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Supporting Juravinski Hospital

Tru Partners Insurance Brokers, in partnership with Gore Mutual, is proud to support Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, and their signature event called Illuminight. Funds help support the highest priority equipment needs of the cancer program at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, which oversees nearly 300,000 patient visits each…
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Understanding Water Damage

Have you considered waterproofing your home or business? Standing on the roof with an umbrella isn’t an option, so what can you do? Know your home or building. If it’s older; pay close attention to areas where water can cause damage. You also need to consider both the inside and…
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Fats, Oils, and Grease In Your Pipes

Some things you put down the drain don’t just disappear. When grease, fat and cooking oil are dumped down your kitchen sink, they attach to the inside of the sewer pipes. Why? The cool temperatures of the buried sewer pipes cause the fat to coagulate quickly and stick to the…
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Evening with Lidia

Tru Partners Insurance Brokers were Silver Sponsors for an “Evening with Lidia“. In the photo above from left to right: Carmine Calvise, Jeanne Calvise, Doug MacMillan, Leslie MacMillan, Lidia Bastianich, Nadia Olivieri ( Committee Chair), Ralph Olivieri. The evening was a huge success. Over 800 people attended the event and…
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Buying a home?

Something you need to know… When property changes ownership, any unpaid water and wastewater/ storm arrears becomes the responsibility of the new owner. The buyer’s lawyer should contact Horizon Utilities at (905) 522-9200 to provide the relevant property transfer information and to request a final water meter read. It’s important…
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In the event of a wind storm

Here are some tips on what you should do in the event of a wind storm. In the event of power outage - If safe to do so, turn off all tools, appliances and electronic equipment, and turn the thermostat(s) for the home heating system down to minimum to prevent…
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Going away?

Avoid a high water bill from an unexpected leak! Be sure you turn off your water It’s a good idea to shut off the inside water supply if your house is going to be unoccupied for any length of time even a period as short as a weekend (except where…
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Frozen Pipes

Last winter, Hamilton experienced record setting cold temperatures. Environment Canada data going back to 1960 shows that the 2013-2014 winter was the coldest on record. During that time Hamilton Water had over 1800 service requests from residents who reported frozen water service lines, watermain breaks and leaks. Those homeowners with…
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Optional Sewer Line Warranty

The city of Hamilton in conjunction with Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC), is pleased to announce an optional Sewer Line Warranty is now available to homeowners. SLWC provides sewer and water service line warranties to homeowners that cover repair costs to the portion of the service lines for which…
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Evolution of the Home

Since the introduction of home insurance, the size, design and uses of space within homes has changed significantly. According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the average home almost tripled in size from 800 square feet in 1950 up to 2,300 square feet in 2005. The average home built…
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