Tips from a home inspector

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Water damage is now the leading cause of property damage in Canada. Steps you can take to reduce the risks:

  1. install a sewer backwater valve to prevent backflow of sewage in to the house and free flow of air and outflow of sewage.
  2. locate laundry room in the basement
  3. extend downpipes away from the home
  4. slope lot so it drains water away from the foundation
  5. install rain water barrels to collect water run- off

*Source: Canadian Association of Property Inspectors