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Appliance Repair Business Insurance That Fits the Way You Work

You’re the first person that folks call when their appliances start to go haywire - and you like it that way. Your business is a trusted name in your community; everyone knows that you have a way of turning malfunctioning fridges and ovens into beautiful works of (functional!) art.

While you’re out there protecting your customers’ appliances, why not let us help protect your business with customized insurance?

At Simply Business, we can help you find and buy appliance repair business insurance that’s just right for your needs. Compare free quotes 100% online from the nation’s top insurers, then choose the policy that works for you.

It’s that much easier to get affordable, reliable coverage.

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Insurance FAQs:

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Coverage Type

Policies Available for Appliance Repair Business Insurance:

  • General liability insurance
  • Workers compensation insurance

Benefits:

  • It can protect your business from certain claims.
  • Proof of insurance can help customers feel good about your work.
  • It may be legally required where you’re located.

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What Type of Insurance Do I Need for My Appliance Repair Business?

As an appliance installation and repair specialist, it’s likely that you’re exposed to a lot of risk when working on customer projects. After all, not every fix works - and if your work accidentally causes more damage to a customer’s home, you’ll want insurance coverage to help cover the financial costs to repair that damage.

So what types of insurance policies should appliance repair business owners look into? Take a look at our recommendations:

General Liability Insurance

General liability insurance — also known as commercial general liability (CGL) insurance — can cover the costs associated with third-party property damage and injuries that may have happened while you were working on a customer’s project. It can also cover you in case a customer or vendor hurts themselves while visiting you at your office, and decides to sue you for their medical expenses.

For example, if you accidentally damaged a customer’s kitchen counters while repairing their fridge, your general liability insurance may cover the costs of fixing those counters, plus any legal fees if the customer decides to sue you (up to your policy limit).

As an appliance repair and installation expert, it’s safe to say you’re spending most of your time on customer sites. That’s why it’s a good idea to carry general liability insurance, as it can provide you with crucial protection.

Let’s take a look at another example. Say an employee repaired a customer’s dishwasher in their kitchen. But not a day goes by before the dishwasher breaks again, causing a bunch of water to leak out and damage the surrounding kitchen cabinets and floor. Your client is livid and demands you pay to fix the damage.

In this example, your CGL policy would cover some of the costs of fixing that damaged kitchen and dishwasher.

General liability insurance usually covers:

  • Bodily injury
  • Third-party property damage
  • Personal and advertising injury
  • Medical expenses
  • And more

General liability insurance usually does not cover:

  • Damage to your property
  • Professional services
  • Workers compensation or injury to your employees
  • And more

Workers Compensation Insurance

If you have any employees (even if they’re only part-time), your state may require you to take out a workers compensation insurance policy. This type of coverage protects you and your business in case an employee gets sick or injured while working for you. If that happens, workers comp can cover some or all of that employee’s lost wages, medical bills, and legal costs.

Having this policy may also prevent an employee from suing your business for those costs, so it’s a win-win for everyone.

Most states have strict requirements about carrying workers compensation insurance coverage if you have employees. That’s why it could be a good idea to add this policy to your overall appliance repair business insurance - it can keep you on the right side of the law!

Workers compensation insurance usually covers:

  • Medical payments
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Death benefits

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Why Should I Get Insurance for My Appliance Repair Business?

Let’s face it: You worked hard to get your appliance repair and installation business up and running. From getting your first customers to hiring your team, you’ve poured your sweat into making sure your business sticks around for the long haul.

That’s exactly why you should get appliance repair business insurance - because without it, your business could fall victim to a claim that could be financially catastrophic to your business.

While we don’t want to be alarmist, it is important for small business owners to know that accidents, incidents, and lawsuits are a surprisingly common part of the entrepreneurial experience. For example, did you know that within the next 10 years, 40% of small business owners are likely to experience a property or general liability claim?

Or that the most common claims against small business owners - like appliance repair specialists! - happen to be among the most expensive? Take a look:

  • Customer Slip and Fall - $20,000
  • Customer Injury and Damage - $30,000
  • Reputational Harm - $50,000

Those are just average claims - meaning that it could be a lot more expensive, depending on the amount of damage being claimed by a customer.

Let’s shift gears and take a look at another reason why you should consider insurance for your appliance repair business: it could be required to get licensed.

Most states consider appliance repair and installation specialists to be contractors, meaning you may be required to get a contractor’s license to do work at a customer’s property. Of these states, many require both proof of general liability insurance and workers compensation insurance (if you have employees).

Check out our state-by-state guide for some information about what may be required in your state.

Whether you look at it from a financial standpoint or from a licensing standpoint, getting appliance repair business insurance makes a lot of sense. Plus, having insurance may even make customers feel more confident about working with you, since they know they may be covered if you damage anything.

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Appliance Repair Business Insurance FAQs

Confused about how to find appliance repair business insurance? Want to know how much you might spend on your policy? We’ve got those answers - and more - in our handy business insurance FAQs.

  • Your state may require you to carry insurance coverage in order to get licensed; additionally, you may be required by law to carry a workers compensation insurance policy if you have any employees.

    But even if the above doesn’t apply to you, there are still a lot of good reasons you should have business insurance coverage, like:

    • It can help you avoid using your own money to pay for property damage and accidents you or an employee has caused.
    • It can cover legal costs if your business is sued.
    • Customers may feel better about hiring you if you have insurance.
    • Your landlord may require it if you rent out a workspace or office.
  • Yes, you can typically deduct your insurance premiums when filing your business’s income taxes. If you have any additional questions about tax deductions, we recommend you talk to an accountant or a tax preparation professional.

  • The amount of insurance you may need is customized to your business based on factors like:

    • The size of your business
    • Your business’s location
    • Your annual revenue
    • Payroll estimates
    • And more

    Don’t worry, you won’t have to figure this all out on your own. Our quote form can make the process of getting coverage surprisingly easy. Each question is designed to help us get the information needed to provide you with free quotes from the nation’s most trusted insurance experts.

  • Want to get your insurance quotes in under 10 minutes? We get it - you’re busy! That’s why you should consider having the following information on hand before starting your quote:

    • Annual revenue estimates
    • Payroll estimates
    • Information on any previous claims
  • Yes, your state’s insurance requirements are likely different from other states. Our quote form is designed to let you compare multiple policy offerings, letting you pick the right coverage based on your business’s needs.

  • Appliance repair business insurance can be customized, so you don’t need to pay for any policies that don’t suit your needs. If, for example, you choose insurance coverage that includes both GL and WC policies, your plan may cover:

    • Bodily injury to customers or vendors
    • Accidents and damages
    • Employee injuries
    • And more

    At Simply Business, we believe insurance should fit your business’s needs, not the other way around. That’s why we make it easy to add these policies to your overall appliance repair business coverage!

  • You can get a good idea for what you may pay for insurance coverage based on:

    • Your estimated payroll
    • Your business location
    • The type of services you offer
    • Your estimated revenue
    • And more

    Want to find out how much your appliance repair business insurance may cost?

    Click here to answer a couple of questions so we can help you learn how much you might pay for your appliance repair business insurance.

  • If your business provides other services outside of appliance repair and installation, our licensed agents can help you find plans that can better cover your work.

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Why Choose Simply Business?

When it comes to business insurance, we know you have a lot of choice out there. So why us?

Because we get you.

Simply Business is an online business insurance brokerage that lets you compare and buy policies from top insurers. We have over a decade of experience in making business insurance clear and simple for our customers. Plus, we’re quickly growing as one of the most popular online providers of insurance, meaning thousands of customers trust us with their small businesses.

We pride ourselves on making business insurance:

  • Fast and Affordable: You have better things to focus on, like running your business. Our policies are fast, affordable, and ready when you are.
  • Tailored to You: Forget one-size-fits-all insurance. Get the protection your business needs, when you need it most
  • Flexible with Coverage: Whether you need increased coverage for the busy season or a policy for a large project, Simply Business can help.

After all, you’ve worked hard to grow your appliance repair and installation business. That’s why we’re proud to offer the best coverage to protect it.

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