Teens & Newly License Drivers

Newly Licensed Drivers Insuring a new driver can be expensive. Learn what you can do to keep your premiums as low as possible and stay accident-free.   Tips to Keep Costs Down If you’re the parent of a teenager who is getting ready to climb behind the steering wheel, insuring your new driver can be…

Top 7 Tips to Beat the Spring Thaw

Top 7 Tips to Beat the Spring Thaw “April showers bring May flowers” as the saying goes, but heavy spring rain coupled with still-melting snow can also bring some less desirable events.  Here are a few tips to improve your chances of only needing your rubber boots while outside your home this spring: Keep street…

What To Do if Your Car Is Stolen

What To Do If Your Car Is Stolen Did You Know? Because of their value, vehicles are popular targets for criminals. In fact, on lists of global vehicle theft statistics, you’ll find that Canada consistently ranks near the top. In the event that your vehicle is stolen, you will need to react quickly in order…

Backwater Valve 101

Backwater Valve 101 A sewer backup can be caused by anything from clogged or grease-filled drains to tree roots, collapsed sewer lines, or heavy rain — and once a backup begins, it can do a lot of damage. The good news is there’s a simple way you can minimize your risk of having backed up…

Sump pump 101

Sump pump 101 April showers bring May flowers — and flooded basements, too. When it comes to preventing flooding in your home, sump pumps are among the most valuable tools at your disposal, especially during heavy rainfalls or snowmelt season. Learn how sump pumps work and how you can keep yours flowing smoothly all year…

Prevent flood damage in your home

How to prevent flood damage in your home When water ends up where it doesn’t belong, it can do a good deal of damage — but many homeowners don’t think about preventing water damage until it’s too late. Take these 10 steps to help prevent damage to your home before it happens: Seal cracks in…

Closing your cottage for the winter

A step-by-step guide to closing your cottage for the winter Summer days have come and gone, and for many Canadians, it’s almost time to close up the cottage and say “goodbye” until next spring. Check these 10 steps off your list as you prepare to leave your home-away-from-home for the season: Inspect your septic tank.…

10 Winter Safety Tips

10 Winter Safety Tips So it looks like winter is finally here! What better time to share our Top 10 Winter Insurance Claims that we see the most of here at our insurance brokerage, as well as some tips on how not to get left out in the cold by these common mishaps: 1. Auto…