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October 2016

Found 3 blog entries for October 2016.

 

Fall is a great time to prepare your home. Keep costs down by following these tips.

  • Start with the interior of the home by checking for drafts around windows and door. Use a candle and if the flame flickers there’s most likely a draft. Replace seals and repair caulking as necessary and / or consider buying heavier or insulated drapery.
  • Don’t forget to test your home safety devices. Replace batteries in all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices. Make sure they’re working properly.
  • Have your furnace inspected by an HVAC professional. They’ll test for leaks, check efficiency and change the filter. If your home has central air conditioning, it may be necessary to cover your outdoor unit for winter. Programmable thermostats are a great
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In light of recent events, I find myself wondering how prepared we would be in the case of an emergency. We have all heard about someone who is hyper-prepared for anything: with months of freeze-dried food and hundreds of cases of water and an industrial-powered generator. Obviously that is overkill, but how prepared is prepared enough? And would you know what to do in the case of a disaster? So I did some research and I'd like to share it with you.

It is advisable to learn about the various emergencies and disasters that can happen in your particular area. In our area, we don't have to worry about earthquakes and hurricanes, but we should be prepared for the possibility of power outage or and maybe flooding, depending on your specific area. Then

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During the recent weather, many homes were saved because they had the benefit of a backwater valve, and/or sump pump. Many municipalities offer assistance under Backwater Valve Subsidy Programs for the installation of backwater valve and/or sump pump, as well as work related to disconnecting foundation drains from floor drains. If you do not have these features in your home, we recommend you look into it right away.

 

For City of Windsor Residents:

How to apply for the City of Windsor Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program: 

Step 1: Fill out this application and send to engineeringdept@citywindsor.ca or mail to:

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
Engineering - Development, Projects and R.O.W.
350 City Hall Square West, Suite

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