MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - So far this January, the weather has had
us on a roller coaster: after the freezing rain, heavy snow and Arctic
temperatures of the past few days, it looks as though we're heading
into rain and above-seasonal temperatures.
According to the latest forecast, several regions of Quebec may be
dealing with another rapid thaw in the coming days, as rain combines
with rising temperatures.
Water damage prevention tips
With this in mind, Intact Insurance would like to remind you of a few
simple things you can do to minimize the risk of water damage in your
Clear eaves troughs of any obstruction that could keep water from
flowing to the downspout.
Make sure that the water run-off from downspouts is at least two metres
away from the foundations.
Shovel around doors and basement windows.
If water is accumulating along the foundations, break up any ice that
may be keeping it from running off.
If necessary, clear ice and snow off the roof. Use a roof rake or hire a
Water: the #1 cause of insurance claims
Did you know that water damage is the leading cause of home insurance
claims, ranking far ahead of fire and theft?
We suggest contacting your insurance broker to go over what your policy
covers and to find out what additional protection is available for loss
or damage caused by water leaking in through your roof, doors, windows,
or foundations, or caused by a sewer back-up.
To learn more about the new realities of our changing climate and how we
can adapt, visit insuranceisevolving.com.
This weekend's rain is likely to make roads slippery at times, so be
extra careful if you need to take the car somewhere. If road conditions
deteriorate, why not postpone non-essential trips until later? Give it
We're there for you when you need us, 24/7
If an unforeseen event does occur, contact your broker immediately for
information and advice. Note that you can also count on us for support
through our 24/7 Claims Service at 1 866 464 2424.
About Intact Insurance
Intact Insurance is Canada's largest home, auto and business insurance
company, the choice of more than four million consumers. Its
coast-to-coast presence and its strong relationship with insurance
brokers mean the company can provide the outstanding service, comfort
and continuity customers deserve.
Intact Insurance is a member company of Intact Financial Corporation
SOURCE: Intact Insurance
For further information:
Contact: Alexandre Royer
Senior Communications Consultant
514 282 6817 extension 4073