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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 13, 2018

Whether you’re finally going to backpack across Europe, or on a temporary work assignment out of town, whenever you leave your home for an extended period you need to prepare. Unoccupied homes are tempting targets for burglaries and vulnerable to other disasters. Before you pack your bags make sure to prepare your home with the following tips! Find a check-in buddy The absolute best thing you can do to secure your home while you’re away is to ask a trusted loved one or...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 6, 2018

The chilly months of fall might bring the "joys” of raking and cleaning leaves out of the gutter, but there is one upside -- you can finally put the lawn mower away for the season! You might have to shovel the laneway soon, but at least you’re done with the lawn until Spring! But, before you wheel your mower into the shed or garage and say goodbye for the year, take the time to properly treat and prep your mower for storage. It might seem like an inconvenience now, but you’ll be...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 29, 2018

It’s the spookiest time of the year! If you have kids, chances are they’re already getting excited not just for candy and spooky movies, but for the chance to dress up and strut their stuff around the neighbourhood! Halloween costumes are a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. Whether you’ll be going store bought, or whipping up something home made, keep these points in mind while choosing a costume for your child! Keep it bright This is somewhat obvious advice, but...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 22, 2018

As of October 17, 2018, the possession and use of Cannabis has been legalized in Canada. But legalization hasn’t come without a few strings. Similar to alcohol and prescription medicines, the usage of cannabis is still regulated and failure to follow the rules can result in fines and even criminal charges. Here is what you need to know to stay on the right side of Ontario’s new cannabis laws! Who can smoke and where Just like alcohol, cannabis is...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 17, 2018

A strike notice has been issued by Canada Post employees and  rotating strikes could begin as early as Monday, October 22. What does that mean for you, your insurance documents and upcoming payments? There are a number of ways to stay connected: -           Make sure we have your current email address o    We’ll be able to chat with you, provide updates and in some...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 16, 2018

Home insurance is your first line of defense against disaster. It’s a fundamental part of home ownership, and while it may not be mandatory, almost every homeowner recognizes the value of a home insurance policy. What they may not know however, are all of the ways they can accidentally (or not so accidentally) void that policy. So we’ve come up with a few situations that could void your policy and leave you on the hook when you need that coverage the most: Being dishonest when...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 9, 2018

When we think about protecting our homes from the elements, we tend to focus on the most extreme events -- hurricanes, blizzards, golf ball sized hail stones crashing into your roof, that sort of thing. While those are certainly scenarios to be concerned about, what is far more likely to cause damage to your home and endanger your safety is the humble Ontario thunderstorm. During the summer and fall months, Ontario sees literally hundreds of thunderstorms each year, any one of...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 3, 2018

Whether you’ve just brought home a brand new mewling kitten, adopted a rescue dog, have a bunny that's two years, or noticed your faithful friend starting to slow down in her old age, you might be asking yourself if you should consider pet insurance for them. The short answer: Yes. Yes, you should. Pet insurance is a great idea no matter how old or healthy your pup or cat may be. There are plenty of good reasons to consider a little extra protection for your furry family member....

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 20, 2018

When considering home security, windows are an obvious weak point. While it is true that these large panes of breakable glass can quickly become a liability when your home is cased by a thief, you don't have to take it lying down! We're going to go over the most common windows targeted by burglars and what you can do to make them less appealing options. Basement Windows Basement windows are a tempting entry point for a thief. They're easy to reach, provide access to a room...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 11, 2018

There is something to be said for a classic, older home. Whether you are looking for stately elegance, or just love the old neighbourhood it’s in, you might decide that an older home is right for your family. But, before you commit, there are a few things you should know. If you're looking at a home that has been around for 30 years or more, check for these common issues that could impact your insurance premiums. The Top When looking at an old home, be sure to give the roof...

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