Home Warranty and Recall Check
Free 90 Day Limited Home Warranty and Free RecallChek®
Free Home Warranty –
The Free 90 Day Limited Home Warranty is provided to our buyer clients at absolutely no cost and there is no deductible paid should a claim be needed. This warranty program is different from the various 1 year home warranties and does not compete with those types of warranties.
The free home warranty begins the date of the home inspection and continues for 90 days. If there is an extended closing period beyond the 90 days, the warranty will extend coverage for an additional 22 days after closing at no cost! Should a repair be needed, this warranty allows the client to choose the repairman of his choice at no cost.
The free home warranty’s coverage includes most Heating, A/C, Plumbing, Electrical, and Structural components as well as Built-In Kitchen Appliances, Gas Lines, Roof Leaks, Water Heaters, etc. with NO DEDUCTIBLES! Some limitations do apply, however, and this home warranty does not cover pre-existing conditions reported during the home inspection.
Free RecallChek –
RecallChek® is the first service for consumer recalls in the US and has compiled a database of over 195 Million recalls from public records, to create a fail-safe system to check for dangerous flaws with home appliances. If a manufacturer designs a dangerous product, they MUST issue a recall and fix the product free of charge.
WIN Home Inspection Whatcom records the model numbers of the accessible built-in appliances during the home inspection and submits this data to RecallChek®. Appliances with manufacturer data that can not be readily/safely accessed or is no longer readable as well as appliances that are not included in the home’s transaction are not included in the RecallChek®. The client may add appliances to their RecallChek® account, however, at a later date should access later be provided.
This program is important because many home owners do not fill out appliance registration cards/forms when they buy a new appliance. This registration process would typically be the only method for a manufacturer to notify consumers of a specific recall. Also, if the original appliance owner moves and a new owner takes possession of the home (and the included appliances), again, the manufacturer would have no way of contacting the current appliance owner concerning a recall. RecallChek® provides up-to-date important information to appliance owners.
Within a few days after the home inspection is completed (normally less than 5 days), the home’s buyer and their real estate agent will receive an emailed RecallChek® report listing any recalls on record found for the submitted appliances. This free service is intended to provide homeowners with valuable information about the built-in major appliances in their newly purchased home. RecallChek® also sends updated RecallChek® reports on a regular basis to the home owner in case later recalls are issued.
Historically, 1 out of 10 appliances is subject to a manufacturer’s recall for either fire, electrical shock, or another serious safety hazard. Future appliances that the client purchases can also be added to their RecallChek® account for free for future recall notifications.
Note: The Free Home Warranty and Free RecallChek® are provided by an outside 3rd party(s) unrelated to WIN Home Inspection in any way. The decision of the home warranty provider to honor a claim is the home warranty provider’s alone. WIN Home Inspection assumes no liability or responsibility by providing the Free Home Warranty and/or the Free RecallChek® to our home buyer clients. For more information about the Free Home Warranty and Free RecallChek®, please contact WIN Home Inspection.