Water Damage

Water damage can strike unexpectedly and often results in expensive repair bills. Current estimates indicate that the Canadian insurance industry pays $1.7 billion each year in claims due to water damage.

What can you do to protect yourself?Global warming, house on a lifebelt, rising sea levels, flooding

Going away?
If it is for more than three days, have someone check your property. In the winter, drain the plumbing or have someone check daily that the heat is still on in your home. Get someone from Magna Mechanical to help you.

Location, Location, Location
Store important documents and irreplaceable personal items away from flood-prone areas. Keep hazardous materials like paint, oil and cleaning supplies out of the basement. Have an emergency preparedness kit for each person and/or pet in your household in an easily accessible location to help you get through the first 72 hours of a disaster.

Backup Plans
Create an emergency plan for your family, including where you would go if your home was flooded.

If the area in which you live is prone to flooding or sewer backups click here for a few tips that could keep your home safer.

Courtesy of the Insurance Bureau of Canada

Don’t forget to doublecheck your homeowner’s policy. Sewer backup is not automatically covered on all policies. If you’re not sure, contact us and we’ll review and make recommendations to make sure that you’re covered.