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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.


Clarifications On Babysitting and Home Insurance – What’s Covered?

Clarifications On Babysitting and Home Insurance – What’s Covered?

Posted Jun 24th, 2020

Babysitting is a great option, especially now if you’re job has been impacted by COVID-19. But before you start handing out flyers, make sure you read how babysitting could potentially impact your home insurance.

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Five Must Know Tips To Save On Summer Energy Costs

Five Must Know Tips To Save On Summer Energy Costs

Posted Jun 10th, 2020

If you’re like most, your energy costs surge in the summer. That’s because we’re trying to keep things comfortable and cool. Here are tips to help you save.

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Understanding Home Renovations & Insurance Before You Regret It

Understanding Home Renovations & Insurance Before You Regret It

Posted May 27th, 2020

As soon as the weather gets nicer, many people dive into home renovation projects. But before you do, there are some important insurance-related matters you should know about.

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Mind-Blowing Reasons Why You Must Insure Your Collectables

Mind-Blowing Reasons Why You Must Insure Your Collectables

Posted May 11th, 2020

If you enjoy collecting memorabilia and think your collectables are valuable, it’s essential you protect them! Get your collection appraised and speak with your insurance broker regarding updating your home insurance policy.

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The Best Advice Ever: Why You Need A Home Inventory Checklist

The Best Advice Ever: Why You Need A Home Inventory Checklist

Posted Apr 29th, 2020

In the case of your home being burglarized, catching fire, or struck by a natural disaster, being prepared with a home inventory checklist will help when it comes to determining what was destroyed or stolen.

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A Straightforward Guide to Making Your Home Safer

A Straightforward Guide to Making Your Home Safer

Posted Apr 15th, 2020

When it comes to safety, you can never be too careful. That’s why we’ve created a helpful guide featuring five simple steps to ensure your home is significantly safer.

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A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Yard This Spring

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Yard This Spring

Posted Apr 8th, 2020

Spring is here! Getting ready for spring should involve cleaning up your yard and we have created a simple guide to help you through it.

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Common Misconceptions About Insuring Jewellery

Common Misconceptions About Insuring Jewellery

Posted Mar 30th, 2020

Did you know that your home insurance policy may not cover the full value of your jewellery? We’ve shared everything you need to know about making sure it's insured.

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How To Effectively Prepare For A Power Failure

How To Effectively Prepare For A Power Failure

Posted Feb 26th, 2020

It's 2020, we've become accustomed to our digital lives, which is why every time there's a power failure it feels like the world's ending. It's important to realize that there are some real risks associated with a power failure, especially in the winter.

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Navigating The Hard Market & Increasing Insurance Rates

Navigating The Hard Market & Increasing Insurance Rates

Posted Feb 14th, 2020

Considering it’s a new year and there doesn’t seem to be any change or relief with increasing rates, we wanted to provide further explanation and insight on the impact of the hard market and how it influences the cost of insurance.

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Are You Prepared For An Ice Storm?

Are You Prepared For An Ice Storm?

Posted Feb 12th, 2020

Ice is great in a drink on a hot summer day, but a disaster when it comes in the form of an ice storm in the middle of February. Prepare your home with these tips.

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Ingenious Ways To Protect Your Home From Snow & Ice Damage

Ingenious Ways To Protect Your Home From Snow & Ice Damage

Posted Feb 5th, 2020

Did you know that thousands of Canadians experience home insurance claims due to snow and ice damage each winter? We’ve outlined two of the main culprits to help you avoid potential hassles.

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A Helpful Plumbing Winterization Guide

A Helpful Plumbing Winterization Guide

Posted Jan 22nd, 2020

Winter is here and if you haven’t winterized your plumbing yet or are unsure how too, we’ve got you covered with a helpful guide!

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Tips to Avoid a Moving Disaster This Winter

Tips to Avoid a Moving Disaster This Winter

Posted Jan 15th, 2020

Moving can be stressful, especially in the winter. Even though it’s not ideal sometimes it’s unavoidable. If you’re moving this winter, read our tips to help prepare.

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Preparing Your House For Winter

Preparing Your House For Winter

Posted Jan 8th, 2020

Winter is knocking on the door and has already cracked it open a couple of times. If you haven’t prepared your house for winter yet, you better get on it.

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Simple Guidance For Making Mental Health A Priority in 2020

Simple Guidance For Making Mental Health A Priority in 2020

Posted Jan 2nd, 2020

With the start of the New Year, it’s the perfect time to set your intentions for the year ahead. Making your mental health a top priority is something you should consider.

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Christmas Tree Safety Tips You Need To Learn Now

Christmas Tree Safety Tips You Need To Learn Now

Posted Dec 2nd, 2019

Tis the season for festive décor and the perfect centerpiece, a beautiful Christmas tree. Since Christmas is in full swing, we thought it would be helpful to share the safety risks associated with having a Christmas tree.

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Office Closure Notice | January 8, 2020

Office Closure Notice | January 8, 2020

Posted Nov 29th, 2019

In an effort to improve as an organization and provide our valued clients with superior service, we're closing some office locations for a company-wide meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 

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5 Things Nobody Told You About Holiday Kitchen Safety

5 Things Nobody Told You About Holiday Kitchen Safety

Posted Nov 25th, 2019

Some of our greatest memories are made with family during the holidays. Many say that the holidays revolve around food, so we’re here to give you some tips to make sure you keep everyone safe while cooking this season!

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2019 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

2019 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

Posted Nov 18th, 2019

As the holiday season approaches we'd like to wish you a very joyous holiday season, extend our most sincere appreciation to our valued customers and share our 2019 holiday schedule.

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COVID-19 Update: Offices Closed

Please be advised that all Youngs Insurance locations are now closed to the public, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, we are committed to our clients and continue to be available via telephone and email. Contact your office with any questions, and for more information and updates, please continue to check https://www.youngsinsurance.ca/covid-19