Home Insurance Blog

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


Three Things to Do If Your Home is Burglarized

Three Things to Do If Your Home is Burglarized

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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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Four Common Questions Surrounding Sewer Back-up Coverage

Four Common Questions Surrounding Sewer Back-up Coverage

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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”?

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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

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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

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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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Is That Car Within Your Budget?

Is That Car Within Your Budget?

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Are you thinking of purchasing a new vehicle? Before making a purchase, you should consider the associated costs of owning a car to make sure it is within your budget.

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How To Prevent Home Break-Ins

How To Prevent Home Break-Ins

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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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How to Reduce your Risk of Water Damage

How to Reduce your Risk of Water Damage

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Lightning Damage - How it can Impact your Insurance

Lightning Damage - How it can Impact your Insurance

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With the array of weather-related damage, we experience in Ontario, lightning doesn’t necessarily come to mind as a major culprit. It is true the frequency is low; however, the cost for such damage is not. There can be an impact on your insurance.

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Why Insuring your Jewelry is Essential

Why Insuring your Jewelry is Essential

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Many assume their jewelry is covered on their homeowner’s / tenants insurance policy, but in most cases there is a combined limit that may not cover your jewelry value.

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Why Including Overland Water is Essential

Why Including Overland Water is Essential

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Spring brings showers, which makes it the perfect time to inform you of overland water protection and why it is so important to include it in your homeowner’s insurance coverage.

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Tips to Prevent Hail & Windstorm Damage

Tips to Prevent Hail & Windstorm Damage

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With the current unpredictable weather we are experiencing, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with tips to prevent hail and windstorm damage to your personal property (vehicle & home).

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Tips For Mitigating Risks

  • It is important that you act proactively to prevent any water damage issues in your home, in doing so you may save yourself an insurance claim.
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Giving Back | Project Share Food Drive | November 10 - 23

This year is the 7th Anniversary of the Project Share Food Drive! Join us on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Commisso’s Fresh Foods in Niagara Falls to fill the Project Share Truck!