What many typically think of as “grilling season” has officially come to an end — but did you know you can cook outside all year long when you take some precautions and properly prepare your space? Consider these tips if year-round barbecuing is in the forecast for your family:
After a day on the ski hill or an afternoon of shovelling, there’s nothing quite like warming up by a wood burning fireplace. To enjoy your fire with peace of mind, take the proper steps to protect your family and your home from potential hazards like chimney fires and accidental burns. If you’re using a wood or pellet stove, you’ll want to do some additional research so you’re familiar with how operate it safely. Otherwise, here’s everything you need to know to safely enjoy your wood burning fireplace and stay warm during the next polar vortex.
Entering a new stage in life like having a baby or retiring from your lifelong career can be thrilling — and more than a little stressful. So, it's likely that you probably aren't thinking about your home and car insurance during these times. But it's important to let your insurance broker know when a major life change is on the horizon. Your broker can take care of any necessary changes to your insurance coverage so you can stay focused on what matters most. Here are the ways your home and car insurance needs may change depending on the stage of life you're in.
The trees in your yard can enhance your property, provide shade and offer abundant environmental benefits. However, trees can also pose a safety hazard to your family and your home if they are not properly inspected and maintained.
Ever feel like winter has a way of sneaking up on you faster than you can say, “Fire up the snowblower”? Beat Jack Frost to the punch and keep your home and property in tip-top shape this season with these easy winter prep tips.
For many Canadians, especially first-time homebuyers, saving enough money to buy a house can seem daunting. With the rising cost of living and competitive housing markets in many areas across the country, putting enough money aside to become a homeowner may even seem impossible. However, small, consistent changes can make a difference in helping you achieve your goals.
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Everyday, professional drivers face the risk of collision and other unforeseeable events on the road. Intact is committed to helping you protect your operations and create a safer driving environment. Intact Insurance partners with industry-leading dash cam, electronic logging device and telematics vendors to offer you discounted pricing on connected dash cams and other technologies to help improve the safety of your fleet.
It’s that time of year again. Frosty mornings, fallen leaves, and preparing your pride and joy for winter hibernation. If your car is not going to be used during the winter months, there are some storage steps to consider.
Car theft is reported to be a national, $1 billion business supplying clients, unscrupulous dealers and chop shops with cars and auto parts. Last Year Canadian car insurers paid out an estimated $542 million in theft-related auto insurance claims, according to figures published by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).
Some say Canada has two seasons: winter and construction. Whether you're driving through a slushy snowstorm or down a dusty, dug-up street, a spritz of windshield washer fluid can keep you seeing clearly. But not all washer fluids are created equal. Some formulas are better for melting snow and ice, while others tackle bugs, dirt, and tar. Get to know your options before topping up your washer tank.