A Disposal Proposal: Maintaining Your Daily Grind

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

It’s so easy to just scrape that extra little bit down the drain and let your garbage disposal handle it, right? Ah, but what you don’t know can hurt you—or at least the grinder below. Here are some tips to ensure you get the most out of your garbage disposal, and hopefully prevent it from […]

Dishwasher Drama: Maintaining the Machine for New Homeowners

Dishwasher Maintenance

Ah, for the days when I would stand at the kitchen sink, up to my elbows in scalding, soapy water, scrubbing away at the slimy remains of our family dinner. Fond memories—riiiight. Chances are pretty likely you love your dishwasher, especially if you loath doing the dishes as much as I do. Much like any […]

Hold the Mayo—Refrigerator Maintenance for Homeowners

Fridge Maintenance

Is your refrigerator running? Well, you’d better go catch it! Ha hah… ha… ahem. Okay, bad (and old) joke. But seriously, your fridge runs 24/7 to keep your food safe—don’t you think it deserves some TLC once in a while? Follow these tips to keep your hard-working appliance in good health, especially during this season […]

New Homeowner? Watch for Warning Signs From These Home Systems

The first few weeks of home ownership can be stressful. As you familiarize yourself with the various systems in the house, you may become aware of problems that weren’t obvious when the purchase of the home was finalized. Many new homes come with a home warranty to protect new homeowners from financial liability when a […]

Stove & Oven Maintenance for New Homeowners

Oven Maintenance

When the season means more time in the kitchen, the last thing you need is for your stove or oven to quit on you. Semi-regular maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring they will work when you need them most. Keep a Schedule Your stovetop gets dirty, you clean it—that’s just a normal part […]

APHW Supports Child & Family Charities with Auction Sponsorship, Donation

APHW Supports Child and Family Charities

America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) sponsored the auctions at the Child and Family Charities (CFC) annual 2018 Red Nose Ruckus! fundraiser last Friday, December 7th, helping to raise money for foster children, at-risk youth and families in the Mid-Michigan Area. Combined with the events of the evening and an additional APHW donation of $25,000, the […]

Handling the Holidays: Part III of III

Holidays Checklist Pt III

You’re down to the wire now, but don’t let it overwhelm you! It’s time to complete the last few steps before the big day. Use this final holiday-season checklist to get through it with your mind intact! Dec. 16 – 22 Trim the Tree – This you’ll want to do early this week. It’ll be […]

Handling the Holidays: Part II of III

Holidays Checklist Pt II of III

You’ve made it through Thanksgiving, and hopefully gotten a head start on the rest of the year! Here are a few more checklist items for you, to keep you on track. Dec. 1 – 8 Gifts En Masse – You’ve got neighbors, coworkers, associates… so many people, so little money. This is where buying gifts […]

Handling the Holidays: Part I of III

Holidays Checklist Part I

The holidays are crazy. Whether you’re shopping for a family of fifteen or preparing meals for the block, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of what-all needs to get done. So, what can you do about it? Organize! We know, writing everything down to ‘check off’ is a chore you don’t exactly want […]

APHW Employee & Veteran Husband Volunteer for Veterans Day

Veteran's Day Volunteers

There are more than 20 U.S. veteran suicides every day. Every day. This statistic disproportionally affects older veterans, such as those who served in the Vietnam War, who found they weren’t welcome back home. “We were spit on, yelled at, cursed… most of us took off our uniforms and never spoke of our service again,” […]