Last Saturday afternoon I was startled by a strange alarm coming from my Alarm system. We ran to the panel and saw that it was the flood sensor on my sump pump. I rushed downstairs and over wet carpet to the sump pump and when I lifted the cover I saw that it was overflowing with cold, murky run-off water. Hopefully not many others will have to deal with a similar situation, but just in case, here's a checklist that would have helped me prevent this problem!
If you've been following the latest updates to home insurance in Alberta the past couple of months, you've heard mention of Backwater Valves and Backflow Prevention. There are a number of new and existing home insurance discounts that require you you have this device. Not to mention that it just might save your basement one day.
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Did you know that the city of Edmonton will send qualified personnel out to your house to spend an hour with you reviewing possible measures you can take to help avoid flooding in your house? They do and it's free of charge. While they're there, you can ask them what to do to make sure that you qualify for their backwater valve subsidy program as well.
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We all want to lower our Home Insurance premiums. The main driver of increased rates for home insurance is no longer fire damage; it's water damage. What can we do to keep home insurance rates down and reduce water damage claims?
We all have our fingers crossed for a Sunny Spring Just in case here are some tips to be prepared for Spring Showers
Indeed spring is early for parts of Canada this year. Here in Edmonton we've seen some a lot of water, ice and more water already this season. As the spring showers pour, Canadians are at risk for more damage than rained-out picnics – we’re also at risk for water damage to our property.