At OMA Insurance, we want to help protect your assets and prevent your home from water damage. Here are some preventative tips to consider:
When temperatures rise and snow accumulation on the roof begins to melt, the risk of seepage rises. Take advantage of the warmer weather to check your roof and repair minor issues to prevent possible water damage. To do this:
If your roof needs to be replaced, there are shingles that are more resistant to harsh weather changes – some high-performance options are resistant to winds of up to 220 km/h, and others, such as Class-4 shingles can withstand hailstones of up to two inches in diameter.
Roof maintenance can be dangerous. If necessary, seek the help of a professional.
During winter, the weight of the ice and snow may have weakened your gutters, and various debris may be blocking them. This is why spring maintenance is important. Here’s what to do:
Heavy rain can seep through any opening. That’s why you should do the following in the spring:
Once the ground has thawed, it’s very important to check the foundation’s condition to identify any problems and prevent damage due to water seepage. Here’s what you can do:
The accumulation of leaves or other debris can prevent the drain from working well. Here’s what you can do:
The backwater valve is part of the plumbing system and is located in the basement. Its simple open-close flap does an important job: making sure the municipal sewage system doesn’t back up into the drains. You’ll need to clean it as part of your seasonal routine for it to work properly. Here’s how:
These precautions can help you welcome spring and avoid unpleasant surprises. But, for peace of mind, it’s best to be properly insured as well.
Need to update your home insurance policy? Now is the perfect time with OMA Insurance.
Conditions apply. The OMA Home and Auto Insurance Program is underwritten by The Personal General Insurance Inc. in Quebec and by The Personal Insurance Company in all other provinces and territories.
These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and The Personal cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.