May 29, 2010 has gone down in infamy here at the Horizon Claims Department. Due to a fast melt and several poorly-timed rains, it was on that day that hundreds, likely thousands, of Manitoba basements flooded simultaneously. Sometimes we in the Claims Department snap awake from a restless sleep with the evil date still on the lips. May Twenty Ninth Two Thousand and Ten.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless and odourless gas that cannot be detected by a smoke detector. But make no mistake, if inhaled, CO can make you sick and often lead to death. Not a welcome houseguest indeed.
There are a few areas and items in your home that are more susceptible to a CO leak; your furnace, wood burning stove, BBQ, your car, gas lawnmower or snow blower. A few simple steps to ensure your home will remain as safe as possible for you and your family.
If you’re like most people, you work hard all year long so you can relax and enjoy a vacation for a few weeks of the year. Believe me, I know how good a holiday feels and I look forward to my time off just as much as anyone else. But a big part of being able to enjoy that time away is knowing that my property is protected while I’m gone.
Now that October has arrived, cold season is just around the corner; and I don’t mean the common cold. I’m talking about winter; we all remember what it means to be a Manitoban.
With the coming of winter and the drop in temperature that’s sure to tag along, home and business owners need to turn their attention to getting prepared so they aren’t caught off guard, risking weather-related damage to their property.