First American Home Warranty Review
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First American Home Warranty is a California-based company founded in 1984 for the purpose of providing home warranty products and services in the United States. They provide coverage for home systems and appliance repairs for homeowners, sellers, buyers, and real estate agents. The company is BBB-accredited, with a B rating, and a four-star TrustPilot score.
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All the reviews are bad. Nothing is ever covered, first they say they don't cover routine maintenance,when the contractor tells them that's not the case the installation was done wrong, they don't cover that either. So what so they cover? Nothing!!!
Upon first use, the contractor sent to us to repair a stove was a no-show 3 times! After insisting on a different contractor, appliance was repaired in a fairly timely manner. Second use was very aggravating. I had a contractor, sent via First American, check my heating system related to extremely high electric bill. Upon initial assessment, it was found that my air conditioning systems compressor needed replacement (was only 1 yr old). Upon receiving a bill for $180 for "line maintenance" (a normal part of installation), I requested information regarding their dispute process. I was told (after a chuckle) "a dispute system? We don't have a dispute system". I was dumb founded!... Read More
The worst!!! If you call to place a claim or get info plan to be on hold for at least 1 hour. There is nothing in there website for comments. Their contractors ask you to sign a release if liability before they even service you so if they break something they do not want to be held responsible. Not worth the aggravation.
We are Realtors and have had many different home warranties over the years for our personal homes. We also sell over 50 homes per year and buy home warranties for our clients. Our first claim with this company for our dishwasher has been a total disaster. 20 days into the claim we still have a broken dishwasher. The first repairman that First American sent out said the dishwasher was installed incorrectly collected his $60 service fee and left. Since then we confirmed with Bosch the manufacturer and the company that istalled the 18 month old dishwasher. The error code states it is a drain pump failure and we confirmed it is installed properly. We are still arguing with First American... Read More
Be very careful using this company. They play games and at the end you end up paying a lot of extras that they considered modifications. My story begins with a air conditioner unit coil going bad. I have the Plus plan, it "supposedly" cover labor and parts. The game the First American decided to play is since they have to cut the old coil out and install a new coil... they called it modification to the unit. At an addition cost of 150.00. If you ask any technicians that work with air conditioners how do you replace a coil, ALL of them tell you you will need to cut the old out and weld a new one in. So basically First American refuses to pay for the labor. I will put them in BBB with a bad... Read More
This company has been a joke. They hardly ever answer their phone or get back with us when we have issues. They find loop holes for anything and everything they can to not cover what they should. Also the companies that they send out for service calls always try and sell something or some service that is "not covered" and make it a mandatory part of the service call. We got and kept this warranty for two years due to the age of our air conditioning units, and have called them for electrical, plumbing and air conditioning issues and every service call has been the same. They have all been a fight for coverage along with extra money out of pocket on things that "aren't covered". I would not... Read More
They are they worst home warranty Company and by the way I am 48 years old and have never given a bad review in my life until now, I put up with a lot but this is unexceptable. Let see I have been with them for 2 homes for over 15 years, I sold one of my house almost a year ago and after multiple calls they are still charging my credit card, my other house has a pool and they keep sending people out without letting us know they are coming and there are people there under the age of 18 without supervision. That is not just a bad company that is illegal. On the pool they are making up reasons to decline it and I have paid another Company to diagnose and now have to fix it because the pool... Read More
This has got to be the worst home warranty program on the market. My first claim with them was a nightmare and I'm really thankful it occurred within the first month of me having a contract with them so I still had the right to cancel my contract. They denied my claim for AC repairs and me a elderly person living in a house that was upwards of 90 degrees in the house. The contractor they sent out misdiagnosed what was wrong and also lost or stole all the Freon I had in my unit. Not only did I end up paying for the repairs but I also ended up having to pay for over three hundred dollars worth of Freon to be put back in my unit. This warranty program is a scam to take you for every... Read More
Was with them for 5 years. Called this past Sept. because of waste-water system leaking sewer gases -- H2S, CH4 (both TOXIC & FLAMMABLE) -- into home. -- It took them several weeks to get someone out here. -- They then denied coverage because they "don't cover odors". -- Explained to them that the "odor" was not the problem, it was just one SYMPTOM of the actual problem: ww stack leaking toxic gases. THEY WOULDN'T BUDGE from their "odor" stance. -- When they called to ask why I did not renew this year, I asked if they would cover some hypothetical problems -- including a ww stack leaking sewer gases. They said they would. But their actual response several months earlier... Read More
I do not see how First American Homes Buyer Protection program could be #4 on your list. Unless the other companies are worse than First American. First American does not care for their customers. They hire companies who are ill equipped and have poor ratings on Yelp.com. I have been a customer with First American Home Buyers Protection for close to 15 years and have paid my premiums in full each year and before the due date. I've made 3 service calls in all this time...and 2 of the issues were a simple fix and resolved the first time. Now that It has been determined that I have a much larger issue with my plumbing, First American are finding reasons to deny my claim and will... Read More
- 24/7 support whenever your appliances fail
- Large network of independent prescreened contractors and qualified technicians
- In business for over 30 years
- Good coverage on home systems
- Does not cover pre-existing issues
- They will replace items that fail if they can't be fixed regardless of age, make or model