Archive for Flood

Top Prevention Tips To Avoid Sewer Backup

Indoor floods and plumbing issues are difficult disasters to handle because they can result in extensive property damage. If the flooding in your home contains sewage or is caused by a sewer backup, even greater dangers for occupants exist. Sewage contains microorganisms, bacteria, and human waste,[...]

Understanding the Three Classes of Contaminated Water      

Clearly, any contaminated water can wreak havoc on a home or business. Moisture penetration into flooring, walls, studding and structural components, in addition to water-damaged furniture, electronics, clothing and more, is time-consuming to dry, if even possible. Compounding the situation is which[...]

Know the Insurance Limitations on Vacant Properties

Homeowners who spend time away from properties they own need to be aware that their insurer may determine their primary and secondary vacation home(s) vacant or unoccupied if left for a certain length of time. Insurers deem vacant or unoccupied houses a greater risk for vandalism, theft,[...]

Staying Safe Should a Home Washing Machine Flood Occur

One of the most dependable day-to-day appliances in many households can also become our home’s biggest headache when it fails. And when it breaks or, worse yet, floods the laundry area, problems mount quickly. So what can you do if your washing machine floods? We have a few solutions below.[...]

Prepare Ahead for Possible Spring Thaw Flooding

The 2017-18 winter season in Canada seems to be less cold over much of the country than in recent years. However, widespread normal-to-above-normal winter snowfall and ongoing precipitation forecast into spring suggest that thaw conditions will be something to watch carefully in many local areas.[...]