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Outdoor Deck Rot – Liability Risk and Prevention

Outdoor Deck Rot – Liability Risk and Prevention

Is the deck of your BC home safe? BC has been battered with rain, sleet and snow this month. While homeowners have taken precautions to protect against water ingress and damage to the inside of their home, there is one extension that is often forgotten - outdoor decks...

How to Prepare for a Power Outage This Winter (of 2021)

How to Prepare for a Power Outage This Winter (of 2021)

Snow is expected (at press) for the week ahead, and while Greater Vancouver weather forecasts are more like speculations than probabilities, it’s a good idea to be prepared for one issue that snow often causes - power outages. In fact, a power outage in 2021 looks a...

Holiday Season Wrap-Up to Protect Your Home

Holiday Season Wrap-Up to Protect Your Home

Don't channel your inner Clark Griswold this Holiday season We're smack dab in the middle of the Holidays. While the final few are coming fast we want you to pause and make sure that you've taken precautions to protect your home. To make things easy we're digging into...

Burning Question: Can You Have a Backyard Fire Pit in BC?

Burning Question: Can You Have a Backyard Fire Pit in BC?

Winter is upon us, and with more people staying at home for leisure, many are considering making "patio season" a whole year affair. One way to make that happen, is through the installation of a backyard/deck fire pit or outdoor fireplace. However, many homeowners are...

It’s Fall Alright! Managing Leaves for Safe Sidewalks

It’s Fall Alright! Managing Leaves for Safe Sidewalks

Homeowners know to remove ice and snow from the pathways leading to and from their doors. The risk of a slip and fall is too high to ignore as friends, family, neighbors, and Amazon delivery drivers frequent the property. But the autumn and winter in BC also leave...

Crazy But True Insurance Policies

Crazy But True Insurance Policies

You may have noticed that our new website design incorporates some not-so-typical perils, including dinosaurs, aliens, and a few whatchamacallits. Far fetched? Maybe not.  Over the years there have been some wild and wacky claims and policies reported throughout the...

The Only Home Security Checklist Challenge You Need to Take

The Only Home Security Checklist Challenge You Need to Take

Home security is a fairly robust term, encompassing your household's entire spectrum of security hardware and personal security practices. The former includes everything from doors and locks to alarm systems and lighting while the latter addresses practices such as...

Pet Liability Concerns You Need to Know About

Pet Liability Concerns You Need to Know About

Pets have a positive impact on our lives in so many ways, especially here in BC where the SPCA found homes for nearly 14,500 animals last year alone. But for all of the good times and emotional support that they provide, they also present insurance concerns that you...

Spring Break Safety Tips 2019

Spring Break Safety Tips 2019

Spring break is here and all over BC households are heading out on vacation. And while it's a time to fulfill wanderlust dreams, your trip can result in inconvenience or an outright nightmare if necessary precautions aren't taken. To make sure it's more of the former,...