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Tips on flood barrier products with Bryan Baeumler

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Hi, I’m Bryan Baeumler, with tips on flood barrier products that can help make your home Flood Ready.

Self-activating flood barrier bags swell to contain and divert water from windows and doors.

Adjustable, watertight flood shields create a seal in doorframes to block entryways.

Water dams inflate to stop the flood path.

Don't wait for the water!

Get more handy tips at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready

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Tips on how to channel water away from your property with Bryan Baeumler

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Hi, I’m Bryan Baeumler, with tips on how to channel water away from your property to make your home Flood Ready.

Extend your downspouts at least 2 metres away from your home.

Use a rain barrel to catch runoff from your roof.

Regularly clear debris from eavestroughs, gutters, and outdoor drains.

Don’t wait for the water!

Get more handy tips at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready

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How To Clear Your Eavestroughs with Bryan Baeumler

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Hi, I’m Bryan Baeumler!

This fall, get a head start on spring by making your home Flood Ready!

Leaf build-up and clogs in gutters can cause water damage. Here’s how to clear leaves from your eavestroughs to keep water draining properly:

Be safe – set your ladder on level ground and wear gloves

Scoop debris away from downspouts

Rinse gutters and clear any clogs with a plumbing snake

Dispose of debris in a yard waste bag

Don't wait for the water!

Get more handy tips at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready

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How To Seal Your Windows with Bryan Baeumler

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Hi, I’m Bryan Baeumler!

This fall, get a head start on spring by making your home Flood Ready.

Leaks in window frames, walls, siding and trim can cause water damage. Here’s how to put sealant around windows and doors to keep the water out:

Remove old caulking with a putty knife

Use polyurethane outdoor caulking

Apply in one steady line

Smooth it with a popsicle stick and let dry for 24 hours

Don’t wait for the water!

Get more handy tips at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready

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Three ways to be #FloodReady

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Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Canada.

Are your home, and community, flood-ready? Here are three steps you can take now to prepare:

Learn about floods

Floods can happen in any region of Canada, in both urban and rural communities, from natural causes or failures of infrastructure.

Know the risks

Floods can damage your home and other property, including causing long-term health hazards from mould. And overland flooding is generally not covered by standard home insurance.

Be part of the solution

Talk to your insurer about your coverage, find out about programs and resources available in your community, and plan home projects that can help protect your property.

Don't wait for the water!

Visit Canada.ca/Flood-Ready to get started today.

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Three tips to make your home more #FloodReady with Bryan Baeumler

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Hi! I'm Bryan Baeumler with 3 tips to make your home more flood-ready

Use sealant to waterproof around windows and the base of ground-level doors.

Make sure your basement sump pump is working, and has a battery backup.

Check and clear your roof and eavestroughs to make sure they're draining rainwater properly.

Don't wait for the water! Take steps to protect your property. You can get more handy tips at Canada.ca/Flood-Ready.

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Six reasons to make sure you are Flood Ready

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Overland flooding affects all kinds of homes especially if they flooded before

Valuables can be damaged by water

Floods can cause mould and this can affect your family's health.

The damage may not be covered by your standard property insurance

And changing weather may cause more floods

Don't wait for the water! Take steps to protect your property.

Visit Canada.ca/Flood-Ready to get started today.

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Flood Perception vs Reality

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Being flood ready, perception versus reality

54% of Canadians are not concerned about floods damaging their homes, but…

They cost Canadians millions of dollars per year.

40% think they're covered by overland flood insurance, or don't know if they are, but…

The damage may not be covered by your standard property insurance

60% have done nothing to protect their homes because they don't think they're at risk, but…

Floods can happen anywhere, anytime.

Don't wait for the water! Take steps to

protect your property.

Visit Canada.ca/Flood-Ready to get started today.

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