I received a home warranty when I bought my home from the estate of the previous owner. It proved valuable, since the previous owner had not kept up maintenance for some years. The warranty paid for replacement of the frozen main water shutoff, fixing an unsteady toilet and fixing a leaky tub drain fixture. That said, the quality of some of the work was not great. The toilet was unsteady because the tile floor on which it sat was uneven. The "fix" made was replacement of the wax sealing ring, which made the toilet steady for a few months but was not really a permanent fix. I ultimately set the toilet in a bed of grout to get a lasting fix. The second issue I had with the quality was that the "fix" for the tub leak would have left me with a $7 plastic drain in place of the original Eljer chrome plated, solid brass, triplever pop up bath drain which would cost about $400 were it still available. Fortunately, I watched the plumber closely and stopped him when he uncased a reciprocating saw. Rather than go to the store to buy a replacement washer, he intended to simply destroy the fixture and put in a cheap plastic one which he already had in his truck. The servicepeople which the home warranty companies send out are the low bidders and they have little incentive to do what's best for the homeowner. All systems and appliances must be in proper working order on the Effective Date of the service contract, as set forth in the schedule page accompanying this Agreement. Any pre existing conditions or defects causing the malfunction of system or appliance during the term will not be covered by this Agreement. If a defective or malfunctioning system or appliance is discovered by an inspection company prior to the transfer of ownership of the property or by a utility company at the time of the transfer of ownership, said condition shall be deemed a pre existing condition and not covered under this Agreement. 6. 1. 2.
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If you have older appliances or an older home, repairs are far more likely.