Water Damage - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Mar 30, 2017

The basement used to be the forgotten room of the house. The dusty storage facility stacked with old bicycles, tool boxes with missing pieces, and long forgotten guitars, drum kits, and pottery supplies from discarded hobbies.  Nowadays, the basement is cool. It's the family den with the big comfy couch and the cool shelf of board games. It's the "man-cave” with the big screen TV and mini-fridge for long relaxing "Dadurday” afternoons. It's the high schoolers "apartment,”...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 28, 2017

Getting out on the ice or pushing through a shallow river bank on your quad can be a thrill. But, when you misjudge just how soft that ice is, or how deep that "shallow” river bank might be, it can quickly turn into a water-logged nightmare. While water is essential for most living things, it spells doom for your recreational vehicles. When it comes to quickly and completely ruining a sled or quad, there are few better ways to do it than submerging the engine in water, even for...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 21, 2017

The past five years have seen some of the worst flood activity in Canadian history. From the slow disaster of Richelieu, Quebec in 2011 where record high water levels dragged on for 37 excruciating days, to the flash flooding of the GTA just last July, floods are becoming more frequent and more severe across the nation. And meteorologists say this is only the beginning of a very dangerous trend. Traditionally, floods have always been one of Canada's most frequent and...

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By LifeWEB Admin-NR on Mar 14, 2017

Nothing will send a chill up a homeowner's spine faster than the words "water damage.” It's one of the most insidious, and potentially costly, threats facing your home.  The major frustration with water damage is that the problem often isn't apparent until it's too late and a small leak has developed into a major issue. A faucet that drips a little is one thing, but a leaky pipe in a wall is another.  Here are a few tips to help you spot the early warning...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 7, 2017

This summer was a real eye-opener for many homeowners in Ontario. Watching footage of Toronto, the largest and busiest city in Canada, brought to a standstill by sudden and dramatic flooding has reminded many of us just how fickle nature can be. Nothing like looking at a picture of a streetcar abandoned in waist-high flood water to make you appreciate your insurance policy. However, it might be a little premature for homeowners with water damage coverage to start patting...

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