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CRUCIAL HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Statistics show that  the leading causes of residential fires in Canada originate from cooking and smoking, as well as the failure to properly operate or maintain mechanical or electrical equipment.



What’s In Store for Winter 2022/23?

Although most of Canada has enjoyed a warmer than normal Fall, December brought an abrupt transition.  This is due to part of the polar vortex located over northern Canada, providing artic air across most of the country.



Sewage Backup Is Not A DIY Project

Sewage backup in your home can result from a variety of causes.  From a breakdown in your plumbing or sewer system, a clogged drain, water coming in through your basement floor after heavy rain, or as a result of tree roots blocking your pipes. Toxic sewage overflow or backup water can not only damage the structure of your home, it also contains bacteria, viruses and germs that can cause disease and illness for you and your family.



Proud Sponsor of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

ServiceMaster Restore of Canada is a proud sponsor of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games taking place from August 6 - 21. Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are a multi-sport competition that features teams from each province and territory competing against each other for medals — much like the Olympics.



Is Your Area Vulnerable To Wildfires?

Knowing if your area is vulnerable to wildfires, and where and how they are likely to start in your region, can help you be better prepared. You can access monthly and seasonal forecast maps of fire weather in regions across Canada at the following links



What You Should Know About Wildfires in Canada

According to Natural Resources Canada, over the past 25 years an average of 7,300 forest fires occurred annually across the country. The total area burned varied but is estimated to be 2.5 million hectares per year—nearly half the size of Nova Scotia.

 



Weather News: What’s Up for Summer 2022

While parts of Canada saw intermittent summer heat and humidity in May, the first two weeks of June came in with a near cross-country cooldown. The Weather Network’s forecast for the remainder of Summer 2022, however, predicts near-normal or above-normal temperatures for most of the country, but without the extreme heat dome scenarios of last summer.