First American Home Warranty is a leader in the home warranty industry, proudly serving homeowners for over 30 years. Our comprehensive plans protect homeowner’s budgets from unforeseen expenses due to normal wear and tear of a home's major systems and appliances.
First American Home Warranty has been in the industry for more than three decades. Although plans include some exclusions, the company’s add-on coverage allows customers to tailor the warranty to fit their needs.
- Termite coverage
- Available in California, Arizona and Nevada
- Pest control coverage
- Cancellation policy
- Not available in all states
I've had the First American Premier Plan for years. Their online claim portal is quick and easy. They have a repair company call the same day or next day and each company has got the job done successfully. I've had many home repairs fixed via First American, so I feel it has been worth the cost.Read Full Review
The contractor was exceptional! Arrived on time, professional and assessed the work needed to be done. He successfully completed the job within a couple of hours, and he left the bathroom clean and with a working toilet. I was very pleased with this entire process!Read Full Review
First American Home Warranty plans
In business for more than 30 years, First American Home Warranty offers comprehensive plans that protect homeowners’ budgets when critical home systems and appliances break down. When it comes to systems and appliances, there are no age limits. First American Home Warranty will cover a system or appliance provided it is in safe working order at the start of your contract no matter how old it is.
- Basic Plan: Covers essential kitchen appliances, plus washers and dryers.
- Premier Plan: Includes everything covered by the basic plan, plus coverage for home systems such as heating, electrical and plumbing.
First American Home Warranty cost
First American Home Warranty pricing for annual premiums range from about $300–$500. Prices can vary based on your home size and location, so it’s best to request a quote directly from the company to get a true picture of the cost to cover your house. The service call fee for basic plans is $60, which you’ll pay each time First American sends a technician to your home.
|Plan||Average monthly cost|
First American Home Warranty coverage
First American Home Warranty covers essential appliances and systems through their two plans. Their Premier Plan offers the most comprehensive coverage, while the Basic Plan is somewhat limited, covering appliances only.
Across their plans, First American Home Warranty offers coverage for the following items. Note that not every item is available on every plan:
- Ceiling fans
- Garbage disposal
- Instant hot water dispenser
- Microwave (built-in only)
- Trash compactor
- Water heater
- Air conditioning and heating
- Attic and exhaust fans
- Central vacuum system
- Garage door opener
- Plumbing system
- Plumbing stoppages
Coverage is also available for pest control services, including subterranean termite treatment.
A link has directed you to this review. Its location on this page may change next time you visit.
A home warranty is something that everybody should have. It's protection because you have issues and based on that, I went on and got the warranty with First American. It was a no-brainer for me. I also liked what First American offered. At the time, they had a good advertisement and the service was efficient. First American was also highly recommended to me by a close friend.
Claiming is no problem. You can either do it by a computer or by calling and you get a response from whoever is gonna do the service in less than 24 hours, at least I do now. If it's on a weekend, it might take a little longer but it's within 24 to 36 hours that you'll get a response. The claim representatives are also very efficient and professional. They know what their duties and responsibilities are and they set a good example for the company. Most of the providers have been pretty good as well. A lot of the technicians fulfill my needs and requirements. I had only one bad experience with one provider. I had a electrical problem with a wine cooler, and he called me and told me he was gonna get by between 2:00 and 5:00 but he never showed up. But as a whole, First American is very responsive to my needs and they have satisfied all of my needs and requirements.
Thank you Linwood for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we greatly appreciate it.
We've had First American for three and a half years and submitting a claim with them has been so far, so good. Everything’s also been good with the technicians and the quality of their work.
Hi William. Thank you for your review and for choosing First American.
I just purchased the house four years ago and wanted a home warranty. I looked at the reviews and gave First American Home Warranty a try. And so far, I'm satisfied. Submitting claims by calling in or online have both been pretty easy. My interactions with their reps were good. Plus, the interactions with the technicians have always been professional, quick and to my satisfaction.
Thank you Zakeya for your review.
Our ice maker claim was submitted five months ago and the gentleman who came out, Jeff, looked at the unit. He said that it needed to be replaced and that he was going to order it and it was gonna take a couple of weeks. He also asked me to close the call out and in my naiveness, I did. Two weeks later, I got a call from him saying the ice maker was in, so we did a service call agreement. When he was going to come out, he said he was backed up on another call and he needed to open up another four-hour callback time. I couldn't because I do shift-work and I needed to go in to work. We were going to do another callback, but I had to cancel the second time.
The third time, they cancelled on me again and I let it go, but I had somebody move in and we called Jeff back, but he said the call was complete and it wasn't. He asked me what kind of refrigerator I had and then said he'll deliver an ice maker from the warehouse. I live in a gated community and when he came to deliver it, he couldn't get in. I told him he would have to go around the other gate since the police department closed it down and he hung up on me after saying that it would have been nice to know before he drove all the way out. I thought this man was gonna be agitated and put my dog outside, but he was nice when he arrived. He put the ice maker in and said I was gonna have ice in four hours. When he came out, my friend and I watched a movie, came back, and we had no ice.
I called in the next day and got no response. It was the weekend, so I called on Monday and explained I didn't have any ice. Jeff told me to call my homeowner's company again and First American told me that because the call had been so long, I was gonna have to pay to have someone service out again. Jeff agreed that it was too long. One, I should have never closed the call out. Two, I had to convince him he replaced it. He knew the business and he knew exactly what he was doing, but I was willing to work with him to get the issue fixed. He said he would call me back, but he never calls back. He was rude and he hung up on me. My roommate, Jillian, heard him and asked to speak to him. We weren't gonna get far arguing, so I told her to go ahead.
She called Jeff this morning and he was irate with her as well. He said that we, women, do not understand that he was not gonna come out and we do not understand how ice makers work. He said it's been five months and he wasn't coming back out. She explained everything to him and when the call ended, he called her a ** and hung up. She called back wanting to speak to his supervisor and he said he owns the company. Jillian told him that we understood what he was trying to say and asked if he preferred to talk to our male roommate and he hung up on her again.
I was upset that he belittled us. He was irate from the beginning and he was extremely derogatory, demeaning and racist. He was not very professional or respectable. I called First American as soon as I spoke to Jillian and I spoke to a nice lady who apologized and said they were gonna send a different contractor. On a different note, I called for my washing machine recently and it was fixed and resolved through another company. I would recommend First American.
Hi Margaret. Thank you for the feedback. We will be looking into the situation you have detailed below and appreciate you bringing it to our attention.
I had First American when I bought my home and kept it. All the reps were very professional. However, when we called in and put in a claim, it seemed like it always showed some company that was not even here in the Palmdale and Lancaster areas. They were always contracting out to somebody that has to come up from the Valley and take an hour and a half ride to get to me. First American was right here in the area so, I had to go back and forth with them. I told them who I wanted and they told me that they may not be available. So then, I tell them that I understand they may not be available, but these are the people that I really want to come in my house.
First American had a company come here from down below and they were not professional and was rude. They did the work but I wasn't that satisfied. So, the next time that I had a situation that encountered that same type of work almost to be done, I told them I didn’t want these people coming back to my house. When I initially bought my home, I knew they were gonna call All American Plumbing. They were right here and not even 20 minutes away from my house. I knew who I was gonna be dealing with and if I needed to drive over there for something, I knew I can drive there to do it. These other people coming in from somewhere else act mad when they get here because they had to drive through all that traffic to get up here in the mountains where I live. We're in Antelope Valley but it's the mountains. So, people have to travel.
I would love for First American to take note and see what companies they have that have their businesses here and who have some availability. Also, you got to wait for the people to call. The rep from First American gave me the telephone number and name of the company which they told me to call if I didn’t hear from them on that day. In some cases, they do. However, in other cases, they will call you through the next day or two days later because of their scheduling.
I gotta be smart and when the rep gives me the number, I would call the contractors after we hang up. I would ask them if they see an order for me. They would check and if they were booked up, they would ask if it would be okay to have somebody the next day which would be fine. First American should let us know what and how many companies they have in the area. Their reps said they didn’t know because everything is computerized. They just put the information in there and it spits out these different companies.
A pipe burst in my laundry room and First American had the plumber come in to fix the problem. However, when it came down to the damage that the water did, I had to use my homeowner's insurance and they had to get in contact with our contractor that came here who got all that stuff out and re-put in all the drywall and stuff in my laundry room and redid it.
My daughter just recently got their plan from First American when they bought their home. I would recommend it because it's a thing that you need. Any homeowner should have something like that because it comes very handy. Going through trying to use your mortgage insurance is crazy. The more you use your mortgage insurance, the more it goes up, every time you file a claim. You gotta give the people $75 to come in and fix and repair or replace whatever the problem is and this is affordable.
Thank you Ida for taking the time to provide us with your review. We appreciate it and look forward to servicing you in the future!
When I bought the house that I'm living in four years ago, it came with a First American Home Warranty that was paid for one year. When I make a claim, a phone call is easiest. I tell them my problem and they ask for my number, address, or account number. They also ask on when they can send somebody out, and that they will have the people call me and set that up. If I go online, it will take me 20 minutes to get to the right place I need to be. Then, I'll put in the wrong information or push the wrong button, and it'll erase everything.
I moved in on October and 30 days after that, my hot water heater went out on a Wednesday, and Thanksgiving was Thursday. Everybody was off on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I called First American and told them about it, and that water was dripping out of it going down the drain, that it was not lit anymore, and it was leaking. They said that they would send somebody out, and they'd call me and set up a time that's good for me. They did that and they replaced the hot water heater including the little backflow thing that goes with it. It was $1,300 but they didn't bat an eye.
About a year later, my washing machine went out. I tried a different company because that company was cheaper. They said they'd send me $125 towards the purchase of a new one. I told them that the last company I had either fix or replace it and not give me $125 toward a new one. I got rid of them and I came back to First American. First American sent a repairman out here and he couldn't fix it. He said that the threads were shot on the drain thing and I gotta have a whole new basket and a rotary thing. It came up to be more money than buying a new machine so First American sent me an email saying to pick out a washing machine that I'd like. They gave me about nine choices and what they recommended wasn't the cheapest, but it was the biggest. It was good for a good-sized family so they delivered that, hauled away the old one, and set the new one up. How could I go wrong?
The last thing was a refrigerator that was leaking water out from underneath it and coming out in the front, and it was starting to warp my wooden floor. They sent a guy out from Sears and the guy said that sometimes those tubes get frozen, and when they do, the water backs up and ends up going up underneath the fridge. He aired it out with a heater thing, cleaned it all up and fixed it. It worked fine ever since.
I've had a lot of help from First American. I brag about them all the time 'cause they save me a ton of money. And with $66 a month, in 10 months, that's $660. That's not even half of what the hot water heater costs. I have gained more than I've spent with the hot water heater, the washing machine, and fixing the refrigerator. I got an outside freezer an outside central air conditioning, a central heat, forced-air heating that is down in the basement area, and all the other appliance in the house that are covered by them. If one of those goes out, then I've got to really make out 'cause those are expensive to replace. Just like the advertisement says, "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when." I'm totally satisfied with First American.
Thank you Bob for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are happy to hear about your experiences with our company. We look forward to servicing you in the future!
Our coverage with First American is going on four years now and up until about seven months ago, I was very pleased. An incident happened when we had a backup in one of the drain lines and we had to call out a plumber. The first time Zeus Plumbing came out was a year and a half ago. The guy put on a little rubber and called it a balloon. They stuck it into the line and turned the water on. It was supposed to handle the blockage. They opened it last time. But every six to eight months, the line would back up again and we'd have to call somebody else.
This last time, I wanted the contractor to look in the camera to find out because it seemed to be a recurring problem. So they put a camera in there, took a look and told my wife that it was really bad. We told them to go ahead and do the power jet thing for $350 to make sure it gets unclogged. It was some grease from the previous owners. But after it was all said and done, we had another plumber, who was recommended by First American, come out. They tried fixing the stoppage and then they told my wife they had to look at something else because there might be something else messed up in the line.
When the guy from Zeus Plumbing came back, he told my wife it was gonna be $19,000 to fix it. My wife told me and when I asked what he was doing, she said that he was gonna double check. 20 minutes later, he came back and told my wife it was gonna be $29,000 to fix this. His company called about three days later, wanting to know when they could come out and start doing the work for the $29,000. But I told them not to bother. I had some friends who were plumbers and I got somebody else to take a look at the line. He said that the contractor was trying to put one on us. The contractor had lied to my wife.
In the end, we had to pay $350 because Zeus Plumbing lied to First American. They said that they unclogged the line at 35 feet and that it was clean and cleared, but we insisted on them running the power jet thing. That was why they were charging $350. But the clog wasn't cleared and we didn’t request it. It was just a mess. I talked to the lady who handled the claim and told them that the contractor lied. I told First American to call Zeus Plumbing but of course, they said they did exactly what they said. So I was unhappy about that. It was a very bad experience and I told First American not to call Zeus Plumbing out here to my house ever again.
I also started reading my warranty. Zeus Plumbing only went 35 feet and the warranty said they could go up to 75. And after 75 feet, First American would have incurred the cost of using that machine to unclog it. This was mishandled. Some of the contractors that First American hired are not real good, and that’s one thing they might wanna check. They once sent somebody out to work on our air conditioning but the guy just stood outside. When he came back, he said our compressor was bad. He didn’t even do anything though. I was watching him.
So I called some people that I knew and they went out there. The guy was inside and outside for about four hours and he charged us like $148. There was totally nothing wrong with the compressor. All the contractor was trying to do was get a new compressor. So he was probably just going to leave the old compressor in, keep the new compressor, bill First American and then bill us. On the other hand, First American had replaced a dishwasher and done other work. They sent electricians out a couple of times before and everything was good. First American has been really good. As a matter of fact, I've recommended them to a coworker who just bought a home and he got the warranty through them.
Hi Jimmy. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We look forward to servicing your next claim!
I’ve had a better experience with First American Home Buyers Protection in the last month than I had in the last few years. They have been approving their claims faster, not denying them. They give a special window to the technician. They have a $500 limit and the techs don’t have to call in the item for repair for a prior authorization, which is better. They can just go ahead and fix the item. I just had a hot water heater put in and it was done within a week. I usually submit a claim on the phone with their automated system. I'd call the 800 number and they'd ask what the item is. If it's for a water heater, they’d ask if it’s a natural gas or electric and if the leaking problem was from above or below. If it’s leaking from below, they’d know that it is not fixable and that it is probably rusted out.
If I have another claim on top of it, the system will ask if I have an additional claim, then I'll get pushed over to the representative because it’s another claim and there will be two different claims. If I have a toilet that is leaking a little and I don’t want to put the claim in and then, all of a sudden, I have another faucet leaking, I could put those two items to the same claim.
The technicians have also been better. One time, on the automated system just recently for a garage door, they sent out an electrical company which I thought was very strange. I looked at the garage door and we thought it was the battery for the remote. The guy came out and he looked at the garage door. He was gonna order a memory board and I said no. It was not the memory board because the garage door remote was working with the side panel. I went home and canceled that claim. I called claims resolution and I said that they sent R&R Electric out, but I’d rather have them send Braum out. The rep canceled that claim and made a continuation of the claims with Braum, and they came out and fixed the item right away.
Years ago, if you had two or three claims, First American wouldn’t renew you. It’s like a car insurance for your house and people understand. When you buy a house or a condo, make sure you get the home warranty because, in the first year, you're gonna get a 20 or 25% discount, but after the first year, it’s gonna go up, so don’t be alarmed if your policy goes up. They call the first year a real estate contract and you either have your realtor pay for it or have the buyer pay for it. It’s a normal contract. The seller pays for the home warranty especially if the house is older and a lot of stuff came up with the inspection report. If you can’t afford the renewal, then just go monthly or at least get something.
I would say to others to definitely go with First American. It’s better than nothing, but I wouldn’t go with the smaller mom and pops. There are smaller companies like Old Republic and they are not as big as First American. People say that they have never heard of First American, but I ask them if they have ever heard of First American Title Insurance Company, one of America’s largest title insurer and has offices all over the place. They say that they have heard of them and I tell them that it is the same company.
Thank you for taking the time in providing your feedback, Roger! We appreciate your time and business.
- 1,815,876 reviews on ConsumerAffairs are verified.
- We require contact information to ensure our reviewers are real.
- We use intelligent software that helps us maintain the integrity of reviews.
- Our moderators read all reviews to verify quality and helpfulness.
For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com please visit our FAQ.
Washer broken and replaced. I would definitely recommend the home warranty. The assistance that was provided was valuable and helped me with a contractor (Sears) who was not reliable initially. The representatives heard my concerns and acted on them, which led to a final resolution of the issue.
The representative from First American was very kind and understanding of my situation. He told me when I would be hearing from a plumber and if I had any problems to call. The plumber called when expected and was very prompt in coming to my house, assessing the situation, purchasing the needed supplies, and returning to complete the job.
Good job in all ways. I am glad I have a Home Warranty with this company (First American Home Warranty). The support and service by their local representative make them truly stand out. I am very pleased with the results of the work done.
Garage door pro was in constant communication with me from the moment my service request was referred to them. Technician contacted me via text that he was 30 min out. Sure enough he arrived right on the scheduled time. He made a quick diagnosis and 30 minutes later the door was repaired and has worked perfectly since.!
Garage door spring replacement. On Track Overhead Doors did an outstanding job. From customer care contact to the job performance. I would recommend them to family, friends and neighbors. The contractor that came to my home was very professional. From him coming up to the door and announcing himself as a contractor for the company. He finished with the job in less than 20 mins. It took him longer to contact the warranty company for the authority to perform the job.
This is by far the worst company I have ever dealt with who don’t value their customers. My air conditioning unit stopped cooling about 2 weeks ago. I called the warranty company and was assigned Total Air Care to fix the problem. When contacted I was told that it would take a week before anyone can come out to fix the problem by their very rude representative. After weighing my options I decided to bid my time and wait the week in a house that was 90+ degrees, even in the evenings. They came out and supposedly FIX the problem in 15 minutes but 8 hours later my air conditioning unit stopped cooling AGAIN.
When the repair company called to set up another appointment I was told that it would be another week before anyone can come out. After that everything went downhill with me spending several hours with both the warranty company and the repair company trying to get them to come out more timely since I had already waited one week in a very inhuman heat waiting and their technician did not fix it right the first time. One incompetent company is blaming the other for not prioritizing the issue and in the meantime their very valuable customer is suffering. I would never recommend this company to anyone. Stay clear of this warranty company. You would be better off paying for stuff out of pocket ‘cause if I had I would have been in a cooler house days ago.
I finally am done with this company. I have cancelled my plan with them. Yesterday I get a letter from a collection company addressed to myself & my husband stating that we are in collections for a service call that was suppose to be waived by your company 6 months ago. Thanks a lot. Now we both have a ding on our credit report for something that is your company's fault. I would never use your company ever again, even if it was free.
We are sorry to hear about your experience. We looked into your account and were unable to locate any past due service fees. Can you please provide additional information such as the work order number so we can look into this issue?
Made a claim about our heater needing to be fixed, took about a month to get the heater fixed, the company we were forced to use was horrible. Then when summer rolled around the a/c didn’t work which was strange since the whole HVAC unit was supposedly replaced. Called the warranty company and the hvac company neither were willing to help since we let the home warranty expire, but why would we renew when we had a rough experience and then the services provided while we were paying were so unreliable. We working with other a/c companies. They all said if it was them they would have come back to fix the problem since it had only been a few months since the unit was replaced, would not recommend this home warranty to anyone.
I have a Home Warranty plan with First American Home Warranty which I purchased at the closing of my home 3 years ago. They were highly recommended. My heat pump “cooling side” the first year broke down during the summer. It took 4 weeks of sitting in the heat before they repaired it. The next summer it broke down again! Once again with many excuses we sat another 4 weeks without air conditioning. Again this summer it’s happened again! It’s been 4 weeks since it’s broke down. The HVAC company they contracted called me after 2 weeks upset with the warranty company the way they do business and quit contracting with them.
I’ve been away from home knowing I have a new contractor who is a 5 star rating. We had agreed he would be here tomorrow (Tuesday) to repair. In speaking with him this morning he still had not received the new parts. I called First American only to get more excuses about how they had to reorder parts because they changed contractors, WHAT! Please share with all your friends to not buy a home warranty plan from First American Home Warranty, they’re not honest and care nothing for their customers, only their money! Al **. Toni **.
I would just like to thank American First Home Warranty for helping me out of multiple issues with my first home. American First Home Warranty helped replace my hot water heater and also changed my A/C compressor. If it was not for AFHW, I would have had to spend thousands of dollars that I did not have. I will say that planning, scheduling, communication, & and paper trail (receipts, statement of work performed, etc.) left a lot to be desired, but in the end the work was done and my home was returned to normal. I cannot overstate how much money this company saved me. Thank you!
Thank you Harrison for your feedback. We appreciate it!
Fastest service, better that I ever expected!! I couldn't ask for a better experience. The contractor was awesome and prompt to every appointment, and they were very kind and friendly as well. Considering this was my first call and they replaced the unit I am very pleased!
Thank you Lee Ann for your review!
Was extremely professional. Would use him for other plumbing jobs. One of the best we have dealt with. He was on time and completed the job quickly. Again best plumber we have ever had and will use his services again.
Hi Steven. We are glad that your garage disposal has been repaired. We look forward to servicing you again in the future.
It’s my pleasure to thank First American Home Warranty with all their help and for always answering our questions and explaining all the details on receiving their services. Once again thank you so much. I would totally recommend them to anyone looking for home's Insurance.
Thank you Luis for your review.
I'm not all that happy about the cost of having this insurance. So you pay all year long and may not have made any claims for a long time. Then you file a claim and despite the fact that you pay monthly payments, you still have to dish out $75.00 more dollars. I'm on a fixed income and have a hard time coming up with the monthly payments. So having to pay additional is harder. Also, I would like the choice of selecting who repairs my stuff. I don't always like the people you've sent to do the job. I know that I could have done better. And some of them know it's a patch job and that's about it. I've paid into this insurance since 2004 and it has come in handy a few times, but I think you could do better with price and with allowing customers to do their own selection of repair people.
Hello Janet, thank you for your review.
I haven’t made a claim in a while. Most of the times that I do make a claim everything has work out great. Thank you for your business. You’re always friendly, professional and dependable. I refer you to my friends and family.
We appreciate your feedback Marta. Thank you.
When looking for a home warranty one of my main concerns was main water breaks and electrical problems. This being a older home built in 1940. The rep assured me that I would be covered. I am a senior on fixed income so you must understand my concern. So I have a main water line break from between the meter and the house. When I called in the rep then informed me that it doesn't cover anything outside the house. She didnt have no remorse to my problem. No one there seem to care about my situation. If I had have know this I Would have shop around. I could have taken several options to cover main water breaks, but I thought I was covered and here I am no water for a couple weeks and not sure when I can afford to have it fixed. Feeling ripped off, cheated and deceived. No I will never recommend this company.
Fast and reliable following services for broken motor. It was touches when l talked with customer service operator. She was really nice and fast job done ever I saw in town. I forgot her name due my trip to abroad unfortunately. But I could say she was best in your company. Thanks again.
Hi Pilshin. Thank you for your review.
I’m so happy that I chose this warranty company. This first year of owning my own home, I had several unexpected things go wrong. Everything except my washing machine went flawless! I had a problem with the original service company that came out. I called First American to let them know that I didn’t want that company back out. They immediately sent a different company out and the problem was resolved. I totally recommend First America Home Warranty!
Hi Leann. Thank you for your review.
They contacted me right away when they asked me to call the people that were coming in and did all the job. After that they come in and they inspect everything and they give me the check so I can pay the other company.
Hello Karla. Thank you for your review.
Outstanding customer service. Although initially my request was rejected by the first vendor, my service representative requested a second opinion. The second vendor fixed the problem. The work was done quickly and professionally. I will gladly continue to renew my First American Home Warranty for both properties that I have.
Thank you Bryan for your review.
Refrigerator not cooling. Easy to file a claim, prompt response to work needed. Referred to relative. Quality work done to repair. Promised time completed. Professional local company to come to diagnose and fix the issues. Will continue to renew the contract as long as needs are being met.
Hi Sheila. We appreciate your review, thank you!
Joined in February, effective in March. First/only claim Thursday, May 30, washing machine door hinge just broke on my front loader, making the washing machine inoperable. I told First American the problem from the beginning, broken hinge. Tech came 2 days later on a Saturday. Tuesday, no word from anyone, called Service provider. Their managers were "working on it." Wednesday called First American. No report from service provider yet, they placed me on hold, found out report was forthcoming, I should check back in 2 hours. When I did, claim was denied. Why? Hinge was broken, according to them, NOT typical wear and tear. I must have abused my almost 9 year old washer.
First American said the tech "knew this" when he photographed the damage. But the tech had no problem collecting my $75 copay before he left. And First American had no problem opening the claim when I told them immediately what's the problem was. I have no washing machine for 8 days now (parts have to be ordered). It will cost me $325.00 with another repair company. Two days ago I informed First American I am cancelling my "Premier Service" that was supposed to cover "everything". I'm still awaiting their reply. I want a full refund, including the copay, since service provider "knew" this wouldn't be covered, yet made me wait/waste 5 whole days between my initial call and their decision. Horrible customer service. Stay away.
This warranty does not value their customers at all and they are liars. Our dishwasher has been broken for 3 months now and they refuse to do the cost comparison to get us a new one. Mind you, the dishwasher is over 20 years old and they have had someone come out to look at it and tell us we need to get a new one SIX DIFFERENT TIMES NOW. The dishwasher breaks, we file a claim through the warranty company, they send someone out who tells us it is old and the parts to fix it are no longer available, and then the warranty company tells us that's not what they actually said and then just send someone back out to tell us that we definitely need a new one, and it is a never-ending, frustrating cycle.
We have had to use up our sick days and PTO to stay home so someone can come out and try to fix the same dishwasher but they keep telling us it is beyond the point of fixing and we need to tell the warranty company. So we tell the warranty company exactly what they said and guess what?? They send someone BACK OUT to try to fix it again. They are liars and they do not care about their customers. We should have just saved the money we spent on the warranty and used it to just buy all new appliances if we had known that this is how we would be spending our time and countless phone calls.
Never ever had such bad service. Had an air conditioning claim going on for 14 days already. Followed every instruction and still not resolved. This is the worst company ever. They put their claims in wrong to not 1 but 2 different contractors, then tell me to go outside of network, now will not pay. What the heck.
After initially contacting FAHW I was optimistic that they were going to help us quickly and efficiently. However, after being without a/c for more than a week with newborn baby I am no longer optimistic. We were told that the parts were being ordered and after calling for a status update, we are now told it will now be another week to even get the parts in. This does not include the time to get back on the schedule for servicing. In 90+ heat in Georgia this should have been an easy and quick fix. I am not pleased with the efficiency or customer service of FAHW and will not recommend to others.
First American Home Warranty coverage exclusions
Coverage exclusions will be outlined in your contract and usually pertain to circumstances outside of normal wear and tear.
Item parts that are deemed nonessential to the core functioning of the appliance or system may also be excluded from coverage. For example, First American Home Warranty will cover your plumbing system but will not cover fixtures, faucets, filters or shower heads. You can find a full list of exclusions via FirstAmerican's sample contract for Texas.
First American Home Warranty coverage limits
First American Home Warranty places dollar limits on certain items. This is the total amount they will pay to access, diagnose, repair and/or replace items covered in your contract. Coverage limits range from $500–$2,500 per item, which is comparable to the industry average home.
|Item||First American Home Warranty coverage limit|
|Concrete encased plumbing and ductwork||$500|
|Steam, heated water or glycol heating||$1,500|
|Additional refrigeration (up to 4 units)||$1,000|
|Seller’s heating, central air conditioning and ductwork||$1,500|
|Septic tank system||$500|
First American Home Warranty claims
You can submit your claim online or by calling First American’s toll-free number. You’ll need to have your contract number and the make and model of the item needing repair handy.
How to request service from First American Home Warranty:
- Submit your claim to First American Home Warranty.
- They will assign a contractor to your case.
- Your service call fee will be due upon the technician’s arrival.
Emergency service: Reasonable efforts will be made to rush service when the system or appliance breakdown causes the home to be uninhabitable.
First American Home Warranty FAQ
- Is a home inspection required by First American Home Warranty?
No, a home inspection is not required to get coverage from First American Home Warranty, but pre-existing conditions are generally not covered.
- Can I cancel First American Home Warranty before my contract is up?
You can cancel your warranty within seven days of the contract effective date (generally 30 days after purchase). After that period, the contract is considered non-cancelable. A written request must be made to request consideration for cancellation. If approved, you will get a pro-rated refund and be charged a $50 administrative fee.
Is First American Home Warranty worth it?
First American Home Warranty provides coverage for all your essential home systems and household appliances. The pest control services and termite treatment coverage are what makes First American Home Warranty’s plans standout to us. While there are other home warranty companies that provide this coverage, it is not a standard option and we think it’s worth noting. Overall, the price for homebuyers and homeowners not in a real estate transaction is on the lower side compared to the rest of the industry. We think First American offers good coverage at a decent price.
First American Home Warranty Company Information
- Company Name:
- First American Home Warranty
- Year Founded:
- Santa Rosa