indoor air

Eliminating Indoor Air Pollution

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Since air circulation is often restricted inside, it is speculated that indoor pollutants are far worse for humans than poor outdoor air quality. In fact, indoor pollutant levels are potentially 100 times more polluted than outdoor levels, and may pose major health risks. There are both long- and short-term health effects of indoor air pollution. Short-term effects can include eye, …

swimming pool

Personal Swimming Pool Safety

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Though splashing and diving is carefree fun, owning a backyard pool comes with serious responsibilities, too. From poolside party safety tips to supervision, there are many general safety precautions you can take to make sure your friends and family enjoy your pool. When hosting a pool party at home, it is wise to assign several adults to the job of …

wind

Protecting Your Home from Wind Damage

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Floods, lightning strikes and other common storms can endanger your home, but you also need to consider the risks of the wind damage that accompanies these weather events. Canadians who live within 80 kilometres of a coastline are at risk of being exposed to hurricanes. To prevent excess damage, plan for a storm by keeping your homeowners policy insured values …

electrical

Knowledge Is Power: Electrical Safety Tips for the Home

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Electricity helps us live comfortably at home, but it isn’t something to take for granted. According to the National Fire Information Database, electrical fires account for 20% of total residential fires. Just one fire is enough to endanger your home, family and finances. Make sure to protect your home from electrical fires by keeping the following tips in mind: Know …

winter hydro bills

Strategies for reducing your winter hydro bills

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When outdoors temperatures are consistently cold, one of the most costly consequences is the increased energy it takes to maintain a comfortable home. Though it may be tempting to simply lower the temperature on a thermostat and bear the chilly repercussions, there are several ways to reduce your hydro bill while staying warm and cozy. Consider the following ways to …

contractor insurance

Renovation Tip: Verify Your Contractor’s Insurance

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When taking on a home repair or improvement, you may hire a contractor to ensure the work gets done right. However, during a project of any size, accidents can occur, potentially leading to worker injuries or property damage. What’s more, if that contractor isn’t carrying the proper insurance coverage, you may have to pay thousands of dollars to remedy the …

Family Vacation

10 Steps to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Vacation

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When preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. To protect your residence while you’re away and enjoy a worry-free trip, keep in mind the following tips. Preparing For Vacation There are a number of hazards that could affect your home while you’re away, including lightning, theft and flooding. In order to keep your …

Drone Insurance

Do You Need Drone Insurance?

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Drones have become incredibly popular in the in the past few years. With high-end options such as camera and video recording equipment, the use of drones has exploded for hobbyists and photographers and has become a heavily gifted item for special occasions, or just for fun. The cost of a drone can range anywhere from $40 to over $2000, so …