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2019 Extreme Weather Incidents Prove Disruptive, With More to Come

Insured damages from ice storms, floods, windstorms and tornadoes across Canada rang up an astounding C$1.9 billion in costs last year, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). That organization noted that the year 2018 ranked fourth overall for highest amount of losses on record. This[...]

Know Your Mould ABCs: Staying Safe After Canada’s Spring Floods

Thousands of residents in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick fled their homes after days of extreme flooding this spring. As municipalities and citizens struggle to recover, they confront a threat that many Alberta citizens remember from their own floods in 2013: mould. Though mould is the most[...]

Advanced MICA Water Mitigation Management Provides Real-Time Audit of Drying Data

During the overnight shift at a food handling facility, the sewer system clogs. By the time employees shut down packing lines and restrict flow into drains, black water has soaked highly absorbent wallboard, surrounded inventoried foodstuffs and sent contamination through the ventilation system.[...]

Protecting Beloved Family Pets From Flood Threats

Dogs wag in our houses, cats bask in our apartments, canaries sing in our kitchens – this resident menagerie makes us better people. Study after study prove that sharing our lives with animals boosts mental and physical health. And oh boy, are we sharing with the frisky set: nearly half of all[...]

Wet Basements Demand Special Drying Procedures

It’s a rule of nature: pulled by gravity, water always flows downward, relentlessly seeking the lowest point through even tiny openings. For many homeowners, that natural law sets up a constant struggle to keep water out of the lowest part of their house: the basement. Water may pour in suddenly[...]

How Experts Locate Hidden Damage After Roof Leaks

Of all the pesky structural problems that afflict houses, roof leaks are the ones that can drive homeowners certifiably batty. They come in so many moist and irritating varieties. Slow leaks over months that finally create tiny damp patches on the ceiling – aren’t you glad you happened to look[...]

Paul Davis Promises 30-Minute Response

If you’re a homeowner whose property has been devastated by a flood, a fire or a tornado, the immediate aftermath is exceedingly difficult. Your home, your security and your sense of safety are in tatters. You’re shocked and sad. Many people feel physical distress: shaking, hyperventilation,[...]

Kitchen Grease Fires May Severely Affect Appliances

Sparked by unattended stovetop pans or forgotten items in toaster ovens, kitchen grease fires are extremely dangerous. Fueled by exquisitely flammable substances, they flare in an instant, spread rapidly, burn hotter and can’t be extinguished with water-based substances. Smart homeowners have[...]