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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.


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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Here's What No One Tells You About Purchasing An Older Home

Here's What No One Tells You About Purchasing An Older Home

Posted Nov 18th, 2019

Whether it’s due to price or charm, many people are attracted to the idea of purchasing an older home. However, it’s vital to understand the potential insurance implications of doing so.

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Protect Yourself While Shopping Online This Holiday Season

Protect Yourself While Shopping Online This Holiday Season

Posted Nov 13th, 2019

Every holiday season more people go online to complete their holiday shopping list. Although convenient and efficient, this comes with some risks you must protect yourself against.

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Debunking Myths About Tenant Insurance

Debunking Myths About Tenant Insurance

Posted Nov 6th, 2019

There are many misconceptions when it comes to what tenant insurance is and what it covers. We’ve helped by debunking each myth.

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Four Reasons Why Home Chimney Maintenance Is Essential

Four Reasons Why Home Chimney Maintenance Is Essential

Posted Oct 16th, 2019

As the fall weather season begins, it’s important you make chimney maintenance part of your home loss prevention plan.

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Protecting Your Home From Wind Is Critical

Protecting Your Home From Wind Is Critical

Posted Oct 9th, 2019

Throughout the fall, Ontarians should anticipate extreme weather events with winds potentially reaching 80-100 kilometers. Due to this, you need to protect your home from the wind!

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Halloween Safety Tips that Will Haunt You Forever

Halloween Safety Tips that Will Haunt You Forever

Posted Oct 1st, 2019

The countdown is on… Halloween is in 30 days!!! We have some spooktacular safety tips to ensure both your home and child is safe this Halloween.

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Helpful Fall Property Maintenance Tips

Helpful Fall Property Maintenance Tips

Posted Sep 25th, 2019

When it comes to fall property maintenance, there are three distinct things you need to do to ensure your property is ready for the winter ahead.

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Home Insurance & Climate Change: How Do They Relate?

Home Insurance & Climate Change: How Do They Relate?

Posted Aug 28th, 2019

We’re constantly reminded about global warming and climate change. You might not realize this but there is a correlation between climate change and your home insurance policy – find out what now.

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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