick to the recommended replacement or maintenance schedule, the cost of repair would become your responsibility.
If you’re unsure about what is and what isn’t covered in your Colonial Home Warranty plan, we’re always here to help. Check out our website to see the flexible coverage plans we offer and to view a sample contract. To learn even more, call us at (888) 481-3941 and find out how we can make home repair costs less of a threat to your budget.