Press Release

American Home Shield Launches Appliance Sweepstakes to Highlight the Hazards of Home System and Appliance Breakdowns

January 31, 2014 6:00 PM EST

American Home Shield, the nation’s leading provider of home warranties, has launched the Win-Win Giveaway, an online sweepstakes offering participants the chance to win two new GE brand household appliances worth up to $5,000. The company is also reminding homeowners how quickly and quietly home systems and appliances can break down, wreaking havoc on their quality of life and household budgets.

Fortunately, having a home warranty can make an important difference in managing the expense and hassle of unexpected and costly repairs. American Home Shield Home Protection Plans start at around $2 a day and cover the repair and replacement of more than 20 home systems and appliances.

Homeowners can enter the appliance sweepstakes now through Feb. 13 by going to chupacasa.ahs.com or visiting the American Home Shield Facebook page and clicking on the Win-Win Giveaway tab.

“Breakdowns come with the territory when you own a home, but you don’t have to be caught off-guard, or put your household budget at risk with unexpected repair and replacement costs,” said Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling, chief marketing officer at American Home Shield, a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. ““A home warranty is an effective and affordable way to protect your home systems and appliances – and to know that your repairs will be taken care of by professional service contractors.”

About American Home Shield

American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains the industry leader, servicing more than 1.3 million customers across 49 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its core focus on home warranties, the company also issues and administers preventative maintenance contracts on major home systems and appliances in 48 states across the country. The Memphis-based company operates three customer service centers, employs approximately 1,800 employees and has a national contractor network made up of over 10,000 independent home-service contractors, including more than 45,000 service technicians. American Home Shield is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

About ServiceMaster

With a global network of more than 6,900 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 13,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 5 million customers during the last 12 months. The company’s market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.

 

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