Home Protection

Is There Lead in the Water Pipes of Your BC Home?

Is There Lead in the Water Pipes of Your BC Home?

  We spend a lot of time discussing water damage from a homeowners' insurance perspective. We even dive into the health implications, in the context of mold and mildew when excessive moisture has worked its way into the walls and floorboards. However, there is...

Summer Vacation Home Protection Tips: Myths vs Reality

Summer Vacation Home Protection Tips: Myths vs Reality

Summer is upon us in BC and households from around the province are getting ready to go on vacation. Bags are packed, itineraries are set, and travel medical has been purchased. All that's left to do is secure your home before leaving for your 2-week sojourn or more....

Summertime BBQ Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

Summertime BBQ Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

Summertime if the most wonderful time of the year for BBQ enthusiasts and those who enjoy the exquisite taste of a perfectly grilled, steak, chicken breast, patty, hot dog, or kabob. While condo owners are typically more cautious when (or unfortunately forbidden from)...

Does Your Insurance Company Know Your Home Has a Tenant?

Does Your Insurance Company Know Your Home Has a Tenant?

Homeowners across BC leverage their properties to do more than grow equity. For many, a home is a source of income via the long and short term rental market alike. Some rent out their entire residence and live off-premises, while others take on a tenant in a basement...

Spring Break Insurance and Safety Tips 2022

Spring Break Insurance and Safety Tips 2022

For obvious reasons, it has been three years since we've published our otherwise annual guide to enjoying a safe and liability-free spring break. But now that BC Public Health Order (PHO) restrictions have been lifted on many spring break types of activities in the...

Is Climate Change Insurance a Thing?

Is Climate Change Insurance a Thing?

We recently had nearly three weeks of snow in Greater Vancouver. That just doesn't happen. This is coming off an equally long period of extreme flooding which cost the province nearly a half-billion dollars in damages. Then there's one of the worst wildfire seasons on...

Homeowners Insurance News | Top 3 Stories from 2021

Homeowners Insurance News | Top 3 Stories from 2021

At press, 2021 is pretty much in the books with NYE just days away. This marks a perfect time to look back at the top stories from the world of homeowners insurance. While this may not be as exciting as the typical headlines that make their way across your social...

Is Your Holiday Decor a Hazard?

Is Your Holiday Decor a Hazard?

images: courtesy of Warner Bros. The Holiday season is upon us, and households throughout BC are getting ready to decorate, or have already adorned their homes with lights and assorted ornamental wares. But for all of the festive beauty, there are some inherent risks...

Protecting Your Home with Smart Technology

Protecting Your Home with Smart Technology

We recently looked at the boom in home upgrades over the last year. Most updates involved interior and exterior extensions and renovations to make bathrooms, kitchens, dining areas, and living spaces more usable and enjoyable. With more time spent at home these sorts...