Property

Your Guide to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

By April 12, 2017 April 4th, 2019 No Comments

Powerful. Mighty. Destructive.

I am not talking about a hurricane. I am talking about water.

We know all too well here in Sussex, NB, what happens when the waters start to rise. You feel helpless because there is nothing you can do to stop it. So what can you do before the waters rise to help your property from being damaged by water. With spring on the way, the time has come to start thinking about this.

Check out these valuable tips:

  • Move valuable items to higher ground
  • Keep floor drains clear
  • Clean any debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Install a sump pump or make sure yours is in working order
  • Ensure there is proper grading around your home
  • Check your roof for missing or worn shingles and check caulking around chimneys, air vents and skylights.
  • Check your windows for cracks, moisture or mold. Remove snow buildup around windows.
  • Turn off the water supply to outdoor taps and open the taps to let water drain out.

For further tips on preventing water damage or tips on handling water damage once it has already occurred, check out Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction or our local Regional Service Commission.

    Water coverage in New Brunswick

    Companies in New Brunswick do not offer “Flood” coverage for residential properties but now we have several companies that have started to offer “Overland Water”. For information on sewer backup or overland water coverage, please contact our office at (506) 432-1550 or see our website at www.pearsoninsurance.ca/research-center/overlandwater

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