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Springtime showers may bring ... flooding!

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Tips on Springtime water loss prevention from Aviva Canada

The following tips can help keep your property above water and save you thousands of dollars in
damages:

  • Inspect your roof every few years to check the condition of the shingles and avoid leaks.
  • You should also clear out your eaves troughs every year to prevent blockages.
  • Install a backwater valve which will close automatically if the sewer backs-up.
  • Check your foundation. If you notice water pooling as the ice melts or after heavy rains, find a way to
  • lead it away from your home.
  • Finish your basement right by sealing the exterior walls.
  • Run your sump pump if your basement has one. Examine and test it to ensure it works when you
  • need it.
  • Review your insurance policy. While overland flooding is generally not covered, you can often add
  • additional coverage, including protection from sewage backup.

Please call us if you have any questions about your home's coverage with regard to water damage.

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