Spring is on its way, and it’s safe to say property owners in Saskatchewan could use some helpful tips on protecting your home in the spring-melt after the heaps of snow the province recently received.
“There’s a lot you can do to make sure that when the snow melts, that water makes its way to the drain and not into your home,” SGI Canada chief operating officer Don Thompson said.
“A little time spent now could save you a big headache as the weather warms up. This much snow so late in the season could result in a very fast melt.”
Here are some flood prevention tips from SGI Canada:
SGI said that when it comes to water damage, be sure to check with your insurance broker to see if you have coverage for overland flooding and to contact your insurance broker immediately to file a claim if you incur flooding.
While you wait for the adjuster to come out and assess the damage, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent your property from further damage or loss, if it’s safe to do so.
SGI Canada has the following tips:
SGI is reminding people to keep track of cleaning expenses as they are considered part of the insurance claim and to take pictures or record a video of damaged property to give to the adjuster.
As always, you can visit www.sgicanada.ca/tips to learn more about how you can protect your home.
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