Across Canada, we have been experiencing unusually severe summer storms. As a homeowner, it’s important that you, your family, and your property are ready for the potential of severe weather. There are many things you can do to safeguard your home before a storm to minimize the damage. Important Documents Keep important documentation safe and […]
Disasters and accidents are not instances we can plan for. The financial burden, coupled with the disruption to your home or business, can be extensive following damage from a flood, fire or other emergent events. Home insurance provides the security and safety net that may arise from the financial burden that follows an unexpected incident. […]
Flood damage can be localized in a home or it can be a wide scale natural disaster. All flooding situations can be dangerous to human health and safety, in addition to causing extensive property damage. The severity and level of emergency of a flood depends on the amount of water, the source and the type […]
Every winter season, numerous homes fall victim to ice and water damage. At WINMAR®, our slogan is, “Coming Through For You!”, therefore it’s important for us to provide education on these common factors and what you can do to prevent water damage to your home. We can also help you to save money in the […]
With summer comes extreme weather, including storms that bring heavy rainfall. Bodies of water and over-saturated ground can’t always handle the showers that come our way, and suddenly you find your home or business falling victim to a flood.
Unlike the name suggests, weeping tiles are actually pipes that discharge underground water from around the perimeter of a home or from a basement. Exterior weeping tile manages water at ground level, and is placed in a trench around your home, whereas interior weeping tile is most often used if the exterior weeping tile has failed.
Flooding is stressful, serious, and unfortunately not 100% preventable due to accidents, like sump pump failure, and extreme forces of nature. While we can’t always control when our home floods, we can control how we react to, and cope with, such a disaster in order to minimize damage and loss.
Spring is officially here and with it comes warmer weather, longer days, and lots of water. Melting snow and rainy days help the flowers bloom, but that water can be a huge issue if it gets into your home.