How to choose a service provider for your home repair needs

Home Repairs

State Emergency Relief assists with home repairs to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services. Eligible home repairs may include repair or replacement of a non-functioning furnace, hot water heaters or septic systems. Check eligibility and apply online using MI Bridges

Home Repairs Offered
Payments are made only if the repair(s) is essential to remove a direct threat to health or safety or is required by law or a mobile home park regulation . The repair(s) must restore the home to a safe, livable condition. This does not pay for improvements or nonessential repairs. In addition, the requirements listed below must be met.

Energy-Related Furnace Repairs: Repairs are available with a lifetime maximum of $4,000 per family group. All energy-related repairs approved since 1/1/1978 count toward this maximum.

Non-Energy-Related Repairs: All home repairs, except furnace repair or replacement, including hot water heaters and septic systems for client-owned housing, have a lifetime maximum of $1,500 per family group. All non-energy-related repairs approved since 12/1/1991 count toward this maximum.

How to choose a service provider for your home repair needs

Requirements
To receive home repairs, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicant must be the owner or purchaser of the home, or hold a life estate or life lease on the home with the responsibility for home repairs.
  • The home is the applicant’s permanent, usual residence.
  • The home is not listed for sale.
  • The home is not in jeopardy of loss. Repairs will be denied if there is a house payment or property tax arrearage, unless a workable plan exists for paying the arrearage.
  • The ongoing cost of maintaining the home is affordable to the applicant (total housing costs cannot exceed 75 percent of the group’s net income).

Although you may live in a home that is part of an Association, as a homeowner, you’re responsible for dealing with appliance failures, broken fixtures, clogged toilets, and the many other maintenance types of things that come with owning your home. Unless you’re a do-it-yourself guru for house repair and know how to complete repairs to code, you need experienced local contractors who can promptly address any concerns to keep your dream home running smoothly.

Choosing Your Contractors

You want reliable and trustworthy contractors who are knowledgeable, skilled and licensed in their particular specialty. Licensed contractors are also required to hold full insurance so you’re protected if something goes wrong on the job. Certain jobs may require a permit before you hire a contractor.

To find reputable contractors, use the Acri Preferred Service Providers List. Arci Realty removes the searching and the worry from finding great home service contractors.

Many of our providers are offering Acri Homeowner Discounts. Another amazing benefit to our Acri Homeowners.

5 Essential Contractors (Click on any items below to view)

  1. Electrician — If you don’t have the proper training, you don’t want to touch any electrical systems. Find a licensed and experienced electrician for your tenants when they have any outlets, power output, breakers going out on a consistent basis, and other electrical concerns in the property.
  2. HVAC Technician — HVAC, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians take care of furnaces, air conditioning units, and duct work on your property. When it’s below 0 during the winter, having a furnace give out is certainly the last thing your tenants want to deal with.
  3. General Handyman — Some repairs don’t require any particular specialty skill, so a general handyman fits the bill well. These jacks-of-all-trades fix the little things around the house, like broken fixtures and creaky doors. If you’re not the best at do-it-yourself projects, make sure you have a professional handyman on call.
  4. Landscaper — Curbside appeal with your single-family home will increase your property value and make your community look great. If you don’t have a green thumb, bring in a gardener and lawn crew to maintain the yards, improve landscaping, and plant plants around your properties.
  5. Plumbers — A good plumbing contractor as a home service provider is well worth the expense. Getting those pesky clogs and faucets replaced saves you aggravation and money on your water bills. Realistically, are these the home service chores you really want to be doing anyway? There are some jobs you just want to let somebody else do.

Another easy way to spruce up the look of your ceramic tile with very little effort is by restoring existing tile. A local company called The Groutsmith of Pittsburgh has many services that can rejuvenate your existing tile.

  • Clean and seal grout
  • Floor tile and grout repair
  • Floor tile re-bonding
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How to choose a service provider for your home repair needs

FM will be expected to respond to all fronts and as a service provider must fulfil these minimum six criteria to be in a position to deliver value.

How we work has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. This has impacted our use of facilities, as they support how we work. These changes will continue (albeit at an increased speed) and the effect on facilities, CRE and its impact on the evolution of the Facility Management Markets will be equally significant. Customers must understand these changes, and together with their external suppliers, be ready to adapt to New Ways of Working.

The FM industry is then faced with a number of pressures: changing work habits of employees, a demand for a more strategic approach and a wave of new technologies. Corporate FM must respond on all fronts and, to do this, it must demand more from its service providers. Only through support and alignment with its suppliers can it deliver value through its workplace strategy. So, how can both parties achieve this from the get-go? By satisfying a standard set of expectations.

The service provider must, as a minimum, fulfil the following criteria. It must:

  • have a strategic focus;
  • be sustainable and effective;
  • embrace new technology;
  • understand space planning;
  • see itself as more than just a service provider;
  • offer a personalised service.

Building long-lasting and sustainable partnerships with FM service suppliers will be a key component for workplace success. Finding the right FM partner will secure continuous workspace optimisation and access to the latest developments and international best practices, as well as unleashing resources to focus on what is core for the company, including how to attract and retain talent for the future.

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How to choose a service provider for your home repair needs

The time has come, and you have a need for a new service provider for your facility. You want to choose the right service provider, but this requires a lot of time and consideration. In fact, you want to find the right provider, but not sure how much time you can devote to this activity.

Here are four ways to help with the process of choosing a service provider.

1. Brainstorm – ask as many questions as possible.
This is an interview process and you need to make sure that all important questions are flushed out. It is hard to get to know a new provider and it is considered a partnership.

2. Be crystal clear about your needs.
Make sure to explain your expectations as clearly as possible, and ask the service provider is the expectations can be met? It is important to make sure that all needs can be met. If the needs cannot be met you will be having to find another service provider, or the costs can change after the original estimate.

3. What is your overall opinion of the service provider and their business?
This can be a hard to answer question, however it is important. When selecting a provider, you will be agreeing to a partnership where the provider and your business need to mesh well. Most importantly, do you feel you can rely on and trust this provider?

4. Consider Facility Service Management Business with Work Order Management Tool.
System4™ is a Facility Service Management that manages service providers and their agreements on behalf of your business. If a service provider does not work well, then another service provider can be brought in seamlessly. ServiceSync™ is a robust, no additional cost, work order management solution that provide visibility to the business with reporting and metrics to empower you to make well informed decisions about the facility. The best part is that it will allow you to concentrate more on what matters most – the business.

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Most Commonly Asked Questions
How is a home warranty different from homeowners insurance? Top

Homeowners insurance typically protects your home from things that might happen, like fires, theft or natural disasters. A home warranty helps protect your budget when covered components of home systems and appliances break down due to normal wear and tear.

Can I view a sample contract? Top

Yes, but keep in mind that contracts and coverage vary from state to state. View a sample contract. For question regarding your state’s coverage, please contact 888.682.1043
.

Can I choose my own contractor? Top

To expedite service on your request, American Home Shield will assign a contractor to reach out to you as quickly as possible. In some cases, American Home Shield may offer you the ability to choose your own contractors, also known as Outside Authorizations. If you choose to use outside authorizations, the service contractor must be licensed where applicable, qualified in the applicable state and trade, adequately insured for worker’s compensation and third-party general, and have automobile liability coverage. The chosen contractor must provide a diagnosis and itemized bid to American Home Shield before any work is performed. American Home Shield will not reimburse you for services performed without prior authorization. You are responsible for paying the service contractor’s charges and then must forward the invoice to American Home Shield for reimbursement less any applicable Trade Service Call Fee or costs not covered by your home warranty.

Claims and Coverage
How long does my contract last? Top
How do I request service? Top
Is there a limit to the number of repairs during my contract term? Top

No. We do not place a limit on the number of covered repairs, although some coverage limitations and exclusions, such as dollar amount caps, may apply. Please review the sample contract for a specific list of coverage limitations and exclusions.

How does American Home Shield determine if my claim is approved or not? Top

We evaluate the contractor’s diagnosis and determine if it’s covered in your contract.

Please Note: Your Trade Service Call Fee doesn’t pay for any repairs, it is the fee you pay for the contractor’s visit to your home. It doesn’t pay for any repairs.

We thought the issue was fixed, but it’s not. Can the contractor come back? Top

Yes. We offer a 30-day workmanship guarantee, which means if you have an issue regarding your completed repair within 30-days of service, we’ll send a contractor back out for free. Either request service online or call 888.682.1043.

Do you offer coverage for stand-alone freezers? Top
Do you offer roof coverage? Top

Yes, we offer roof leak repair coverage in select states.

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Choose Your Tires

After we receive your request, our dedicated tire specialist will contact you and help you find the right tires for your needs.

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Select the day and time that is most convenient for you. Schedule it all through our online booking system.

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A tire technician will come to your location and professionally mount and balance your new tires using advanced mobile equipment.

When to replace your tires

Wrench recommends new tires at a tread depth of 4/32 inch or below. If you notice abnormal wearing patterns or reduced fuel efficiency (lower mpg), you may also be ready for a new set of tires. New tires can improve gas mileage and increase your safety on the road. Even before tires are completely worn out, your car starts to lose traction while driving, especially in adverse weather conditions. Let us help you find and install your next set of tires.

How and why your tires wear down

  • Location If you live in a wet, hot or humid climate, your tires tend to wear faster than other areas. If you often drive over mud, snow or loose terrain, your tires could be in worse shape than you think. City streets also contain nails and other hazards that can cause flat tires or low tire tread.
  • Driving style If you tend to drive at a fast speed and accelerate often with hard braking this can cause your tires to slip or spin, which in turn will make them wear down faster.
  • Driving frequency If you are a daily commuter who tends to drive farther distances, your tires will wear down quickly with higher frequency of use.
  • Improper tire inflation If your tires aren’t at the correct pressure, they’ll wear out very quickly. Proper tire inflation will ensure your tires are able to handle your vehicle’s weight, distribution, braking and other external forces. If your tires are out of whack, the tread may wear out quickly or unevenly when you brake or turn in a certain direction. Additionally, you’ll actually lose grip with the road if your tires aren’t at the right pressure.
  • Misalignment of tires Wheel and tire alignment ensures your vehicle travels in the correct direction without leaning or misalignment. Have you ever been driving down the road and noticed that your car was pulling to the right? Odds are one of your tires is misaligned. When your car is out of alignment, your tires contact the road at the wrong angle, causing the inside or outside or your tires to wear down quickly and unevenly.

Choosing the right tire

When you book your service with Wrench, consider which factors matter to you.

  • Sport and Performance Will you be tracking or auto-crossing your car? Hitting the mountain pass on the weekends? Consider Sport and Performance tires to get the most out of your car’s handling. Keep in mind traction often comes at the cost of tread-life, and you will often need to replace these tires more frequently.
  • Daily use Do you drive your car daily to commute? Do you use your vehicle fairly frequently? You will want to account for all weather conditions and mileage of your travels – more miles equals more chance to get a puncture, encounter puddles, rough roads, debris, etc.
  • Longevity / Durability If you often drive in harsh environments or your city streets have more craters than the moon, you’ll want to look for a tire that will be more durable and last longer.
  • Driving conditions Do you drive over mud, snow or loose terrain on a regular basis? We’ve got a tire for that! Having the right tire for the terrain will make-or-break your day.
  • Low cost If you opt for a lower cost tire, often times there might not be any warranty available from the manufacturer. Consider if this is important to you and your vehicle.
  • Tire brand You can also shop different brands of new tires. Wrench’s tire specialists can source all major brands and even hard to find specialty tires.

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List of most popular brands that we service : Amana , Asko, Beaumark, Bosch, Blue star, Bosch, DCS, Decor, Danby, Electrolux, Fagor, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, GE, Hot point, KitchenAid, Samsung, Viking, whirlpool, Thermador, Miele, Maytag, LG, Kenmore, Jenn-Air, Blomberg, and more.

Here is a list of some of the appliances that we can install and service.

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  • Stove repair
  • Washer repair
  • Dryer repair
  • Kitchen appliance repair
  • And more!

Refrigerator Services

How to choose a service provider for your home repair needsOur professionals are on hand to provide fridge services including installation of the refrigerators water line and the refrigerator itself. Whenever you experience an issue with your refrigerator, we have experienced personnel consisting of technicians who offer freezer repair at low prices whenever the problem arises.

Cooktop Services

We recommend that you get the latest models to reduce your utility bills. Not only will our technicians remove your old gas stoves as well as old ceramic cooktops we are on hand to install the new cooktop stove for you. We are in partnership with various manufacturers to offer maintenance and repair services. During the warranty period, we will gladly send out technicians to your location for repair services.

Oven Services

We have the personnel to provide the necessary gas oven services. A large percentage of our customers contact our customer care representatives with questions on how to fix their ovens. We pride ourselves on having personnel that can troubleshoot the problems with your gas oven as well as repair the heating elements of your electric oven. Our crew also has under gone training to ensure the proper installation of a new oven and repair your old gas and electric ovens.

Kitchen Range Services

A modern home deserves a kitchen range. It not only increases convenience, allowing you to save on space to install more appliances. On our website, you will find different types of ranges including slides, drop-in, front load washer, freestanding range, drying machine among others, which we maintain and repair. Given the kind of range you have, our capable personnel will replace your old cooking range and install a new one, and go the step further to hooking up the gas line to the kitchen range.

Dishwasher Services

Gone are the days when it would require you to stand by the kitchen sink to do the dishes. With a dishwasher, you get to put your feet up after your meal and enjoy the little pleasure of life such as the sunset, or children. We have some of the most learned and experienced professional personnel who that can replace your old dishwasher by installing a new one. In the off chance that you have a broken down dishwasher, we offer dishwasher services free of charge, given that it is within the warranty period of our manufacturing partners. With each delivery of a new dishwasher, count on us to hook up your water connection to and from the dishwasher.

Washing Machine Services

A top load washer and a drying machine are time savers, and it is best to have a dryer for an easy time when doing your household laundry. We have technicians dealing with the troubleshooting of dryers and washing machines. Upon delivery of a new machine to your home, contact our customer care representatives to schedule one of our technicians to install the dryer and washing machine and most importantly, hook up the inlet and drainage water lines.

Most Commonly Asked Questions
How is a home warranty different from homeowners insurance? Top

Homeowners insurance typically protects your home from things that might happen, like fires, theft or natural disasters. A home warranty helps protect your budget when covered components of home systems and appliances break down due to normal wear and tear.

Can I view a sample contract? Top

Yes, but keep in mind that contracts and coverage vary from state to state. View a sample contract. For question regarding your state’s coverage, please contact 888.682.1043
.

Can I choose my own contractor? Top

To expedite service on your request, American Home Shield will assign a contractor to reach out to you as quickly as possible. In some cases, American Home Shield may offer you the ability to choose your own contractors, also known as Outside Authorizations. If you choose to use outside authorizations, the service contractor must be licensed where applicable, qualified in the applicable state and trade, adequately insured for worker’s compensation and third-party general, and have automobile liability coverage. The chosen contractor must provide a diagnosis and itemized bid to American Home Shield before any work is performed. American Home Shield will not reimburse you for services performed without prior authorization. You are responsible for paying the service contractor’s charges and then must forward the invoice to American Home Shield for reimbursement less any applicable Trade Service Call Fee or costs not covered by your home warranty.

Claims and Coverage
How long does my contract last? Top
How do I request service? Top
Is there a limit to the number of repairs during my contract term? Top

No. We do not place a limit on the number of covered repairs, although some coverage limitations and exclusions, such as dollar amount caps, may apply. Please review the sample contract for a specific list of coverage limitations and exclusions.

How does American Home Shield determine if my claim is approved or not? Top

We evaluate the contractor’s diagnosis and determine if it’s covered in your contract.

Please Note: Your Trade Service Call Fee doesn’t pay for any repairs, it is the fee you pay for the contractor’s visit to your home. It doesn’t pay for any repairs.

We thought the issue was fixed, but it’s not. Can the contractor come back? Top

Yes. We offer a 30-day workmanship guarantee, which means if you have an issue regarding your completed repair within 30-days of service, we’ll send a contractor back out for free. Either request service online or call 888.682.1043.

Do you offer coverage for stand-alone freezers? Top
Do you offer roof coverage? Top

Yes, we offer roof leak repair coverage in select states.