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Our home and property insurance blogs offer a variety of helpful tips, suggestions and information that Ontario homeowners need to know.


4 Home Winterizing Tips You Need To Do

4 Home Winterizing Tips You Need To Do

Posted Nov 2nd, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

We hate to say it aloud, but winter is around the corner. That’s why you need to take advantage of our tips to help winterize your home.

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Three Things to Do If Your Home is Burglarized

Three Things to Do If Your Home is Burglarized

Posted Oct 4th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Finding out that your home has been burglarized is a frightening experience. Nobody wants to find themselves in this situation, but if you do, here are three things you need to do - starting with contacting police to report any damage.

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3 Scenarios That Will Make You Wish You Had Tenant Insurance

3 Scenarios That Will Make You Wish You Had Tenant Insurance

Posted Sep 27th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Even though it is not required by all landlords, tenant insurance provides you, and your possessions, protection in a number of coverage scenarios, including damage. We’ve listed 3 scenarios that will make you wish you had it!

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Three Things to know about Break-Ins & Your Home Insurance

Three Things to know about Break-Ins & Your Home Insurance

Posted Sep 6th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

When it comes to home break-ins it’s vital you’re aware of what your home insurance coverage involves.

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Four Common Questions Surrounding Sewer Back-up Coverage

Four Common Questions Surrounding Sewer Back-up Coverage

Posted Aug 29th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Sewer Back-up coverage is an optional coverage that for most, can be added to your property insurance policy. Due to the frequency of extreme weather events throughout Ontario, this additional coverage is something you should seriously consider.

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What do you mean, “Flood”?

What do you mean, “Flood”?

Posted Aug 28th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

It is important to understand the terms of your policy, and the extent of it, especially when it comes to losses regarding floods and water damage. 

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Identifying The Source Of Water Damage

Identifying The Source Of Water Damage

Posted Aug 23rd, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Damage from water-related events are not uncommon - however, insurance policies vary on the type of water damage that is covered on your property coverage.

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Three Facts About Water Damage In Canada

Three Facts About Water Damage In Canada

Posted Aug 16th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Did you know that water damage is the leading cause of personal property claims? Considering the severe weather and floods we have experienced lately, it's essential you get informed!

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How To Prevent Home Break-Ins

How To Prevent Home Break-Ins

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Alarm systems and motion detectors can offer you protection and security, but there are other steps you can take to prevent your home from being burglarized.

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Why Aren't You Installing Patches and Updates?

Why Aren't You Installing Patches and Updates?

Posted Jul 7th, 2017 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Even after the WannaCry global ransomware attack in May, people still aren’t updating their software. These cyber attacks could have been less serious if people updated their software.

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Spring Maintenance for the Home

Spring Maintenance for the Home

Posted Apr 17th, 2017 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Considering spring is upon us we felt it important to share with you some home maintenance tips that are essential for ensuring your home is in tip top condition. Plus, following regular seasonal maintenance helps lower your likelihood of claims.

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How to Reduce your Risk of Water Damage

How to Reduce your Risk of Water Damage

Posted Feb 20th, 2017 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Water damage is one of the leading causes for personal property insurance claims in Ontario. Learning how to deal with preventable water damage is essential for everyone who lives in Ontario.

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6 Home Insurance Myths: What is the truth?

6 Home Insurance Myths: What is the truth?

Posted Jan 18th, 2017 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?

In an effort to expose home insurance myths, we have uncovered the truth for six important home insurance myths.

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How to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

How to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Posted Jan 10th, 2017 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?

If you are planning a getaway this winter it is important that you are aware of how to protect your home while on vacation.

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2016 | Happy Holidays from Youngs Insurance

2016 | Happy Holidays from Youngs Insurance

Posted Dec 7th, 2016 in General, Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

As we plan for the holiday season we would like to take this opportunity to extend our most sincere appreciation to you, our valued customers and share our office holiday hours.

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Avoiding Water Damage this Holiday Season

Avoiding Water Damage this Holiday Season

Posted Dec 7th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, many of us will be visiting friends and family to celebrate. However, if you are leaving your home for longer than 24 hours, you need to be aware of how to protect your home from potential water damage.

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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Homeowners

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Homeowners

Posted Oct 24th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

If you are a parent or homeowner, we have tips for you to ensure your property and children are safe this Halloween.

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Establishing a Fire Evacuation Plan

Establishing a Fire Evacuation Plan

Posted Sep 27th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?

If a fire were to occur does your family have a fire evacuation plan in place? Being prepared can save a life, make sure you establish your family fire evacuation plan today!

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Insurance Discounts for Back to School

Insurance Discounts for Back to School

Posted Aug 29th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?

Since it is that time of year, when everyone heads back to school, we thought it would be helpful if we shared insurance options and discounts that are available to you!

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Summer Renovations & Your Home Insurance

Summer Renovations & Your Home Insurance

Posted Jul 28th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?

Summer is here and with that comes home renovations; in particular, outdoor updates that help you enjoy the weather. However, many are not aware of the impact such renovations can have on your home insurance.

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