Protect Your Home From Water Damage!

Enviornment Canada issued a warning for heavy rains and strong winds today, Friday June 1st. It's a great time to remind homeowners to protect their homes from water damage.

Here are some tips from Insurance Bureau of Canada on protecting your property:

  • Move valuable items located in basements to higher ground
  • Keep floor drains clear of obstructions
  • Ensure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris
  • Install a sump pump; if you already have one make sure it is in working order
  • Install a sewer backup valve to prevent water from entering your home
  • Ensure there is proper grading around your home and address any concerns (e.g. ground sloping towards the house)
  • Use a rain barrel to catch water runoff

For more information on Flood Damage, check out this article:

Flood Damage: Must-Know Information for Homeowners