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What is a Backwater Valve? Can it Reduce My Home Insurance Rates?

Posted 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.

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Topics: insurance edmonton, home insurance, home insurance, home insurance, Home Insurance Tips, Home Insurance Tips, Basement Flooding, Basement Flooding, Homeowners Insurance, home, Homeowners, Insurance Premiums, Home Insurance Blog, home maintenance

Edmonton Offers Free Flood Prevention Home Check-Up

Posted 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. 

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Topics: flood insurance, home insurance, Home Insurance Tips, Home Insurance Tips, Water damage, Basement Flooding, Basement Flooding, flood, house insurance tips, Homeowners Insurance, flooding, Homeowners, Home Insurance Blog, home maintenance

Edmonton Offers a Backwater Valve Subsidy for Basement Flooding

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Feb 3, 2014 8:06:00 AM

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Topics: flood insurance, home insurance, Basement Flooding, Basement Flooding, flood, Homeowners Insurance, flooding, Home Insurance Blog, Edmonton

How Can a Rain Barrel Save You Money? Home Insurance Tip!

Posted 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?

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Topics: home insurance, home insurance, Home Insurance Tips, Basement Flooding, Basement Flooding, Catastrophes, Homeowners Insurance

Keep your House Dry this Spring

Posted 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.

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