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.
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5 Common Causes of Spring Flooding and How to Avoid Them
Topics: home insurance property insurance Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding flooding Homeowners Floods
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Flooding Forces Lethbridge and Medicine Hat to Declare State of Emergency
One day after flood watches were issued Monday by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resourses Canada, the counties of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat have declared a state of emergency and are preparing for the rising waters. The city of Lethbridge has not declared a state of local emergency at this time.
Topics: flooding Lethbridge Medicine Hat Floods
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Edmonton Offers Free Flood Prevention Home Check-Up
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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Edmonton Offers a Backwater Valve Subsidy for Basement Flooding
Topics: flood insurance home insurance Basement Flooding flood Homeowners Insurance flooding Home Insurance Blog Edmonton
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Are Alberta Insurance Rates Really Going up 30% or More?
There have been a number of warnings from media and the insurance industry about Alberta rate increases over the past while. Weather and flood damage has take it's toll on insurance company coffers over the past couple of years and it's true that they are making adjustments to help sustain insurance products that work for all Canadians.
Topics: flood insurance Car Insurance home insurance Catastrophes flooding Insurance Premiums
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Intact Insurance Announces Underwriting Changes for Alberta Flood Victims
As a response to the continued severe weather Canada is experiencing, Intact Insurance released a notice to brokers outlining changes to their After Loss Underwriting Practices. The flooding in Southern Alberta this summer was noted as particularily devastating, affecting thousands of people in many Alberta communities.
Topics: flood insurance Insurance Claims flood flooding Insurance losses
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Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips
A lot of us will be embarking on a little Spring cleaning in the coming month. The days are longer and it's finally starting to get warm enough that you can open the windows and let some fresh air into your home or apartment. For some, spring cleaning comes naturally, but if you're anything like me, you don't know where to start.