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2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.36/5
  • 5 stars
    171
  • 4 stars
    77
  • 3 stars
    39
  • 2 stars
    32
  • 1 stars
    126
Based on 445 ratings submitted in the last year

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    2-10 Home Buyers Warranty has protected more than 6 million homes over 40 years. With a home warranty, when a system (heater, air conditioner, hot water heater) or appliance (refrigerator, stove, microwave) break due to normal wear and tear, homeowners are offered budget protection to complete the eligible repair. Seven out of every ten homes will experience a system or appliance failure yearly.

    "LONG LIVE HAPPY HOMES®" says it all.

    BOTTOM LINE

    2-10 Home Buyers Warranty has plans to cover appliances and systems for all homes and structural coverage for new homes. While coverage isn’t as extensive as other providers, 2-10’s plans are slightly more affordable than the competition.

    PROS

    • Structural warranties for new homes
    • Flexibility in selecting service providers
    • Provides essential coverage
    • Roof leak coverage available

    CONS

    • Service call fees can be high
    • Some state restrictions

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer

    The repair person was here in no time and took care of it. He came in, detected the problem, knew what the solution was, ordered the part that was needed and fixed it. 2-10 was also proactive and thought ahead for me. They were gonna be calling me back if I had any other problems.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer

    The air conditioning no longer blew hot air and the experience when I submitted the claim to 2-10 was fantastic. It was called in on a Friday and they said that I might not hear from the contractor until Monday but we heard from them on a Saturday. They were out within 24 hours.

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      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty plans

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty gives homeowners around the country peace of mind and financial protection, helping minimize the burden of costly repairs. A 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty service agreement gives homeowners nationwide access to a network of more than 6,000 authorized, independent service contractors. They can also access an online Homeowner Portal to manage their account, request service and renew their service agreement.

      Coverage packages cover the cost of repairing or replacing certain systems, including parts and labor, for one low service call fee.

      2-10 service plans are not available in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota or Wyoming.

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty cost

      The monthly cost for 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty starts at $19 for systems and appliances coverage. Your total cost will vary by plan and your selected service call fee, which range from $75–$100. Their monthly rate comes at a lower cost than the industry average, while their service call fee runs slightly high. If you select any add-on coverage, this will also increase your monthly payment.

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty coverage

      The company’s Systems and Appliances service agreement covers the repair or replacement of major home systems and appliances, including parts and labor.

      • AC/freon split system
      • Furnace
      • Plumbing
      • Water heater
      • Electrical panel/wiring
      • Refrigerator
      • Oven
      • Dishwasher
      • Built-in microwave
      • Disposal
      • Trash compactor
      • Washer/dryer

      Optional coverage: Available for home buyers, 2-10 offers optional coverage at an add-on rate for the following items: pre-season HVAC tune-up, extended pipe leak, roof leak, septic system, pool/spa equipment, water softener, well pump.

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty coverage exclusions

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty covers the failure of systems and appliances due to normal wear and tear. Pre-existing conditions will only be considered for coverage if they were unknown and could not have been detected by visual inspection or simple mechanical test. 2-10’s service agreement does not cover damage due to misuse or abuse or natural disasters. They also won’t handle hazardous materials, like asbestos.

      As is typical with most home warranties, 2-10 does not cover cosmetic defects. In the event a replacement item is provided, there are no guarantees they’ll match the existing brand and color of your current item.

      Code violations and haul away services are only covered with the Supreme Protection add-on and HVAC Plus plan add-on. Commercial appliances are not covered under the warranty.

      There may also be item-specific exclusions. These will be listed in your contract, so be sure to look for these and understand your coverage. Often, parts and components deemed non-essential to the core function of the item may be excluded. For example, while most of your kitchen appliances may be covered, parts like glass, shelves and accessories may not be covered.

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty coverage limits

      2-10 Home Buyer’s Warranty lists the maximum aggregate liability for all claims in a contract term at $25,000. This is one of the higher limits we’ve seen. There is also an item specific limit on certain appliances and systems. This is the maximum 2-10 will pay for the repair or replacement of the item within one contract term.

      Item2-10’s coverage limit
      Built-in or sealed refrigeration units$2,500
      Faucet repair and/or replacement$150/faucet
      Toilet replacement, in the event of sediment/ calcium build-up$300/toilet
      Limited roof leak$1,000/term
      Septic system$500/term
      Swimming pool$1,000/term
      Well pump$500/term
      Steam, hot water heat, hydronic systems, geothermal and water source systems, air conditioners, high-velocity systems$1,500/term
      Concealed or concrete encased items pertaining to ductwork, water, gas, drain, piping, leaks, breaks and wiring$500/term
      *Limits subject to change. Check your service agreement for up-to-date numbers

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty FAQ

      Is a home inspection required by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty?

      No, a home inspection is not required to get coverage from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.

      Can I choose my own service provider?

      Maybe. In the event that a 2-10 authorized contractor is unavailable, you may be able to select your own technician. The technician will diagnose the problem and then call 2-10 for prior authorization before beginning the work.

      Is there a cancellation fee for 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty?

      Yes. A $25 processing fee will be applied to your cancellation. Cancellation within 30 days entitles you to a full-refund less this fee, while cancellation after 30 days will receive a pro-rated refund. Cancellation must be submitted in writing via email.

      How do I request a service from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty?

      Claims can be submitted online through the 2-10 homeowner portal or by calling their toll-free number. Both methods are available 24/7, and you can log in to the homeowners portal to check the status of your request at any time. To request service from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty:

      1. Submit a claim to 2-10.
      2. 2-10 will assign and dispatch a service contractor.
      3. Dispatched contractor will diagnose and repair the item if it’s covered under your warranty.
      4. You will pay the service call fee.

      Emergency service: In emergency situations, 2-10 will make every effort to expedite a technician to your home within 24 hours.

      Is 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty worth it?

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty gives homeowners around-the-clock peace of mind should something in their home break. In business for nearly four decades, the company has accrued valuable experience taking care of homeowners around the country. Homeowners should be prepared to pay a service call fee for each separate service request. Overall, we found the pricing fair and the coverage adequate, if a little less comprehensive than other plans available. If you’re looking for straightforward coverage of your major systems and appliances, 2-10 should fit the bill.

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      Rated with 4 stars
      Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
      Original review: Sept. 23, 2020

      My basement was flooded and 2-10 had PlumbRight come out. The guy came out and unclogged it. But I had to pay for the carpet cleaning people to come out. I also had to pay for PlumbRight to come back out because 2-10 wouldn't pay for it to be scoped, to run a camera down. Back in spring, I had an issue with my washer. They told me that that the piece for it wouldn't be in for a month. They paid not to replace the washer 'cause it was older. They just paid me for the part for $208. But I went back and forth with them forever about that situation.

      I don't like dealing with the automated system as far as where they want you to go online and submit. The way that system is set up like if you need to have multiple things done that are in different categories, that's not very user-friendly. If I call them and tell them my garage door doesn't open, my stove isn't heating up, and my AC has an issue, over the phone, they can place those three different orders as $100 each. But still I can take care of all three of them at once.

      When you go online and do it, it's not that simple for their customers to find their telephone number if they do need to call because they're really trying to make you use their online system. The online system is very difficult to maneuver through and to file a claim doing it that way. Then when you do call them, they give you too much runaround. The phone number is not accessible very easily on their website. By the time you do call in, their phone service part for you to get to the part that you need has too many steps. It's not user-friendly either. It ends up hanging up on you because you've said something wrong or it can't understand you, or you end up just finally giving in and just pushing a random button to get to an actual human. Then that human still has to forward you to the correct department.

      When my basement flooded, even though it literally took me about 30 to 45 minutes to get somebody back on the phone, they gave me a company, Jeffersontown Plumbing, that did not respond. I called that company. I started calling them before they closed but they didn't respond then. It kicked to their emergency number and I called their emergency person repeatedly. Then I called back in to 2-10 and it was about a 30, 45-minute situation for me to get ahold of 2-10 again. By the time I got them live, I told them, "My basement is flooding. I need somebody now. I don't have time to keep waiting."

      The rep changed it to an emergency so it's a good thing I asked because this could have been blindsided if I hadn't. I asked if they could tell me who the company would be. I made the assumption that when they moved it from a regular phone call to an emergency, they would change the company. But that was not the case. They just flagged it differently in the system for the same company. When she told me it was still Jeffersontown, I told her I needed a new company because I called them before they went off the clock but nobody responded. She had to go to a supervisor and request to give me PlumbRight. But it's not like this has happened all the time. Once you start dealing with a company, it's pleasant. I haven't had a bad experience dealing with their subcontractors.

      I've recommended 2-10 more than once. I do let people know those two things but when I finally do get to a human to tell them what my needs are, the process is very simple. They are quick about telling me if it's in my coverage or no and getting me assigned to somebody. I do know other companies that charge less though. I've got some friends that use some of the other companies that charge like $75. My other battle with them is I refuse to pay outrageous money. I've been with them since '09 and this is the first time when I renewed this year, they sent me a thing in the mail and told me I was going to pay $94 a month. I said, "Absolutely not. I'm not paying your $94 a month." I started with this company paying maybe $50 and now I'm up to $60.

      2-10 Home Buyers Warranty response

      Hi there Diyana, we’re glad that we could help resolve your service request. More importantly, we appreciate your honest feedback about the issue you had throughout the service request process. We want to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to make the service request process a positive experience for you.

      If you’d like to discuss more, please send us a private message here.

      Thanks again for your feedback..

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      Rated with 4 stars
      Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
      Original review: Aug. 29, 2020

      When we purchased the house, I had it inspected and I paid for everything. The person who represented the owner said that the house was waterproofed for flooding. But mud clogged back up in the sump pump and came back up in my house. I put the claim in and the contractor came. I had flood in my basement and it was supposed to have been waterproof down there. It was supposed to not leak. It ruined a lot of stuff down there. They gutted out everything down there. I'm waiting for them to come back for the rebuild. But from my understanding when talking to another representative from 2-10, they said the warranty didn't cover flood and sewage. Our basement is in ruins and I'm not a happy camper right now.

      I went through my homeowner's insurance and I don't know what are the portion that 2-10 can do. When I spoke with them, I went through the claim with a plumbing part, and then the tech told me that I needed to run another pipe to go out to the extension of the house to let the water flow that way. Then that way, it wouldn't come back in the house. So someone had to pay someone to do that.

      The contractor left their equipment in here for about five days, came back, and picked it up that Monday. I asked them what would happen next and the guy said that the adjuster will come out for a rebuild to assess. Because I have to replace one of my doors, the vanity in the bathroom, plus the walls down there, where they cut all around there. This will cost about $280,000 and I haven't even been in the house for two months. But right now, I have to wait for the assessor adjuster to come back out so they can put the house back together downstairs because they had to cut out the drywall all the way around.

      I need to know everything that 2-10 covers and do not cover. I understand I had to pay the co-pay whenever there's a claim. But I would like that everyone be upfront with me about this. Someone from 2-10 should've came out and spoke with me as we took over this house and explained to me the coverage of the warranty. Also, every time I try to get on the website, the account is still under another name. It wouldn't let me go in there under my own name. When I called them, they said they see that I was the new homeowner. But it was crazy because they told me to go on the website and do my claim that way. But I'm not able to do it that way.

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        Rated with 4 stars
        Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
        Original review: Aug. 9, 2020

        I had some trouble with the water heater. The first time, it really wasn't handled. The first contractors that 2-10 sent out installed some sort of a relay valve. All my faucets were running nothing but hot water, even the cold was hot. I had hot spots on the floors. The water was running too hot through the house. And they installed this valve saying it should have had been initially. They even charged me for that. The original contractor put the valve in, and it didn't do any good. I put it back on the warranty again. Another contractor came out and just turned the heat down and unplugged my recirculating pump which creates hot water. So now, I have cold water but it takes forever to get hot. I was kinda at a loss one way or the other, but at least I have the opportunity to get cold water now.

        My floor is not buckling anymore and my floor’s not hot. My ice maker doesn't freeze up within every week and I have to defrost it because it's taken hot water. My clothes aren't shrinking anymore, which is great. So if I gotta wait a little while for some hot water, I will. That's what I'm living with because we’re not gonna jackhammer the floor out. Nothing would cover that.

        2-10 came with the purchase of my home. I intend to continue with it because they did have contractors that show up and it’s inexpensive, so I will continue to use the product. I used them for my downstairs air conditioning that stopped working. I had a guy come out and he said it was installed improperly and he had to fix it. He had to get a part so we didn't have any cold air for a week or two. He was knowledgeable and he did a good job. Then I've had some issues on my toilets. The toilet was installed too close to the wall so it's making black mold on my wall, but they said they can't fix that. They would have to jackhammer the floor out, but they said the warranty would cover that. So I am gonna have the floors replaced. So I'll have them back out to do something with that.

        I tried to do another claim yesterday. They rejected it saying that it had already been reported too many times and they couldn't do anything about it. My toilet that they worked on needs to be reseated because it's making a horrific smell, but I’ll have to do that myself because they rejected that one. Other than that, 2-10 really follows up well. Their communication is really good. The contractors are effective. It was a little imperfect, but overall, it's been good. And they actually show up. To find contractors in this area to show up when they say they're going to do and do what they say they're gonna do, even if they don't do it perfectly, is next to a miracle. That's the best part.

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        Rated with 4 stars
        Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
        Original review: July 29, 2020

        It was pretty confusing to submit the claim at first because we were first-time homeowners. Going on to the website and checking out things that qualify and things that didn't qualify to be claimed was a ton of stuff to sift through. The first claim that we had was a leak in the pipes. We didn't know it was a plumbing issue because it was in the wall so we didn't know if we could claim it or not. We worked with 2-10 and they contracted someone to come and look at it, which was an immediate $100 deductible without really knowing what was going on. We put in the claim on Saturday and the tech came out on Monday. At that point, we only knew that there was a leak coming through our ceiling in a bedroom downstairs. With us being first-time homeowners, we were kind of freaking out a little bit. We were thinking if it was gonna be a massive build and if it was not claimable or if it was going to be claimed.

        Reading all the fine print and trying to figure out what the issue looks like without actually knowing what the problem was was extremely confusing. Once the tech came out, he had to tear into the ceiling and into the wall. We found out that none of the drywall stuff was covered but then the plumbing ended up being covered. But the second claim was pretty straightforward. Our water heater went out and the same contractor came out. He took one look at it and found that it was a leak in the back. This claim was much easier. Everything was great. The contractor that we had was phenomenal. They diagnosed the issue pretty promptly. The tech came out pretty promptly. Given that we've had back-to-back claims within a four-week period, I'm on first-name basis now, so it was great to have somebody local. They've really worked with us and kind of given us a heads-up on everything.

        With regards to the write-up of what 2-10 provides and what they can provide, it's pretty detailed. But there's so much info there. Instead of having in text where it's just page after page after page of numbered lists, it would be easier if there was just a chart that said what covered and not covered for plumbing issues and then it had a table. Having it in a matrix would be easier to identify once the problem is identified because 2-10 can't do anything without us knowing what the problem is. It would be awesome if they could visually put the information in a little bit better and readable way. But we're happy that we had the warranty because it's already paid itself. The experience itself has been great. It's a one year warranty and we have six months left but so far, so good. The dispatch has been great. They've been pretty prompt within business hours.

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        Rated with 5 stars
        Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
        Original review: April 9, 2020

        My sister's a real estate agent. She sold us this house and we knew that it's old and it's been vacant for a while. She said, "Go 2-10. You don't wanna go the other companies because, well, they're a little bit harder." When the furnace broke, we got carbon monoxide poisoning a month after living in the house. I was like, "Oh, man. They're gonna say preexisting," and I dreaded it. I knew it was gonna be a fight. It wasn't a fight at all, and it was so reassuring because luckily we had a home inspection done, and there was no carbon monoxide at the time of home inspection. It was tested. It was then a blessing. Then the next week, the garage door opener went out. I was like, "Oh, this is gonna be a fight. I'm probably red-flagged already." It wasn't an issue. I will never buy a house again without the 2-10 warranty. My sister recommends their warranty to all of her clients.

        I love Mike, their rep. He's very helpful, goes out of his way, and is quite courteous. He makes a bad situation fun. The one thing that I hate about 2-10 warranty is that they use Elite Heating & Air Conditioning here on Omaha, and the co-owner, Julie, gave us the hardest time. At one point, I hung up on her because she was so incredibly unprofessional, and she called me back and said, "You know what, if you wanna play it like this, I can make it so that you don't get your heater approved because it's all about what I tell 2-10." I was so furious, but I had to play her game. I had to bow down to this horrible woman, but then when I found out that I could go with someone else and just do a payout, there was no way I was gonna give her my business. I didn't trust this woman.

        I complained about that to Mike, and I really hope they stop using Elite because if you look at the web pages for Elite, the majority of the complaints were, "I was forced to use this company because of my home warranty company." There's nothing nice written about this lady. It's all scathing and how unprofessional she is, and it's true. So, I pray 2-10 finds a different company.

        2-10 Home Buyers Warranty response

        Hi there Jenna, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. However, we are sorry that you had trouble with one of our independent service contractors. We appreciate your business and will continue working hard to keep you covered!

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        Rated with 1 star
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        Original review: Feb. 10, 2021

        It took 2 of the hottest summer months to have a new compressor installed in my HVAC system with 3 at risk seniors living in a home where the thermostat registered 89 degrees most of that time. It rained nearly every day, so windows could not be left open. NO ONE at the warranty company cared. As if that was not enough, I later needed a new refrigerator. My claim was submitted August 5, 2020. It is now February 9, 2021! 6 months have gone by! I keep getting the same old story. Your new fridge will be in next month! I finally agreed to accept the cash pay out, which is about half the price of a new fridge. I also insisted on the return of my $100. service fee. So, now I await payment! This company does NOT work with you! This company's workers do not communicate with each other! I should sue them for fraud, neglect, breach of contract, and stress!

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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: Feb. 6, 2021

        We have been trying to get 2-10 Home warranty to fix our hot water heater- been going on for over a month and still not fixed. No one else will come out of network as they want to only work with the homeowner. Also we are having electrical issues- been waiting for over a week for an update as to what they are going to do and nothing. Then today I get online and I see they closed it saying it was fixed. WHAT! I've paid two service fees and still nothing is fixed!

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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: Feb. 5, 2021

        2-10 sent Redo Appliance Repair 5 times to repair icemaker. They reported I did not know how to operate the ice maker. When I said it did not work they called me a liar. The ice maker is turned on. It fills up but will not dump automatically. $310. 5 service calls later no ice. And they refuse to talk to me. They turned it on 3 days ago. Still no ice. I called them for help. They said no. When I asked to speak to someone else she said no. When I ask for her name she hung up. I tried to call back to get my money refunded. I was told to get a repairman that I trusted and have him write up a detailed report.

        It was to be a free service call and diagnosis. I moved here in December 2020 and don't know any appliance repair people. When I do get a diagnosis they would not give me a phone number or e-mail to call or send it to. I can't get anyone to come out for free. I want my money back so I can pay someone to repair the ice maker. They said no. Terrible people to deal with. Please find a different warranty company. Anyone else has got to be better.

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        Resolution response: Feb. 12, 2021

        After contacting my local rep at my office, it was expedited and taken care of. I was very happy with the resolution taken afterwards.

        Original review: Feb. 3, 2021

        I personally do NOT / will NOT recommend 2-10 HW to anyone. Our home had 2 years free HW by our builders, so I sort of continue after 2 years expiration... Never placed any service call before. But, our Dish Washer got broken and I placed service all on Jan 11, and as of today (Feb 3), the issue not addressed. Tech called me very first day and asked me to send him the picture and what is the issue. He told me he would order parts and will come and fix it (within a week). And it is almost 4 weeks now. I have been calling 2-10 HW with no luck. Every time I called them, there were 15 - 20 minutes hold. Very funny, once I called and press option 1 for enrollment, and within 2 seconds, I got the rep to answer me. Beware of fraudulent service by 2-10 HW.

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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: Feb. 1, 2021

        Me and my family are struggling in the cold winter in Pennsylvania and our heating system broke. We have this 2-10 Home Warranty that covers it. But it's been a week since we are calling back and forth with the warranty company (2-10.com) and the servicing company. It is with 2-10.com right now and they are researching to keep their cost to the minimum. They haven't ordered the part for the repair as of this time. What should I do about this? Should I call a lawyer to deal with this scam? Or is there a consumer hotline?

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          2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Company Information

          Company Name:
          2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
          Company Type:
          Private
          Address:
          13900 E. Harvard Avenue
          City:
          Aurora
          State/Province:
          CO
          Postal Code:
          80014
          Country:
          United States
          Phone:
          800-743-4210
          Website:
          www.2-10.com