Archive of: 2021

  • SEVERE FLOODING ON BOTH CANADIAN COASTS

    SEVERE FLOODING ON BOTH CANADIAN COASTS

    Severe flooding has been the major topic of news on both sides of Canada. An atmospheric river in BC has cause torrential downpours and landslides, while parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland have experienced a similar weather pattern, causing roads to wash out and ferries to alter their routes to avoid the damage.


  • WINTER HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS

    WINTER HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS

    More fires and fire-related deaths occur over the winter holidays than any other time of the year. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most fires occur between December 15 to December 31.1 Other statistics show that the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day are more than double the average, and New Year’s Day runs a close second.


  • WHAT IS IN STORE FOR FALL AND WINTER WEATHER

    WHAT IS IN STORE FOR FALL AND WINTER WEATHER

    What weather does fall and winter of 2021/22 hold for Canada? Experts have predicted this will likely be another La Niña year, which is typically cooler and snowier than neutral or El Niño years.


  • HOW DOES SMOKE DAMAGE AFFECT THE CONTENTS OF YOUR HOME?

    HOW DOES SMOKE DAMAGE AFFECT THE CONTENTS OF YOUR HOME?

    Even after a fire has been extinguished, a surprising amount of damage can occur in areas of your home that were untouched by flames. Smoke, soot and ash residue can cause devastating damage that can continue to harm your home and property even after the flames are out.


  • TOP 10 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

    TOP 10 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

    Many factors need to be considered in making an accurate estimate of what water damage restoration will cost for your home. Each situation is unique, and obviously larger and more complicated jobs require more resources and time, and will therefore cost more.


  • FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS OCTOBER 3 to 9, 2021

    FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS OCTOBER 3 to 9, 2021

    Do you have a fire safety and prevention plan in place? Most of us know the importance of making sure your smoke detectors are working, and flammable material is kept away from sources of heat, but there is a lot more that can be done to ensure fire safety in your home. Making a proactive plan is much easier than being reactive in the case of an emergency, and there are resources to help you make that plan.


  • SEWAGE BACKUP IN MY BUSINESS: WHAT DO I DO?

    SEWAGE BACKUP IN MY BUSINESS: WHAT DO I DO?

    A backed-up, overflowing toilet or sink can be distressing enough for any commercial property owner or business, but when sewage is involved, it can turn into a potentially hazardous clean-up situation.


  • Reducing Wildfire Risk Could Save $500 Billion In Future Losses

    Reducing Wildfire Risk Could Save $500 Billion In Future Losses

    The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) recently released a report titled “National guide for wildland-urban-interface fires.”


  • HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR WILDFIRE SEASON

    HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR WILDFIRE SEASON

    Given the right conditions, wildfires can occur anywhere. Ensuring your home and property are prepared for fire can prevent injury and death to people and animals, plus it can limit the amount of damage and destruction a fire can cause to your property and that of your neighbours and community.


  • Canada in a Changing Climate

    Canada in a Changing Climate

    Last month, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) released Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, which provides a coast to coast perspective on how climate change is impacting our communities, our environment and our economy.


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