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Does My House Have a Sump Pump and/or Backwater Valve?

By Jake McCoy on Mar 26, 2024 10:30:00 AM

Ensuring your home is equipped with essential flood prevention devices like a sump pump and backwater valve can be crucial for protecting your property. In this guide, we'll explain what these devices are, how they work, and how to locate them in your home.

Topics: Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding Home Insurance Blog
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Edmonton Offers a Backwater Valve Subsidy for Basement Flooding

By Rob Stevenson on Jan 11, 2024 11:49:00 AM

Topics: flood insurance home insurance Basement Flooding flood Homeowners Insurance flooding Home Insurance Blog Edmonton
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5 Common Causes of Spring Flooding and How to Avoid Them

By Jake McCoy on Mar 3, 2023 11:30:00 AM

As the weather warms up and snow starts to melt, spring can bring an increased risk of flooding in homes. Whether it's heavy rainfall or melting snow, excess water can seep into basements and crawlspaces, causing costly damage to homes and belongings. Fortunately, many causes of spring home flooding can be prevented with some simple steps. We'll explore some of the most common causes of spring home flooding and provide practical tips on how to prevent them. By taking these measures, you can help safeguard your property and prepare for the season ahead.

Topics: home insurance property insurance Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding flooding Homeowners Floods
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Basement Flood Prevention Checklist

By Rob Stevenson on Apr 20, 2020 4:16:07 PM

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!

Topics: Basement Flooding
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What is a Backwater Valve? Can it Reduce My Home Insurance Rates?

By Rob Stevenson on Mar 3, 2014 3:48:00 PM

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.

Topics: insurance edmonton home insurance Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding Homeowners Insurance home Homeowners Insurance Premiums Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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Edmonton Offers Free Flood Prevention Home Check-Up

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 5, 2014 2:32:00 PM

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. 

Topics: flood insurance home insurance Home Insurance Tips Water damage Basement Flooding flood house insurance tips Homeowners Insurance flooding Homeowners Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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How Can a Rain Barrel Save You Money? Home Insurance Tip!

By Bill Reay on Jun 8, 2012 12:14:00 PM

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?

Topics: home insurance Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding Catastrophes Homeowners Insurance
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Keep your House Dry this Spring

By Rob Marusin on Apr 2, 2012 2:39:00 PM

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.

Topics: home insurance Sewer Back up Insurance Claims Home Insurance Tips Water damage Basement Flooding


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