Earlier this year we sold our house. There were mixed feelings – that was our first house and as such it held many memories. Memories of moving in as a young couple, memories of bringing our boy home, memories of getting our dog. There was also a sigh of relief on my part about not having to worry, at least for a while, about the AC not working, the washer making a weird noise, or that leak in the bathroom.
As I type this I remember the day I woke up to freezing cold shower. You know,the kind that sneaks up on you. You are taking your warm shower and boom…ice cold water takes over. I was not a happy camper.
To make things more interesting, Abraham was working in San Antonio and I was home alone with a small baby.
I called Abraham and with him on the phone walked out to the water heater closet to find the button that would magically reset it. Abraham told me there were two buttons and he wasn’t sure which one it was…but one of them would reset it. I was describing them as I pushed them down with a screwdriver. “Pero, ten cuidado” he said “¡Te puedes electrocutar!“. As he said it I felt a shock run through my hand. I let go that screwdriver and screamed. “I just got an electric shock!”
I was shocked (physically and emotionally). I had no idea where to get a reliable contractor and I had to shower at Nana’s house for three days until I found someone to
fix replace that water heater.
Later that year the AC broke and then the washer and dryer started making weird noises…and the garbage disposal…and the… You get my point! Everyday appliances around the house break and it is always best to be prepared. A good option is a home protection plan. A what? I know! I just learned about them and wished I known about it then.
So, what is a home a protection plan?
A home protection plan is simple. It’s a one-year service contract that covers the repair or replacement of many of the home system components and appliances that typically break down over time.
And, why would I get one? (Besides not wanting to get an electric shock)
An American Home Shield Home Protection Plan can help you avoid the cost of repairs and replacements – but it also relieves you from the frustrations and uncertainties of finding a qualified service contractor.
Have you ever tried fixing an appliance yourself to have it backfire? Tell us your story!
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= n. In Venezuela a slightly watered down black coffee. Commonly served after meals and a great companion to conversations.
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