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Water damage claims have surpassed fire claims as the number one cause of home insurance losses in much of the country. The weather can be unpredictable, but you can take precautions now to minimize the chance your home will sustain damage in advance of heavy rainfall, melting snow or a rapid spring thaw.

Basement flooding in a home is never pretty, particularly when it involves a sewer backup. A backup usually occurs when your local sewage system’s capacity is exceeded due to heavy rainfalls. One of the tools at a homeowner’s disposal to minimize the risk of a sewer backup is the backwater valve.

Wildfires in Canada are shockingly common. On average, over the last decade, there have been more than 5,500 wildfires annually, and this number is expected to increase. A new report says measures could be taken to minimize the spread of a wildfire and the property damages caused while also improving the safety of area residents.