November is here! Check out some of these great tips to help keep your home dry during the rainy season this Fall.
Did You Know? The primary reason your basement and home can flood during a rainstorm is due to poor or blocked drainage. To help you keep water from seeping into places it’s not wanted, use the following precautionary measures to protect your home and its belongings from flooding due to surface water.
Insured damage for severe weather events across Canada reached $2.4 billion last year (2020), according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Flooding Due To Surface Water
Use these simple prevention tips to avoid flooding in your home:
Also, make sure that your sump pump is working properly in the event of a flood, and that you or someone you know is able to keep an eye on your home during heavy rainfalls.
Plan ahead! If flooding occurs, be familiar with how to shut off electricity, gas and water at main switches and valves. Knowing how to do this ahead of time will help you to react quickly and minimize potential damages. With November’s rainy season now upon us, now is a great time to reach out and ask your broker for more information or to review your current water coverages.