Flooding and the impact to your insurance

By |2021-12-29T16:21:19+00:00December 29th, 2021|Home Owners, Insurance|

The flooding we are seeing in British Columbia, while a natural disaster that could not be prevented, should be a wakeup call for all homeowners. Given that these types of events are occurring more regularly and will likely be seen as a sign of climate change by many, these overland floods will often lead to [...]

What’s the leading type of flooding in Canada?

By |2021-01-26T18:24:55+00:00January 20th, 2021|Home Builders, Home Owners, Insurance, Municipalities|

Bethan Moorcroft from Insurance Business Canada has published an article highlighting the importance of homeowners and insurance companies to work together with private sector companies to tackle the urgent need to prevent sewer backup floods from occurring. Bethan highlighted the fact that Backwater Solutions Canada is one of the private sector companies innovating by developing [...]

Accredited training program for the insurance industry will help limit insurance company losses

By |2020-07-03T14:13:11+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Insurance|

Backwater Solutions has pioneered an accredited training program that will help to educate brokers and homeowners on the critical steps to take to protect homes from sewer backups and flooding. This innovative program is only available from Backwater Solutions and provides brokers with 2 hours of accredited CE training. The training program, entitled: How to [...]

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|

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 [...]

5 ways insurance brokers can help clients prevent sewer floods

By |2020-05-22T19:10:00+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Home Owners, Insurance|

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive—okay, insurance brokers aren’t actually superheroes. But as an insurance broker, you’re a trusted advisor who can help clients get the right coverage and save them the pain of sewage backups in their basement. “Brokers can use their experience and training to supply homeowners with their [...]

How combined sewers cause flooded basements

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

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 [...]

April Showers Brings May Floods

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

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 [...]

3 Gross Things Founds in Floodwater

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

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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