Home Warranty Education

Five of the Scariest Things Covered by a Home Warranty

It’s Halloween season, which means when you’re thinking about something frightening in your home, you’re probably thinking of something big and green lurking in your attic or maybe a dark shadow in your basement. While monsters and ghosts aren’t real… home ownership is fraught with frightening repairs! Luckily, if you have a home warranty, you can have many of these scary repairs covered.


Seeing creepy crawly things is enough to scare most people. If you have an infestation of pests in your home, though, you definitely should be scared! Pests pose health risks to you and your family and can also cause major damage to your home’s walls, floors, insulation, and more. Luckily, a Landmark home warranty covers pest control in our current homeowner plans. We can help you get rid of ants, beetles, cockroaches, spiders, and more! Take a look at what we cover by downloading one of our brochures.

Landmark also covers subterranean termite treatment. According to Home Advisor, termites cause over $5 billion dollars in damage every year, which is more than many natural disasters. This damage can ruin your home's structure, roof -- anywhere that has wood -- and have you paying tens of thousands dollars to replace. Although Landmark's termite treatment has a $195 service call fee if termites are present, that's much cheaper than the average $251-$849 prices that homeowners paid nationally! 

Water Heaters

You might be thinking, “Water heaters? What’s scary about that?” A water heater seems harmless. It heats water throughout your home and makes it so you have warm showers and clean laundry. However, if you’re not maintaining your temperature and pressure relief valve, that same water heater could build up so much pressure that it explodes. 

Another scary thought: if your water heater develops a leak it can cause massive water damage to your home. Don't believe it? Take a look at the $100,000 damages one 30 gallon water heater did in 2015. And while Landmark doesn’t cover for the damage caused by your water heater exploding or leaking we do cover your water heater if it fails from normal wear and tear. So if your water heater isn’t working, give Landmark a call. We can make sure your water heater doesn’t become a deadly weapon or a drain on your wallet.

Heating and Cooling System

One of the scariest parts of your home by far is your heating and cooling system. Why? No, not because it’s dangerous… but because of how much it costs to repair or replace! Most HVAC repair bills are enough to send even the scariest swamp monster running! But with a Landmark home warranty, you can save money on your HVAC repairs and replacements. A $60-$100 service call fee isn’t nearly as bad as the average $2,000-$5,000 cost to replace a central heating or cooling system! Not only that, but Landmark provides a heating and cooling tune-up for your systems every year for only a service call fee! That maintenance will keep your home’s heating and cooling system running smoother for longer.

Electric System

Protect your electrical system with a home warranty.

Who’s afraid of the dark? Not you! Okay, just kidding, when it’s night and your electricity isn’t functioning properly, it can be scary. Nobody likes it when you can’t plug in your appliances and your lights aren’t working, because the dark can be kind of scary! Not to worry. With a Landmark home warranty, you can rest assured that if your electrical system acts up and fails from normal wear and tear it will be repaired or replaced.

Plumbing System

Have you ever heard someone say they’re scared of water? Maybe deep water? You may think that they’ve just watched Jaws one too many times, but when your pipes begin leaking and filling up your home, you realize that you too are scared of deep water… especially when it’s damaging your home! On average, plumbing leaks can cost homeowners $2,270.  That's a pretty large amount of money! You can nip a leak in the bud with a home warranty. 

A home warranty covers your home’s plumbing system – from leak repair to your toilets and showers. If something fails, call Landmark first and get it repaired or replaced for a small service call fee.

If you’re interested in getting a home warranty to protect your home from these frightening repairs this Halloween season, fly your broomstick over to our plans and pricing page and get a free, personalized quote! (Or just click on this link… whichever is easier!)

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