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Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

We hate to be the bearers of bad news but—winter is on the way. And while some people can’t wait for the cooler temperatures, most of us aren’t thrilled with all the prep work around the house that happens with the change of seasons. Luckily, we’re making it easy for you this year. We’ve[...]

Store Firewood Carefully to Avoid Termite Infestation

Most of us love the cozy warmth and sweet smells of a home fireplace or wood stove on cold winter days and evenings. But as we stack our winter supply of firewood nearby so that it’s convenient to bring inside over the winter months ahead, we would be wise to take three simple precautions to[...]

Roof Inspections Get Tech Savvy

Many homes and businesses are affected by severe weather-related events. Often, claim inspections and settlements for policyholders following catastrophes do take time. Roofs are an exterior feature that often need replacing after a such disasters. And with new, more advanced technology now[...]

Safety for Burning Brush at Your Home

Backyard burning is a popular autumn activity. And yet, there are many homeowners that don’t follow the basic rules of burning. Over 8,000 fires that burn an average of over 2.1 million hectares occur annually in Canada. So before you burn any yard waste or debris this fall consider this advice.[...]

Hardwired vs. Battery Smoke Alarms — Which to Choose?

You might want to know the answer to this question because the safety and welfare of your family can be impacted by how you decide. Battery-source smoke detectors are in widespread use today because they are generally less expensive to buy and less expensive to install, since they don’t require[...]

 

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