Spring is here! Check out some of these great tips to help keep your home dry during this rainy season.
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 you can take to protect your home and its belongings from flooding due to surface water.
The spring flooding that took place in late April and May (2019) across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc.
Flooding Due To Surface Water
Use these simple prevention tips to avoid flooding in your home:
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 all the rain we’ve been having lately, now is a great time to reach out and ask your broker for more information or to review your current water coverages.