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Prevent water damage: Tips for outside the home.

Things you can do Outside your home to stop water from getting in • Disconnect downspouts from the municipal sewer system. Extend downspouts at least 6 feet (1.8 metres) away from your exterior walls if possible and drain away from your house towards the street or backyard. • Install a…
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Prevent water damage: Tips for inside the home.

Things you can do Inside your home to keep water out: • Install backwater valves on the main line to the sewer line – the valve will automatically close if sewage backs up from the main sewer, preventing it from entering your home. • Consider investing in a sump pump…
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Water damage is the #1 threat to homes in Ontario

Heavier rain and less predictable weather patterns mean more severe weather more often, which increase the chances of water entering our homes. The combination of our aging infrastructure and a growing population is sometimes too much for our sewer systems to handle, resulting in flooding and sewer back-ups. The more…
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