Feb

24

Toronto Get Ready For The Big Winter Melt

 CHECK THE STREET DRAINS It’s that time again when the snowstorms end and the rainstorms begin.  Today Toronto is expecting 30 to 40 mm of rain and that is enough to put most homeowners’ on the alert for basement flooding.  I showed two houses this morning and both had puddles of water in the basements. […]

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Jul

16

What is the Difference Between Flood and Sewer Back Up Insurance?

Knowing the difference between flood insurance and sewer back up insurance is critical to any homeowner.  In one you can easily get most insurers to cover, while the other does not exist. I speak from experience as 400 homeowners in my Toronto neighbourhood were forced to deal with flooded basements last July.  Since I had […]

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Jul

12

Toronto Flood and Sewer Back Up Insurance – What’s Covered?

By now most Toronto residents have seen the flood waters in their basements recede and the remediation crews are busy getting the space dried out.  Now it’s time to add up the losses regarding personal property. Photographs and family mementos destroyed can never be replaced and you can’t ever place a monetary value on them. […]

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Jul

10

Toronto Flooded Basement Rebuilding and Renovating

So it has been less than 48 hours since Toronto was hit with 126 mm of rain within a 3 hour period.  By now, those homeowners who have been dealing with water damaged basements have all been in contact with the home insurance company.   I am sure the recovery crews have been in and that […]

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Jul

09

Toronto Flooding Recovering From A Flooded Basement

The cover is a copy of an article I wrote for Zoomer magazine last year.   So July 8, 2013 will certainly go down as a memorable from most Toronto residents.  In the time of a little more than three hours parts of the city received 126 mm of rain (with most coming down over […]

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