Home Warranty vs. Mother Nature [Infographic]

By: Top10 HomeWarrantyStaff

Mother Nature is full of surprises, but one thing you can always count on is that your home warranty will be there for you when you need it! The best way to save on appliance repair is to take care of your appliances from the very start. Different risks threaten your major appliances and home systems constantly, and if you’re not careful, they can quickly fall into disrepair. Use this helpful infographic to combat seasonal threats to your appliances and get better use from your electronics all year long.

Home warranty infographic according seasons

When the weather turns warm, it’s time to secure against damage that the frosty months might have caused. When you do your spring cleaning, make sure to inspect all your systems and appliances (including sump pumps, sinks, faucets, tubs, and dishwashers) to make sure they're in tip-top shape. Is there wear-and-tear or leaks and cracks caused by water and ice from the winter? Take care of these before they become bigger problems.

This is also a good time to clean your AC filter in preparation for the summer months. People use more appliances like fans, AC, and recreational equipment during the summer, so make sure your systems can balance the extra demands. If you live in hurricane zones, you'll also want to protect against heavy rains and flooding – this is particularly important if you have outdoor appliances or if your roof is prone to leaking.

The cooler months also have their issues, so be prepared to combat damage caused by autumn and winter as well. Floor-standing appliances like washers, dryers, and ovens are susceptible to water damage from leaks, and while your home warranty service will cover these problems, you can troubleshoot by checking up on these important appliances periodically throughout this chilly period.

When the weather really gets cold, make sure to run water through your systems, pipes, and appliances to ensure that nothing freezes over, damaging pieces beyond repair.

Updated on December 13, 2015

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