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What to Review On Your Insurance Renewal

Published on April 7, 2017

So you just received your home insurance renewal in the mail, what now? Your insurance policy is something that you should review yearly to ensure that you and your home are adequately insured. Below are some of the sections you should review on your policy: Payment Schedule Reviewing your payment schedule will help to make sure your on a payment plan that works for you. Common payments plans are ...

Enter to Win a $250 HomeSense Gift Card

Published on April 3, 2017

Our spring home campaign is just getting under way. We are giving away a $250 gift to HomeSense, to be entered you just need to receive a quote on your home, tenants or condo insurance policy. Chances are your insurance policy is coming due for renewal shortly so to get started you can either call or visit any of our 11 offices or you can start by receiving a quote instantly on our website. The ca...

Cleaning Up Basement Water Damage

Published on March 30, 2017

So you just had water come into your basement, what now? The first thing you should do is call your insurance broker. This will help determine if you have coverage for the damage or if you will need to clean and repair yourself. Even if it is covered it may be necessary to do some of the below steps to clean up after water damage in your basement.Lets assume that you don’t have any coverage or the...

Tips For Preventing Basement Flooding

Published on March 21, 2017

Recently one of our insurance partners (SGI Canada) put out a quick information sheet on how to prevent both Sewer Back Ups and Basement Flooding.  Spring is officially here and these issues become front and centre as the spring melt typically brings wet basements.  There can be several causes for moisture in your basement but typically it’s either caused by a sewer back up, seepage through your f...

How to Save Money on Your Insurance

Published on March 12, 2017

Nobody likes paying more than they should for anything and insurance is no different.  There are a wide variety of discounts and ways to reduce your insurance premiums that you might not be aware of.  Below is some of the ways you can reduce your insurance costs, however every insurance company is different and some discounts might not apply with all insurance companies. Hot Water Tank Keeping y...

Preventing Ice Dams

Published on March 9, 2017

Ice dams form along the eaves or valleys of a roof during winter or early spring. These ice dams cause water to back up under the shingles and leak into the attic. Removing snow from the roof will eliminate ice damming, but is not always practical. Ice damming can usually be reduced by first sealing and insulating the attic, and by clearing and improving the ventilation. In severe cases, it may be...