Do you remember your days in school when the teacher would ask a particularly difficult question? It became an involuntary reflex to drop your head, look at the pencil scratches on the desktop, and pray that she didn’t call your name. The human need to be seen as all-knowing and invulnerable really amazes me.
Insurance brokers strive to be the opposite. It is our nature to ask questions in order to learn and understand more, and we know that clients have questions, too. We want to encourage those. So, to break the ice a little, I have captured some of the most commonly asked questions by our clients. They are categorized to help future clients benefit and perhaps even trigger some new questions that have yet to be asked.
Roof Inspection Prior to Winter
The winter months can have a harsh toll on your home, from thrashing the siding to tearing roof tiles loose. Because of this, you might already check your roof or have it professionally inspected in the spring. But it’s equally important to armor your home against the harsh winter rain, wind, and snow. If siding or roof tiles are missing prior to winter, it can leave the structure and integrity of your home at risk, leading to larger issues and more financial drain.
Those long, relaxing hours at your cottage, cabin, or vacation house are winding down as the leaves change colors. Winter is almost here, and that means winterizing a house might already be on your mind. Luckily, we’ve compiled a checklist of eight tips for winterizing a house so that you don’t find costly problems in the spring!
Defining Backflow and Sewer Backflow Prevention
“Backflow” is a term common to plumbers that describes the unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction as what is intended. For instance, in a home, it typically refers to the process of toilet flush water supply not being properly isolated from the toilet bowl. When the flushed, contaminated or “foul” water surfaces, it can cause serious health hazards. That’s why sewer backflow prevention is so crucial to a home or any public building.