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WINMAR partners with INFLOTROLIX to help reduce water-related claims costs

July 21, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

WINMAR Franchise Corp. announced Tuesday it is partnering with flood prevention solutions firm INFLOTROLIX to better serve the needs of insurers and property owners alike by helping to bring down water-related claims costs. The national partnership will see WINMAR making

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Open to Interpretation

July 1, 2013 Dan Sandink, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR)

Sewer back-up claims following urban flooding, a growing problem across the country, can produce considerable insured damages. However, this high toll can be reduced through provincial building and plumbing code interpretation.

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Rainstorm flooding in Montreal has a return period of 1 in 100 years: Environment Canada

May 30, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

Environment Canada reports the rains that flooded Montreal and overwhelmed the city’s sewer system on May 29 had a return period of 1 in 100 years. Environment Canada spokesman André Cantin said 47 mm of rain in total fell during

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Walking on Water

March 1, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

Remember those heady days in the mid-2000s, when personal and commercial property claims ratios were more in the range of the high 50s and mid 60s, instead of the low-70s that we see now? Sadly, we are all too used

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Canada, B.C. jointly invest $36 million to provide greater flood protection in B.C.

February 2, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

The Governments of Canada and B.C. have jointly invested $36 million to provide greater flood protection for 20 communities across B.C. “Our government is committed to strengthening our communities and protecting Canadians,” Lynne Yelich, minister of state for Western economic

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IBC meets with City of Ottawa to discuss rates after city’s infrastructure improvements in flood-prone area

January 25, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) met with city staff and an Ottawa councilor to discuss the potential impact of the City of Ottawa’s efforts to reduce the risk of flooding in its west end of Kanata, reports.Ottawa dedicated

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Backflow valves highly effective in reducing sewer backup damage: Saskatoon utility manager

May 27, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter

Backflow valves are 85% effective in eliminating sewer backup, according to Galen Heinrichs, stormwater utility manager with the City of Saskatoon. Moreover, in that 15% of instances in which a home experienced some sewer backup despite having a backflow valve,

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SGI cautions about potential toilet tank ruptures

February 10, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter

A certain kind of toilet tank manufactured by Crane Plumbing Corporation is a potential flood threat for homeowners, SGI Canada has warned in its January 2011 issue of Insurance Matters.SGI notes the low-profile toilet tank, manufactured between 1980 and 1991,