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Tips for extending the life of your daily appliances

Tips for extending the life of your daily appliances

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | May 1, 2019

Repair and replacement of household appliances can nibble away at your bank account.  We’ve rounded up a few tips to help you prolong the life of your everyday appliances. In a nutshell, cleaning is your best friend. Cleaning can extend the life of just about any appliance and save you a significant amount of money. […]

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Why Platinum: Anatomy of a Platinum Technician

Why Platinum: Anatomy of a Platinum Technician

By Platinum Team | Product Education | April 11, 2019

The Way We Roll It’s a bit of anthem ‘round these parts. The technician who shows up at your door will be someone we know and trust. See, we operate a bit differently than your typical home warranty company. We have our own in-house technicians who service most of our claims. These are guys and […]

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How Long Will It Last?

How Long Will It Last?

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | March 27, 2019

That dishwasher of yours… how long will it last? What about that AC unit in the house you’re about to buy? Can you count on it running strong for another five years? We’re certainly no fortune tellers here, but a glance at the average life expectancies of home systems and appliances can give you a […]

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Home Warranty Versus Handyman

Home Warranty Versus Handyman

By Platinum Team | Product Education | March 14, 2019

  As a homeowner, you have a choice to make — how will you handle repairs for your home systems and appliances? Will you put a game plan in place from the get go? Will you work with a handyman as each need arises? It may not come as much of a surprise — we’re […]

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5 Ways To Make Home Maintenance Less Annoying

5 Ways To Make Home Maintenance Less Annoying

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | March 4, 2019

Home maintenance. If you’re like most people, you throw it in the same category as a trip to the dentist, visiting the post office during peak holiday season or working on your taxes. Cringe-worthy. Can home maintenance please get less annoying? Yes. It can!  Here are five ideas to help you… Bust out the tunes. […]

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Here’s how to keep your high-efficiency, front-loading washer and dryer running smoothly…

Here’s how to keep your high-efficiency, front-loading washer and dryer running smoothly…

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | February 19, 2019

That funky smell. It’s one of the biggest complaints from owners of front-loading washing machines. If you have one, you know what we’re talking about. The energy savings from high-efficiency machines is awesome! But, that smell… is NOT. Here’s how to avoid the bad smell, plus a few more pointers to keep your washer and […]

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These stats are making us giddy (and no — we’re not all numbers people)…

These stats are making us giddy (and no — we’re not all numbers people)…

By Platinum Team | Product Education | February 4, 2019

Thanks for all the good feels in 2018! We’re glad to be the choice of homeowners like you!   Get your free home warranty quote! We’ll figure out what coverage you need, and get you an accurate quote! Get A Quote

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This home maintenance checklist helps you take care of your home without it taking over your life…

This home maintenance checklist helps you take care of your home without it taking over your life…

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | January 22, 2019

  Does this sound like you? You know you should do a few things to take care of your home, but it’s hard to keep up. Where do you even begin? Is it possible to take care of your home without it taking over your life? Yes, it is! Focus on these few items, and […]

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When will it come in handy? A quick look at five common home warranty repairs

When will it come in handy? A quick look at five common home warranty repairs

By Platinum Team | Product Education | January 3, 2019

It’s a question that’s likely to pop up as you consider home warranties. When will a home warranty come in handy? We thought it’d be helpful to outline some specific scenarios to answer that very question. These are great examples of when you will be able to count on using your home warranty.   Scenario […]

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10 local gift ideas any homeowner or apartment dweller will love

10 local gift ideas any homeowner or apartment dweller will love

By Platinum Team | At Home in Metro Phoenix | December 3, 2018

Is the thought of holiday shopping overwhelming you? We understand. Thanksgiving shopping was tough enough. Snagging the last two bags of green beans at the grocery store was a relief. That is, until a man following us asked, “Do you really need both of those?” It took everything to not scream, “DUDE! I don’t have […]

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

How to Flush Your Water Heater

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | November 26, 2018

  It’s a good idea to flush your water heater once per year or anytime you change your element. You water heater builds up sediment and minerals that break down the tank liner and components that can lead to premature failure and excess energy use.   To flush you water heater: 1. Set your pilot […]

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The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

By Platinum Team | The Bookshelf | November 5, 2018

This post is part of a quarterly series stemming from our team’s love of growth and learning. Here we share some worthwhile reads for any clients, partners and friends who are passionate about personal development too! — We’re in the final stretch of the year, which means it’s time for our last roundup of good […]

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