7 tips to prevent electrical fires at home

Electrical fires can do some serious damage to your home and put your family’s safety at risk. The good news is electrical fires, like other household fires, are often preventable.

Q&A: Can my credit score affect my insurance rates?

In Canada, different organizations and individuals have the right to view your credit score. Here’s what you need to know about your credit score, including how it’s calculated, how it can affect your insurance premiums.

Are you prepared for the unexpected? Why life insurance is so important.

Will the family I leave behind be able to enjoy a comparable standard of living? Will my children be properly cared for? Will my children need to pay a large tax bill and pay for my final expenses?

Your guide to household fire extinguishers

Fire is one of the leading causes of home insurance claims — but luckily, it’s also one of the most preventable.

Why it’s important to update your insurance address if you’re moving

To call Canada’s recent real estate market ‘feverish’ seems like an understatement. It’s intense, with many people on the move due to the freedom of remote work.

Backwater Valve 101

A sewer backup can be caused by anything from clogged or grease-filled drains to tree roots, collapsed sewer lines, or heavy rain — and once a backup begins, it can do a lot of damage. Installing a backwater valve can minimize your risk of having backed up sewage flow into your home.

Ten items to keep in your home emergency preparedness kit

Some severe weather events may require you to evacuate your home at a moment's notice, while others could leave you stuck at home for days on end, potentially even without power or running water.

Seven tips for successful spring cleaning

It's that time of year againthe birds are singing, the sun is shining,

What do the hazard symbols on household chemical products mean?

From drain cleaner to windshield washer fluid to cooking spray, you likely have a variety of chemical products in your home and garage.

Beware of On-Line Pandemic Scams

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, since March 2020, over 8,500 Canadians have been duped by pandemic-related scams with an estimated cost of $7 million. Here's how to protect yourself from fraud.

Tis the Season Not to Gather

Not only could you face hefty fines under the COVID-19 restrictions, you also risk personal liability.

How to Stay on Track while Working from Home

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians across the country have been working from home to help prevent the virus from spreading.

How a Missed Payment Can Impact your Insurance

We’ve all missed paying a bill at least once when we either put it aside and forgot, changed our banking details and didn’t notify the company, or simply due to bad timing.

Avoiding insurance seller scams & finding a legitimate broker

With insurance fraud on the rise across the country, we want to arm you with the information you need so you can recognize potential scams and make smart choices, especially when it comes to buying insurance.

Do You Need Home Insurance to get a Mortgage?

While most people know you're legally required to have car insurance before driving a new vehicle, there's no similar legal requirement for buying a home.

Home maintenance: Spring/Summer edition

The good thing about home maintenance this time of year is that you actually get to do most of it while enjoying the sun!

How to Stay on Track when Working from Home

Canadians across the country have been asked to work from home as much as possible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Vacant or Unoccupied Property, or Shut Down Operations

During this public health emergency, many businesses are having to cease operations and idle their facilities.

How to Keep your Personal Information Secure when using Smart Home Devices

We use smartphones and tablets for everything, from banking to sharing

What to Look Out for when Shopping for an Older Home

If you’re in the market for a new home, you might be considering buying one that isn’t actually new. Older houses often come with character and quality that’s tough to duplicate, and they typically boast more land and square-footage than newer builds.

Simple Ways to Protect Yourself against Identity Theft

“Identity theft” is just what it sounds like; it’s the process of stealing someone else’s personal information (or their identity) with the intent to commit a crime, most often for financial gain.