29 06, 2020

Water-related damage in Canada costs insurance companies an average of one billion dollars each year

By |2020-06-30T13:21:36+00:00June 29th, 2020|Home Builders, Home Owners, Insurance, Municipalities|0 Comments

Backwater Solutions Canada is leading the way in the private sector to help the insurance industry reduce payouts TORONTO, ONTARIO – June 29, 2020 – Backwater Solutions Canada has announced that they are pioneering a process to help the insurance industry overcome the growing losses that they are facing relating to sewer backup claims [...]

17 04, 2020

How combined sewers cause flooded basements

By |2020-04-17T18:12:01+00:00April 17th, 2020|Insurance, Municipalities|0 Comments

Some unlucky homeowners have their house’s plumbing attached to sewer systems that are “combined.” For these houses, the same municipal sewage pipes that whisk away fecal matter at the flush of a toilet also carry rainwater. But when there’s a heavy storm, combined systems have more fluids than they can carry. Oops: that’s when [...]

25 03, 2020

April Showers Brings May Floods

By |2020-04-17T18:13:03+00:00March 25th, 2020|Home Owners, Insurance, Municipalities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

While melting snow can cause spring floods, there’s more behind floods than just a heavy snowfall. Eager gardeners who try to dig in their yard in April know the ground can remain frozen long after kids have started drawing chalk flowers on the neighbourhood sidewalk. Add in heavy rainfall in an urban area while the [...]

23 03, 2020

Sewer Backup

By |2020-04-17T18:13:26+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Home Builders, Home Owners, Insurance, Municipalities|0 Comments

How to protect your home from sewer backup Do you remember, back in August 2018, when Toronto got slammed with rain? I sure do – I was driving up Yonge Street and saw water spewing out of the sewer grates like fountains. Weather reports said that 100 millimetres of rain fell in just two [...]

17 03, 2020

3 Gross Things Founds in Floodwater

By |2020-04-17T18:14:04+00:00March 17th, 2020|Home Owners, Municipalities|0 Comments

How Sewer Backups Can Make You Sick A basement full of raw sewage is never a good thing. Unfortunately, floods can expose people to some pretty gross things. But beside grossing you out, floodwater can make people seriously sick. That means everyone should avoid coming into contact with floodwater whenever possible. To evade getting [...]

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