WICHITA, KANSAS -- I don't recommend AHS. They have given us the runaround, and will not abide by the contract. My husband and I have paid them over a year and never called them until now to help fix our sewage pipes that are leaking in our basement.
I have two kids and my husband who is a disabled veteran breathing sewage for the past several weeks because they want to say it is not covered when in the contract it clearly states they will cover up to $1,000 and they won't pay anything. So now, I'm coming out and letting everyone know, DO NOT get AHS. They just take your money and won't abide by the contract, and won't pay anything. You will just have a mess on your hands and them just taking your money. Now I'm in action to get a lawyer.
CARROLL, GEORGIA -- Called AHS about a main water line issue and was told by operator that most likely it was not a covered item. They asked me a few more questions and then talked to a supervisor who told them it 'might' be covered and to send a technician. I told them to NOT send a technician if they were pretty sure it would not be covered. When the tech arrived I told him the situation and he said it definitely would not be covered and that they should not have even sent him. He said he was NOT going to charge me for the visit. Later AHS billed me $75 for the tech visit. I sent them the invoice showing NO CHARGE but they still insist I pay them the $75 or my coverage will be terminated!
EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY -- I recently bought a home that "came with AHS" coverage for several new things in the home. I was not in the home longer than 1 week when I started to have plumbing issues. I called AHS for covered services for plumbing. They sent a plumber who did not have the proper equipment to fix the clog in the pipes. When I called next day to have a 2nd plumber come out, they refused to send 2nd opinion plumber stating that the original plumber noted the pipes actually collapsed, not that they didn't have the proper equipment to fix.
Despite disputing this lie, I had to go out of pocket and hire my own plumber and pay $750 to remove the clog, and power water clean the pipes. When I called AHS to get reimbursed, they say I can't get reimbursed because I "didn't have authorization" from them to hire my own plumber. RIPOFF - AHS basically steals your $ and then when you need their services, they do not help or cover anything!!
I have been a customer of American Home Shield for several years. For the last three years I have been calling in service calls to have my heating/ac unit fixed. They have replaced several parts that have went out causing all of my coolant to run out of the unit. Well, I am totally frustrated at this point because every time this happen it costs me another $600/700 to fill back up the unit because AHS does not cover coolant.
I understand the every year maintenance but what about fixing the problem? If the coolant is running out because of a val or something, isn't putting the coolant back in there also fixing it. The companies are putting a bandage on the problem as far as fixing and I have to suck up the biggest cost. Then I call back in to speak to a supervisor and the representative that I spoke to on the phone is completely rude and tells me that someone will call me.
CT -- They send people over who are unqualified to do the work and then charge you. Took 4 visits to fix small part on washer. Tried to get my heating fixed, and now I'm getting billed for no service rendered and I am forced to use the same contractor or they charge you again, so now I'm going with my own contractor. If I could do it again I would put the money I used to for American Home Shield away and use that for my repairs, you pay for it in constant hassles with them and lies and incompetence from their vendors.
PELHAM, ALABAMA -- We had previously had trouble with a septic tank and then called and we paid more on our policy to cover this if it ever happened again. Well we had another problem so we contacted American Home Shield. We were told they only do it for one year and then drop the coverage. We were never notified about this or told then when we paid the extra to have it covered. If you choose to use them look for every possible loop hold that they could possibly find. I believe this company is deceptive and not a reputable company. We tried to rectify it but we could never able to get to a supervisor. Beware!
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- NOTE TO APPROVER: Exact review found at http://american-home-shield.pissedconsumer.com/review-from-los-angeles-california-20141012545599.html
American Home Shield
$480 a year. $77 co-pay for each service request. This company is dreadful - I bought policy with them years ago to cover major problems with plumbing electrical etc.that might arise but they have never covered any of the major problems I've had. For instance sparks flying out of my electrical box in kitchen was not covered and was deemed as "safe" not dangerous! I had to pay $2000 to bring in an electrician to replace the electrical box - he told me my house could have burned down! Backed up toilet sink & drains were also "not covered" because my house didn't have an outside drain access or overflow installed. When all Electrical went out in the house because of a problem with one of the lines that wasn't covered either because one line went "underground" and good old AHS doesn't cover underground lines either. So what DO they cover ? Oh if you have a slow drain they will pay for plumber to come out - you still pay $ 77 copayment and pay AHS their annual $480. Do this a few times and you realize it's way cheaper and far less frustrating to just pay for the plumber when you need them and cut AHS out completely. Dreadful waste of time and money - save yourself a lot of frustration they don't follow through on their promises to cover ANYTHING!!!
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- NOTE TO APPROVER: Exact review found at the following links:
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! Bought a policy when I bought my new home and all was good, then 2 years later my washer started leaking and I called. I was told that my washer was not covered! Apparently when I signed up with them it was not a blanket policy that covered all my appliances and item, but it only covered my *Top 10*, so only 10 item could be covered and my washer wasn't one of them. I told them that I never picked a top 10 and knew nothing about it and what were they?
So my first question was who picked these for me and why would A/C and heat be 2 different items since they are the same machine? and why would I pick electrical and no my washing machine? I was blown away and very upset, when I asked them to fix my policy since I never picked a top 10, they told me that I would have to cancel this policy and buy a new one to add the washer, but the washer would have to be fixed beforehand and I would have to send them proof. So I fired them on the spot, and now they are sending me bills for the remainder of the contract which they broke.
NEVER GETTING ANOTHER CENT FROM ME!!! Keep sending the bills guys, they will never be paid.
MARIETTA, GEORGIA -- What a racket! Sent out plumber to repair leaking pipe. When all was finished, was informed that I need a new pressure regulator, no coverage and a $520.00 bill to pay. Still had to pay $75 AHS deductible even though they were not going to cover. I had been paying them for over 9 years! Their offer to me......$100 if I did not cancel for my trouble, but would not pay me the $100 if I did cancel. I figured I had paid them somewhere between $4500 and $5000 over the 9 years. Do your own math. Self insure yourself. You will come out on top and not have to deal with AHS and the contractors they are in cahoots with.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- NOTE TO APPROVER: Exact review found at http://www.homewarrantyreviews.com/reviews/american-home-shield-ahs/comment-page-106#64635
HORRIBLE! This is a national home warranty company that has over the 13 years I was a customer decreased coverage and increased prices. My most recent claim has been such a nightmare to deal with. the customer service representative I was on the phone with today was so incredibly disrespectful that she LAUGHED at me twice during our conversation. When I asked to hold for a supervisor she told me that she can't do that and that I need to get off the line or she would hang up on me. I would not recommend this company to any consumer who expects any level of customer service for their money. I have been without air conditioning for a week with three small children in August in Atlanta and no one there even seems to care. Our last service request they sent a contractor who claimed that severe demo was needed to fix a water leak and our tenant simply re-sealed the shower drain and the issue stopped. When asked it they would rebate the service charge for the negligent plumber, they simply stated we had 15 days to file a complaint and we missed the window. Either the management of this company is completely out of the loop as to what their customer service reps are doing, or this company which used to provide a decent service has become a complete scam. Now I can put my American home shied complaints on social media and invite the rest of the world to tell their horror stories as well to protect consumers from feeding this money grubbing company.